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Big Oil Spends Millions Hindering Californian EVs

The ECOreport reposts revelations that  Big Oil spends millions hindering Californian EVs

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Christine Ottery

The oil industry and oil trade associations in California spent millions of dollars last year to kill off legislation that would have meant the significant take-up of electric vehicles in the state.

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COP21 Proceeds as Planned

The Terrorist attack on Paris will not stop international Climate talks, COP21 Proceeds as Planned. 

Originally Published on Energydesk

By Christine Ottery

The major international climate talks to be held in Paris from 30 November will still be going ahead despite the terrorist attack in Paris on Friday. The summit will be held with “extremely tightened” security around Le Bourget.

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Rudd admitted the UK won’t meet its renewables target

Last June she told parliament that the nation is on course, but in a private email Secretary Amber Rudd admitted the UK won’t meet its renewables

Originally Published on Greenpeace’s Energydesk

By Christine Ottery

UK energy and climate secretary Amber Rudd has admitted that the UK won’t meet its 2020 renewables target in a private letter to colleagues leaked to The Ecologist.

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Why Should You Care About Paris?

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Christine Ottery

It’s less than four weeks until the start of the 21st international climate talks, this one set in Paris. In the past, the negotiations haven’t been all too successful at achieving the multilateral legally-binding agreement necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. Why should you care about Paris?

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Can You Frack AND Fight Climate Change?

Though the Energydesk is writing the UK, many of the arguments are  equally applicable in both Canada and the United States. Can You Frack AND Fight Climate Change?

Originally Published on Greenpeace’s Energydesk

By Christine Ottery

One of the arguments around shale gas extraction in the UK has been about whether or not it is compatible with the UK’s aim of preventing catastrophic climate change by limiting emissions from fossil fuels.

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