• Thanks To GM Crops: South Africa Expects Biggest Ever Corn Harvest

    • Date: 08/10/17
    • Reuters

    South Africa’s record 2017 maize harvest is expected to more than double last year’s after improved weather conditions boosted yields, a Reuters poll of five traders and analysts showed on Tuesday. The government’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC), which will provide its final production estimate for the 2017 crop on Thursday, is expected to peg the […]

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  • Wake Up, Climate Alarmists, And Smell The Coffee

    • Date: 07/10/17
    • Press Trust of India

    Coffee output in India, Asia’s third-largest producer and exporter, is projected to be a record 3.50 lakh tonnes in the 2017-18 marketing year started this month on higher acreage, according to the Coffee Board. The final output stood lower by 10.34 per cent at 3.12 lakh tonnes in 2016-17 marketing year from 3.48 lakh tonnes […]

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  • After Spending €587 Million On CCS, The EU Has Zero Plants

    • Date: 06/10/17
    • Peter Teffer, EUObserver

    Since 2007, the European Union has spent at least €587 million in grants, subsidies, and public procurement on Carbon Capture and Sequestration. But, as of 2017, the EU has zero CCS demonstration plants. Ten years ago, EU leaders said there were “huge possible global benefits of a sustainable use of fossil fuels”. They said, after a summit […]

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  • Tony Abbott Says Nuclear Power Should Be Part Of Australia’s Energy Mix

    • Date: 04/10/17
    • The Australian

    Tony Abbott has called on the Turnbull government to change laws to allow for the construction of nuclear power plants. The former prime minister said nuclear power should be part of Australia’s energy mix, as well as government-funded coal power plants. “If we ever do need zero emissions baseload power the only reliable way of […]

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  • Hail Shale: U.S. CO2 Emissions Continued To Decline in 2016

    • Date: 03/10/17
    • Energy In Depth

    The latest annual edition of “Trends in Global CO2 Emissions” by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) contains good news for the world as a whole, and for the United States in particular. The report is the third this year to find that overall world carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have […]

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  • Chief Science Adviser Attacks Scientists’ Political ‘Arrogance’ And Academic ‘Over-Hype’

    • Date: 01/10/17
    • Times Higher Education

    The chief science adviser to the prime minister of New Zealand has accused scientists of “hubris” and “arrogance” when they comment on government policy. Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman Sir Peter Gluckman, who also chairs the International Network for Science Advice to Governments, levelled a series of sharp criticisms at researchers and science organisations […]

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  • Red Line On Green Taxes: German Liberals Demand Abolition Of Green Energy Levy

    • Date: 30/09/17
    • PV Magazin

    Energy policy is likely to become one of the most challenging issues in German coalition negotiations for a so-called Jamaica coalition between CDU, CSU, FDP and the Green Party. In an interview, the Treasurer of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) outlines his party’s red lines on energy and climate policy. In the aftermath of Germany’s […]

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  • Could Germany’s Green Energy Disaster Bring Down Angela Merkel?

    • Date: 29/09/17
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    The split between Angela Merkel’s two potential junior coalition parties over Germany’s green energy disaster seems to be unsolvable. That could mean that the days of Angela Merkel may be numbered, and those of the Energiewende as well. Angela Merkel’s grand coalition government with the opposition SPD socialist party took a massive beating in last Sunday’s […]

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