• G20 Nations Reportedly Set To Kowtow To Trump On Climate Change

    • Date: 29/11/18
    • Clean Technica

    A reported draft version of a communique being formulated by leaders of the G20 in advance of the 13th meeting of Group of Twenty to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting Friday, fails to back the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and makes no mention of the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global […]

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  • Macron’s Blind Spot: ‘President Of The Rich’ Risks Poll Backlash Over Carbon Tax

    • Date: 29/11/18
    • Politico

    Macron’s policies are seen as favoring the urban, globalized classes at the expense of left-behind provincials. The diesel tax hike, imposed in the name of saving the planet, was the last straw. France’s president has hit a roadblock. Emmanuel Macron prided himself on having blown up a sclerotic political system when he took office as a […]

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  • UN Climate Conference To Promote Coal

    • Date: 28/11/18
    • AFP

    WARSAW (AFP) – Poland on Tuesday named the EU’s largest producer of high-quality coking coal among several coal-sector companies that it chose to partner with the UN’s COP 24 global climate summit opening this weekend in the southern coal city of Katowice. Polish Environment minister Henryk Kowalczyk told reporters in Warsaw that the state-owned JWS company along […]

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  • Trump May Pull The Plug On Electric Car Subsidies

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • The Washington Times

    The White House is threatening to curtail federal subsidies for electric cars in response to General Motors’ decision to shut down auto production at plants in Ohio and Michigan. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday the administration is “going to be looking at certain subsidies for electric cars,” a day after he met […]

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  • Trump Deals New Blow To Paris Climate Deal Before Key Meeting

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • Nitin Sethi, Business Standard

    US administration gets reference to financial obligations of developed country scrubbed from a critical UN report. The US has struck a small blow at the Paris Agreement days before the high-level annual climate change negotiations kick-off at Katowice, Poland. In a UN report on climate finance, it has forced the scrubbing of all explicit references to the […]

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  • The Coldest Thanksgiving In Over A Century

    • Date: 24/11/18
    • Newsweek

    Talk about cold turkey! The coldest Thanksgiving in 100 years, and quite possibly the coldest Thanksgiving ever, has hit the Northeast United States today. The unprecedented cold snap comes courtesy of a large Canadian chill working its way across the country on its way to the Atlantic. According to the Weather Network, the deep freeze is […]

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  • Ireland Faces €3,000 Carbon Tax Disaster

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • The Irish Times & The Irish Independent

    Households face annual carbon tax bills of at least €3,000 unless the Government introduces a raft of measures to reduce emissions and tackle climate change. The stark tax bill figure – which could rise to as much as €4,559 – comes just a week after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pledged to cut taxes worth €3,000 to […]

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  • Record Cold Is Killing Wildlife In North America

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • Boston Globe

    A record-breaking cold snap swept through the region on Thanksgiving, killing dozens of sea turtles on Cape Cod and plunging Mount Washington into record-setting cold temperatures. The National Weather Service said Thursday’s big chill made it the coldest Nov. 22 on record in Providence, Hartford, and Worcester. The mercury plunged to 11 degrees in Hartford, […]

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