• Labor Government Says Adani Coal Mine Could Be Approved Within Weeks

    • Date: 24/05/19
    • The Epoch Times

    The Queensland premier is celebrating a “breakthrough” that could see her government’s two-year stand-off with mining giant Adani resolved within weeks. Annastacia Palaszczuk says firm deadlines have been set for two state approvals needed for the India-based company’s Galilee Basin coal mine to proceed. There should be a decision on Adani’s plan to protect an endangered […]

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  • Washington To Punish Builders Of Putin’s Gas Pipeline

    • Date: 22/05/19
    • The Times

    The US is drawing up a list of sanctions to punish the German and Russian companies involved in building an undersea gas pipeline beneath the Baltic that Washington characterises as a geopolitical tool of the Kremlin. Most of Germany’s allies, including Britain, France and Poland, oppose the €11 billion Nord Stream 2 project because they […]

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  • In Coal We Trust: Australia’s Voters Back PM Morrison’s Faith In Fossil Fuel

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Reuters

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, “This is coal – don’t be afraid!” His surprise win in what some dubbed the ‘climate election’ may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy – big coal. Battered by […]

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  • Green Mega-Flop: German Failure On the Road To A Renewable Future

    • Date: 18/05/19
    • Der Spiegel

    The so-called Energiewende, the shift away from nuclear in favor of renewables, the greatest political project undertaken here since Germany’s reunification, is facing failure. The vision of the fantastic new world of the future was born eight years ago, on March 11, 2011, the day an earthquake-triggered tsunami damaged the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, […]

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  • Another Green Mega Flop: Tesla’s Solar Business Approaches Terminal Decline

    • Date: 16/05/19
    • Seeking Alpha

    In recent months the pattern of gradual decline in Tesla’s solar deployments gave way to an outright collapse. Elon Musk once contended that Tesla’s (TSLA) energy generation and storage business might one day dwarf its automotive manufacturing business. That prospect has proven increasingly fanciful with each passing quarter. We have tracked the declining fortunes of Tesla’s solar energy generation […]

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  • Green Flop: Falling Renewables Investment Stalls Paris Climate Goals

    • Date: 14/05/19
    • Financial Times

    The world is moving in the opposite direction of the Paris climate pact goals, with investment in renewable energy falling for the second consecutive year in 2018 and spending on fossil fuel extraction rising, the world’s energy watchdog has warned. Spending on renewable power such as wind, solar and biomass projects slipped 1 per cent […]

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  • Solar Farms Get Millions More in Taxpayer Handouts Than They Make Selling Electricity

    • Date: 13/05/19
    • Daily Mail

    Ten of UK’s biggest solar farms pocketed £3million plus in eco subsidies last year Total cost of providing subsidies to renewables market is estimated at £7billion The plants were encouraged to get off the ground with generous handouts  Britain’s biggest solar farms get more money in taxpayer subsidies than they make from selling the electricity […]

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  • German Onshore Wind ‘Collapse’ Jeopardises EU Climate Policy Goals

    • Date: 13/05/19
    • Energy Live News

    The “collapse” in the growth of onshore wind energy in Germany is jeopardising both the nation’s and the EU’s renewable energy targets. The warning comes from trade body WindEurope, which says Germany installed only 134MW of new onshore wind capacity in the first three months of 2019 – its worst first quarter since 2000. It estimates the country is […]

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