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On climate policies, China believes that Trump administration is “consensus-breaker and a troublemaker”

On climate policies, China believes that Trump administration is “consensus-breaker and a troublemaker”

Beijing’s Foreign Affairs Ministry blamed Trump’s “negative stance” and “retrogression on climate change” for undermining progress on an international climate accord. Steven Mufson explains in an article on the Washington Post website.   China delivers diatribe against U.S. climate policies China delivered a diatribe against U.S. climate policies on Monday, saying that under President Trump, … Continue reading

Understanding Europe’s Renovation Wave

Understanding Europe’s Renovation Wave

The European Commission unveiled a new energy efficiency strategy that could see 35 million buildings renovated and up to 160,000 green jobs created. It is useful to go directly to the EC website to have a better understanding. The following are questions and answers to help us better understand this new initiative.   Questions and … Continue reading

Understanding the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

Understanding the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

We must reduce GHG emissions to net zero by 2050 to have a reasonable chance of limiting global warming to 1.5C. Human activities – mainly the burning of fossil fuels – are currently emitting far too much CO2 every year. One approach to reducing CO2 emissions is emissions trading – it is carrot-and-stick: emitters of … Continue reading

The lowdown on Australia’s low-emissions roadmap

The lowdown on Australia’s low-emissions roadmap

The recently released first low emissions technology statement by the government flags public investment in five areas: hydrogen, energy storage, low-carbon steel and aluminium, carbon capture and storage, and soil carbon storage. The roadmap is discussed in an article on The Conversation website by Llewelyn Hughes and Jorrit Gosens of Australian National University.   ‘The … Continue reading