• China Still Expanding Coal Power Capacity

    • Date: 24/07/19
    • Paul Homewood, Not a Lot of People Know That

    China Energy Group, the country’s biggest power generator, will add more than 6 gigawatts (GW) of new ultra-low emission coal-fired capacity this year as it bids to meet growing electricity demand, a senior official with the firm said on Thursday.  The company also expected to build another 5 GW of low-emission capacity next year, Xiao […]

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  • China To Expand Ultra-Low Emissions Coal Power

    • Date: 22/07/19
    • Reuters

    SANHE, China (Reuters) – China Energy Group, the country’s biggest power generator, will add more than 6 gigawatts (GW) of new ultra-low emission coal-fired capacity this year as it bids to meet growing electricity demand, a senior official with the firm said on Thursday. The company also expected to build another 5 GW of low-emission […]

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  • China’s Growing Energy Imports Spark Security Debate

    • Date: 16/07/19
    • Radio Free Asia

    Analysts are divided on the degree of China’s risks from its growing reliance on imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as threats to shipping from the Persian Gulf grow. As the world’s largest oil importer, China already faces questions about its rising reliance on imported crude at a time of tensions in the Gulf and […]

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  • Former Green Party Leader Fights Against Destructive Wind Farm

    • Date: 15/07/19
    • The Australian

    Australian’s former Greens leader has shocked many over his protests against a wind farm project and the threat the massive windmills pose to birdlife. Bob Brown has defended his fight against a proposed wind farm in northern Tasmania, saying the project goes too far, comparing it to the Franklin Dam. The former Greens leader has shocked […]

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  • U.S. Now World’s Top Gas Producer — Produces More Than Entire Middle East

    • Date: 12/07/19
    • OilPrice.com

    The U.S. became the world’s top natural gas producer as a result of the shale gas boom. In 2005, the U.S. was well behind Russian in second place for overall natural gas production. But between 2005 and 2018, U.S. natural gas production rose by 70% as the U.S. surged into the lead. Last year, the U.S. […]

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  • Global Investment In Green Energy Drops Sharply

    • Date: 12/07/19
    • Financial Times

    Global investment in clean energy fell to its lowest levels in five years during the first half of 2019, because of a sharp drop in Chinese renewable energy projects. Investment in clean energy slipped to $117.6bn, a decline of 14 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to new research from Bloomberg […]

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  • World’s Second Largest Shale Basin Finally Produces Oil

    • Date: 08/07/19
    • Buenos AiresTimes

    Shale revolution could turn Argentina back into the global energy provider it used to be well over a decade ago. A long the western edge of Argentina’s Patagonia, on an arid steppe nestled against the Andes mountains, lies the Vaca Muerta shale formation. And ever since engineers confirmed what a US geologist suspected a century […]

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  • U.S.-Russia Gas War Sends Prices Plummeting in Europe

    • Date: 05/07/19
    • Fortune

    When the U.S. and Russia go head to head, that can mean cheaper prices—at least when it comes to natural gas. This week, European natural gas prices reached their lowest in at least a decade, fueled by a battle for market share between Russia, traditionally the continent’s supplier, and the U.S., whose gas exports have […]

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