Angela Merkel has been accused of pursuing a “Germany First” policy in the mould of President Trump through her dogged support of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines from Russia. The €9.5 billion project, which would leave Berlin dependent on the Kremlin for up to half its natural gas imports, is opposed by most of Germany’s neighbours and allies, including Britain, the US, Poland and the Baltic states. More than 90 MEPs and German MPs from across the political spectrum have urged the German chancellor to abandon Nord Stream 2 on the ground that it antagonises her allies and gives Russia strategic leverage over the European Union.
Times 9th Nov 2018 read more »
Only two of the world’s top 10 oil and gas majors have strategies in place to deliver significant reductions in their emissions intensity that are broadly in line with the climate action pledges made by governments as part of the Paris Agreement. That is the conclusion of a new study from the investor-backed Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI), which assessed the carbon performance and goals of the world’s 10 largest listed oil and gas companies.
Business Green 8th Nov 2018 read more »