• Finland’s Climate Sceptic Party Set For Election Breakthrough

    • Date: 13/04/19
    • The New York Times

    The climate-sceptical Finns Party has risen in recent weeks to be the second most-popular party among prospective voters. “Well-meaning people wanted to make these elections climate elections, but they only set the table for an election victory for the Finns Party.” HELSINKI, Finland — When they really wanted to rile up conservative voters this spring, […]

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  • Trump Signs Orders To Speed Up Oil And Gas Projects

    • Date: 11/04/19
    • Associated Press

    The president is trying to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Wednesday that he says will accelerate the approval of energy infrastructure projects in the United States. Trump signed the executive orders before applauding union workers at […]

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  • Hundreds Of U.S. Communities Are Resisting The Spread Of Renewable Energy

    • Date: 11/04/19
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    From New York to California, localities have taken action to stymie solar and wind energy projects to preserve their way of life, according to Manhattan Institute senior fellow Robert Bryce. “All-renewable scenarios rely on the vacant-land myth, the faulty notion that there’s endless amounts of unused, uncared-for land out there in flyover country that’s ready […]

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  • EU Wants Members To Drop Veto Over Possible Carbon Tax

    • Date: 10/04/19
    • Associated Press/Washington Post

    BERLIN:The European Union’s executive branch is proposing that individual member countries drop their right to veto decisions on energy taxes, a move that could facilitate the introduction of a carbon tax across the whole bloc. The EU’s energy commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete, said Tuesday that no longer requiring unanimous votes would allow “the potential of […]

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  • EU Plans To Transfer Energy Powers From Capitals To Brussels

    • Date: 09/04/19
    • Dave Keating, Forbes

    The European Commission risked crossing red lines by proposing more EU control over national energy policy and taxation. Though power has steadily flowed from national capitals to Brussels over the past two decades in the European Union, there have been key areas which the EU can’t touch according to its treaties. These include diplomacy, defence, […]

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  • CO2 Emissions Up As Europeans Switch From Diesel To Gasoline Cars

    • Date: 05/04/19
    • Politico

    The aftermath of the Dieselgate scandal is pushing drivers to switch from diesel to gasoline cars, undermining efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions from road transport. Average CO2 emissions from new cars rose in 2017 for the first time since 2010 — largely due to the fuel change, according to final data released by the European Environment […]

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  • EU Climate Targets To Cost Carmakers €7.4 Billion UBS Warns

    • Date: 04/04/19
    • Financial TImes

    Implications of CO2 rules continue to be underestimated, according to report Europe’s largest carmakers face a €7.4bn hit to profits from the costs of meeting the EU’s CO2 regulations, UBS warned on Wednesday, as it cautioned the implications of the bloc’s emissions rules were being underestimated. In order to meet European targets of 95 grammes […]

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  • Climate Alarm Bombs In Elections Down Under

    • Date: 01/04/19
    • Michael Baume, The Spectator

    Climate change played no role in determining the NSW election outcome. The Greens, the Coalition and Labor all of which had climate policies – all lost ground. It was utter bunkum; but typical self-delusion by those ideological crusaders determined to do whatever it takes ‘to save the planet’ – at whatever the cost. ‘Climate change […]

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