Neno Dimov has a master’s degree in mathematics and a doctorate in physics. He is Bulgaria’s environment minister, a climate sceptic and the new president of the EU’s Environment Council. —Dave Keating, Forbes, 26 January 2018
Germany is missing its European climate targets and will have to pay for rights to emit greenhouse gases due to polluting vehicles, farms, and buildings, the government said Wednesday, an embarrassing admission for Chancellor Angela Merkel who had once put energy transformation at the forefront of her policies. —The Wall Street Journal, 24 January 2018
France will revise its carbon emissions target by the end of this year to align it with its pledges in the Paris climate agreement after failing to meet the goal to cut greenhouse gas emissions in 2016, the ecology minister said on Monday. —Reuters, 22 January 2018
As reported by Reuters, the draft study — which was commissioned by the BDI German industry group and assembled by Boston Consulting and Prognos — states that Germany will have to spend more than 1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) to meet the low end of the EU’s target of reducing emissions by 80 to 95 percent by 2050. —Futurism, 22 February 2018
European leaders like to lecture the world on how to be virtuous, but when you look at what they do themselves, a different story emerges. Nowhere is the contrast starker than in climate and energy policy. The European Union has set out to show the world how it can be saved from climate change. —National Review, 22 January 2018
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