• Will California Keep Nuclear Energy Alive?

    • Date: 04/09/19
    • Michael Shellenberger, Forbes

    Last week, a California state legislator introduced an amendment to the state’s constitution that would classify nuclear energy as “renewable.”  If the amendment passes, it would likely result in the continued operation of the state’s last nuclear plant, Diablo Canyon, well past 2025, its current closure date. Diablo generates 9% of California’s electricity and 20% of its […]

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  • Electric Car Sales Fall for First Time After China Cuts Subsidy

    • Date: 03/09/19
    • Bloomberg

    Global electric-car sales fell for the first time in modern history in July after China scaled back purchase subsidies, highlighting the role government assistance is having on the burgeoning market. Monthly sales worldwide fell 14% to about 128,000 plug-in passenger electric vehicles, Sanford C. Bernstein said in a report Tuesday. Sales declined in China and […]

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  • 80% Decline Of New German Wind Farms Sparks Concern

    • Date: 28/08/19
    • Financial Times

    Germany has seen a dramatic decline in the number of new onshore wind farms this year, raising fears that the country will fall even further behind its long-term climate and renewable goals.  Only 290 megawatts of new capacity were installed in the first half of 2019, a decline of more than 80 per cent compared […]

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  • Trump Says He’s Unwilling to Risk U.S. Energy Wealth for Windmill ‘Dreams’

    • Date: 27/08/19
    • Bloomberg

    President Donald Trump scoffed yet again at a source of electricity championed by his own energy secretary, saying wind power doesn’t work “all that well.” “We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” Trump said at the end of a summit of Group of Seven in Biarritz, France. “I’m not going to lose that […]

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  • China Provides $1 Billion In ‘Green’ Finance To Fund New Coal Boom

    • Date: 20/08/19
    • Reuters

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in “green” financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of financial data showed, with fossil fuels still playing a major role in Beijing’s energy strategy. According to Shanghai-based financial data provider Wind, 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in […]

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  • Britain’s New Government Authorises Resumption Of Fracking In Lancashire

    • Date: 16/08/19
    • Power Technology

    The UK government under recently-appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out its position on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, and allowed Cuadrilla Resources to resume fracking at its site in Preston New Road, Lancashire, where it has been operating tentatively since 2011. A Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spokesperson said: “Shale […]

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  • Electric Car Charging Stations May Be Portals for Power Grid Cyberattacks

    • Date: 15/08/19
    • TechXplore

    Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future, but a new report from researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering raises the specter that plug-in electric vehicles—and the charging stations that supply them—could be prime vectors for cyberattacks on urban power grids. “In simulations using publicly available information about charging […]

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  • Mystery Complaint Threatens to Delay New Offshore Wind Contracts

    • Date: 14/08/19
    • BusinessGreen

    Industry sources fear a Judicial Review application against the government’s latest clean energy auction could delay the high profile bid process. The auction for awarding new offshore wind contracts to green energy developers hit a roadblock on Friday, after it emerged that an unnamed complainant has lodged an application for a Judicial Review with the […]

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