• EU Deeply Divided Over Costly Climate Policy

    • Date: 06/10/19
    • The Brussels Times

    The 28 EU member states appeared to still be divided over long-term climate goals during a debate between the Environment ministers on Friday.  The EU is still trying to convince the last three members to commit to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.   After intense discussions, the meeting did end with an agreement on the EU’s message […]

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  • Ecuador Declares State Of Emergency Amid Fuel Price Revolt

    • Date: 04/10/19
    • AFP

    Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Ecuador after President Lenin Moreno declared a “state of emergency” on Thursday following demonstrations against rising fuel prices due to the government scrapping subsidies. Police fired tear gas at protesters who threw stones and fire bombs close to the seat of government in the historic centre of […]

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  • Poland: Net Zero By 2050 Is A ‘Fantasy’

    • Date: 03/10/19
    • EurActiv

    Poland has once again insisted that going carbon-neutral by 2050 is not affordable, after its energy minister concluded that the idea is “a fantasy”. But new analysis claims that the Eastern European country could get the job done on time and on budget. In June, Poland was among four countries to oppose a European Commission […]

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  • Chinese Electric Cars Worthless’ When It Comes To Resale

    • Date: 30/09/19
    • Asia Times

    Nobody in China wants a used electric car — unless it’s a Tesla. And according to one of China’s top auto industry bodies, this was “inevitable.” In its weekly update on China’s ailing auto market, the China Passenger Car Association listed several reasons why value retention is “too low” for new-energy vehicles, including fully electric, […]

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  • Some Chinese Electric Cars Are ‘Simply Worthless’: Industry Body

    • Date: 27/09/19
    • CX Tech News

    It’s “inevitable” that China’s electric cars have little resale value and some are inherently worth little, according to one of China’s top auto industry bodies. In its latest weekly update on China’s ailing auto market, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) listed several reasons why value retention is “too low” for new-energy vehicles (NEVs), including fully electric, […]

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  • World’s Leaders Turn On Greta Thunberg After She Sues France & Germany

    • Date: 26/09/19
    • The Times

    National leaders have rebuked Greta Thunberg after the climate campaigner criticised their inaction and started a legal challenge against France and Germany’s environmental policies. President Macron and Angela Merkel, who had both previously endorsed Ms Thunberg’s Fridays for Future school strike movement, were stung into reacting to what one French minister termed her “despair . . . verging on […]

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  • Climate Change Not A Top Issue For Americans

    • Date: 25/09/19
    • Inside Sources

    Climate change barely registers as a priority issue for most Americans who are more concerned about the economy and national security, according to new polling from the American Council for Capital Formation. The poll, conducted by Morning Consult, also found that while most Americans distrust the federal government, Congress, and corporations to find effective solutions […]

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  • Canadians’ Trust In Scientists Falling, Poll Suggests

    • Date: 25/09/19

    44% consider scientists ‘elitists’ and many discount science that doesn’t align with personal beliefs A survey suggests that the trust Canadians place in science may be eroding. The survey, by the polling firm Ipsos for the multinational 3M company, also found that nearly half of those surveyed thought scientists are elitist and that a significant […]

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