• China uses climate change to threaten Joe Biden administration

    • Date: 03/02/21
    • Newsweek

    China is using climate change as a bargaining chip to gain President Joe Biden’s acceptance of its “irreconcilable” policies in Xinjiang and elsewhere, according to a leading think tank researcher. During his campaign, Biden reiterated his intention to work with Beijing on matters of common interest, such as addressing global warming and the proliferation of nuclear […]

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  • New Cold War threatens to sink international climate efforts

    • Date: 30/01/21
    • SupChina

    Beijing rejects idea of climate as ‘standalone issue’ in U.S.-China relations China is not eager to appear friendly with the U.S., despite the change of leadership in Washington. As the Trump administration concluded a marathon run of speeches denouncing Chinese communists and announcements of tough-on-China policies right through to its final days, expectations dimmed that the Biden administration […]

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  • Britain’s Net Zero crash: Two-thirds of UK homes will be unsellable by 2028 unless they insulate

    • Date: 25/01/21
    • Mail Online, This is money

    Owners of energy inefficient homes may find themselves the proprietors of unsellable and unlettable properties just over seven years from now. The Climate Change Committee, which is advising the UK government on how to achieve its net zero carbon emissions target by 2050, has recommended that all homes should have an Energy Performance Certificate rating […]

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  • US Republican bill to block Paris climate agreement reignites Senate ratification debate

    • Date: 24/01/21
    • The Washington Times

    Rep. Lauren Boebert, Colorado Republican, has introduced a bill to block the Biden administration from reentering the Paris agreement until it receives Senate confirmation, a nod to the longstanding debate over the accord’s legitimacy. Her bill, which has 11 GOP cosponsors, bars Congress from appropriating funds to implement the international climate accord until it receives Senate […]

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  • Sámi reindeer herders fight for their survival against Norway’s wind industry

    • Date: 23/01/21
    • Stop These Things & The Guardian

    Indigenous reindeer herders are taking legal action against a giant wind project in an effort to prevent their homeland from being overrun by the industrial onslaught that is the wind industry. The only way for communities to beat wind power outfits is to get organised and fight, like fury. Knowing the tricks of your opponent’s […]

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  • Republican Senators call for US Senate review of Paris climate agreement

    • Date: 21/01/21
    • Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of Republican senators on Wednesday called on newly sworn-in President Joe Biden to submit his plan to re-engage the United States in the Paris climate agreement to lawmakers for “review and consideration,” moments after Biden signed an executive order to rejoin the accord. Biden’s announcement that he would seek to […]

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  • Climate regulation threatens competitiveness of German auto industry – Deutsche Bank

    • Date: 20/01/21
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Structural challenges pose a threat to the competitiveness of Germany as a business location for the automotive industry, Deutsche Bank writes in a monitoring report. Climate policy regulation of the automotive sector is triggering “the biggest structural break in the industry in decades,” the author writes. Strict CO2 limits for new passenger cars in the EU […]

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  • GWPF global temperature competition: We have a winner

    • Date: 15/01/21
    • GWPF

    The Met Office’s temperature data for 2020 are out. Each year we ask GWPF readers to submit their predictions for our annual temperature prediction competition, a chance for climate and weather geeks to pit their wits against the Met Office. For 2020, the boffins at the Met Office were predicting a little bit of warming, […]

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