• India tells Kerry: We’re meeting Paris targets, but where are the $100 billion Obama promised?

    • Date: 08/04/21
    • Associated Press
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    Indian PM tells US climate envoy New Delhi is committed to meeting pledges under 2015 Paris climate change agreement and that it is on track to meet them. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman underscored the need for developed countries to keep their $100bn annual commitment in funding for developing countries so they can take significant steps […]

  • Millions of Britons may be banned from selling their home if they don’t meet Net Zero rules

    • Date: 08/04/21
    • Ross Clark, Daily Mail
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    19 million homeowners will have to cover Net Zero re-modification costs of up to £18,000 — after ministers scrapped green grant schemes. Thirty-one years ago this week, Margaret Thatcher im-posed the poll tax on England, putting huge financial pressure on blameless low-income households. But the fallout from that policy earthquake could prove modest compared with […]

  • Why Net Zero won’t happen

    • Date: 07/04/21
    • TalkRadio
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    Decarbonising housing, heat pumps & Net Zero. GWPF director Benny Peiser speaks to Mike Graham about why the government’s utopian Net Zero agenda won’t work

  • China reveals co-operation with European Union on green finance

    • Date: 07/04/21
    • Financial Times
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    China’s central bank has revealed that it is co-operating with the European Union to converge green investment taxonomies across the two markets, aiming to implement a jointly recognised classification system for the environmental credentials for businesses by the end of this year. Yi Gang, the governor of the People’s Bank of China, said at the China Development Forum […]

  • China’s bitcoin mining threatens climate goals as energy consumption overtakes that of European countries

    • Date: 06/04/21
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    Bitcoin mining in China will outstrip the energy consumption of European countries by 2024, scientists say, warning that the industry threatens climate change goals.  The process of “mining” the cryptocurrency, which involves powerful computers verifying transactions by solving puzzles, is energy intensive and in China has a significant carbon footprint because many of the miners are in areas dependent […]

  • The Sun’s climate role confirmed

    • Date: 06/04/21
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    “The scientific community has been unclear on the role that solar variability plays in influencing weather and climate events here on Earth. This study shows there’s reason to believe it absolutely does and why the connection may have been missed in the past.” If you ask most climate scientists, they will tell you that the […]

  • Ross Clark: Net Zero’s spiralling costs will hit the poorest hardest

    • Date: 06/04/21
    • Ross Clark, The Daily Telegraph
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    As a lofty political idea, Net Zero has generated public support in the short term – but it could yet prove a devastating hostage to fortune as the full costs become apparent. How politically rewarding it must have seemed for Theresa May in one of her final acts as Prime Minister to amend the Climate Change […]

  • New study ties solar variability to the onset of decadal La Nina events

    • Date: 05/04/21
    • EurekAlert
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    A new study shows a correlation between the end of solar cycles and a switch from El Nino to La Nina conditions in the Pacific Ocean, suggesting that solar variability can drive seasonal weather variability on Earth. If the connection outlined in the journal Earth and Space Science holds up, it could significantly improve the predictability of […]

  • Biden’s Green Deal faces backlash from US states

    • Date: 04/04/21
    • Financial Times
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    Republican-led state capitols are considering bills that would punch holes in President Joe Biden’s green revamp of the US electricity system by promoting fossil fuels or piling costs on to renewable energy. The proposed legislation reverses a dynamic that played out over the past four years, when lawmakers in states controlled by Democrats moved to […]

  • China’s Net Zero promise looks elusive as banks keep throwing cash at coal mines and power plants

    • Date: 04/04/21
    • Yahoo Finance News
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    China’s coal mines, coal-fired power plants are still growing, funded by an endless stream of cheap financing by the nation’s state-owned banks, as they keep one of the country’s biggest industrial sectors humming amid an economic slowdown.  On an unseasonably warm autumn day last October, the world’s largest coal-fired power plant fired up in the […]

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