• It’s All Over: India To Scrap Subsidy For Private Electric Cars

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: The Centre plans to scrap cash incentives currently offered to buyers of electric cars despite having incentivised these clean fuel technologies till just a few months back. The move, experts said, will further dampen sales of private electric cars. Policy-makers justified the move, saying the government has now decided to give cash subsidies to electric […]

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  • Scientists: 30 Years Of Data Show ‘Godfather’ Of Global Warming Was Wrong

    • Date: 23/06/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen famously warned Congress almost 30 years ago to the day that human activities had put the world on the path to disaster, but two scientists now say the global warming “godfather’s” predictions were wrong. Cato Institute scientists Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue compared Hansen’s temperature predictions to real-world observations […]

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  • Shock, Horror: CO2 Shortage Sparks Fears Over World Cup Beer Supplies

    • Date: 20/06/18
    • Financial Times

    Beer and fizzy drinks are in danger of falling flat after fears of a shortage of carbon dioxide production in Europe surfaced at the weekend. Concerns about CO2 are usually more about there being too much of the gas. But a shortage among some of the biggest suppliers in north-western Europe has emerged, potentially endangering […]

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  • Forget Paris: Not A Single EU State Is Meeting Paris Climate Targets

    • Date: 19/06/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    Not a single EU state is meeting Paris climate targets, a new analysis finds. It’s been close to three years since countries worldwide signed the Paris Agreement, which obligates nations pledge to commit themselves to intending (or something like that) to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to “safeguard the planet’s future”. The language of the […]

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  • Record 1.4 Billion Euros To Stabilise German Power Grid

    • Date: 18/06/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The costs for power grid stabilising measures rose to a record 1.4 billion euros in 2017 (880 million euros in 2016), says the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) in its report on grid and system security measures. This was due to lagging grid expansion, a Europe-wide cold spell at the beginning of 2017 and a record […]

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  • Renewable Energy An Existential Risk To Australian Industry

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • Xinhua News Agency

    The Australian industry will be put at risk unless the federal government’s new energy policy guarantees round-the-clock power at internationally competitive prices, according to the country’s biggest aluminium producer. Tomago chief executive Matt Howell said renewable forms of energy were unable to deliver reliable and affordable power to energy-intensive users. “We cannot, in our approach […]

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  • Ontario’s New Prime Minister Announces End Of Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax

    • Date: 16/06/18
    • Office of the Premier-designate

    Incoming government will use every power available to challenge federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on Ontario families, individuals and small businesses TORONTO — Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his cabinet’s first act following the swearing-in of his government will be to cancel Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme, and challenge the federal government’s authority […]

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  • Coal Comeback Spurs New CO2 Emissions Growth, Says BP

    • Date: 13/06/18
    • Reuters

    Global greenhouse gas emissions began rising again last year as the first pick-up in coal burning since 2013 overshadowed a record expansion in renewable energy, a BP report said. Energy demand accelerated in 2017 by 2.2 percent, but a 17 percent gain in clean power such as solar and wind did little to offset the […]

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