• Coal Is Fuelling China’s Data Center Boom

    • Date: 16/09/19
    • OilPrice.com

    Electricity consumption in China’s data center sector is projected to increase by a whopping 66 percent over the next half-decade – currently powered 73% by coal. China’s data center sector is heating up. “The rapidly growing market is largely driven by data-intensive industries such as cloud computing, an industry that the government has marked for […]

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  • Green Super Flop: Most Powerful Greenhouse Gas On The Rise ‘Due To Green Energy Boom’

    • Date: 14/09/19
    • BBC News

    It’s the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents. But leaks of the little-known gas in the UK and the rest of the EU in 2017 […]

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  • Europe’s Climate Hypocrisy Exposed

    • Date: 13/09/19
    • Balkan Green Energy News

    Five EU countries including the UK, Germany, Greece, Poland, and Slovenia are looking to introduce new fossil fuel subsidies by 2030, an analysis of the 28 Member States’ draft energy and climate plans (NECPs) has revealed. In a new report, “Fossil fuel subsidies in draft EU National Energy and Climate Plans: Shortcomings and final call […]

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  • Green Energy Crisis: More Natural Gas Is Needed as Low Power Prices Dent Solar

    • Date: 11/09/19
    • Bloomberg

    The world will probably need more power from natural gas in the coming decades than previously thought because low electricity prices during the day could limit the rise in solar plants. The cleanest fossil fuel’s share of the primary energy mix in 2050 will be as much as 29%, according to a report by energy […]

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  • EU Countries Have ‘No Plans’ To End Support For Fossil Fuels

    • Date: 09/09/19
    • EurActiv

    Not a single EU member state has so far spelled out a comprehensive plan to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, despite a commitment taken at the G20 ten years ago to eliminate them, according to a fresh analysis of the bloc’s 28 National Energy and Climate Plans. Only nine EU countries have reiterated their commitment […]

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  • Oh Dear: The World Is Losing Interest In Renewable Energy

    • Date: 05/09/19
    • The Economist

    China, which once accounted for almost half of all investment in renewables, has seen the biggest drop TWENTY YEARS ago China had virtually no solar panels. Today the country has a quarter of the world’s total, according to the International Energy Agency. That includes a 1km “solar highway”—a road paved with panels capable of powering […]

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  • Asia’s Growing Coal Use Could Negate Global Climate Agenda, UN Says

    • Date: 04/09/19
    • Reuters

    Asia’s heavy and expanding reliance on coal power risks cancelling out global progress towards preventing catastrophic climate change, a top United Nations official warned on Wednesday. While developing economies such as India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam increasingly turn to cheap coal to meet fast-growing demand for electricity, some nations are ramping up use of […]

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  • Will California Keep Nuclear Energy Alive?

    • Date: 04/09/19
    • Michael Shellenberger, Forbes

    Last week, a California state legislator introduced an amendment to the state’s constitution that would classify nuclear energy as “renewable.”  If the amendment passes, it would likely result in the continued operation of the state’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, well past 2025, its current closure date. Diablo generates 9% of California’s electricity and 20% of its […]

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