• As green Europe declines, Russia expands gas supplies to Asia’s fast-growing markets

    • Date: 17/11/20
    • Caspian News

    As Russia’s relationship with the West reaches a new low, the world’s largest country is now looking East to diversify gas exports to Asian markets. Addressing the plenary session of the 12th VTB Capital’s Russia Calling! Investment Forum via video conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia’s intention to boost its energy exports to Asia, who described the continent as a rapidly […]

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  • France relights coal power plants to keep the lights on

    • Date: 13/11/20
    • Europe1 News

    Since September, France has relighted four coal-fired power plants to offset the shutdown of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant and the lack of wind. The French government has compensated EDF with 377 million euros when it forces it to close the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. Now France has to restart coal plants to compensate for […]

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  • Brexit Poker: EU threatens Britain with energy blockade

    • Date: 12/11/20
    • GWPF & Bloomberg

    French president Emmanuel Macron warned last month that the EU would launch a devastating energy embargo against the UK if Boris Johnson refuses to give in on fisheries. Following the EU summit in Brussels last month, Macron told French radio that if the UK does not allow French fishermen in its waters, the EU would […]

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  • Banks bet the bank on $29 Trillion green & climate investment ‘opportunities’

    • Date: 11/11/20
    • South china Morning Post

    Hong Kong Central Bank joins new alliance on green financing as US$29 Trillion in ‘opportunities’ for banks is expected over next decade. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) is teaming up with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to help commercial banks address climate change, as it seeks to cement the city’s place as a hub […]

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  • Labor’s climate crisis escalates down under

    • Date: 10/11/20
    • Financial Review

    Australia’s shadow resources and agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon has quit the shadow cabinet so he can continue to agitate from the backbench on climate change and other policy, including tax. In doing so, he warned Labor leader Anthony Albanese that a “substantial” proportion of the caucus shared his views and that Labor would lose the […]

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  • US Elections: The ‘Green Wave’ that failed to materialise

    • Date: 04/11/20
    • The New York Times

    The United States presidential race is still up in the air, and the battle for control of the  Senate  appears far from over. But one thing is clear the day after Election Day 2020: The “green wave” that environmentalists had hoped for failed to materialize. There were bright spots for the environment. In the Senate, two Democrats, […]

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  • First Dutch climate refugees fleeing wind turbines: “The noise is unbearable”

    • Date: 02/11/20
    • Edwin Timmer, De Telegraaf

    AMSTERDAM – The first Dutch climate refugees are a fact. Not because of wet feet, but because citizens cannot cope with the noise of wind farms. Residents close to biomass power stations also complain bitterly. Are health and the environment in the Netherlands subordinate to our climate goals? “I do see a similarity with the […]

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  • Amy Coney Barrett’s election to the US Supreme Court may affect climate fight

    • Date: 27/10/20
    • The Guardian

    Barrett and five other conservative justices will wield considerable influence on climate change policy The supreme court is shifting right, at a pivotal moment when it could have the last word on how much the US contributes to battling the climate crisis. Amy Coney Barrett’s addition to the court could leave an indelible mark on […]

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