• Vestas closes wind turbine factories in Europe, manufacturing moves to Asia

    • Date: 22/09/21
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has announced the closure of a blade factory in eastern German state Brandenburg. The company is axeing over 450 jobs in the town of Lauchhammer and is also shutting down two other production sites in Spain and Denmark “as demand for these modules will gradually shift to markets primarily outside of Europe […]

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  • Poor Ireland: Households face paying €400 more this winter as energy crisis intensifies

    • Date: 18/09/21
    • The Irish Independent

    Families face paying €400 more for their electricity and heating this winter. The soaring cost of energy will come as a huge shock to many as the nights draw in. The crisis deepened yesterday when Energia announced its third rise for its 200,000 residential customers. Rapidly rising costs have prompted calls on the Government to […]

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  • GWPF warns ministers not to draw the wrong lessons from Europe’s energy crisis

    • Date: 15/09/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has warned policy makers in London and Brussels not to draw the wrong lessons from Europe’s looming energy crisis or face growing public outrage and upheaval. Governments that turn a blind eye to the economic devastation of Net Zero policies are unlikely to survive the coming storm. The European Commission’s […]

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  • Energy prices in Europe hit records after the wind stops blowing

    • Date: 14/09/21
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Natural gas and electricity markets were already surging in Europe when a fresh catalyst emerged: The wind in the stormy North Sea stopped blowing. The sudden slowdown in wind-driven electricity production off the coast of the U.K. in recent weeks whipsawed through regional energy markets. Gas and coal-fired electricity plants were called in to make […]

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  • Coal boom in China and India sends prices soaring

    • Date: 13/09/21
    • Nikkei Asia

    The price of thermal coal used to generate electricity is nearing a record high as surging demand in China and India collides with a reluctance to invest in new capacity in a world heading for decarbonization. While coal is sometimes called the least-loved commodity because of carbon emissions, Asia’s two largest economies are currently still […]

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  • Europe’s Net Zero agenda hits home – with eye-watering energy bills

    • Date: 11/09/21
    • Sophie Mellor, Fortune

    Running out of gas as the cost of energy hits record highs, Europe is facing a “power crunch”—one that has been years in the making. As the global demand for gas soars, Europe’s uptake of intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, combined with its aggressive shutdown of coal and heavy EU carbon […]

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  • Forget Net Zero: Fossil fuels will constitute 50% of global energy mix by 2050, analysts predict

    • Date: 01/09/21
    • GWPF Energy

    Energy analysts predict that fossil fuels will still constitute 50% of the global energy mix by 2050. According to The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” Specifically, “Global net human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) would need to fall […]

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  • Guilty Greens: Europe’s tryst with biofuels destroyed 10% of world’s orangutan habitats

    • Date: 30/08/21
    • The Federal

    In 2010, the EU set a 10% renewable energy target for transport by 2020. As a result, the demand for cheap crop-based biodiesel, such as palm and soy oil, increased, destroying several million hectares of forests in Asia and South America. ‘A policy that was supposed to save the planet is actually trashing it. ‘ […]

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