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  • EU Threatens Carbon Tariffs In Climate Trade War Warning Shot To Brexit Britain

    • Date: 09/02/20
    • The Sunday Telegraph
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    A new European Union carbon border tax could lead to tariffs being slapped on British imports of steel, cement and aluminium in a climate change trade war after Brexit. The tax will give the European Commission the power to impose levies of  imports on goods with a heavy carbon footprint. The tariff would target countries […]

  • Brussels Tells UK: Report To Us On Climate Change Or Forget Brexit Trade Deal

    • Date: 04/02/20
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    Brussels negotiators are seeking to lock Britain into European Union rules on climate change as tensions rise over a future trade deal. The bloc wants Britain to sets up an independent watchdog to ensure it sticks to green commitments and it called on the UK to remain as part of its carbon trading market.  Boris Johnson […]

  • EU Lawmakers Concerned About Economic Cost Of Climate Targets

    • Date: 04/02/20
    • Bloomberg
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    The world’s biggest trading bloc shouldn’t rush into more ambitious climate targets this decade without assessing how lower emissions could impact the economy, according to a top European Union lawmaker. With the EU preparing to forge its flagship Green Deal into law later this month, European People’s Party Parliamentarian Peter Liese said his party wants to see how the […]

  • Climate War? EU Could Use Carbon Border Tax Against Brexit Britain, Warns MEP

    • Date: 31/01/20
    • EurActiv
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    The EU could deploy a carbon border tax against the UK after Brexit, according to the head of the European Parliament’s environment committee, if Westminster diverges from bloc rules on issues like carbon markets. French MEP Pascal Canfin told reporters on Monday (27 January) that the EU “should be tough” and “shouldn’t be afraid of […]

  • Europe’s Green Energy Policies Leave It Seriously Reliant On Russia & Other Autocracies

    • Date: 16/01/20
    • Victor Davis Hanson, New York Post
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    It is hard to be both the world’s largest importer of gas and oil and the loudest critic of fossil fuels, but Europe has managed to do it. Despite its cool green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in […]

  • At Last! Group Of EU States Reject Green Finance Law In Setback For Climate Goals

    • Date: 11/12/19
    • Reuters
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    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union states have rejected a set of rules governing which financial products can be called “green” and “sustainable”, an EU official said, in a major setback for the bloc’s climate ambitions. The decision overturned a deal struck just last week by EU lawmakers and the Finnish presidency of the EU, which […]

  • EU Divided Over Cost Burden Of Climate Deal

    • Date: 10/12/19
    • EurActiv
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    Eastern European countries, backed by trade unions, are putting pressure on EU leaders to come up with “fresh money” to support the energy transition in coal-dependent regions as part of a Green Deal due to be unveiled this week. As the European Commission prepares to outline its Green Deal on Wednesday (11 December), worries are […]

  • Winning: Revolt Brewing Against EU’s ‘Unrealistic’ Climate Goals

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • EurActiv
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    Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has threatened to veto Europe’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050, adding his voice to a growing chorus of discontent as EU leaders prepare for heated climate discussions at a summit in Brussels next week. In a letter to European Commission President Ursula von […]

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