• Merry Christmas To All Our Friends And Readers

    • Date: 21/12/17

    Wishing all our members, readers and supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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  • EU Ministers Back Govt Subsidies For Coal-Fired Power Plants Until 2030

    • Date: 20/12/17
    • Platts

    Brussels — EU coal-fired power plants could benefit from capacity payments through 2030 if a negotiating position agreed by EU energy ministers on a draft EU electricity market design regulation makes it into the final binding version.   The position, agreed at an EU energy council meeting in Brussels, would allow existing power plants with […]

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  • Social-Democrats Should Focus Less On Climate Change, German Foreign Minister Says

    • Date: 18/12/17
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Germany’s foreign minister and former SPD head Sigmar Gabriel says his party should focus less on environmental and climate protection and instead emphasise topics that concern its traditional voting bloc, such as industrial job security and upholding Germany’s cultural principles. “We Social Democrats have often been culturally at ease in these post-modern liberal debates. Environment and climate protection have […]

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  • Inuit Accuse Green Activists Of Racism Over ‘Factually Untrue’ Polar Bear Claims

    • Date: 16/12/17
    • CBC Radio

    A conservation group that released footage of an emaciated polar bear has come under fire for suggesting Inuit hunters are downplaying the effects of climate change in order to protect their bottom line. Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern is coming to the defence of Inuit polar bear hunters after a marine conservation group accused them of […]

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  • Is Tesla On The Brink Of Disaster?

    • Date: 15/12/17
    • U.S. News

    The man who predicted Enron’s fall sees a similar path for Tesla. Famed Tesla Inc short-seller and founder of Kynikos Associates Jim Chanos is doubling down on his prediction that Tesla stock is a ticking time bomb. In a new interview this week with Bloomberg, Chanos said Tesla will be the “poster child” of the […]

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  • Germany To Open Another New Coal Power Plant

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Reuters

    German utility Uniper will start up its Datteln IV hard-coal fired power station in the fourth quarter of 2018, it said in slides for an analyst and investor call on Thursday, having previously planned to start it in the first half 2018. The Datteln IV coal power plant will start up in 2018 The 1,050 […]

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  • China Suffers Natural Gas Shortage As Coal Ban Backfires

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Associated Press

    City government of Beijing, which in March closed its last coal-fired power plant, has issued an emergency order to restart a coal-burning generator. Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, forcing chemical plants and factories to shut down, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use backfired by causing […]

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  • Emmanuel Macron: The End Is Nigh & The World Is ‘Losing The Climate Battle’

    • Date: 13/12/17
    • Euronews

    French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the fight against climate change, telling an audience of world leaders and company executives at the One Planet Summit that the world is “losing the battle.” He said that “in 50, 60 or 100 years, many heads of state won’t have countries to govern” because climate […]

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