• Why ‘Green’ Germany Remains Addicted To Coal

    • Date: 11/10/18
    • The New York Times

    Angela Merkel faces an unexpectedly strong challenge from the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, the leading opposition party, which has questioned Germany’s national consensus on the role humans play in contributing to climate change. On a Sunday in September, at the moment when part of the nearby coal-fired power station went dark for good, […]

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  • Poland Hopes EU Election Will Soften Europe’s Climate Rules

    • Date: 10/10/18
    • Bloomberg

    Poland is hoping the European Parliament’s resolve to crack down on fossil-fuel emissions will soften after elections next year likely to bring gains in representation for anti-establishment parties. The European Union’s biggest coal producer is struggling with a surge in energy prices, which undermine the competitiveness of its $525 billion economy. A growing role for […]

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  • Global Health Warning: WHO Guidelines Cast Doubt Over Future Of Wind Farms

    • Date: 10/10/18
    • The Australian & Daily Mail

    Global health authorities have finally recognised what residents living near wind farms have been saying for years; the noise they emit is more than an inconvenience, it is a risk to health. New guidelines for Europe published by the World Health Organisation put new limits on the amount of noise that wind turbines can emit. WHO Europe […]

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  • Australia Rejects IPCC Report’s Anti-Coal Stance

    • Date: 09/10/18

    Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected a rapid global phase-out of coal-fired power and declared his government will not be bound by a landmark climate study, amid concern its blueprint for curbing temperature rises would see the “lights go out on the east coast of Australia”. A special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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  • EU Business Lobby Steps Up Battle Against New Unilateral Climate Targets

    • Date: 07/10/18
    • EurActiv

    One of Europe’s most influential business lobbies is trying to push the EU towards climate action standstill, after a leaked memo obtained by EURACTIV called the bloc’s existing 40% emissions reduction target “already ambitious”. The BusinessEurope document, dated 3 October, shows that references to an 80%, 95% or carbon neutral climate target have been deleted, while the […]

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  • Germany Wins Climate Battle: EU Commission Abandons Plans For New 2030 Climate Goal

    • Date: 07/10/18
    • EurActiv

    The European Commission has given up plans to ramp up Europe’s 40% emissions reduction goal for 2030 to 45%, according to German media. But the EU executive insists that a formal increase was never on the table. In October 2014, EU leaders agreed on cutting emissions by 40% compared with 1990 levels by the end of […]

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  • US Officials Say There’s A Major Problem With The Upcoming IPCC Report, Leaked Comments Show

    • Date: 04/10/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    The Trump administration criticized key aspects of the United Nations’ upcoming report on meeting the stretch goal of the Paris climate accords, according to leaked comments. UN officials want the upcoming report to spur more action to fight global warming, but leaked comments seen by Climate Home News show the Trump administration isn’t totally buying it. The […]

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  • China Axes Coal and Steel Curbs As Economy Slows

    • Date: 02/10/18
    • Financial Times

    China shifts focus from air quality to boosting growth as trade war bites. Beijing will not renew significant cuts on steel production and coal use aimed at improving air quality this winter, as policymakers look to boost China’s economic performance in the midst of the country’s trade war with the US. The curbs — a […]

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