• Europe’s heavy industry unlikely to survive Net Zero

    • Date: 30/04/21
    • GWPF & Financial Times

    It is becoming ever more evident that much of Europe’s heavy industry is unlikely to survive the EU’s unilateral Net Zero policy. The EU’s carbon price reached a new record high of 45 euros ($54) a tonne on Tuesday. As the carbon price is expected to increase much further in the next few years, European […]

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  • Russia jubilant as US Democrats start banning fracking in California

    • Date: 25/04/21
    • GWPF & Energy Live News

    The Democrat’s left-wing Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has announced a ban on fracking, bowing to notorious campaigns by Russia and red-green activists who are opposed to shale development in the US. Russian president Vladimir Putin must be laughing all the way to Gazprom and its bank. California issues fracking ban from 2024 The move […]

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  • Bad weather: Record cold engulfs central U.S. while sweeping east

    • Date: 25/04/21
    • The Washington Post

    A cold April is breaking records and delivering rare snowfall so deep into spring. It’s not often you can make snow angels in late April. A frosty last gasp of winter swallowed much of the central United States on Tuesday into Wednesday, delivering snow all the way down to the Mid-South and sending temperatures plummeting […]

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  • Will US & European car industry survive super-cheap Chinese EVs?

    • Date: 21/04/21
    • Nikkei Asia

    EVs set to take off in China as rural consumers embrace $4,400 model. Shanghai auto show opens, targeting middle class buyers in cities next SHANGHAI — China’s biggest auto show features electric vehicles priced within reach of the rural and middle-class buyers essential for propelling the country’s green car market into high gear. At Auto […]

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  • Joe Biden takes risks with his climate ‘summit’

    • Date: 20/04/21
    • The Washington Times

    President Biden will summon dozens of world leaders Thursday and Friday for a virtual climate change summit aimed at securing historic cuts in pollution, but some key stakeholders, chiefly China and Russia, will likely be logging on with their own competing agendas and may try to use the meeting as an opportunity to back the U.S. into a […]

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  • US climate envoy John Kerry ends China trip with little to show

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • South China Morning Post

    Beijing remains tight-lipped about chances of Xi Jinping joining Joe Biden’s climate summit next week. Instead of unveiling fresh climate initiatives, China has upped the ante by calling on the US to shoulder more responsibility. The window of opportunity is narrowing for climate cooperation between China and the United States, observers and environmentalists have warned, […]

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  • China unlikely to make new climate pledges — unless US backs down

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • Associated Press

    Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng signaled that his country is unlikely to make any new pledges. Chinese President Xi Jinping called Friday for closer cooperation on combating global change as he held a video meeting with the leaders of Germany and France, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The talks with French President Emmanuel […]

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  • Climate poker: China warns EU on carbon border tax

    • Date: 17/04/21
    • Politico

    Chinese President Xi Jinping blasted EU plans to develop a so-called Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism — aimed at ensuring that companies producing in countries with laxer climate rules face a carbon cost when exporting to Europe. “Tackling climate change should … not become an excuse for geopolitics, attacking other countries or trade barriers,” Xi said, […]

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