• Extreme Green Poverty: Germans Face €44 Billion Bill For Electricity Alone In 2020

    • Date: 29/11/19
    • GWPF & BDEW

    Germany’s green energy taxes and levies on electricity have reached their highest level ever and will rise to 44 billion euros in 2020 While wholesale electricity prices in Germany have increased by about 13 percent in 2019, taxes and levies on electricity have reached their highest level ever and will cost German families and consumers […]

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  • Extinction Rebellion Are ‘Destructive’ And ‘Unsupportive’, Royal Academy of Engineering Warns

    • Date: 27/11/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Extinction Rebellion are ‘destructive’ and ‘unsupportive’ of technologies that already exist to tackle global warming,  the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has warned. Ahead of a new report, calling for the rapid scaling up of Britain’s engineering biology sector, experts said that scientists and engineers were on the brink of solving many of the major problems linked to […]

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  • China’s Climate U-Turn: Once A Clean Energy Leader, China Is Now Reviving Coal

    • Date: 26/11/19
    • The Hill

    The climate targets laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement are looking increasingly lofty. Coal use is rising in China and other developing countries in Asia, and investments in clean and renewable energy sources are declining, the MIT Technology Review reports.  The prodigious economic growth of China, India and other emerging markets is predicted to continue for […]

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  • Developing Nations Move To Cheap Coal, Cool On Renewables

    • Date: 25/11/19
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – New clean energy investment slid by more than a fifth in developing countries last year due to a slowdown in China, while the amount of coal-fired power generation jumped to a new high, an annual survey showed on Monday. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) surveyed 104 emerging markets and found that developing […]

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  • German Wind Industry Faces Extinction

    • Date: 24/11/19
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    Germany is seeing ever increasing resistance to wind energy projects while the wind industry faces an existential crisis. Behind the mounting resistance are hundreds of anti-wind farm citizens’ initiatives across the country, stricter rules for wind projects and powerful anti-wind bureaucrats now heading key government positions. According to Energiezukunft.eu,(Energy Future.eu) the new German draft laws are […]

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  • As Green West Declines, Asia’s Powerhouse Fuels Global Surge In Cheap Coal Use

    • Date: 23/11/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    A series of reports this week makes clear that, led by China, global coal use is surging, not in decline. India, Africa and much of Asia are getting ready to follow. Fatigued by bushfire, drought and inclement weather, Australia risks losing perspective on the big trends shaping the world’s carbon dioxide emissions future. A series […]

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  • Fracking Saved Americans $1.1 Trillion Over Past Decade, New Report

    • Date: 22/11/19
    • Tim Benson, Watts Up With That

    A new report prepared by Kleinhenz & Associates for the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program shows increased oil and natural gas production from hydraulic fracturing  (“fracking”) has saved American consumers $1.1 trillion in the decade from 2008 to 2018. This breaks down to more than $900 in annual savings to each American family, or $9,000 […]

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  • Booming Southeast Asia’s Dirty Secret: Booming Coal

    • Date: 20/11/19
    • E&E News

    SINGAPORE — Southeast Asia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, but intertwined with that rise is a rare distinction: a shift toward the use of more coal. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is “the only region in the world where coal is expected to increase its share” of the energy mix, […]

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