• Stranded Assets Booming: Coal Prices Double As Demand Rises

    • Date: 13/06/18
    • Financial Times

    Prices have more than doubled from 2016 lows, boosting profits of big producers Thermal coal, tagged the least-loved major commodity by analysts, is defying sceptics, with prices rising to the highest level since 2012 thanks to strong Asian demand. High-grade Australian thermal coal, the benchmark for the vast Asia market, was quoted at $112.60 a […]

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  • Compendium Of Germany’s Energiewende

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Vernunftkraft

    Germany’s Energiewende – where we really stand In March 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy published a brochure announcing that the Energiewende, its renewable energy revolution, was ‘a success story’. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Energiewende has the goal of making Germany independent of fossil fuels in the long term. […]

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  • Small UK Company Gets One Step Closer To Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

    • Date: 07/06/18
    • City A.M.

    A small UK company which is aiming to revolutionise power generation through cracking nuclear fusion has today come one step closer. Oxford-based Tokamak Energy, which is backed by hedge fund Winton Group, has managed to heat plasma to more than 15m degrees Celsius – hotter than the centre of the sun. Tokamak called the process […]

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  • Why The Lights Went Out On Solar Stocks Today

    • Date: 05/06/18
    • The Motley Fool

    China threw solar investors for a loop today and the impact on solar manufacturers could last for years. Solar stocks took a beating Monday after China cut its national incentives to install solar projects. Shares of solar panel manufacturers Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) fell as much as 14.5%, JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE:JKS) dropped as much as 17%, and Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) fell […]

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  • Indonesia Feeding China’s New Coal Resurgence

    • Date: 03/06/18
    • Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay.com

    Indonesia’s coal industry is enjoying a resurgence, driven both by rising demand from China—the world’s biggest consumer of the fossil fuel—and a push by the government in Jakarta to build more coal-fired power plants. A coal barge in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Image: Andrew Taylor/WDM, CC BY 2.0 Demand for energy in China and Indonesia continues to drive the […]

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  • Germany Set To Retire 20 GW Of Wind Power By 2023

    • Date: 01/06/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Due to the end of their 20-year life span of guaranteed support payments, about 20 gigawatt (GW) of wind power capacity in Germany will be retired by 2023 as their operation is no longer profitable. This is according to Simone Peter, head of Germany’s Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), in an interview with Energie & Management magazine. […]

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  • German Minister Warns Coal Exit By 2030 Is Impossible

    • Date: 31/05/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    NRW state premier says coal exit by 2030 is impossible An end to coal-fired power generation in Germany by 2030 is impossible, according to Armin Laschet, the state premier of coal mining state North Rhine-Westphalia, and a member of Angela Merkel’s Conservatives (CDU). Wind and solar power will not be able to provide the electricity […]

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  • China Considers More U.S. Coal Imports to Cut Deficit

    • Date: 30/05/18
    • Bloomberg

    China is considering a plan to buy more American coal as part of an effort to narrow its trade deficit with the U.S., according to people with knowledge of the matter. Chinese officials are currently looking at boosting purchases from West Virginia in particular, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they’re […]

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