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German Growth Stagnates as Trump Trade War Starts to Bite

One reason for the slowdown was conflict over trade. American tariffs are hurting German steel makers’ sales, and Germany is also experiencing collateral damage caused by a trade war between China and the United States. New York Times

McKinsey Global Energy Perspective 2019

Energy systems around the world are going through rapid transitions that will bring important changes to the way we fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our industries. These trends will have widespread implications for businesses, governments, and individuals in the coming decades. . McKinsey

Dispelling the Myths of China’s EV Market

It’s too soon to call a peak on traditional vehicles, but the potential for overall growth is in question. And just how much of that growth will be electric? Bloomberg

France tables 2050 carbon-neutral law

The changes would expand the role of nuclear energy and drop concrete emissions targets for the middle of the century, raising concerns among environmentalists. Climate Change News

The problem with the Green New Deal: A deeply unserious proposal to tackle climate change

What would be the cumulative effects of mandatory, wholesale decarbonisation of the power-generation sector within ten years? Or of the mandated retrofitting of every single building in the country? Or the requirement for electric-only vehicles, and the removal of every single dirty internal combustion engine? Would it really provide “millions of good, high-wage jobs” and “provide unprecedented levels of prosperity and economic security” for the impoverished—as the resolution promises—or simply make them poorer? The Economist