• As Green West Declines, Asia’s Powerhouse Fuels Global Surge In Cheap Coal Use

    • Date: 23/11/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    A series of reports this week makes clear that, led by China, global coal use is surging, not in decline. India, Africa and much of Asia are getting ready to follow. Fatigued by bushfire, drought and inclement weather, Australia risks losing perspective on the big trends shaping the world’s carbon dioxide emissions future. A series […]

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  • Fracking Saved Americans $1.1 Trillion Over Past Decade, New Report

    • Date: 22/11/19
    • Tim Benson, Watts Up With That

    A new report prepared by Kleinhenz & Associates for the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program shows increased oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing  (“fracking”) has saved American consumers $1.1 trillion in the decade from 2008 to 2018. This breaks down to more than $900 in annual savings to each American family, or $9,000 […]

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  • Booming Southeast Asia’s Dirty Secret: Booming Coal

    • Date: 20/11/19
    • E&E News

    SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but intertwined with that rise is a rare distinction: a shift toward the use of more coal. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is “the only region in the world where coal is expected to increase its share” of the energy mix, […]

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  • Game Over: China Set For Massive Coal Expansion

    • Date: 20/11/19
    • Bloomberg

    China has enough coal-fired power plants in the pipeline to match the entire capacity of the European Union, driving the expansion in global coal power and confounding the movement against the polluting fossil fuel, according to a new report. The nation has almost 148 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity under active construction or likely to be […]

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  • Energy-Starved Africa Looks to India for Nuclear Reactors

    • Date: 19/11/19
    • livemint.com

    NEW DELHI : As part of India’s strategy to expand its footprint in Africa, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is exploring supply of small nuclear power reactors to the electricity-starved countries. Interestingly, India’s civilian nuclear power programme has caught the fancy of African countries because climate change has impacted their conventional hydropower generation capacity, which […]

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  • China’s New Energy Agenda: Coal Power Will Be Top Priority

    • Date: 15/11/19
    • China Dialogue

    Premier Li Keqiang has re-emphasised coal as China’s primary source of energy security, and toned down the urgency of the low-carbon transition China has signalled that coal power will be a top priority within national energy policy as the government prepares its next Five Year Plan (2021-25). On 11 October, Premier Li Keqiang chaired a meeting of […]

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  • German Government ‘Pulls Plug On Wind Energy’

    • Date: 11/11/19
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    German online weekly FOCUS here reports how cuts by wind energy giant Enercon will lead to 3000 layoffs. According to Enercon chief executive Hans-Dieter Kettwig, “politicians have pulled the plug on wind energy.” Subsidies cut Once lavished with huge incentives, the German wind industry is being hit hard after the government recently ended the huge subsidies that […]

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  • Cheap Chinese Electric Cars To Conquer Green Europe

    • Date: 09/11/19
    • Automotive News Europe

    BEIJING — An SUV set to become the first Chinese entrant in Europe’s electric-car market, betting its competitive price will help draw customers away from the likes of Volkswagen Group and Tesla. Shanghai-based automaker Aiways has secured the required permits and certifications for a Europe launch, and plans to start sales in the second quarter […]

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