• China Provides $1 Billion In ‘Green’ Finance To Fund New Coal Boom

    • Date: 20/08/19
    • Reuters

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in “green” financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of financial data showed, with fossil fuels still playing a major role in Beijing’s energy strategy. According to Shanghai-based financial data provider Wind, 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in […]

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  • Britain’s New Government Authorises Resumption Of Fracking In Lancashire

    • Date: 16/08/19
    • Power Technology

    The UK government under recently-appointed Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out its position on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, and allowed Cuadrilla Resources to resume fracking at its site in Preston New Road, Lancashire, where it has been operating tentatively since 2011. A Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spokesperson said: “Shale […]

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  • Electric Car Charging Stations May Be Portals for Power Grid Cyberattacks

    • Date: 15/08/19
    • TechXplore

    Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future, but a new report from researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering raises the specter that plug-in electric vehicles—and the charging stations that supply them—could be prime vectors for cyberattacks on urban power grids. “In simulations using publicly available information about charging […]

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  • Mystery Complaint Threatens to Delay New Offshore Wind Contracts

    • Date: 14/08/19
    • BusinessGreen

    Industry sources fear a Judicial Review application against the government’s latest clean energy auction could delay the high profile bid process. The auction for awarding new offshore wind contracts to green energy developers hit a roadblock on Friday, after it emerged that an unnamed complainant has lodged an application for a Judicial Review with the […]

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  • Australia’s Energy Regulator Sues Four Wind Farm Operators Over Blackout

    • Date: 09/08/19
    • Energy Live News

    Australia’s energy regulator is taking legal action against four wind farm operators over a state-wide blackout in South Australia in 2016. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) is seeking compensation in court action from subsidiaries of AGL Energy, Neoen, Pacific Hydro and Tilt Renewables connected to an event on 28thSeptember 2016 when severe weather conditions led to significant […]

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  • Is The Left Beginning To Abandon Renewable Energy?

    • Date: 09/08/19
    • Associated Press

    “It was kind of crushing to discover that the things I believed in weren’t real and to discover the solar panels and wind turbines are not going to save us.” What if alternative energy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be? That’s the provocative question explored in the documentary “Planet of the Humans,” which is […]

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  • EU Wood Burning Under Fire

    • Date: 07/08/19
    • The Wall Street Jornal

    A lawsuit says European policy on using wood pellets will increase greenhouse-gas emissions; ‘burning gas would release far less carbon dioxide’ The wood-pellet business is thriving based on the argument that trees are a clean-energy alternative to coal, but the science behind it is facing challenges from researchers who say cutting and burning trees takes […]

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  • Forget Paris: China’s New Coal Boom

    • Date: 06/08/19
    • Reuters

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, government documents showed, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodity to rise in the coming years even as it steps up its fight against smog and greenhouse gas emissions. Long-term cuts in coal consumption are a key part of China’s […]

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