• Green Energy Transition Is Destroying Germany’s Competitiveness, CEO Warns

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • ICIS News

    MUNICH, Germany (ICIS)–The increasing operational costs arising from Germany’s transition away from nuclear and coal energy could lead to upheavals in German industry “that no one can or want to imagine”, according to Wacker Chemie CEO Rudolf Staudigl said on Tuesday. The Germany-headquartered specialty chemicals producer reported a year-on-year fall in net income for 2018 and projected […]

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  • Dutch Elections: Coalition Government May Lose Majority Due To Carbon Taxes

    • Date: 18/03/19
    • NL Times

    On Wednesday the Netherlands will elect the members of the Provincial States, who in turn will determine the composition of the Dutch Senate. The expectation is that the coalition government will lose its current majority in the Senate. The latest poll by Maurice de Hond shows right-wing party FvD gaining massive support compared to the […]

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  • Climate Wars: Ireland’s Left-Wing Parties Oppose Higher Carbon Taxes

    • Date: 16/03/19
    • The Irish Times

    Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit have been accused of opposing progressive measures to tackle climate change by refusing to endorse a “carbon fee and dividend” proposal which would benefit (sic) the less well off. The measure is proposed in a climate action report being finalised by an all-party committee, which is due to be […]

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  • European Conservatives Dismiss Higher Climate Target As ‘Left-Wing Propaganda’

    • Date: 15/03/19
    • EU Observer

    The centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) has slammed a call for a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target as “unrealistic” and part of a left-wing “propaganda” effort. On Thursday (14 March), the European Parliament adopted a resolution on climate change, partly in response to the growing protests among young Europeans. One amendment tabled in Strasbourg said that […]

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  • Dutch Govt Election Panic Prompts Sudden U-Turn On Climate Plan

    • Date: 14/03/19
    • De Telegraaf

    THE HAGUE – In order to save support for its climate plan the Dutch government is taking flight a week before provincial elections in the Netherlands. It is promising that climate policy costs for ordinary citizens will be reduced while businesses will have to pay more. Only at the end of April will it be […]

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  • New Records Expose Children’s Marches as Long-Planned Component of Climate Litigation Campaign

    • Date: 13/03/19
    • Climate Litigation Watch

    Newly obtained public records reveal that the recruitment of young children for strikes and demonstrations are a long-planned component of the climate industry’s litigation campaign Newly obtained public records reveal that the recent wave of private “climate” litigation and state attorneys general (AGs) investigations was not only laid out behind closed doors seven years ago […]

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  • Unions Split With Democrats Over ‘Green New Deal’

    • Date: 12/03/19
    • The Washington Examiner

    Trade unions are firing back against the progressive “Green New Deal” agenda and, in doing so, are revealing a split between left-leaning labor and climate advocates in the House and Senate. The “Green New Deal” is “not achievable or realistic,” read a letter from AFL-CIO energy committee heads Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine […]

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  • Ireland: Parties At War Over Carbon Tax Increases

    • Date: 12/03/19
    • The Independent

    Tensions between the “big two” parties over continuing Government co-operation have again surfaced – this time on the key issue of climate change and major hikes in the carbon tax. Fine Gael TDs and senators on a special all-party committee considering actions against climate change, whose report has been repeatedly delayed, say they suspect Fianna […]

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