• Britain Cuts Solar Subsidies – Future Looks Glum For European Solar Energy

    • Date: 01/04/16
    • Sam Pothecary, PV Magazine

    The UK accounted for almost half of all solar capacity installed in Europe last year, but as Britain prepares to slash its solar subsidies, there is a high chance of stagnation for the foreseeable future. Once a shining example of solar capacity installations, the slashing of solar subsidies across the continent has hit the European […]

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  • Trump Proposes National Carbon Tax To Fund US-Mexico Wall

    • Date: 01/04/16
    • Carbon Pulse

    A nationwide carbon tax could raise enough revenues to fund the construction of a wall between the US and Mexico, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump announced Friday morning in a surprise policy U-turn on the climate change issue.   Previously claiming that he was “not a big believer” in man-made global warming, Trump has now […]

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  • America’s Amazing Shale Resilience

    • Date: 31/03/16

    U.S. shale companies are still finding new ways to bring costs down while a host of innovations is powering this race to stay profitable even with crude trading below $40 per barrel. The chart above tells a dramatic story, and helps explain why U.S. crude production hasn’t fallen off a cliff as global oil prices have come crashing down […]

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  • The End Of Concentrated Solar Power Is Nigh

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • Richard Martin, MIT Review

    Given cheap natural gas and the continued fall in solar photovoltaic prices, concentrated solar has been priced out of the market. When it first came online in late 2013, the massive Ivanpah concentrated solar power plant in the California desert looked like the possible future of renewable energy. Now its troubles underline the challenges facing concentrated […]

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  • Facing Grid Contraints, China Puts A Chill On New Wind Energy Projects

    • Date: 29/03/16
    • Coco Liu, Inside Climate News

    The Chinese government has halted the expansion of wind power in its northern provinces where a large number of turbines are churning out power that’s being wasted. The move underscores the challenges facing China as it works to fulfill its clean energy ambitions. Chinese regulators said the windswept regions of Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Gansu, […]

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  • Green Europe Lets Its Poor Freeze To Death

    • Date: 29/03/16
    • Pierre Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    The poor are the real victims of Europe’s green energy drive: tens of thousands of deaths every year, millions losing their power. The latest story on “green energy” here at the German online FOCUS magazine website actually shocked me. Europe’s energy policy is, under the bottom line, costing the lives of tens of thousands of […]

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  • What Is Happening To Arctic Ice?

    • Date: 28/03/16
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    Those saying Arctic ice would be a big loser in 2016 may have to eat crow. Yesterday NH ice extent grew dramatically to take a slight lead over the ten year average for day 84, and is 99% of 2016 maximum set on day 61. At 14.91 M km2 that is 330k km2 more than […]

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  • Guardian-Pachauri Scandal Deepens

    • Date: 27/03/16
    • Piyasree Dasgupta, Huffington Post India

    The Guardian seems to have chosen to ignore the response of the complainant in the Pachauri case. Her lawyer told John Vidal over email that not only did they have proof of Pachauri’s advances made via WhatsApp, SMS, and email, police have verified the IP addresses and mobile tower locations from which these messages have […]

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