Enviro News Wrap: Trumps Bullies Scottish Government; GOP's Delusions on Energy Policy; China Pushes for Making More Solar Panels, and more...
GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:
- Donald Trump has such a huge ego he thinks he can stop the Scottish government from completing a wind farm that can be seen from one of Trump's developments.
- Corporate Environmentalism is the best! Corporations like Lego have so much money, with so much potential impact.
- The Gulf Oil Spill trial is clearly going towards assigning most fault and retribution to only BP. The only question now is if they will settle out of court.
- Obama's plan to address our fuel (oil) problems include increasing the m.p.h. efficiency in new cars and investing in developing technology. The all-of-the-above approach Obama is taking seems to match the reality that demand for energy is greatly increasing, meaning we need more energy from every source. The Republican candidates for president just want to drill for more oil. Newt Gingrich attacked Obama's energy policy recently, claiming that he can get gas at the pump down to $2.50.
- Another United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development brings the world closer to a future without a global plan to address the degradation of our environment.
- Companies in the US have been accusing China of dumping too many cheap, under-priced solar panels on the global market. As prices fall from an oversupply of panels the Chinese government is encouraging more production.
- Incentives for solar in Germany are melting away quicker than expected, hurting a damaged industry even more.
- England is struggling with fracking, just like in America. A city in New York State is allowed to ban fracking by a state judge.
- Here is an interview of Amory Lovins, an energy policy genius.