• Defeated Climate Campaigners Lick Their Lost Election Wounds

    • Date: 01/06/19
    • ABC News

    Did environmental groups fail to read public sentiment? And did they, in fact, help Australia’s Coalition Govt to victory? Like many Australians, green groups were surprised by the federal election result. The Climate Council, Greenpeace, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Wilderness Society all invested significant resources in the weeks leading up to the May […]

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  • After Election Defeat, Labor Government Paves Way For Huge New Coal Mine

    • Date: 31/05/19
    • Australian Associated Press

    Adani is confident of getting the last state approval it needs for the construction of its Queensland coal mine, with a company chief declaring “we should be away in weeks”. Adani won state government approval on Friday for its plan to protect the endangered black-throated finch, which lives on its central Queensland mine site. It’s […]

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  • After EU Election Drubbing, Massive Opposition To Coal Exit In Ruling CDU Party

    • Date: 31/05/19
    • Die Tagesschau

    There is growing opposition in the ruling Christian Democratic Party about plans for phasing out coal power in Germany. There is massive resistance within the Christian Democrats’ parliamentary party against the planned coal exit by 2038 which is to be achieved with billions of structural aid to Germany’s coal regions. The CDU MP Axel E. […]

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  • EU Member States Plan To Stick With Coal Beyond 2030

    • Date: 30/05/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Only eight EU members states are committed to phasing out coal by 2030. Environmental NGOs Climate Action Network Europe (CAN) and Sandbag criticised some EU member states for receiving EU funds intended to support the energy transition away from coal without having a clear plan to exit the climate-harmful fossil fuel. A report, which analyses the […]

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  • China’s Rare Earth Threat Is An Empty Bluff

    • Date: 30/05/19
    • Ron Bailey, Reason Online

    China’s 2010 export restrictions on rare earth compounds failed then, and they would fail now China is shooting blanks with its threat of a rare earth minerals embargo, the most recent salvo in an ongoing trade war with the United States. Agence France-Presse reports that, according to various state propaganda sites, the Chinese government may counter President […]

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  • Costly Climate Policies Threaten To Kill Europe’s Steel Industry

    • Date: 28/05/19
    • Steel Guru

    European steel industry calls on policymakers to end steel crisis and to save hundreds of thousands of jobs Against the backdrop of the EU elections the European Steel Association calls for urgent action by EU policy makers to help the sector as it faces down the flood of steel exports deflected to the EU because […]

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  • Eurosceptics And Greens Make Major Gains In EU Elections

    • Date: 27/05/19
    • Bloomberg

    A surge in voter turnout across most of Europe saw centrist parties lose scores of European Parliament seats to Eurosceptics and environmentalists. Manfred Weber, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for Commission president, lamented on German television as early voting results arrived that the “the middle, the democratic centre, is weakening in Europe.”. That […]

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  • Labor Party Plans Coalfield The Size Of Britain In Climate Change U-Turn

    • Date: 24/05/19
    • The Times

    Climate change was supposed to have won the party the Australian election. But yesterday, routed in the polls, panicking Labor Party leaders backed the opening of a coal field bigger than the UK to mining. Fearing a wipeout in state elections next year amid a rising tide of pro-coal workers and a rebellion against its plans […]

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