• EU sees carbon border levy as ‘matter of survival’ for Europe’s industry

    • Date: 19/01/21
    • EurActiv & Reuters

    If UN climate summit (COP26) fails to deliver, the EU will press ahead with unilateral carbon border taxes, EU official warns. The European Union’s proposed carbon border charge is essential to the survival of its own industries and the bloc will impose the levy on non-EU competitors unless they commit to lowering their emissions, the […]

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  • China’s 2020 coal output rises to highest since 2015, undermining climate pledges

    • Date: 18/01/21
    • Reuters

    BEIJING, Jan 18 (Reuters) – China’s coal output rose last year to its highest since 2015, despite Beijing’s climate change pledge to reduce consumption of the dirty fossil fuel and months of disruption at major coal mining hubs. The world’s biggest coal miner and consumer produced 3.84 billion tonnes of coal in 2020, data from the National […]

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  • 8 January 2021: Europe just skirted blackout disaster

    • Date: 17/01/21
    • Henrik Paulitz, Kalte Sonne

    On 8 January 2021, the European electricity grid only just missed a large-scale collapse. Around 13:04 p.m. there was a sharp drop in frequency that could have paralysed Europe. The cause was apparently a power failure in Romania. According to the Austrian blackout expert Herbert Saurugg, it was the second most serious major incident in […]

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  • Supreme Court ruling could doom climate lawsuits

    • Date: 15/01/21
    • E&E News

    Attorneys for Big Oil and the city of Baltimore will square off next week in a Supreme Court battle that could change the trajectory of more than a dozen closely watched U.S. climate change lawsuits. The nation’s highest bench will hear arguments Tuesday in BP PLC v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, a case that […]

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  • Green activists target President Macron as the climate cult is devouring its children

    • Date: 14/01/21
    • Associated Press

    French President Emanuel Macron accused of climate betrayal as France misses its Paris agreement targets. PARIS — A French court started examining on Thursday what environmental and other organizations are billing as “the case of the century,” accusing the country’s authorities of failing to act against climate change. It stems from a legal complaint filed […]

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  • Control of US Senate allows Democrats to act on Biden’s climate agenda

    • Date: 07/01/21
    • CNBC

    Democrats won Tuesday’s two Senate runoff elections in Georgia, NBC News projected Wednesday, clinching control of the U.S. Senate and significantly shaping what President-elect Joe Biden can accomplish on climate change and other issues when he takes office. The projected victories of the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff give the Democratic Party 50 seats […]

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  • China struggles to keep the lights on amid sky-high demand

    • Date: 23/12/20
    • Bloomberg

    China’s roaring industrial rebound from the pandemic has an unforeseen consequence — the surge in power demand has left factories, office buildings and street lights in some areas straining under an electricity shortage. The country’s local governments are cutting power to some industrial and commercial customers in several provinces. State-owned companies are sending an army […]

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  • Mass blackouts after China cuts Australian coal imports

    • Date: 18/12/20
    • The Times

    China is suffering mass power cuts in the south, prompting cities to dim street lights, suspend factory production and tell office blocks to turn off heating unless the temperature falls below 3C. The electricity crisis appears to have been prompted by a shortage of coal after Beijing banned imports from Australia. China imposed trade bans against Australia after […]

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