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Is Germany Abandoning The Fight Against Global Warming?

A disturbing report in Unearthed this morning suggests one of the world’s champions may joining the recalcitrant nations. Is Germany Abandoning The Fight Against Global Warming?

Originally Published in Unearthed.

By Zach Boren

The European Commission has reportedly given up on plans to raise the EU’s 2030 carbon emissions target — with critics blaming the German government for ‘torpedoing’ the move.
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What Happened To Energiewende?

By Roy L Hales

Originally published on Nov 29, 2016

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Germany led the world for the number of solar installations during 2012. This relatively small European nation added 7.60 GW of capacity to the grid. Then their numbers started going downward: 3.30 GW of new solar capacity in 2013; 1.56 GW in 2014; 1.4 GW in 2015. As of October 31, only 0.79 GW of new capacity has been added this year. Germany’s critics are once again hailing the imminent demise of this nation’s renewable revolution.  What happened to Energiewende?

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Europe Led the World in Carbon Reductions in 2014

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC), the  world’s carbon intensity fell 2.7% last year. This was the steepest decline in the seven years PwC has been keeping track. Four of the G20’s top emissions reducers were European nations and, with one exception, all in growing economies. Europe Led the World in Carbon Reductions in 2014.
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It Is Time Canada Cleaned Up Its’ Emissions

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMTom Mulcair just announced his plan “to restore Canada’s environmental credibility at home and around the world by putting a price on carbon, making polluters pay and taking meaningful steps to reduce carbon emissions.” Mulcair is right, it is time Canada cleaned up its’ emissions.

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