• Coal On The Rise In China, US & India After Major Drop In 2016

    • Date: 01/11/17
    • Associated Press

    The world’s biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. People carry baskets of coal scavenged illegally at an open-cast […]

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  • Sudden Wind Price Collapse Reveals ‘Madness’ Of Germany’s Green Energy Transition

    • Date: 31/10/17

    Autumn storm Herwart has caused chaos on the German energy market. Because of the strong wind, electricity prices collapsed into the negative. Consumers, however, won’t benefit from negative prices. For them, electricity is becoming even more expensive. Storm ‘Herwart’ has caused extreme turbulences in Germany. Now it has been revealed that the storm last weekend not […]

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  • Massive New Coal Boom To Fuel Southeast Asia’s Booming Economies

    • Date: 27/10/17
    • Power Magazine

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that about 100 GW of new coal-fired power generation capacity is expected to come online in Southeast Asia by 2040, more than doubling the region’s current coal power capacity. Global coal-fired generation capacity to grow by nearly 50% over today’s levels. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the need for […]

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  • Southeast Asia Oil And Coal Consumption Growing Rapidly Until 2040, IEA Report

    • Date: 25/10/17
    • Reuters

    Oil usage in the region will expand to around 6.6 million barrels per day by 2040 from 4.7 million bpd now, with the number of road vehicles increasing by two-thirds to around 62 million, the agency said in a report. It did not make any forecasts beyond 2040. A global push to replace combustion engines […]

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  • Dissident Australian MPs Push For Earlier End To Renewable Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 24/10/17
    • The Guardian

    Dissident government MPs, including the former prime minister Tony Abbott, are continuing to stir the pot on energy despite last week’s party room sign off on the new national energy guarantee. Craig Kelly and Tony Abbott, who reportedly said the Coalition needed to be prepared have a fight with political opponents about subsidies for renewables. Photograph: […]

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  • Green Energy Campaigners May Kill The World’s Biggest Science Project

    • Date: 20/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    The world’s biggest scientific experiment is on course to become the most expensive source of surplus power. With wind-farm campaigners starting to promise subsidy-free power by 2025 and electricity demand in Europe stagnating, the future of fusion research looks bleak. Components of the 20 billion-euro ($24 billion) project are already starting to pile up at a construction site […]

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  • Norway Seeks $9,000 ‘Tesla Tax’ On Electric Cars

    • Date: 17/10/17
    • The Local Norway

    Norway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a “Tesla tax” aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move. Electric cars, which have hitherto been exempted from heavy taxes imposed on other vehicles, accounted for 20 percent of new registrations in the Nordic country since […]

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  • Tony Abbott’s Victory As Australian Govt Dumps Green Energy Target

    • Date: 16/10/17
    • ABC News

    A Clean Energy Target recommended by Australia’s chief scientist will not be adopted, with the Federal Government instead proposing a new plan to bring down electricity prices. The details have not officially been released, but the ABC understands Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will argue his policy will lower electricity bills more than a Clean Energy […]

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