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Vermont Senate Passes Right to Sue if the State Fails to Meet Climate Targets

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The sad spectacle of greens losing climate lawsuit after lawsuit has prompted Vermont’s legislators to create a special law to allow activists to sue the Vermont government. Vermont Senate approves Global Warming Solutions Act By Xander LandenJun 25 2020 | 24 reader footnotes The Vermont Senate approved legislation Thursday that would legally…

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NSW Government Offers Subsidised Infrastructure for Renewable Energy, Overwhelming Response

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The NSW government has offered support in the form of improved grid infrastructure and streamlined approvals for new wind farm projects in designated renewable energy zones. Government renewable energy investment program swamped by support By Peter HannamJune 23, 2020 — 12.00am Plans to open up the Central West of NSW to…

French Banking Regulator Urges Greater Risk Weightings for Fossil Fuel

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Another attempt to starve fossil fuel projects of banking services. Threat from climate change to financial stability bigger than Covid-19 Report urges capital requirement rules for banks lending to fossil fuel groups to be tightened Matthew Vincent  In his latest research for the Finance Watch advocacy body, Thierry Philipponnat —…

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Reuters: Brazil Slashing Climate Change Budgets

Guest essay by Eric Worrall President Bolsonaro in Brazil, who is frequently described in mainstream media as the Latin American Trump, has upset greens by slashing the Brazilian budget for climate action and forestry. Brazil slashes budget to fight climate change as deforestation spikes Mauricio Angelo BRASILIA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Efforts to keep the…