• India To Tax Wealthy Solar Investors

    • Date: 23/05/17
    • Financial Times

    India is at risk of undermining its own ambitious solar power targets, executives have warned, after it emerged that the government intends to tax parts for solar panels at more than double the rate of coal under a new national goods and services tax. Photovoltaic cells will be taxed at 18 per cent under plans for the […]

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  • China Claims Methane Hydrates Breakthrough May Lead To Global Energy Revolution

    • Date: 21/05/17
    • CNN Money

    China is talking up its achievement of mining flammable ice for the first time from underneath the South China Sea. Methane Hydrates: China’s Real South China Sea Goal? Estimates of the South China Sea’s methane hydrate potential now range as high as 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas equivalent. That’s sufficient to satisfy China’s […]

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  • American Shale Boom Forces OPEC To Consider Even Deeper Cuts

    • Date: 20/05/17
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    OPEC may make further production cuts and extend an existing deal to curb oil output for a further nine months as it battles to prop up global prices in the face of a resurgent American shale industry. Ministers of the 13 member states of the oil exporters’ group, which pumps a third of the world’s […]

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  • Germany’s Energiewende ‘An Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster’, Leading Social Democrat Warns

    • Date: 19/05/17
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    In a referendum slated for this coming Sunday, Swiss citizens are being called to vote on a national energy strategy, dubbed Energiestrategie 2050. Germany Green Party co-founder and former federal Homeland Minister Otto Georg Schily warns Swiss citizens voting on energy referendum that the Energiewende is “an economic, social and ecological disaster”.  Now it is reported […]

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  • Green Activist Hulot Named French Ecology Minister: ‘Nuclear Power Belongs To The Past’

    • Date: 18/05/17
    • Reuters

    PARIS, May 17 Green activist Nicolas Hulot was appointed as the minister responsible for environment and energy in the new French government on Wednesday, sending the share price of nuclear utility EDF down as much as seven percent. EDF shares had rallied strongly since the election of centrist Emmanuel Macron as president on May 7 […]

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  • Climate Activists Hail China’s Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 18/05/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    A left-wing activist group that has spent years battling fossil fuels now claims China’s clean coal power plants are contributing to reducing carbon emissions. China can no longer use the same “high-pollution” coal plants it used to decades ago, so the Communist party has decided to transition to clean coal production, a move the U.S. should […]

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  • China’s Global Strategy Based On Building Coal Power Far And Wide

    • Date: 16/05/17
    • China Dialogue

    China was involved in 240 coal power projects in 65 of the Belt and Road countries between 2001 and 2016. Officials and leaders from over 110 countries will gather in Beijing on May 14-15 for the first ever Belt and Road Forum. China’s ambitious attempt to boost economic growth across a vast area stretching from its southeast […]

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  • Green Victory Against The West: China And India Dominate Global Coal Industry As Europe Divests

    • Date: 16/05/17
    • Reuters

    Investors in China and India increasingly dominate ownership of coal reserves amid campaigns for divestment in many rich nations to limit the risks from climate change, a study showed on Tuesday. The report, by British-based research group InfluenceMap, identified thousands of shareholders in 117 listed companies producing 3 billion tons a year of thermal coal […]

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