Belong To The Climate Club Or Get Penalized: The EU’s New Trade Protectionism

Reposted from Forbes By Tilak Doshi Trade protectionism has venerable roots in the history of economic thought, from Germany’s celebrated Friedrich List in the 1840s to Raul Prebisch who headed the UN’s Economic Commission…

Claim: Great Barrier Reef Set to Disappear Because of Global Warming

According to EU Official Virginijus Sinkevičius, Corals which survived the dinosaur killer, the Cretaceous / Paleogene Extinction event, will soon disappear because we have raised atmospheric CO2 a few parts…

EU Carbon Pricing Pushing Power And Gas Prices Higher

European gas prices are driven by the competitive dynamics between gas and coal plants. As a result, the 80% surge in carbon EUA prices since Nov-20 is pulling European gas…

Europe’s Green Deal in trouble as Biden administration warns EU against carbon border tax

Europe’s Green Deal and its planned carbon border tax are in serious trouble as the Biden administration raises concerns about its potentially disastrous fallout on international trade and relations.

Road to Climate Neutrality

“In addition to the energy sector, the climate debate also needs a transition. From ideology and wishful thinking, to facts, figures and rationality.”

Not recommending AstraZeneca vaccine for the elderly risks the lives of the most vulnerable

The concern is not that there is data showing the vaccine to be ineffective in the elderly, it’s that there is not enough evidence to show that it is effective…

Vaccine Wars: EU Demands Seizure of Covid Vaccines Made in Britain

Following the recently announced failure of French vaccine trials, the EU appears to have panicked, and is attempting to seize vaccines made under contract for the UK. They are even…

EU’s Carbon Border Taxes and Joe Biden’s Clean Energy plans: A double threat for developing countries

The introduction of the European Union’s Carbon Border Taxes and Joe Biden’s announcement of Clean Energy plans has raised double alarm in developing countries.

EU Approves Climate Friendly Mealworms

Climate activists vegans rejoice; soon you will be able to legally supplement your greens, nuts and lentils with delicious insect protein.

Climate change: Have countries kept their promises?

When you are sea-sick, always remember to go to the leeward (downwind) side of the boat, so that you don’t get your own back. The UK and EU have made…

Is the EU’s 30% climate budget greenwashing?

“We must go further. We must strive for more,” she said during her candidate speech at the European Parliament. “I want Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent in the…

The excess costs of Weather Dependent Renewable power generation in the EU(28): 2020

“roughly how much would it cost to generate the same amount of power as is produced by the present fleet of EU(28) Weather Dependent Renewables, using conventional generation technologies, (Nuclear…

Twisting the Knife: European lawmakers consider tougher climate law

From Reuters Kate Abnett (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers are considering toughening the bloc’s planned climate law, with stricter near-term emission goals and a binding commitment for every member state…

Chinese virus drives a startling increase in Europe’s excess mortality #coronavirus

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The scale of the Chinese-virus pandemic is now beginning to become visible. Yesterday, the death toll of 59,000 in the United States exceeded the 58,000…

Covid-19 and Climate Change: Asia’s Policy Choices in the Age of ‘Crisis’

Guest repost from Forbes by Tilak Doshi The Asian continent spans a vast geographical area. The novel coronavirus emerged in the eastern part – Wuhan, China – and quickly spread…

Coronavirus-hit carmakers urge EU to pull legislative handbrake

From EURACTIV By Sam Morgan | EURACTIV.com The car industry has warned Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and climate chief Frans Timmermans that the coronavirus will disrupt plans to…

Europe’s Anti-Science Plague Descends On Africa

From The GWPF Date: 19/02/20 European Scientist European activists are putting lives at risk in East Africa, turning a plague of insects into a real prospect of widespread famine. Map:…

EU could use carbon border tax against Brexit Britain, warns MEP

From EURATIV By Sam Morgan | EURACTIV.com Jan 28, 2020 (updated: 2:29) The EU could deploy a carbon border tax against the UK after Brexit, according to the head of…

EU fails to set tougher climate targets before December U.N. conference

from Reuters BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union government leaders declined on Friday to set tougher targets for fighting climate change, dashing hopes they would inject momentum into a United Nations…

With Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2, Putin Is Getting Ready to Put the Screws on Europe

From Foreign Policy The new pipeline won’t deliver energy security. It will make the EU more dependent on a capricious Russia. By Mikhail Korchemkin| October 7, 2019, 6:24 PM There…

Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit

From Reuters Oh well, BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A push by most European Union nations for the world’s biggest economic bloc to go carbon-neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote…

The decline of Weather Dependent Renewables in Europe: 2008 – 2018

Reposted from edmhdotme Introduction The EurObserv’ER organisation publishes data annually on all types of EU28 Renewable installations and their productivity.  EurObser’ER is backed by the EU and promotes the transition…

Environmental trade war! Macron REFUSES to back US-EU deal over climate change

From the Express FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has snubbed trade talks between Brussels and the US over Donald Trump ‘s dismissal of climate change policies. By Carly Read PUBLISHED: 20:35,…

CO2 Emissions Up As Europeans Switch From Diesel To Gasoline Cars

From Politico Eu Switching fuels is endangering efforts to reach EU emissions targets. By Kalina Oroschakoff 5/4/19, 5:07 PM CET Updated 4/5/19, 4:15 PM CET The aftermath of the Dieselgate…