• Out-Trumping Trump: European Nations Urge Subsidy Extension For Coal Plants Beyond 2030

    • Date: 14/09/18
    • Montel
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    Six European nations have called for government subsidies to be extended to coal-fired plants in capacity mechanisms beyond 2030, according to a working paper published earlier this month.   France, Poland, Ireland, the UK, Greece and Hungary demanded a “suitable and realistic transition period for existing installations that do not yet meet the emission[s] criteria”, […]

  • Japan: From Climate Leader To Coal Leader As Energy Security Tops Agenda

    • Date: 14/09/18
    • Michiyo Morisawa, Nikkei Asian Review
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    It is strange that a population so careful about their local environment, willing to help reduce local factory pollution and clear up sports stadiums can seem somewhat uninterested in doing much about climate change. In 1997, Japan was at the forefront of climate action. The birthplace of the Kyoto Protocol, an international agreement committing countries […]

  • Hurricane Florence Is Not an Omen About Climate Change

    • Date: 14/09/18
    • David Kreutzer, The Daily Signal
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    In today’s hyper-politicized world of climate science, hardly a thunderstorm passes without somebody invoking the “scientists say” trope to blame it on carbon emissions. The logic seems to be: If it’s bad, it was caused by carbon emissions, and we are only going to see more and worse. More and worse floods, droughts, tornadoes, and […]

  • New Research: Hurricane Frequency Steady Or Declining

    • Date: 14/09/18
    • Kenneth Richard, No Tricks Zone
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    The peer-reviewed scientific literature robustly affirms that land-falling hurricane frequencies and intensities have remained steady or declined in recent decades.  So have droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events.  But the editorial board of The Washington Post spurns this scientific evidence and inexplicably blames politicians and “those who deny” climate change for landfalling hurricanes and the associated […]

  • Germany Is Razing A 12,000-Year-Old Forest To Make Way For A Coal Mine

    • Date: 14/09/18
    • Quartz
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    Germany may have set laudable goals for its ambitious “Energiewende”—or shift to a low-carbon economy—but it is still struggling to free itself from fossil fuels, in particular electricity generated from coal’s dirtier cousin lignite. In the latest demonstration of this struggle, an ancient forest is about to be razed in order to expand what is already Europe’s largest opencast […]

  • Green No More: German Police Clear Anti-Coal Protesters

    • Date: 13/09/18
    • Associated Press
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    KERPEN, Germany (AP) – German police forcibly removed protesters from tree houses Thursday as they sought to free the way for parts of an ancient forest to be cleared next month for new coal strip mining. Police were hoisted on platforms by cranes to the up-to 25-meter (80-foot) high tree houses constructed on wooden tripods […]

  • Fracking Helped Make The US The World’s Oil King

    • Date: 13/09/18
    • The New York Post
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    Move over, Russia — and Saudi Arabia, too: The United States is now the world’s largest producer of crude oil. “US crude-oil production exceeded that of Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than two decades,” the US Energy Information Administration reported Tuesday. “In June and August, the United States surpassed Russia in crude-oil […]

  • Climate And The Subtle Sun

    • Date: 13/09/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    The Earth receives about 2 x 10E17 Watts from the Sun. It is the energy that keeps the Earth habitable and drives the weather and climate system. How do variations in the Sun’s output affect the Earth is a persistent question in climate science. The answer depends upon how you look at it. Many say not […]

  • Shale Gas – Not Renewables – Has Been The Biggest Disruptor In Energy Markets

    • Date: 13/09/18
    • Peter Tertzakian, Financial Post
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    The biggest and fastest energy transition in North America hasn’t been the addition of renewables, nor the pushing out of coal. It’s been the substitution of conventional natural gas with shale gas. And now ladies and gentlemen, for natural gas’s final trick… look, no storage! The transition of North American natural gas from a high-cost, […]

  • Profits Slump After Company’s Wind Turbines Stopped Turning During Summer Heatwave

    • Date: 13/09/18
    • Daily Mail
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    More than £1 billion was wiped off the value of one of Britain’s largest energy suppliers after it admitted its wind turbines ground to a halt during the summer heatwave. SSE, which supplies electricity to 3.8 million households, said profits would be far lower than expected after the warm, still weather dented output from its […]

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