• Rising Superpower: China’s Recovery Prioritises Its Economy, Ignores Green Ideology

    • Date: 02/06/20
    • Bloomberg

    The welcome return of China’s economy is bringing with it some unwelcome company, as air pollution levels have returned to pre-lockdown levels across the country. Major pollutants have exceeded concentration levels from a year ago for the first time since the start of Covid-19 lockdowns in January, according to a new report from Centre for Research on […]

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  • Germany To Open Brand New Coal Power Plant Next Week

    • Date: 31/05/20
    • Reuters

    German power utility Uniper’s new Datteln 4 coal-fired power station will begin operating on May 30, it said on Tuesday. The 1,050 megawatt (MW) plant that has cost Uniper 1.5 billion euros was granted an exemption from Germany’s plan to exit coal power by 2038 after the company argued that it made more sense to […]

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  • EU Lawmakers Deeply Divided Over New Climate Targets

    • Date: 29/05/20
    • EurActiv

    EU lawmakers debate 65% climate target proposal Guteland’s proposals include a climate target of 65% and the establishment of a European climate council similar to the UN’s IPCC, which is to develop proposals for a target path until 2050. [Foto: European Parliament] The European Parliament’s environment committee discussed for the first time on Thursday (28 […]

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  • Competitive Advantage Germany: No Climate Strings Attached In Lufthansa’s Bailout

    • Date: 27/05/20
    • Bloomberg

    Germany’s multi-billion euro bailout of Deutsche Lufthansa AG may cost the airline some precious airport slots, but one thing it won’t have to do is meet any new environmental rules. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Monday offered Lufthansa a 9 billion-euro ($9.9 billion) package to help the carrier survive the coronavirus pandemic. There was no […]

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  • EU Turns Climate Change Into Political Weapon In Brexit Trade Negotiations

    • Date: 26/05/20
    • Reuters

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s refusal to seal climate commitments in a new deal with the European Union to govern their relations after Brexit has become a stumbling block in their deadlocked talks and raises the risk of future trade disputes. While Britain has joined the global Paris agreement to fight climate change and has its […]

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  • UN Climate Summit COP26 Delayed Until Autumn 2021

    • Date: 24/05/20
    • Times of India

    NEW DELHI: The UN’s annual climate conference which was postponed due to Covid-19 situation, will take place during autumn next year in United Kingdom (UK). It was discussed in a meeting between environment minister Prakash Javadekar and UK Secretary of State for business, energy and industrial strategy Alok Sharma through video conference on Thursday. The […]

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  • As Europe Faces 60 Million Job Losses, Will The Coronavirus Kill The Climate Agenda?

    • Date: 22/05/20
    • Foreign Policy

    Europe’s pandemic bailouts are trying to save the continent’s economy. Less clear is if they can save the EU’s climate agenda. On Monday, in a live video address, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel restarted the European Union’s Franco-German motor by proposing that the EU disperse a total of €500 billion ($545 […]

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  • Wind Lobby Concerned EU’s Protected Nature Plan Will Restrict Wind Expansion

    • Date: 21/05/20
    • reNews.biz

    WindEurope has called for a new EU biodiversity strategy that proposes protected areas across swathes of Europe that do not create new restrictions on wind energy. The trade association said that transforming Europe’s energy system needed to “go together” with developing a “sound biodiversity strategy” and called for wind developments to be allowed to continue […]

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