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Government Renewable Energy Subsidy Cuts Leave Industry ‘in Limbo’ and Send ‘Worrying Signal’ About UK Climate Commitment

The government’s cuts to renewable energy subsidies will leave the industry “in limbo” and send a “worrying signal” about the UK ’s commitment to tackling climate change ahead of the Paris climate conference, warns Angus Macneil, chair...Show More Summary

How American Tea Partiers, Big Oil, and the Kochs Used Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth as Target Practice

DeSmog UK ’s epic history series continues with a look at how Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth became target practice for Koch think tanks and the Tea Party caucus in the Republican Party. There appeared to be a new international bipartisanship...Show More Summary

ALEC's Annual Meeting Kicks Off In The Second Biggest Solar City In America

The American Legislative Exchange Council, more popularly known as the corporate bill mill ALEC, is holding its annual meeting this week in San Diego, which is second only to Los Angeles in terms of US cities with the most installedShow More Summary

Senate Working to Strip Braking Safety Requirements From Oil Train Regulations

As documented on DeSmog, the new oil-by-rail regulations contain major concessions to the oil and rail industries as the result of relentless lobbying during the rulemaking process. One logical safety measure that the rail industry failed...Show More Summary

Bjørn Lomborg Brings Profit-Protective Policies Back To Denmark

Attachment Size Top 10 causes of death 1.55 MB CCC Priorities 1.11 MB Top 10 by income groups 262.39 KB CCC.vs_.WHO_.xls 458.5 KB Bjorn Lomborg's Copenhagen Consensus Center ( CCC ) left Denmark in 2012, is not really located in its Massachusetts mailbox storefront, found no $4M Australiian home, and represents no real consensus. Show More Summary

Climate Denier Lord Lawson 'Has No Influence' Says Head of UK Committee on Climate Change

Lord Lawson has no influence, fails to listen, and is touchy and rude – according to the Conservative peer leading Britain’s independent Committee on Climate Change. But Lord Deben does not believe George Osborne, the chancellor, has fallen under the influence of Lord Lawson on the issue of climate change. Show More Summary

Steve Hilton Masterminded Cameron's Climate Crusade - But Was it Just Greenwash?

The International Policy Network was one of the UK ’s most prominent climate-denying think tanks but in 2011 it closed its doors as science triumphed over ideology. The DeSmog UK history series continues. The International Policy Network...Show More Summary

Recession, Not Fracking, Behind Drop in U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Scientists Conclude

It’s been a talking point for boosters of the shale gas rush for years: as fracking spread across the country and the supply glut drove prices down, utilities have been shuttering dirty coal plants and burning natural gas instead – meaning that America’s carbon dioxide ( CO 2) emissions dropped sharply. Show More Summary

Coal Baron Matt Ridley is Top Source in Peabody Climate Report to the White House

British climate denier and coal baron Matt Ridley is the most cited individual in coal giant Peabody Energy’s official submission to the White House addressing the company’s concerns regarding new policies proposed by the US Government...Show More Summary

Biomass Industry Intensifies Fight For Carbon-Neutral Status As Obama Admin Carbon Rules Draw Near

The science is fairly convoluted but also entirely clear: Bioenergy — burning wood and other forest biomass as a fuel source — produces more carbon emissions than coal. Even if all the forests we fed into power plants were to one day...Show More Summary

FBI Advisory: Oil Trains At Risk of "Extremist" Attack, But Lacks "Specific Information" To Verify

A document marked “Confidential” and published a year ago today, on July 18, 2014, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) concluded that “environmental extremists” could target oil-by-rail routes, as  first reported on by Chemical...Show More Summary

Nexen’s Brand New, Double-Layered Pipeline Just Ruptured Causing One of the Biggest Oil Spills Ever in Alberta

A pipeline at Nexen Energy’s Long Lake oilsands facility southeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta, spilled about five million liters (32,000 barrels or some 1.32 million gallons) of emulsion, a mixture of bitumen, sand and water, Wednesday...Show More Summary

Labour and Tory MPs Join Lord Lawson's Climate Denial Global Warming Policy Foundation

Two climate change sceptic MP s have just joined Lord Lawson’s climate denial charity, the Global Warming Policy Foundation ( GWPF ), in its efforts to oppose policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions. It was announced today that Graham...Show More Summary

DOE: Department of Evasiveness? More Government Delay Tactics as Bomb Trains Roll On

The oil industry and the government regulators in charge of regulating the industry don’t understand the basic science of oil. This is the core of the argument used to justify why they continue to run dangerous trains filled with Bakken oil through communities across North America. Show More Summary

Emails: Enbridge Attorney, Lobbyist Wrote Provisions into Wisconsin Budget for "Keystone XL Clone" Pipeline Leg

Attachment Size Enbridge Pipeline Wisconsin Budget.pdf 1.04 MB Emails reveal that an attorney and lobbyist for Canadian pipeline company giant Enbridge helped draft the controversial provision placed into the 2015 Wisconsin Budget set...Show More Summary

Florida Town Bans Fracking, But Will It Last?

The South Florida town of Bonita Springs has officially banned fracking. The city council voted early Wednesday to ban all types of well stimulation techniques to extract fossil fuels, which includes fracking, within the city limits. Bonita...Show More Summary

Fracking Focus Shifts to Yorkshire as Pro- and Anti-Fracking Groups Emerge

Yorkshire county has become the new focal point of the UK fracking debate after Cuadrilla’s planning applications in Lancashire were defeated over two weeks ago. Third Energy’s application to hydraulically stimulate the well at the Kirby...Show More Summary

Climate Science Denial Group CFACT Praises Australia’s War on Renewables

“ Bravo Australia,” came the cry earlier this week from one US -based climate science denial group. The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow was reacting to the latest efforts by the Australian Government to stifle its renewable energy industry. For...Show More Summary

Shell To Proceed With Arctic Drilling Despite Damaged Icebreaker Ship Carrying Critical Emergency Gear Heading To Portland For Repairs

Shell officials are still hoping to launch exploratory drilling this month at the company’s Burger prospect, 70 miles off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi Sea, even though a key ship in its fleet was forced back to port before it had...Show More Summary

Will a Century-Old Treaty Protect Alaska's Salmon Rivers from B.C.'s Mining Boom?

Southeast Alaskans, anxious about B.C.'s mining boom along the Alaskan border, are pinning their hopes for stronger mine management on a treaty that dates back more than a century. The International Joint Commission ( IJC ), operating...Show More Summary

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