• China’s Climate U-Turn: Once A Clean Energy Leader, China Is Now Reviving Coal

    • Date: 26/11/19
    • The Hill

    The climate targets laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement are looking increasingly lofty. Coal use is rising in China and other developing countries in Asia, and investments in clean and renewable energy sources are declining, the MIT Technology Review reports.  The prodigious economic growth of China, India and other emerging markets is predicted to continue for […]

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  • Developing Nations Move To Cheap Coal, Cool On Renewables

    • Date: 25/11/19
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – New clean energy investment slid by more than a fifth in developing countries last year due to a slowdown in China, while the amount of coal-fired power generation jumped to a new high, an annual survey showed on Monday. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) surveyed 104 emerging markets and found that developing […]

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  • German Wind Industry Faces Extinction

    • Date: 24/11/19
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    Germany is seeing ever increasing resistance to wind energy projects while the wind industry faces an existential crisis. Behind the mounting resistance are hundreds of anti-wind farm citizens’ initiatives across the country, stricter rules for wind projects and powerful anti-wind bureaucrats now heading key government positions. According to Energiezukunft.eu,(Energy Future.eu) the new German draft laws are […]

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  • As Green West Declines, Asia’s Powerhouse Fuels Global Surge In Cheap Coal Use

    • Date: 23/11/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    A series of reports this week makes clear that, led by China, global coal use is surging, not in decline. India, Africa and much of Asia are getting ready to follow. Fatigued by bushfire, drought and inclement weather, Australia risks losing perspective on the big trends shaping the world’s carbon dioxide emissions future. A series […]

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  • Fracking Saved Americans $1.1 Trillion Over Past Decade, New Report

    • Date: 22/11/19
    • Tim Benson, Watts Up With That

    A new report prepared by Kleinhenz & Associates for the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program shows increased oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing  (“fracking”) has saved American consumers $1.1 trillion in the decade from 2008 to 2018. This breaks down to more than $900 in annual savings to each American family, or $9,000 […]

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  • Booming Southeast Asia’s Dirty Secret: Booming Coal

    • Date: 20/11/19
    • E&E News

    SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but intertwined with that rise is a rare distinction: a shift toward the use of more coal. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is “the only region in the world where coal is expected to increase its share” of the energy mix, […]

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  • Game Over: China Set For Massive Coal Expansion

    • Date: 20/11/19
    • Bloomberg

    China has enough coal-fired power plants in the pipeline to match the entire capacity of the European Union, driving the expansion in global coal power and confounding the movement against the polluting fossil fuel, according to a new report. The nation has almost 148 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity under active construction or likely to be […]

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  • Energy-Starved Africa Looks to India for Nuclear Reactors

    • Date: 19/11/19
    • livemint.com

    NEW DELHI : As part of India’s strategy to expand its footprint in Africa, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is exploring supply of small nuclear power reactors to the electricity-starved countries. Interestingly, India’s civilian nuclear power programme has caught the fancy of African countries because climate change has impacted their conventional hydropower generation capacity, which […]

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