• Poor Bear Brunt Of Beijing Coal Cleanup With No Heating At -6C

    • Date: 06/12/17
    • The Guardian

    Switch from coal to gas has left residents of towns around Beijing without heating after gas supply falters While middle class Beijingers breathe the cleanest air in recent winters, in Zhuozhou, a small city 20 minutes by train from Beijing’s downtown, residents are shivering through cold nights without heating. The reason: a five-year anti-pollution drive […]

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  • Renewable Energy Stocks Take A Beating As Tax Bill Passes U.S. Senate

    • Date: 05/12/17
    • Investor's Business Daily

    First Solar and other renewable-energy stocks took a beating Monday as the tax bill passed by the U.S. Senate early Saturday contained provisions that could harm wind and solar energy investment and deployment. Vestas share price Several organizations supporting the renewable-energy sector sent a joint statement to members of the Senate, asking them to reconsider the Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax, […]

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  • Electric Vehicles Aren’t Taking Over Our Roads as Fast as Hype Artists Claim

    • Date: 04/12/17
    • Vaclav Smil, IEEE Spectrum

    Both the rate of EV adoption and the environmental benefits the vehicles will produce have been oversold Let me begin with a disclaimer: I am neither promoting electric vehicles nor denigrating them. I simply observe that the rational case for accepting EVs has been undermined by unrealistic market forecasts and a disregard for the environmental effects […]

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  • OPEC Just Did American Shale Drillers A Big Favor

    • Date: 02/12/17
    • Bloomberg

    OPEC and Russia just gave their most implacable foe, U.S. shale, an early holiday gift. As corporate boards for American oil explorers prepare to sketch out 2018 drilling budgets, Thursday’s historic agreement by Saudi Arabia, Russia and other major crude producers to extend supply caps for another year may prompt directors to spend more on […]

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  • U.S. Shale To Surge After OPEC Extension

    • Date: 02/12/17
    • Nick Cunningham, OilPrice.com

    Just as expected: OPEC and the group of non-OPEC countries led by Russia extended their production cuts for an additional nine months through the end of 2018. “It’s been a good long day… in fact, it’s been a great day,” Saudi oil minister Khalid Al-Falih said at the presser. “I’m pleased to announce the decision has been […]

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  • German Grid Agency Raises Wind Power Auction Prices To Avoid ‘Rupture’

    • Date: 30/11/17
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Maximum support rate for onshore wind raised to ensure continuous expansion The maximum support rate for onshore wind power installations in Germany’s renewables auctions scheme has been raised to 6.3 cents per kilowatt hour to ensure competition among bidders and a continuous expansion of the energy source, the Federal Grid Agency (BNetzA) says in a press release. Without the […]

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  • China’s Rising Coal Use Defies Forecasts

    • Date: 27/11/17
    • Radio Free Asia

    China is gradually transforming its economy and patterns of energy consumption, but it may be decades before citizens see dramatic improvements in air quality, according to a recent report. The finding this month by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) came as an international group of climate scientists blamed an increase in China’s coal consumption […]

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  • First Poland, Then Germany, Now Spain: Europe Rejects Coal Phase Out

    • Date: 26/11/17
    • EurActiv

    The Spanish government is challenging a decision by its main electricity provider to shut down two coal-fired power plants. An attitude that contravenes the Paris Agreement on climate change.   The Spanish government has engaged in a strange stand-off over Iberdrola’s plan to phase out coal, announced at climate talks in Bonn last week. The […]

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