Tag Archives: European Union

Record high for global carbon emissions – China is the leader

From the University of East Anglia  home of Climatgate and Phil Jones. Fortunately, we already covered this at WUWT graphically as shown below: This graph and subsequent story shows just how well the Kyoto protocol has succeeded, which is to … Continue reading

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EU aircraft carbon emissions tax crashes and burns

From the BBC comes this bit of good news: EU suspends aircraft emissions trading rules The European Union has agreed to suspend its rules that require airlines flying to and from airports in the EU to pay for their carbon … Continue reading

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An ill wind blows from wind turbines

Newsbytes from the GWPF, Lies, Damn Lies And Green Statistics Almost all predictions about the expansion and cost of German wind turbines and solar panels have turned out to be wrong – at least by a factor of two, sometimes … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: EU Energy Commissioner Warns Against New Climate Targets

Seems like sanity has infected the EU Energy commissioner. A collection of news stories from Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF: I strongly advise against more stringent climate targets after 2020. — Günther Oettinger, EU Energy Commissioner, Financial Times Deutschland, … Continue reading

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Scientific peer review and publishing taking a turn for the better

A number of people have brought this recent article in the Economist to my attention. Some excerpts:

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Per capita CO2 emissions in China reach European levels

From the European Commission Joint Research Centre Global CO2 emissions continue to increase Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) – the main cause of global warming – increased by 3% last year, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes … Continue reading

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USA CO2 emissions fall 7.7%

From vancouverobserver.com. Every year the International Energy Agency (IEA) calculates humanity’s CO2 pollution from burning fossil fuels. And once again, the overall story line is one of ever-increasing emissions: “Global carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel combustion reached a record high of … Continue reading

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Green energy companies off the government teat in Spain, take off

Spain Ejects Green Energy Lobby by Alex Morales and Ben Sills, Bloomberg Spanish renewable-energy companies that once got Europe’s biggest subsidies are deserting the nation after the government shut off aid, pushing project developers and equipment-makers to work abroad or … Continue reading

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EU violates Aarhus Convention in ‘20% renewable energy by 2020’ program

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   UN: EU violates Aarhus Convention   The Compliance Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which enforces the Aarhus Convention to which the EU is a party, has issued draft findings and … Continue reading

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Newsbytes – the SREx feeding frenzy

From the GWPF, news about the current media feeding frenzy on the IPCC SREx report. Even Revkin in a Tweet (via Tom Nelson) thinks the coverage is “overheated”. Amid overheated coverage of IPCC climate extremes… [Revkin] Amid overheated coverage of … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Anti-Green Rollback Begins in UK

From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF The UK government wants nuclear power to be given parity with renewables in Europe, in a move that would significantly boost atomic energy in Britain but downgrade investment in renewable generation, according to … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Climate Hysteria Threatens Global Carbon War

By Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Russia is considering limits on European flights over Siberia as countries approve possible retaliatory measures against the European Union’s move to force airlines to pay for carbon emissions. “We intend … Continue reading

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Huhne is no loss

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Today’s resignation of Chris Huhne, the UK Minister for Climate Change, offers the prospect of a belated return to sanity at the former Ministry of Agriculture in Whitehall. Huhne now faces prosecution for an alleged … Continue reading

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There’s a reason the modern age moved on from windmills

In the UK, the CIVITAS group has just released an economic analysis of wind power. The scathing report confirms what we have been reporting for years here on WUWT: wind power is expensive, inefficient, does little or nothing to offset … Continue reading

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China Warns EU’s Green Fanatics Of Global Trade War

Via the GWPF, the great war of flying carbon credits appears to be massing on the border. China has warned the European Union to abandon its controversial carbon tax on airlines or risk provoking a global trade war. Adding weight … Continue reading

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Post COP 17 – The Road to Nowhere

Guest post by Professor Will Alexander  Roadmaps The key word used during the COP 17 discussions was ‘roadmap’ used by the European Union delegation. The following is a map of my travels through southern Africa. My two principal destinations at … Continue reading

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EU carbon trading in freefall

Looks just like what happened to the Chicago Carbon Exchange is about to repeat in Europe. Source: http://www.barchart.com/charts/futures/CKZ11 By Thomson Reuters Point Carbon LONDON | Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:01pm EST LONDON (Reuters) – EU carbon prices fell to their … Continue reading

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Topsy-Turvey Carbon Footprints from Nature Climate Change

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein The lastest issue of Nature Climate Change to reach my mailbox has some startling news, particularly considering that it comes from a generally Warmist publication. One might say is is “topsy-turvy” (upside down) from a … Continue reading

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The Durban COPx ‘til we meet again, historically

By Christopher Horner The annual “historic agreement” to meet again later — wait, sorry, that’s “to save the planet” — has been agreed, to the also-annual teary-eyed hugging and standing ovations by EU delegates, at “COP-17”, the negotiations to replace … Continue reading

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Latest extortion attempt from Durban COP17: $1.6 Trillion

Gosh. Who knew that a massive tax could solve all imagined climate problems? David L. Hagen writes: The UN is demanding control over $1.6 trillion per year to control climate. See Section 47 in draft # FCCC/AWGLCA/2011/CRP.39 9 December 2011 … Continue reading

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