• Asian Concerns Over German ‘Energiewende’ Failures: Bangladesh, India Need To Draw Their Lessons

    • Date: 21/10/17
    • Ritu Sharma, Energy Bangla

    For a long time the developing countries have been learning from the Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ (literally translating to Energy Transition) programme, which entailed dismantling its 19 nuclear power stations by 2022 and replace it with other renewable energy sources. However, as per experts the daunting project to substitute a cheap, reliable, secure power source with renewables […]

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  • Europe’s Climate Fiasco: Dutch Will Also Miss 2020 Targets

    • Date: 20/10/17
    • Reuters

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday. Based on current projections, green schemes will produce 12.4 percent of the Dutch energy supply by that year, below a 14-percent target agreed with the […]

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  • GWPF Report Rocks World Bank Meeting As Africa, U.S. Question Green Energy Policy On Poor

    • Date: 19/10/17
    • The Zimbabwean

    The Zimbabwean, 19 October: Tensions came to the fore last week when the World Bank held its annual meeting in Washington. Zimbabwe, Nigeria and India all have doubts about a policy they say does little to lift people out of poverty. Their unlikely ally is Donald Trump. WASHINGTON DC – More than half-a-century after it […]

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  • Trump Lobbies EPA For Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 19/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    President Donald Trump intervened personally with the Environmental Protection Agency amid pressure from Republicans in the politically important state of Iowa who worried the agency was poised to weaken biofuel quotas, three people familiar with the discussions said. Trump directed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to back off any changes that would dilute a federal mandate for biofuel […]

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  • Green Madness: More Than 100,000 South Australians Seeking Food Donations, Forced To Skip Meals To Pay Electricity Bills

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Liz Walsh, Sheradyn Holderhead, The Advertiser

    More than 102,000 South Australians seek help from food charity Foodbank every month, as parents skip meals for days on end so children can eat and utility bills can be paid, astonishing figures show. New figures show more than 35,000 South Australian households cannot afford to pay their electricity bills. About one quarter — or […]

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  • New Directive Will Force Trump’s EPA To Scrutinize Deals Cut With Green Activist Groups

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive Monday to curb an Obama-era legal practice exploited by environmental groups to advance their policy goals. The directive is part of Pruitt’s push for “cooperative federalism” that respects the role of states in many areas of environmental regulation. Pruitt said his order would put an […]

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  • Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    Automakers find it hard to lock in the price of cobalt for batteries. Volkswagen’s recent failure to lock in the price of cobalt for five years points to a serious problem with the optimistic projections of an electric vehicle revolution. These projections are based on gradually declining battery prices, but the scarcity of certain minerals and their concentration […]

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  • It’s All Over: Australian Government Abolishes Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 17/10/17
    • Australian Associated Press

    The Federal Government has dumped subsidies for renewable power and established a reliable electricity target that favours gas, hydro and coal in a long-awaited energy policy unveiled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. The reliability target will be set to deliver the right level of dispatchable power needed in each State. The level will be […]

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