• Green groups are China’s “useful idiots”

    • Date: 11/12/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Western environmentalists are giving cover to Beijing says new report London, 11 December: Western environmentalists are being controlled and used by the communist regime in China, states a new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation. According to author Patricia Adams, a long-time observer of the country, Beijing has coopted western environmental groups through a combination of […]

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  • EU opens door to natural gas and nuclear energy to coax East European sceptics

    • Date: 11/12/20
    • Reuters

    The European Union is offering assurances on funding for poorer members and countries’ ability to choose their own energy mix, as it strives for a deal next week on a tougher target to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to EU documents and sources. To get on track for its plan to have “net zero” emissions […]

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  • Will Trump send the Paris Agreement to the US Senate?

    • Date: 30/11/20
    • Benny Peiser, GWPF

    This is the key question that will determine the future of US and international climate diplomacy for years. The next few months will show whether the incoming Biden administration will get its way and rejoin the Paris climate accord as promised, or whether the outgoing Trump administration will try to prevent this from happening. Ever […]

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  • Europe’s Green Deal in limbo as EU faces existential crisis

    • Date: 27/11/20
    • The Times

    Hungary and Poland are threatening to tear up European Union treaties as they raise the stakes in a battle over democratic principles and the budget. The EU has proposed a mechanism linking its €1.8 trillion budget and coronavirus recovery package to each member state’s respect for the rule of law. Brussels has accused Poland and […]

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  • Radical activists ask Joe Biden to suspend rights, declare a ‘climate emergency’

    • Date: 25/11/20
    • Bloomberg

    Progressive environmentalists are mounting a long-shot bid to get President-elect Joe Biden to go beyond naming a climate czar and declare an environmental national emergency, borrowing a tactic employed by President Donald Trump to fund part of his border wall. Invoking a climate emergency could give Biden the authority to circumvent Congress and fund clean […]

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  • European ‘green recovery’ falters as car sales continue to tumble

    • Date: 24/11/20
    • Nasdaq News

    Passenger car registrations in EU during the ten months ended October 2020 dipped around 27% year over year to 8 million units. This marked the worst decline, outpacing the slump during the 2009 financial crisis.  The auto market in Europe is in murky waters. Production and sales of vehicles in Europe had already taken a […]

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  • Germany’s climate consensus cracks as costs mount

    • Date: 22/11/20
    • Bloomberg

    Fretting over costs, Merkel’s Christian Democrats and her Economy and Energy Minister are unwilling to increase renewable energy targets, creating an impasse for the climate bill due to be passed next week. Germany is revamping expansion plans for wind and solar power over the coming decade, exposing differences within the government over just how much […]

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  • India expresses concern over EU’s Green Deal, possible carbon taxes

    • Date: 21/11/20
    • The Hindu

    New Delhi asks EU for more details, calls for legal analysis of deal India, the US and a few other countries have expressed apprehensions over the European Green Deal and the impact of carbon border taxes that could be imposed on imports once the proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is implemented. India has called […]

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