• New Study: Poverty and Lower Incomes Directly Linked to Renewables

    • Date: 08/04/19
    • NoTricksZone

    An empirical analysis using 2005-2015 data from 15 EU countries indicates that as more renewable energies (i.e., solar PV) are deployed, energy costs increase, household poverty risks rise, and incomes decline. Image Source: Pereira et al., 2019 In contrast to the negative consequences of switching from fossil fuels to renewables, Dr. Tadesse Weldu Teklu affirms “CO2 emission (energy consumption) is […]

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  • EU Seeks €1.7m Fine over Irish Wind Farm That Killed 50,000 Fish

    • Date: 02/04/19
    • GWPF and The Times

    An Irish wind farm, constructed in 2003, caused a hugely damaging peat slide, killing 50,000 fish. Now the EU is seeking a large fine from the Irish government, to punish it for failing to comply with a 2008 ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Ireland could face a minimum fine of […]

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  • China’s New Coal Boom Revealed

    • Date: 28/03/19
    • Reuters

    SHANGHAI — China restarted construction on more than 50 gigawatts (GW) of suspended coal-fired power plants last year, bucking a global shift away from fossil fuels, a new study showed Thursday. China has repeatedly pledged to reduce its reliance on coal, a major source of smog and climate-warming greenhouse gases, and it has cut coal’s share […]

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  • New Study: US Shale Revolution Is Saving Tens Of Thousands Of Lives Every Year

    • Date: 27/03/19
    • Mark Perry, AEI Carpe Diem

    The American shale gas revolution has contributed to a 53% decrease in natural gas prices which has helped to save tens of thousands of deaths every year, new paper finds Here’s the abstract of the March 2019 NBER paper “Inexpensive Heating Reduces Winter Mortality“: This paper examines how the price of home heating affects mortality […]

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  • World’s Green Energy Transition in Doubt as Progress Is Stalling

    • Date: 25/03/19
    • World Economic Forum

    The world’s transition to secure, affordable and sustainable green energy has stagnated, with little or no progress achieved in the past five years. Geneva, Switzerland, 25 March 2019 – The world’s energy systems have become less affordable and are no more environmentally sustainable than they were five years ago. While access to energy has substantially improved, […]

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  • Green Killers: Congo’s Miners Dying to Feed World’s Hunger for Electric Cars

    • Date: 21/03/19
    • Christina Lamb, The Sunday Times

    Exploited by Chinese firms, workers as young as nine risk their lives to feed the world’s growing hunger for cobalt.  Solange Kanena sits on her broken orange sofa, heavily pregnant, resting. Looking around her three-room shack, she wonders how she will feed her eight children. Her husband died in a mining accident 10 days ago. […]

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  • EIA Projects U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions To Remain Near Current Level Through 2050

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • US Energy Information Administration

    Carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. energy consumption will remain near current levels through 2050, according to projections in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. The AEO2019 Reference case, which reflects no changes to current laws and regulations and extends current trends in technology, projects that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will be 5,019 million metric […]

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  • OPEC Threatens To Kill U.S. Shale (Again)

    • Date: 16/03/19
    • OilPrice.com

    OPEC is sending a clear message to Wall Street banks and big investors: If Washington passes legislation that would allow the U.S. government to sue the cartel, the first victim will be shale. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries will once again become a nemesis for U.S. shale if the U.S. Congress passes a bill […]

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