• China Green-Lights New Coal Plants To Fight Economic Slump

    • Date: 20/04/20
    • China Dialogue

    China has lowered the risk ratings for coal-power overcapacity in many parts of the country for the third year in a row. The move opens the door for more regions to build coal power in 2021-23 and has been interpreted by experts as a signal that coal will be a key part of the 14th Five Year […]

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  • Global Coal Capacity Growing As China & Japan Build New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 04/04/20
    • Karma

    Global coal capacity grew last year for the first time since 2015, thanks to an upsurge in plant construction in China that outweighed shutdowns elsewhere. Coal-burning capacity grew by 34.1 gigawatts in 2019, according to “Boom and Bust 2020: Tracking the Global Coal Plant Pipeline,” a report by the Sierra Club, Global Energy Monitor, Greenpeace and the […]

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  • French Fiasco: Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant Delayed For Another 4 Years

    • Date: 01/04/20
    • World Nuclear News

    The construction of the EPR unit at the Flamanville site in Normandy was authorised by the French government by a decree of 10 April 2007, which stated first fuel loading must be completed within thirteen years. With that date approaching, a new decree has extended the deadline by four years. The new decree – published in the Official […]

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  • China Extracts Record Amount Of Natural Gas From ‘Fire Ice’ In South China Sea

    • Date: 31/03/20
    • OilPrice.com

    We might be sitting on enough gas to power the world for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In a world awash in oil and gas, you’d think it couldn’t get any worse. Well, it can: China just announced that it had extracted a record amount of what has been poetically called fire ice. It is, however, a […]

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  • Dying Biofuels: Green Fuel Plants Are Shutting Down and Some May Never Come Back

    • Date: 30/03/20
    • Bloomberg

    The coronavirus and cheap oil are hitting the fuel business so hard that ethanol plants are shutting down. Some may never come back. The entire biofuel industry is facing a reckoning. Long before the pandemic emptied roads and exacerbated an oil price war, producers were battling chronic oversupply and trade upheaval. Now slumping demand and […]

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  • Diplomats Signal End Of Europe’s Green Deal In Attempt To Save EU Economy

    • Date: 25/03/20
    • Reuters

    “We cannot just continue with the plans and programmes we had so far. They were developed for a world without coronavirus.” BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Poland, which relies heavily on coal-fired power stations, will find it even more difficult to achieve the European Union’s climate goals because of the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the […]

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  • Cheap Coal May Get Boost In Post-Pandemic World

    • Date: 23/03/20
    • OilPrice.com

    In a post-pandemic world coal, while having lots of problems, is considered to be a cheap and reliable source of energy to rebuild the economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken energy markets to the core this year, creating incredible volatility for fuel prices. The one energy source that hasn’t blinked though is coal, a fuel […]

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  • Energy Bill Hikes to Pay For £69m Scots Wind Farm Compensation

    • Date: 18/03/20
    • Martin Williams, The Herald

    HOUSEHOLDS are facing a huge hike in their energy bills after a record surge in subsidy payments to switch off Scottish wind farm turbines partly caused by them producing too much power, an analysis has found. In the two months of this year, £69 million was paid out in constraint payments, according to research by […]

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