• European Lawmakers Vs Green Energy Dogmatism

    • Date: 06/07/20
    • EurActiv

    While MEPs traditionally advocate more ambitious climate policies than the usually more thrifty EU member states, this time, precisely the opposite is happening. The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee will vote Monday (6 July) on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund, which aims to support the bloc’s 108 coal-producing regions in their transition […]

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  • GWPF Launches “Energy For Africa” Week

    • Date: 29/06/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Today the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is launching its Energy Justice project, seeking to highlight how reliable energy access is central to the problems of people and businesses in the developing world, and showing how it must be central to any attempts to change things for the better.  Energy Justice is centred around a new website, that […]

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  • European Industry Alliance Rebels Against ‘All-Renewable’ Hydrogen

    • Date: 25/06/20
    • EurActiv

    The EU’s draft hydrogen strategy focuses too heavily on hydrogen produced from renewable electricity, says an industry alliance bringing together major oil and gas companies, as well as the steel and ceramics sector. A group of industries have rebelled against EU plans to prioritise renewables-based hydrogen, saying the fossil-based sort should also be promoted in […]

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  • Solar Maintenance To ‘Cost $9.4bn By 2025’

    • Date: 23/06/20
    • reNews.biz

    Wood Mackenzie analysis predicts 4.2GW of PV assets will run into premature failures in 2020 Solar energy repairs and maintenance costs are expected to grow to over $9bn by 2025, according to research by Wood Mackenzie. The analysts said costs will hit $9.4bn by mid-decade as PV power systems nearing inverter end of life rise […]

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  • China Adds New Wave Of Coal Plants After Lifting Curbs

    • Date: 16/06/20
    • Bloomberg

    A wave of new coal power plants are under construction or in development after the country lifted curbs on new builds, according to a study published Tuesday by Greenpeace. About 46 gigawatts worth of new plants were under construction as of May, the study said. Another 48 gigawatts were under various stages of development, Greenpeace […]

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  • California Will Use Diesel This Summer to Help Keep Lights On

    • Date: 13/06/20
    • Bloomberg

    Despite environmental concerns, California will allow PG&E Corp. to use diesel-powered mobile generators to keep some electricity flowing when the utility proactively cuts power to prevent live wires from sparking fires in high wind. State regulators signed off Thursday on PG&E’s plan to use about 450 megawatts of diesel generation to power homes, businesses, hospitals and other […]

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  • As Subsidies Run Out, 5000 German Wind Farms Face Shutdown

    • Date: 12/06/20
    • Energie Zukunft

    At the end of this year, 5000 German wind farms are no longer eligible for any subsidies. They face shutdown and Germany faces the loss of considerable amounts of green electricity. The future of wind energy was already uncertain, now electricity prices have tanked due to the corona crisis. If the government does not intervene, […]

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  • Is A Shale Comeback On The Horizon?

    • Date: 12/06/20
    • Haley Zaremba, OilPrice.com

    “Shale’s not broke, shale’s not gone, shale will come back. But I do think it comes back slower and maybe not grow as dramatically as before.”  It’s been a tough year for U.S. shale. Even before the novel coronavirus pandemic pummeled oil markets, the shale revolution had been pronounced dead, with investors shying away from the Permian […]

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