• Coal Comeback Spurs New CO2 Emissions Growth, Says BP

    • Date: 13/06/18
    • Reuters
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    Global greenhouse gas emissions began rising again last year as the first pick-up in coal burning since 2013 overshadowed a record expansion in renewable energy, a BP report said. Energy demand accelerated in 2017 by 2.2 percent, but a 17 percent gain in clean power such as solar and wind did little to offset the […]

  • Stranded Assets Booming: Coal Prices Double As Demand Rises

    • Date: 13/06/18
    • Financial Times
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    Prices have more than doubled from 2016 lows, boosting profits of big producers Thermal coal, tagged the least-loved major commodity by analysts, is defying sceptics, with prices rising to the highest level since 2012 thanks to strong Asian demand. High-grade Australian thermal coal, the benchmark for the vast Asia market, was quoted at $112.60 a […]

  • Compendium Of Germany’s Energiewende

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Vernunftkraft
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    Germany’s Energiewende – where we really stand In March 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy published a brochure announcing that the Energiewende, its renewable energy revolution, was ‘a success story’. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Energiewende has the goal of making Germany independent of fossil fuels in the long term. […]

  • UK Wind Power Becalmed

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    Wind power output in the United Kingdom since the end of May has been at low and extremely low levels, confirming, yet again, the observation that wind power contributes little or nothing to security of supply, and so requires a duplication of resources implying a reduction in overall system productivity and so higher costs to […]

  • Vahrenholt: Global Coal Use To Increase By 43%

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • No Tricks Zone
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    Yesterday German energy expert and scientist Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt commented at his monthly column at Die kalte Sonne site here on solar activity, CO2 and coal power in Germany. Photo: Fritz Vahrenholt, source: Die kalte Sonne Sun factor grossly underestimated Lately the sun’s activity has been very quiet as the star at the center of our solar system transitions […]

  • New Study: The Sun And Volcanoes Caused The Pause

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    Last week a team of researchers from the UK Met Office, the University of East Anglia, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Southern Queensland and the Sorbonne published in the journal Science Advances an interesting paper showing that the recent much debated and researched 21st century “slowdown” in global surface temperatures was real and […]

  • Gay Alcor: Peter Ridd’s Sacking Pushes The Limit Of Academic Freedom

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Gay Alcor, The Guardian
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    James Cook University may have damaged its reputation with a heavy-handed approach to the academic with minority views on climate change and the reef  ‘The massive coral bleaching in recent years was no cause for concern, because coral grew back, [Ridd] claimed.’ Bleached coral on the Great Barrier Reef near Port Douglas, February 2017. Photograph: […]

  • Green No More: Germany Pours Cold Water On EU’s Green Energy Ambitions

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • EurActiv
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    Voters across Europe have lost faith in politics partly because of “unachievable targets” on renewable energy, said German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier, rejecting calls from a group of other EU countries to boost the share of renewables to 33-35% of the bloc’s energy mix by 2030. Altmaier made the comments during an on-the-record exchange between […]

  • Prospects for Biomass, Wind and Solar Energy, With and Without Storage: Alberta Case Study

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • Dr G. Cornelis van Kooten, GWPF TV
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    Presentation by Dr. G. Cornelis van Kooten to the GWPF, 24th May 2018.        

  • Andrew Montford: Why Britain Can Never Rely On Wind Power

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator
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    For the last ten days or more the UK has been becalmed. In theory, our windmill fleet should be able to generate 20 gigawatts of power, more than 50 percent of peak demand at this time of year, but with barely a puff of wind this month, it has been generating next to nothing. If […]

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