• Greenpeace Wonders Why China Is Building More Than 200 New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 13/07/16
    • Reuters

    Even though China has promised to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, there are 210 new coal-fired power plant projects approved for construction. China is building another 200 gigawatts (GW) of coal-fired power capacity despite tough new measures designed to cut the use of fossil fuels and tackle overcapacity, environmental group Greenpeace said on Wednesday. […]

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  • Resilient Fracking: Another Sign Shale Is Rebounding

    • Date: 11/07/16
    • The American Interest

    If, as the old saying goes, two out of three ain’t bad, then five out of six has to be verging on being downright good. That’s welcome news for the embattled American shale industry, which has seen the number of active rigs currently in operation increase for five of the last six weeks. Frackers have […]

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  • Anti-Fracking Scientists Quietly Retract Paper Due To Bad Data

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Seth Whitehead, Energy in Depth

    The University of Cincinnati (UC) has yet to publish the results of a now year-old study that found no water contamination from hydraulic fracturing in a scientific journal, despite scrutiny, media attention, and numerous calls from groups and elected officials to do so. This indefinite delay is all the more interesting considering that UC couldn’t wait to publish the results of its 2015 study that claimed fracking was causing […]

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  • Another Green Flop: Japan’s Solar Boom Is Beginning To Falter

    • Date: 07/07/16
    • Bloomberg

    Japan’s solar boom is beginning to falter while solar power-related bankruptcies are increasing. Until recently, the resource-poor nation has been one of the leading markets for photovoltaics, helping to prop up an industry hurt by falling prices for the technology and policy changes. But four years after the introduction of generous incentives to promote clean […]

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  • Brexit To Hit Green Energy Groups Hard

    • Date: 06/07/16
    • BDC Magazine

    Europe’s renewable energy sector is facing significant insecurity in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. The Brexit campaign was led by a number of leading political figures who oppose tackling climate change by introducing wind warms and other renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuel power stations. Lord Nigel Lawson, […]

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  • US Oil Reserves Surpass Those Of Saudi Arabia And Russia

    • Date: 05/07/16
    • Anjli Raval, Financial Times

    The US holds more oil reserves than Saudi Arabia and Russia, the first time it has surpassed those held by the world’s biggest exporting nations, according to a new study. Rystad Energy estimates recoverable oil in the US from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered areas amounts to 264bn barrels. The figure surpasses Saudi Arabia’s […]

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  • Poland Introduces Bill Favoring Coal Over Renewable Energy

    • Date: 01/07/16
    • New Europe

    By reducing the role of renewables in its energy mix, Poland could go beyond 80% dependence on coal for electricity production. The new bill adopted on Tuesday overhauls a system of green certificates that polluters must buy, while moving to create regulatory barriers for wind farms. The new law envisages a system of green energy […]

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  • China Well Behind Its Wind Power Target

    • Date: 28/06/16
    • Diarmaid Williams, Power Engineering

    The Global Wind Energy Council has unveiled data showing China is failing to reach the target set for itself in development of offshore wind power capacity. The country installed just 1 GW of offshore wind capacity last year, against a target of 5 GW. However officials say they would prefer to master the technology first, […]

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