• Is The Left Beginning To Abandon Renewable Energy?

    • Date: 09/08/19
    • Associated Press

    “It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in weren’t real and to discover the solar panels and wind turbines are not going to save us.” What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which is […]

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  • EU Wood Burning Under Fire

    • Date: 07/08/19
    • The Wall Street Jornal

    A lawsuit says European policy on using wood pellets will increase greenhouse-gas emissions; ‘burning gas would release far less carbon dioxide’ The wood-pellet business is thriving based on the argument that trees are a clean-energy alternative to coal, but the science behind it is facing challenges from researchers who say cutting and burning trees takes […]

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  • Forget Paris: China’s New Coal Boom

    • Date: 06/08/19
    • Reuters

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, government documents showed, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years even as it steps up its fight against smog and greenhouse gas emissions. Long-term cuts in coal consumption are a key part of China’s […]

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  • India’s New Coal Boom

    • Date: 05/08/19
    • Energy Live News

    India expects coal-fired power capacity to grow by 22% in three years. That’s according to the Chief Engineer at the country’s Federal Power Ministry, Ghanshyam Prasad, who Reuters reported as stating coal capacity is likely to reach 238GW by 2022. India’s Coal Minister, Pralhad Joshi previously said annual coal demand rose by 9.1% during the year ending […]

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  • Green Energy Transition Flops As Global Demand For Fossil Fuels Is Growing

    • Date: 03/08/19
    • Financial Times

    Coal, oil and gas still expected to contribute 85% of primary power supply by 2040 Unprecedented efforts to install renewable power capacity have only translated into meeting 2 per cent of global energy demand, meaning the world’s overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels shows no sign of abating. A new report forecasts that coal, oil and […]

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  • The New Gas Revolution That Could Make Renewable Energy Obsolete

    • Date: 31/07/19
    • James Conca, Forbes

    If the Net Zero power plant performs as expected this is a real game changer for natural gas. Since the United States is sitting on more natural gas than any country in the world, and it’s getting cheaper to get it out of the ground, this is no small game to change. An actual game changing technology […]

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  • Collapse of Wind Power Threatens Germany’s Green Energy Transition

    • Date: 26/07/19
    • Die Welt

    Hardly any new wind turbines were built in Germany in the first half of the year. Turbine makers call it a “punch in the gut of the green energy transition” and blame environmentalists. The expansion of wind power in the first half of this year collapsed to its lowest level since the introduction of the […]

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  • China Still Expanding Coal Power Capacity

    • Date: 24/07/19
    • Paul Homewood, Not a Lot of People Know That

    China Energy Group, the country’s biggest power generator, will add more than 6 gigawatts (GW) of new ultra-low emission coal-fired capacity this year as it bids to meet growing electricity demand, a senior official with the firm said on Thursday.  The company also expected to build another 5 GW of low-emission capacity next year, Xiao […]

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