• Dissident Australian MPs Push For Earlier End To Renewable Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 24/10/17
    • The Guardian

    Dissident government MPs, including the former prime minister Tony Abbott, are continuing to stir the pot on energy despite last week’s party room sign off on the new national energy guarantee. Craig Kelly and Tony Abbott, who reportedly said the Coalition needed to be prepared have a fight with political opponents about subsidies for renewables. Photograph: […]

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  • Green Energy Campaigners May Kill The World’s Biggest Science Project

    • Date: 20/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    The world’s biggest scientific experiment is on course to become the most expensive source of surplus power. With wind-farm campaigners starting to promise subsidy-free power by 2025 and electricity demand in Europe stagnating, the future of fusion research looks bleak. Components of the 20 billion-euro ($24 billion) project are already starting to pile up at a construction site […]

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  • Norway Seeks $9,000 ‘Tesla Tax’ On Electric Cars

    • Date: 17/10/17
    • The Local Norway

    Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a “Tesla tax” aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move. Electric cars, which have hitherto been exempted from heavy taxes imposed on other vehicles, accounted for 20 percent of new registrations in the Nordic country since […]

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  • Tony Abbott’s Victory As Australian Govt Dumps Green Energy Target

    • Date: 16/10/17
    • ABC News

    A Clean Energy Target recommended by Australia’s chief scientist will not be adopted, with the Federal Government instead proposing a new plan to bring down electricity prices. The details have not officially been released, but the ABC understands Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will argue his policy will lower electricity bills more than a Clean Energy […]

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  • Without Subsidies And Higher Carbon Tax, German Wind Farms No Longer Profitable

    • Date: 12/10/17
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Operating wind turbines in Germany will only be profitable for a small fraction of the installations once their 20-year support period via the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) has ended, consultancy Energy Brainpool says in a white paper. The first turbines in Germany will lose eligibility for support from the renewables surcharge that customers pay with their power bill in […]

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  • Scale Back Paris Commitment, Australian Reformers Urge

    • Date: 11/10/17
    • The Australian

    Two of Australia’s most respected economic reformers have urged the government to scale back its commitment to the Paris emissions-reduction agreement and revive a market-based mechanism to curb greenhouse gases, suggesting the renewable energy target is damaging the country’s competitiveness. Lamenting at least a decade of reform paralysis, Keating government adviser Fred Hilmer and Gary […]

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  • Is This The Geopolitical Shift Of The Century?

    • Date: 07/10/17
    • Cyril Widdershoven, OilPrice

    King Salman’s trip to Moscow could go down in history as the point of no return for the West. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman attend a  welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia October 5, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS The geopolitical reality in the […]

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  • Trump May Have Found Paths to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy

    • Date: 03/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving. Two initiatives pending in Washington — one to prop up large traditional power plants and a second to impose tariffs on solar panels — could let Trump upend wholesale electricity markets and tip the advantage […]

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