• Record 1.4 Billion Euros To Stabilise German Power Grid

    • Date: 18/06/18
    • Clean Energy Wire
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    The costs for power grid stabilising measures rose to a record 1.4 billion euros in 2017 (880 million euros in 2016), says the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) in its report on grid and system security measures. This was due to lagging grid expansion, a Europe-wide cold spell at the beginning of 2017 and a record […]

  • Andrew Montford: Remote Windfarms Are Bad News For Birds

    • Date: 18/06/18
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator
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    Last week, the government announced that it was going to allow onshore windfarms to once again gain access to the vast pots of money set aside for renewable energy. However, there was one very important restriction: only windfarms on remote islands would be eligible. In practice, we are therefore talking about the Inner and Outer […]

  • Claimed Antarctic Ice Loss In Doubt

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone
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    On June 13 Chris Mooney of the Washington Post wrote how Antarctica’s ice sheet was “melting at a rapidly increasing rate” and “pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually” — all this according to “a team of 80 scientists”. The doomsday media response was immediate. Mooney of course blamed CO2 for the […]

  • Total Failure Of The Climate Crusade

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • Anthony Watts, WattsUpWithThat
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    Coal power has the same global energy share it had 20 years ago A couple of days ago, we noted that this year’s edition of BP’s annual Statistical Review of World Energy report on global energy use is out, and it contains one of the most telling charts about the failure of the climate crusade’s “war on coal” ever […]

  • U.S. Oil Firms Use Shale Know-How To Revitalise Old Oilfields

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • Reuters
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    After shale producers pushed U.S. oil and gas output to all-time highs, some are now taking what they have learned to fields that until recently were considered played out. Among vineyards and cow pastures in east Texas last month, roughnecks started to drill in an oilfield that is 25 years past its production peak. Houston-based […]

  • Green Flop: Coal Still Rules As Greens Play Themselves

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
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    Turns out the green movement played itself. Hysterical scaremongering over the Fukushima emergency had a number of nuclear plants closed, especially in Japan, only to be replaced by coal. This move to green energy is costing a bomb without lessening reliance on coal: Wind and solar account for just six percent of total electricity globally, despite […]

  • Renewable Energy An Existential Risk To Australian Industry

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • Xinhua News Agency
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    The Australian industry will be put at risk unless the federal government’s new energy policy guarantees round-the-clock power at internationally competitive prices, according to the country’s biggest aluminium producer. Tomago chief executive Matt Howell said renewable forms of energy were unable to deliver reliable and affordable power to energy-intensive users. “We cannot, in our approach […]

  • Ontario’s New Prime Minister Announces End Of Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax

    • Date: 16/06/18
    • Office of the Premier-designate
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    Incoming government will use every power available to challenge federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on Ontario families, individuals and small businesses TORONTO — Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his cabinet’s first act following the swearing-in of his government will be to cancel Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme, and challenge the federal government’s authority […]

  • Antarctica Not Losing Ice, NASA Researcher Finds

    • Date: 15/06/18
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally says his new study will show, once again, the eastern Antarctic ice sheet is gaining enough ice to offset losses in the west. Is Antarctica melting or is it gaining ice? A recent paper claims Antarctica’s net ice loss has dramatically increased in recent years, but forthcoming research will challenge that […]

  • Green Loans Dry Up As UK Govt Ends Subsidies For Renewables

    • Date: 15/06/18
    • Peer2Peer Finance News
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    A dearth of renewable energy loans has been blamed on over-zealous lenders chasing “low hanging fruit” and an end to a government-backed subsidy programme. In May, Assetz Capital closed its Green Energy Account (GEA) and in March, defunct P2P platform Trillion Fund paid off its final renewable energy loan. Both platforms have blamed a lack of new loans […]

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