• Bolsonaro In, Merkel Out: The Paris Climate Gang Is Breaking Up

    • Date: 31/10/18
    • GWPF & Climate Home News

    While Brazil has elected a climate sceptical president, Germany’s ‘climate chancellor’ Angela Merkel has announced that she is gradually stepping down from her political roles. Green news outlets are voicing concern that these and other developments in the Western world are putting the Paris agreement and the entire climate agenda at risk of falling apart. […]

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  • Beginning Of The End: Germany’s Angela Merkel To Step Down As Party Leader

    • Date: 29/10/18
    • Financial Times

    Angela Merkel is to stand down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, a post she has held for 18 years, after a dismal performance by the party in elections in the central German state of Hesse on Sunday badly dented her authority. German media said she told senior party leaders at a meeting on […]

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Orders Pause in Landmark Climate Change Case

    • Date: 25/10/18
    • Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine

    The Supreme Court has taken the unexpected step of pausing a landmark climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young people, which had been trudging through the legal system since 2015. Several young plaintiffs and their families had already planned to live in Eugene, Oregon, during the now-delayed trial—which was set to begin in a lower […]

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  • Attack On Greens: Angela Merkel Aims To Ward Off Diesel Car Ban In Desperate Attempt To Stay In Power

    • Date: 22/10/18
    • Deutsche Welle

    Angela Merkel has pledged to introduce legislation to stop “disproportionate” bans on diesel cars. The chancellor was speaking ahead of the state election in Hesse, where her CDU is desperate for a good showing.      German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned it would be “disproportionate” to ban diesel cars in cities where limits on nitrogen emissions are […]

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  • Germany’s Great Climate Failure

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • Handelsblatt

    Not long ago, Germany was seen as a model of climate responsibility. No more. It will fail to reach its 2020 emissions targets despite spending hundreds of billions on renewable energy. Angela Merkel wore green to the annual German Industry Day meeting in Berlin last month. There, she told a crowd of 1,200 CEOs, entrepreneurs […]

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  • China To Speed Up End Of Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • Reuters

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will speed up efforts to ensure its wind and solar power sectors can compete without subsidies and achieve “grid price parity” with traditional energy sources like coal, according to new draft guidelines issued by the energy regulator. As it tries to ease its dependence on polluting fossil fuels, China has encouraged […]

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  • VW Warning: EU Climate Policies “Threaten The Very Existence” Of Germany’s Car Industry

    • Date: 18/10/18
    • GWPF & Spiegel Online

    Stricter CO2 emission limits imposed by the EU are pushing Europe’s car industry to the “brink of collapse,” Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has warned. Diess lamented that the EU’s campaign against conventional petrol cars was “threatening the very existence” of Germany’s car industry. “The current campaign against individual mobility and thus against conventional cars is […]

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  • Electric Cars Are A Green Con

    • Date: 16/10/18
    • Bloomberg

    New research shows some drivers might spew out less CO2 with a diesel engine than an electric car Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery. Every major carmaker has plans for electric vehicles to cut greenhouse gas […]

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