Carbon pricing impact on Alberta’s oilsands were lowballed by Exxon, lawsuit alleges
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Carbon pricing impact on Alberta’s oilsands were lowballed by Exxon, lawsuit alleges

Alberta’s oilsands are at the centre of a court battle in New York this week that legal experts say could affect future climate lawsuits in Canada. “The evidence that’s coming out through this case is absolutely relevant to other lawsuits,” said Martin Olszynski, a University of Calgary professor who teaches environmental law.New York’s attorney general…

Brexit deal will allow UK to cut workers’ rights and environmental protections, leaked document reveals
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Brexit deal will allow UK to cut workers’ rights and environmental protections, leaked document reveals

The Brexit deal will allow the UK to slash protections for workers’ rights and the environment, a leaked document reveals – prompting accusations that Boris Johnson has misled parliament. The prime minister is wooing Labour MPs with a promise to maintain so-called ‘level playing field’ rules with the EU, which also include safety and consumer…

Brexit deal will allow UK to cut workers’ rights and environmental protections, leaked document reveals
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Brexit deal will allow UK to cut workers’ rights and environmental protections, leaked document reveals

The Brexit deal will allow the UK to slash protections for workers’ rights and the environment, a leaked document reveals – prompting accusations that Boris Johnson has misled parliament. The prime minister is wooing Labour MPs with a promise to maintain so-called ‘level playing field’ rules with the EU, which also include safety and consumer…

Chuck Schumer Proposes Electric-Only Cars by 2040, But That Won’t Solve Climate Change
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Chuck Schumer Proposes Electric-Only Cars by 2040, But That Won’t Solve Climate Change

On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced a $454 billion plan to remove gas-guzzling vehicles from U.S. roads by 2040. In doing so, the plan would start to address the largest chunk of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Sounds pretty dope, right? Sure, except his plan doesn’t include any mention of revolutionizing the archaic public…

Climate-Activist Countries Fuel Record Year for Green Bonds
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Climate-Activist Countries Fuel Record Year for Green Bonds

When Chilean finance officials hit the road this spring for their annual meetings with bond investors, they took their sales pitch to an unlikely destination: Helsinki.Chile had never held a Nordic bond roadshow before, but the officials visited the Finnish capital—and cities in Denmark and Sweden—because they were preparing to issue their first so-called green…

Climate-Activist Countries Fuel Record Year for Green Bonds
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Climate-Activist Countries Fuel Record Year for Green Bonds

When Chilean finance officials hit the road this spring for their annual meetings with bond investors, they took their sales pitch to an unlikely destination: Helsinki.Chile had never held a Nordic bond roadshow before, but the officials visited the Finnish capital—and cities in Denmark and Sweden—because they were preparing to issue their first so-called green…

UK government’s post-Brexit environment bill comes in for criticism
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UK government’s post-Brexit environment bill comes in for criticism

Environment 24 October 2019 By Adam Vaughan What happens to the UK’s targets on air pollution following Brexit?Jeff Overs/BBC News & Current Affairs via Getty ImagesThe UK government’s plans for environment laws after Brexit are still not fit for purpose in parts, and there remain questions over the independence of a new environmental watchdog, MPs…

Ferial Haffajee: It’s Greta vs. Gwede as SA announces new energy plan
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Ferial Haffajee: It’s Greta vs. Gwede as SA announces new energy plan

If you were to put the Integrated Resource Plan released by Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday through the test of the world’s leading environmental activist, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, it’s a fail. The plan is still coal-dependent. It states that, by 2030, 58% of SA’s electricity will still be generated by coal. While…