• Critics Rebut Computer Modelling Exercise On Offshore Wind Costs

    • Date: 31/07/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Remember when Imperial College London and UK newspapers recently announced that “offshore wind power is now so cheap it could pay money back to consumers”? The Global Warming Policy Forum is today publishing a critique of the new paper behind the headlines which claims that computer modelling of offshore wind subsidy auction bids around Europe provides sound […]

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  • China’s Coronavirus Recovery Drives Massive Boom In Coal Plants

    • Date: 22/07/20
    • South China Morning Post

    China has 249.6 gigawatts of coal-fired power capacity either under construction or in planning which is larger than the current coal fleets of the United States or India. Far from treating the coronavirus pandemic as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speed up decarbonisation and lock in climate goals, there are signs China is falling back on […]

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  • Boris Johnson To Import Russian Coal To Appease Green Lobby

    • Date: 10/07/20
    • Daily Express

    Russia is now the main source for all of Britain’s coal needs. England’s last surface coal mine closes next month at Bradley, County Durham. Last week, a request to extend the open cast mine was rejected by Durham County councillors. “As it stands, that will be the last coal coming out of England on a […]

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  • The First Green Energy War?

    • Date: 09/07/20
    • The Times

    Egypt threatens war as Ethiopia prepares to fill its new dam If their argument were only over water, the dispute that is threatening to throw Egyptian jets against Ethiopian concrete might be easily resolved. But in the coming weeks, when Ethiopia starts filling the reservoir behind its Grand Renaissance Dam, the biggest in Africa and half a […]

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  • 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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