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  • Green Madness: Subsidies & Taxes Will Make Up Almost 50% Of EU Electricity Bills By 2020

    • Date: 06/06/16
    • Mathew Carr, Ladka Mortkowitz Bauerova and Rachel Morison, Bloomberg
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    Two investors are betting they can make a profit from coal by burning hardly any of it. Backup provisions may mean subsidies and taxes will make up almost half of European electricity bills by 2020. Daniel Kretinsky, 40, and Patrik Tkac, 43, are trying to capitalize on Europe’s rapid expansion into renewables by embracing the fuel, […]

  • Trump Pledges To Withdraw From Paris Agreement, Roll Back Obama’s Green Agenda

    • Date: 27/05/16
    • Valerie Volcovici and Emily Stephenson, Reuters
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    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, promised on Thursday to roll back some of America’s most ambitious environmental policies, actions that he said would revive the ailing U.S. oil and coal industries and bolster national security. Among the proposals, Trump said he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord, […]

  • Skeptical Trump Says He Would Renegotiate Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 18/05/16
    • Emily Flitter and Steve Holland, Reuters
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    Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would renegotiate America’s role in the U.N. global climate accord, spelling potential doom for an agreement many view as a last chance to turn the tide on global warming. A pull-out by the world’s second biggest carbon-emitting country would hobble the deal reached in Paris last […]

  • Trump Calls For Renegotiation Of Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 18/05/16
    • Devin Henry, The Hill
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    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would look to renegotiate the landmark United Nations climate change deal if he’s elected president this year. The deal, reached in Paris in December and signed by the United States last month, treats the U.S. unfairly compared to other countries, he told Reuters in a wide-ranging […]

  • Green Britain May Re-Nationalise Uncompetitive Steel Industry

    • Date: 11/04/16
    • Jim Pickard and Michael Pooler, Financial Times
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    Sajid Javid, the business secretary, opened up the possibility of a part-nationalisation of Port Talbot steelworks after offering to co-invest with a buyer “on commercial terms”. Mr Javid has previously ruled out full nationalisation of the business but his comments signal the potential for the government to take a stake in the industry, which has […]

  • Another Green Mega-Flop: £2 Billion Wasted On ‘Failure Of Catastrophic Proportions’

    • Date: 11/04/16
    • Martin Delgado, The Mail on Sunday
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    It was hailed as an environmentally friendly way of disposing of thousands of tons of household waste. But only nine years after a £2 billion private finance initiative (PFI) contract was signed, two of Britain’s biggest recycling plants are set to close, leaving more than 250 workers facing redundancy. The closure of the facilities in […]

  • Poland Hardens Opposition To Stricter European Climate Policies

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Ewa Krukowska and Marek Strzelecki, Bloomberg
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    Poland adopted a resolution against stepping up European Union climate ambitions, hardening its opposition to stricter emission policies before negotiations about how the bloc’s 28 member states should share the burden of cutting pollution in the next decade. The Law and Justice government, which took power after general elections in October, said current EU greenhouse-gas […]

  • Green Britain: UK Steel Industry Enters ‘Death Spiral’ After Another 1,000 Jobs Are Axed

    • Date: 18/01/16
    • Martin Robinson, Daily Mail
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    The Government was today accused of ‘sitting on its hands’ as Britain’s steel industry entered a ‘death spiral’ after another 1,000 jobs were axed. Since August 5,000 steel workers have been made redundant – one in six jobs in the industry – as it struggles to cope with rising energy costs and a glut of cheap […]

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