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    EU countries reach climate crisis deal after late-night talks

    Environment ministers back phasing out fossil-fuel cars by 2035 and a €59bn fund to help ease cost burden of new policies on low income earners

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/29/eu-countries-reach-climate-crisis-deal-after-late-night-talks

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    Now, he has said he would end the push for more wind and solar power, explaining: “They are fundamentally intermittent sources of energy. And therefore if we’re going to maintain our standard of living and in particularly industry, we’ve got to cover those intermittent sources with something else.”

    Instead, he would increase the country’s use and domestic production of gas, though conceded he would support carbon capture and storage.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/07/anti-green-mp-steve-baker-considering-running-for-pm-if-boris-johnson-goes

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    Put simply, we’re still too dependent on fossil fuels to get us from A to B and to heat our homes. On top of that, we’re not making fast enough progress to reform how we produce food and use our land.

    https://www.stopclimatechaos.scot/a-tale-of-two-stories-scotlands-climate-achievements-compared-with-ambitions/

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    Kwarteng has also been forced to turn to coal. Britain has committed to phasing out the fuel by 2024 but the government has signed deals with EDF and Drax to extend the life of coal units through this winter, with the firms paid a fee and costs levied on consumer bills. Ministers hope to secure a similar deal with Germany’s Uniper to extend the life of its coal operations in Nottinghamshire within weeks.

    Boosting nuclear supplies is not as straightforward. In May, France’s EDF said that time had run out for it to ensure it was safe to extend the life of Hinkley Point B in Somerset.

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/10/how-to-keep-the-lights-on-uk-gears-up-for-worst-case-energy-scenarios

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    The UK must learn to live with extreme weather, a minister has said, as the government was accused of going missing “while Britain burns”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/20/uk-must-learn-to-live-with-extreme-weather-says-cabinet-minister

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    While planting rates have risen in Scotland, carbon capture figures overall have fallen every year since 2009, official data shows

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/23/dip-in-uk-woodlands-ability-to-capture-co2-as-felled-trees-not-replaced

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    Paul Bussey, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects’ fire expert advisory group, said: “Our legislation does not cover anything about external fires spreading from one building to another. We’re not used to it. But we really need to start thinking about it.

    “When you’re also dealing with a carbon-zero economy where we’re trying to use more timber and less concrete, it’s a challenging question.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/23/low-winds-stopped-what-might-have-been-new-great-fire-of-london-says-expert

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    ‘Got no useful ideas, so I’ll pretend to out tory the Tories’

    The Labour leader, Keir Starmer, will attempt to frame the next general election as a battle for the economy, declaring on Monday that a Labour government’s priorities would be “growth, growth and growth”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/jul/24/keir-starmer-labour-will-fight-next-election-on-economic-growth

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    Mexico is facing its worst water crisis in 30 years as reservoirs serving about 23 million people dry up. The climate crisis has caused consistently hotter summers, and this year’s La Niña weather patterns created the perfect conditions for severe drought. “

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/jul/28/water-is-the-real-thing-but-millions-of-mexicans-are-struggling-without-it

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    A new political party committed to solving the climate crisis plans to challenge the Tories in more than 100 seats at the next election, targeting climate-denying Tory backbenchers.

    Launched as a centre-right, single-issue party, the Climate party aims to provide Conservative voters with a business-friendly, climate-serious alternative to the Tories, whose leadership candidates have been reticent over the party’s net zero commitments as Britain buckled under 40C heat for the first time on record.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/28/centre-right-climate-party-ed-gemmell-launches-oust-tory-mps-opposing-climate-action

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    Private jets emit more than 33m tonnes of greenhouse gases each year – more than the country of Denmark. Their slight passenger loads mean that they are five to 14 times more polluting than commercial planes per passenger, and 50 times more polluting than trains. Just 1% of the global population is responsible for half of the emissions associated with flying.

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/aug/02/taylor-swift-private-jet-carbon-emissions-blatantly-incorrect

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    The oil and energy minister, Terje Aasland, told the Norwegian parliament on Monday that refilling dams will be prioritised over power production when levels fall below the seasonal average.

    The move is a blow to the UK, as well as countries such as Germany and the Netherlands, which rely on cheap Norwegian hydropower. A 450-mile interconnector joins Blyth, Northumberland, to Kvilldal power station.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/2022/aug/08/uk-braces-for-even-higher-bills-as-norway-threatens-electricity-export-cut

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