• Vijay Jayaraj: India speeds up fossil-fuelled economy, despite Net Zero noises

    • Date: 26/03/21
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    India is increasingly aiming for a fossil-fuel dominated energy sector, and not a green one. India, the world’s third biggest oil importer, is now on a mission to diversify its oil imports and look beyond the Middle East. For the first time, oil processors and buyers in India are buying oil from Guyana and Brazil. […]

  • In message to Joe Biden, India embarks on new coal boom

    • Date: 26/03/21
    • Bloomberg
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    India has set in motion the biggest ever auction of coal mines in the country despite the fossil fuel’s key role in contributing to global warming. The country will put 67 mines on the block, the most in a single auction. Winners will be allowed to produce and sell the fuel, a reform meant to […]

  • African countries deem EU carbon border levy ‘protectionist’

    • Date: 26/03/21
    • EurActiv
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    Some African countries consider the EU’s planned carbon border adjustment mechanism to be “protectionist”. That was the upshot of a conference organised by the French government on Tuesday (23 March), where the challenges such a mechanism would cause developing countries were discussed.  According to Youba Sokona, vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), […]

  • EU’s top court rejects effort to force tougher climate rules

    • Date: 26/03/21
    • Associated Press
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    The European Union’s top court has rejected an effort by a Scandinavian youth group and eight families around the world to force the EU to set more ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top court on Thursday rejected an effort by a Scandinavian youth group and families around the […]

  • ‘Government decision to drop carbon tax is a small step in the right direction’

    • Date: 25/03/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    London, 25 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the government’s decision to drop the introduction of a carbon tax as a small step in the right direction.  In contrast to most UK think tanks, NGOs and the renewable energy lobby, the GWPF has repeatedly warned that adopting carbon taxes would threaten the UK’s […]

  • Gas-fired power plants could get green EU label, and funds

    • Date: 25/03/21
    • Cyprus Mail
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    The European Union plans to label some gas power plants as sustainable investments, a draft document seen by Reuters showed, after an initial proposal to deny them a green label faced a backlash from some member states. Cyprus is planning to step up gas production and to  develop its LNG terminal at Vasilikos where  the […]

  • UK drops Carbon Tax, sets up Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

    • Date: 24/03/21
    • Bloomberg & UK Treasury
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    The U.K. government confirmed it won’t go ahead with a tax on carbon emissions because of its decision to use an emissions trading system, according to a publication from the Treasury. Carbon Emissions Tax (CET) – The government is publishing the summary of responses to its consultation on the CET6 which closed in September 2020. The government […]

  • UK news media campaign against oil and gas exploration

    • Date: 24/03/21
    • GWPF
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    After the BBC and campaigners forced the government to cave in on the Cumbrian coal mine, the BBC, a network of eco-activists in the news media and green NGOs are now campaigning for the end of oil and gas exploration in Britain. It is almost certain that this new campaign by the UK’s mainstream news media will […]

  • Bjorn Lomborg: When climate alarmism meets cancel culture

    • Date: 24/03/21
    • Bjorn Lomborg, The Australian
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    The academic and activist faction that sets the threatening tone in the climate conversation want dissent eliminated, leaving themselves the only ones authorised to tell you how scared you should be. To avoid wasting trillions, we should not let them. Across the world, politicians are now promising climate policies costing tens of trillions of dollars […]

  • Staying at home more will help with climate fight, West Midlands Authority says

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • Transport Xtra
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    The West Midlands Combined Authority wants people to stay at home more even after Covid-19, in order to help fight climate change. The WMCA’s first five-year decarbonisation plan, prepared by consultant WSP, sets targets for reductions in commuting, shopping and personal trips. The plan aims to set the conurbation on the pathway to achieving net […]

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