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  • EU Climate Push Threatens Energy Security, Poland Warns

    • Date: 23/06/14
    • Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg
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    A drive to improve European Union energy security risks being “held hostage” to a push for a fast and ambitious agreement on future EU climate policies, according to a Polish diplomat. Poland’s calls on EU leaders to unite behind a long-term energy strategy at a summit this week in Belgium are opposed by some EU […]

  • Champagne Greenies: Greenpeace Executive Flies 250 Miles To Work

    • Date: 23/06/14
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph
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    Environmental group campaigns to curb growth in air travel but defends paying a senior executive to commute 250 miles to work by plane One of Greenpeace’s most senior executives commutes 250 miles to work by plane, despite the environmental group’s campaign to curb air travel, it has emerged. Pascal Husting, Greenpeace International’s international programme director, […]

  • Germany’s “Green” Policy Threatens EU Climate Goals

    • Date: 22/06/14
    • Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest
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    With its Energiewende, Germany hoped to teach the world a thing or two about responsible green governance. The policy experiment has been a resounding failure on both economic and environmental terms. Germany has taught everyone a lesson, all right: how not to craft energy policy. Europe has styled itself a global green leader, and has some ambitious plans to reduce emissions. […]

  • Nitin Sethi: The World Of Green NGOs Is As Complex As The Corporate One

    • Date: 22/06/14
    • Nitin Sethi, Indian Business Standard
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    Foreign direct investment in the NGO sector is, in fact, no different from the cross-holdings and the FDI web of the corporate world ClimateWorks, one of the two international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) recently restricted by the National Democratic Alliance government from funding Greenpeace India Society in India, also funds another NGO, Global International, which, till […]

  • German Coal Boom Threatens Europe’s Green Agenda – Now France Wants To Follow Suit

    • Date: 21/06/14
    • Erika Johnsen, Hot Air
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    That’s gotta’ hurt. The Germans’ ambitious Energiewende plan to cut down on nuclear while subsidizing wind and solar was supposed to land them at the head of the Europeans’ green-energy cool-kids table, but their subsequently skyrocketing energy prices cutting into their competitiveness and their reversion to coal-fired power plants has the European Union worried that the Germans […]

  • Energy Security First: Coal Boom May Trump Europe’s Climate Agenda

    • Date: 20/06/14
    • Mathew Carr, Bloomberg
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    The European Union’s attempt to cap greenhouse-gas emissions over the next 16 years is threatened again as rising pollution from the bloc’s biggest economies show even developed nations want to burn cheap coal. Germany, Europe’s largest economy, boosted consumption of the fuel by 13 percent in the past four years, while use in Britain, No. […]

  • NATO Chief: Russia ‘Secretly Working With Green NGOs To Oppose Fracking’

    • Date: 19/06/14
    • Press Association
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    Nato chief, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, says Moscow mounting disinformation campaign to maintain reliance on Russian gas Russia is secretly working with environmental groups campaigning against fracking in an attempt to maintain Europe’s dependence on energy imports from Moscow, the secretary-general of Nato has said. Speaking at the Chatham House foreign affairs think-tank in London, Anders […]

  • Greenpeace Loses Millions Gambling On International Currency Market

    • Date: 16/06/14
    • Deutsche Welle
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    The environmental organization Greenpeace has confirmed that it has lost millions on the international currency markets. The charity has apologized to donors for the incident. A gamble gone wrong on worldwide currency markets lost Greenpeace International around 3.8 million euros ($5.15 million), the environmental charity announced on Sunday. Officials with the organization said the loss […]

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