• Europe’s Climate Hypocrisy Exposed

    • Date: 13/09/19
    • Balkan Green Energy News

    Five EU countries including the UK, Germany, Greece, Poland, and Slovenia are looking to introduce new fossil fuel subsidies by 2030, an analysis of the 28 Member States’ draft energy and climate plans (NECPs) has revealed. In a new report, “Fossil fuel subsidies in draft EU National Energy and Climate Plans: Shortcomings and final call […]

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  • Green Energy Crisis: More Natural Gas Is Needed as Low Power Prices Dent Solar

    • Date: 11/09/19
    • Bloomberg

    The world will probably need more power from natural gas in the coming decades than previously thought because low electricity prices during the day could limit the rise in solar plants. The cleanest fossil fuel’s share of the primary energy mix in 2050 will be as much as 29%, according to a report by energy […]

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  • EU Countries Have ‘No Plans’ To End Support For Fossil Fuels

    • Date: 09/09/19
    • EurActiv

    Not a single EU member state has so far spelled out a comprehensive plan to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, despite a commitment taken at the G20 ten years ago to eliminate them, according to a fresh analysis of the bloc’s 28 National Energy and Climate Plans. Only nine EU countries have reiterated their commitment […]

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  • Oh Dear: The World Is Losing Interest In Renewable Energy

    • Date: 05/09/19
    • The Economist

    China, which once accounted for almost half of all investment in renewables, has seen the biggest drop TWENTY YEARS ago China had virtually no solar panels. Today the country has a quarter of the world’s total, according to the International Energy Agency. That includes a 1km “solar highway”—a road paved with panels capable of powering […]

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  • Asia’s Growing Coal Use Could Negate Global Climate Agenda, UN Says

    • Date: 04/09/19
    • Reuters

    Asia’s heavy and expanding reliance on coal power risks cancelling out global progress towards preventing catastrophic climate change, a top United Nations official warned on Wednesday. While developing economies such as India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam increasingly turn to cheap coal to meet fast-growing demand for electricity, some nations are ramping up use of […]

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  • 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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