• Europe to close down ageing nuclear power plants by 2030

    • Date: 17/01/21
    • Reuters

    Nuclear power capacity able to supply roughly 60 million homes is scheduled to close this decade as utilities struggle to replace northwest Europe’s ageing reactors, raising the risk of higher carbon emissions as fossil fuels plug the gap. Nuclear power provides around a quarter of the European Union’s electricity generation, with 15 of the 27 nations […]

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  • How the race for renewables is burning Europe’s forests

    • Date: 16/01/21
    • The Guardian

    Europeans are paying €billions for increasing carbon emissions in the atmosphere Sustainability goes to the heart of the European renewable energy debate. The drive to replace coal, one of the world’s biggest sources of carbon emissions, with cleaner sources of power, is a top priority in the fight against climate change globally. A switch to […]

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  • African nations planning 1250 new coal and gas power plants, new study reveals

    • Date: 13/01/21
    • GWPF & Power Engineering International

    Of Africa’s 2500 planned power-generation projects, half are coal and gas power plants, Oxford University study reveals A new study into Africa’s energy generation landscape uses a state-of-the-art machine-learning technique to analyse the pipeline of more than 2,500 planned power plants and their chances of successful commission. The study shows the share of non-hydro renewables […]

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  • The future of fossil fuels? Zero-Emission natural gas power plants take off

    • Date: 09/01/21
    • Jeff McMahon, Forbes

    NET Power’s prototype zero-emission natural-gas power plant works, the company’s CEO said today, announcing that construction will begin on the first four operating plants. “In 2018 we were successful, and in 2018 we also showed that the whole cycle worked,” said NET Power CEO Bill Brown. “At this point we have four different plants underway […]

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  • Tens of millions in China facing winter power blackouts, rationing

    • Date: 23/12/20
    • AFP

    BEIJING: Tens of millions across China are facing power shortages in below-freezing winter temperatures, as three provinces impose curbs on electricity use due to surging demand and a squeezed coal supply. Residents, factories and businesses in Hunan, Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces have been ordered to ration electricity with some areas citing a shortfall in coal […]

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  • Global coal demand to rebound as economy recovers

    • Date: 19/12/20
    • Bloomberg

    Global coal demand is poised to rebound next year as the economy recovers and the U.S. and Europe may see the first increase in consumption in several years, the International Energy Agency said. Despite the global shift toward economies based on renewable energy, the dirtiest fossil fuel looks set to keep its role as the world’s biggest […]

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  • Green economy: $580 million wind farm off Fukushima to be dismantled

    • Date: 19/12/20
    • The Japan Times

    FUKUSHIMA – The government said Thursday it will remove the two remaining wind power turbines it installed off Fukushima Prefecture citing lack of profit in the project, which cost ¥60 billion ($580 million). The project was widely seen as a symbol of the reconstruction of the northeastern prefecture following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. […]

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  • China to expand its fleet of coal power plants by 10%

    • Date: 16/12/20
    • Bloomberg

    Chinese state-owned utilities are betting on coal’s longevity by building new coal-fired power plants, with their fleets set to expand about 10% by 2025.  The future of coal looks like an ice cream truck parked half a kilometer down a mine shaft in China’s Shanxi province. The yellow and white vehicle is equipped with a […]

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