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  • Brussels May Kill Green Deal

    • Date: 23/11/12
    • GreenClick
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    The future of the Government’s flagship Green Deal programme hangs in the balance after an intensifying tax dispute with the European Commission. If, as threatened, Europe sticks to its ruling it means the Green Deal will be grounded because it will no longer be financially viable. Brussels bureaucrats have warned Whitehall to overhaul the tax […]

  • Update On The German Green Energy Revolution

    • Date: 21/11/12
    • Haunting the Library
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    Comrades! Welcome to this latest update on the glorious German Green energy revolution. I know many of you have been assigned to work in the fields today, so I will keep this brief. I merely want to bring to your attention the latest triumphs over evil fossil fuels that our glorious leaders have wrought: State […]

  • Why Osborne Is Killing The Green Agenda: Big UK Companies May Move Abroad For Cheap Energy

    • Date: 15/11/12
    • Tom McGhie, Daily Mail
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    Some of Britain’s biggest companies may be forced to move to the US or Eastern Europe, where energy costs are dramatically lower, the Energy Intensive Users Group is warning this weekend. Jeremy Nicholson, director of the powerful lobby group that campaigns for companies in the steel, chemical and glass industries, said that British companies could […]

  • Caving To Pressure, Isolated EU Halts Aviation Emissions Scheme

    • Date: 12/11/12
    • Will Nichols and James Murray, BusinessGreen
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    Brussels today announced it will freeze its carbon regulations on flights to and from the EU for a year, giving the UN’s international aviation body 12 months to deliver a global deal for tackling greenhouse gas emissions from the sector. European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said the move followed the “very good news” coming out […]

  • Green Nations Running Out Of Spare Cash For Climate Aid

    • Date: 11/11/12
    • Alister Doyle and Nina Chestney, Reuters
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    With many governments struggling with economic crises, there is little spare cash for climate aid. Rich nations are dismaying developing countries with pledges merely to continue aid to help them combat climate change in 2013 despite past promises of a tenfold surge to $100 billion a year by 2020. “There should be a transparent process […]

  • Green Campaigners Are Flogging A Dead Horse

    • Date: 09/11/12
    • Ben Geman, The Hill
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    President Obama has no plans to propose a tax on carbon emissions, a White House official said. “The Administration has not proposed nor is planning to propose a carbon tax,” the official said. Imposing a tax on fossil energy sources to curb greenhouse gas emissions faces huge political hurdles. But the idea has nonetheless received […]

  • EU Fails To Agree Post-Kyoto Negotiating Position

    • Date: 26/10/12
    • Dave Keating, European Voice
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    Member states split on whether emissions credits should be carried over. Poland’s environment minister said after yesterday’s meeting that he had the support of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania and Slovakia in wanting credits to be carried over. Discussions on the European Union’s negotiating position at upcoming UN climate talks ended inconclusively […]

  • Green Investment Bank Won’t Fund Construction Of Wind Farms

    • Date: 19/10/12
    • Bloomberg 18 October 2012
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    Britain’s Green Investment Bank plans to channel funds for offshore wind projects into facilities that are already operating and probably won’t fund the more risky construction phase. Ian Nolan, head of origination at the government-backed institution, said the 3 billion pounds ($4.6 billion) set aside as the bank’s initial capital isn’t sufficient to allow state […]

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