• U.S. Coal Plants Close As Cheap Shale Gas Is Making Coal Uncompetitive

    • Date: 04/12/19
    • Houston Chronicle

    Coal-fired power plants in the United States are closing because they’re more expensive to operate and maintain than cheaper forms of power such as natural gas-fueled generation, according to a new government study. The Department of Energy reported that coal plants have been facing a general decline as low natural gas prices have made natural […]

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  • In China, Coal Creeps Back As Slowing Economy Overshadows Climate Plans

    • Date: 02/12/19
    • Reuters

    China is building more coal-fired power plants and approving dozens of new mines, despite assurances from the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter that it was serious about fighting climate change. China’s 2021-2030 policy plans are under close scrutiny as the United Nations climate change conference gets under way in Madrid, especially after a new UN […]

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  • Green Energy Catastrophe: Zimbabwe ‘Turning Into A Desert’ As Poor Cut Down Forests For Fuel

    • Date: 30/11/19
    • The Times

    An estimated 815,000 acres of forest are being chopped down each year in Zimbabwe as its desperate people resort to firewood to cope with poverty, blackouts and a scarcity of fuel. Conservationists warn that Zimbabwe could be reduced to a desert in a generation if the rate of deforestation goes unchecked. The country has been […]

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  • Extreme Green Poverty: Germans Face €44 Billion Bill For Electricity Alone In 2020

    • Date: 29/11/19
    • GWPF & BDEW

    Germany’s green energy taxes and levies on electricity have reached their highest level ever and will rise to 44 billion euros in 2020 While wholesale electricity prices in Germany have increased by about 13 percent in 2019, taxes and levies on electricity have reached their highest level ever and will cost German families and consumers […]

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  • Extinction Rebellion Are ‘Destructive’ And ‘Unsupportive’, Royal Academy of Engineering Warns

    • Date: 27/11/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Extinction Rebellion are ‘destructive’ and ‘unsupportive’ of technologies that already exist to tackle global warming,  the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has warned. Ahead of a new report, calling for the rapid scaling up of Britain’s engineering biology sector, experts said that scientists and engineers were on the brink of solving many of the major problems linked to […]

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  • China’s Climate U-Turn: Once A Clean Energy Leader, China Is Now Reviving Coal

    • Date: 26/11/19
    • The Hill

    The climate targets laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement are looking increasingly lofty. Coal use is rising in China and other developing countries in Asia, and investments in clean and renewable energy sources are declining, the MIT Technology Review reports.  The prodigious economic growth of China, India and other emerging markets is predicted to continue for […]

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  • Developing Nations Move To Cheap Coal, Cool On Renewables

    • Date: 25/11/19
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – New clean energy investment slid by more than a fifth in developing countries last year due to a slowdown in China, while the amount of coal-fired power generation jumped to a new high, an annual survey showed on Monday. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) surveyed 104 emerging markets and found that developing […]

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  • German Wind Industry Faces Extinction

    • Date: 24/11/19
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    Germany is seeing ever increasing resistance to wind energy projects while the wind industry faces an existential crisis. Behind the mounting resistance are hundreds of anti-wind farm citizens’ initiatives across the country, stricter rules for wind projects and powerful anti-wind bureaucrats now heading key government positions. According to Energiezukunft.eu,(Energy Future.eu) the new German draft laws are […]

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