• Romanian Parliament Preparing New Tax On Wind Farms

    • Date: 30/07/18
    • Business Review

    The Romanian Parliament wants to bring new changes to the Fiscal Code to include wind turbine buildings and towers as building categories, according to a bill supported by the Ministry of Finance. This way, local authorities will be able to impose taxes on such constructions. The draft law is practically a new version of the […]

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  • Largest U.S. Wind Farm Dealt Potentially Fatal Blow In Texas

    • Date: 27/07/18
    • Bloomberg

    Texas dealt a potential death blow to what would be the largest-ever U.S. wind farm: American Electric Power Co.’s $4.5 billion Wind Catcher project. The Texas Public Utility Commission on Thursday unanimously rejected the project as proposed, saying it doesn’t offer enough benefits for ratepayers as currently structured. American Electric said it was evaluating its […]

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  • Europe to Become ‘Massive’ Buyer of U.S. LNG, Trump Says

    • Date: 26/07/18
    • Bloomberg

    Europe will build more terminals to import U.S. liquefied natural gas, the head of the European Commission told U.S. President Donald Trump during a meeting aimed at averting a transatlantic trade war. “They want very much to do that, and we have plenty of it,” Trump said, referring to the U.S. shale boom, which has […]

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  • Batty Batteries Increase CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 24/07/18
    • Vox

    Energy storage is considered a green technology. But it actually increases carbon emissions. Energy storage (batteries and other ways of storing electricity, like pumped water, compressed air, or molten salt) has generally been hailed as a “green” technology, key to enabling more renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But energy storage has a dirty secret. […]

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  • King Coal To Rule For 20 More Years, Says Australia’s Energy Market Operator

    • Date: 23/07/18
    • The Australian

    The nation’s independent energy market operator has called for Australia’s fleet of coal-fired power plants to be operated for as long as possible to prevent a future price shock in the transition to renewables, claiming the ageing plants will still deliver the cheapest electricity for the next 20 years. In a report commissioned by COAG […]

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  • Solar Slashed

    • Date: 22/07/18
    • Bloomberg

    As subsidies end, solar power expansion slashed Anyone following clean energy knew this could be a tough year for solar. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. just put a grim number on how bad. The pace of global installations will contract by 24 percent in 2018, Goldman analysts led by Brian Lee said in a research note late Wednesday. […]

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  • Crazy FITs may come to an end

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Government looks to end feed-in tariffs The government has launched a consultation on the ending of the feed-in-tariffs (FITs) scheme for small-scale renewables. Launched in 2010, in the dying days of the last Labour government, FITs were designed to hand absurdly inflated rewards to green-minded members of the middle classes for electricity generated from solar […]

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  • North Sea oil field to keep producing for decades

    • Date: 18/07/18
    • Paul Ward, The Scotsman

    One of the North Sea’s most complex developments will continue to produce oil and gas for another 20 years, operators have said. The Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) is made up of multiple fields sharing a central processing facility. It opened 20 years ago and is now expected to operate into the mid to late […]

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