Mike Bloomberg: Trump’s solar tariff destroy US jobs, raise bills

www.cnbc.com/2018/01/22/mike-bloomberg-trumps-solar-tariff-destroy-us-jobs-raise-bills.html
The idea of tariffs sharply divides the U.S. solar industry. American panel manufacturers support tariffs, since they would cut competition from cheap Chinese imports. U.S. panel installers oppose them because fewer Chinese imports mean less work putting them in place.

World Bank to end financial support for oil and gas extraction | Business | The Guardian

www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/12/uk-banks-join-multinationals-pledge-come-clean-climate-change-risks-mark-carney?utm_content=buffer1ea5b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campai…
In a statement that delighted campaigners opposed to fossil fuels, the Bank used a conference in Paris to announce that it “will no longer finance upstream oil and gas” after 2019.
The Bank ceased lending for coal-fired power stations in 2010 but has been under pressure from lobby groups also to halt the $1bn (£750m) a year it has been lending for oil and gas in developing countries.

U.S. government shutdown begins on first anniversary of Trump inauguration – Macleans.ca

www.macleans.ca/politics/u-s-government-shutdown-begins-on-first-anniversary-of-trump-inauguration/
Americans awoke Saturday to learn that bickering politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

U.S. government shuts down amid partisan standoff | CBC News

www.cbc.ca/news/world/congress-government-shutdown-standoff-dreamers-1.4494503
The U.S. federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.

90 days to ‘Day Zero’: Cape Town will be the first major city to run out of water | Ottawa Citizen

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The drought-stricken South African city of Cape Town has brought forward the date when it may cut water supplies to residents by one day to April 21, figures posted on its website show.

California’s last nuclear plant to close after unanimous vote by regulators – San Francisco Chronicle

www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/California-regulators-vote-unanimously-to-close-12491203.php?
California’s last nuclear power plant — Diablo Canyon, whose contentious birth helped shape the modern environmental movement — will close in 2025, state utility regulators decided Thursday.utm_content=buffer841c5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

‘Canada has just detonated a bomb’: Trade relations with U.S. plummet after WTO complaint | The Province

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Canada launched the opening salvo in a trade war with the United States Wednesday, lodging an international complaint about the superpower’s use of punitive duties.

Opinion- Bitcoin is teaching libertarians everything they don’t know about economics – The Washington Post

www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/01/08/bitcoin-is-the-new-middle-ages/?utm_term=.9ff1a7fd1a3b
Bitcoin changes prices too quickly to be a currency and processes transactions too slowly to be a payments system, but it is juuust right for teaching libertarians everything they don’t know about economics.

24 reasons why China’s ban on foreign trash is a wake-up call for global waste exporters | South China Morning Post

www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2126098/24-reasons-why-chinas-ban-foreign-trash-wake-call-global
Though the regulation is primarily designed to address major environmental and health issues in China, it will also be a genuine global disrupter. It has the potential to propel many waste-exporting countries – who for far too long have taken an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude to waste disposal – to adopt far more progressive disposal and recycling systems.

China Unveils an Ambitious Plan to Curb Climate Change Emissions – The New York Times

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China is the world’s No. 1 polluter. It burns more coal than the rest of the world combined. It produces more than a quarter of the world’s human-caused global warming gases, nearly as much as North America and Europe put together.

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