• The World Returns To Coal

    • Date: 13/06/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    Global coal production (up 4.3 per cent) and consumption (up 1.4 per cent) has increased at their fastest rate for five years. Average global greenhouse gas emissions are rising at double the rate of Australia’s, exposing the mismatch between the “hope and reality” of meeting Paris Agreement goals, a report has found. A major report […]

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  • Hydrogen Station Explodes, Toyota Halts Sales Of Fuel Cell Cars — Is This The End?

    • Date: 12/06/19
    • Electrek

    A hydrogen refueling station exploded in Norway on Monday and the company operating the station has suspended operation at its other locations following the explosion. Now, Toyota and Hyundai are both halting sales of fuel cell vehicles in the country. Does this spell the end of fuel cell hydrogen vehicles as a “zero-emission” alternative? The […]

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  • Energy Superpower USA: Shale Oil & Gas Hit Record Production Levels in 2018

    • Date: 12/06/19
    • The Wall Street Journal

    World-wide energy demand grew at its fastest rate since 2010 The shale revolution powered U.S. oil and gas production in 2018 to the largest annual increases ever recorded by any country, according to energy giant BP PLC . Surging global energy demand is fueling the production boom, even as oil and gas prices rise and economic growth slows, said […]

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  • Will Oil Price Crash To $40 Per Barrel?

    • Date: 11/06/19
    • OilPrice.com

    On Monday, officials from Saudi Arabia and Russia reportedly discussed a possible scenario in which oil prices crashed below $40 per barrel, a recognition that the market has rapidly deteriorated. They view that outcome as a possibility if they can’t agree on an extension. “Today there are big risks of oversupply,” Russian Energy Minister Alexander […]

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  • Cobalt: The Dark Side of Electric Vehicles

    • Date: 10/06/19
    • James Gordon, Raconteur

    An estimated 35,000 children work in perilous conditions to extract cobalt from the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So what will the impact be on these exploited workers from rapid advances in electric cars, which are heavily reliant on this conflict mineral? Yanick Kalumbu Tshiwengu, a former child miner from the Democratic Republic of […]

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  • Britain Imports Cheap Coal Power From Abroad

    • Date: 07/06/19
    • Power Engineering

    It would appear that Britain is simply importing coal power from abroad Between May 17-31, Britain saw its first two-week period without domestic coal-fired power stations generating electricity since the 1880s. However, modelling carried out by energy market data analyst EnAppSys shows that power generated from coal has been imported from abroad over the same period – […]

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  • Forget ‘Net Zero’: EU ‘May Not Even Meet 2020 Renewables Target’

    • Date: 07/06/19
    • EU Observer

    “Slowdown in shifting towards renewable electricity implies that we might not meet the EU 2020 target,” George Pufan, in charge of a new report by the EU Court of Auditors, warned on Thursday. Although wind and solar power recorded strong growth since 2005, there has been a slowdown since 2014, with half of EU member states […]

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  • Renewables in Retreat? Ohio Democrats Vote to Support Nuclear and Coal Power

    • Date: 04/06/19
    • Ars Technica

    In Ohio lawmakers have slashed renewable incentives and moved to support coal and nuclear power, with substantial support from state Democrats. This week, lawmakers in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted 53-43 in favor of a controversial bill that would permit a consumer-funded subsidy for nuclear plants and possibly for ailing coal plants as well. The […]

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