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Offshore wind Bill debated in Canberra to unlock offshore wind energy resource

Greater Gabbard Windfarm Courtesy SSE “For a government that talks up ‘technology not taxes’ it is so disappointing that we’ve had to wait so long for this legislation” says Labor MP Kate Thwaites, who says the ALP supports the #OffshoreWindBill…

Dems Fret Over Getting Socialist Climate Monstrosity Passed Before COP26

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island says he has been weighing whether to show his face at the U.N. climate talks that kick off Sunday in Scotland. He wants to make the trip, “unless it’s too humiliating to go…

Latest National Climate Plans Still Fall Far Short, U.N. Report Warns – The New York Times

If those targets are met, the U.N. report found, that could nudge down expected future emissions further, though the world would remain sharply off track from its Paris agreement goals. Environmentalists have called on China to do far more to…

Democracies that fail to act on climate change face ‘existential’ threat – Reuters

LONDON, Oct 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change poses “an existential challenge” for democratic governments and could lead to more authoritarian rule if efforts to curb global warming founder, fuelling a surge in catastrophic impacts from hunger to heatwaves,…

Morrison Net Zero 2050 Plan a fraud, with plans to double coal exports, new gas expansion

Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor with ‘Net zero Plan’ slide Prime Minister Scott Morrison accompanied by Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor announced Australia’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050. But there will be no change to…

Radical Scare Tactics Won’t Work On Joe Manchin Over Massive Spending Bill

Are progressives serious about winning over Joe Manchin? If so, they’ve got a funny way of showing it. The Democratic senator from West Virginia is one of the main obstacles preventing Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act from passing through budget…

Dems Shoot Down Carbon Tax Backup Plan; Romney Not Happy

CARBON TAX TROUBLE: That was fun while it lasted. Senate proponents of including a carbon tax in Democrats’ reconciliation package to replace the fading clean electricity performance program are quickly being reminded that it faces massive political headwinds of its…

No cause for ‘mad optimism’ on Cop26 solution to global warming – The Irish Times

“There is no cause for mad optimism” that there will be a good outcome to address the climate crisis at the Cop26 global summit next month, Minister for Climate Eamon Ryan has said. However, he told the all-party Committee of…

Hiltzik: Biden’s budget reconciliation bill and climate change – Los Angeles Times

The headline news about the global warming provisions of the big budget bill being negotiated in Washington is that they’re in trouble. As has been the case with the safety net provisions of the bill, the news coverage has focused…

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