• Coal-Fired Power May See Rebound In U.S. & China In 2021

    • Date: 10/10/20
    • Power Engineering

    Coal-fired power certainly has long-term challenges to viability, but some short-term -and not so short-term- boosts may be on the horizon. Reuters recently reported that energy security and economic fears is driving the mammoth Chinese energy industry back toward new coal-fired generation projects. One of those includes the $1.9 billion, 4-GW coal power project in Qingyang. […]

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  • Green Con: Britain’s Energy Giants Label Their Dirty Fuel As Green

    • Date: 10/10/20
    • The Sunday Times

    Power companies are paying as little as 93p a customer for the right to claim that dirty energy tariffs are actually green. There are 111 energy tariffs now classed as renewable out of 282 on the market, 39 per cent of the total, and the cost of these deals is falling. But a Sunday Times […]

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  • Fracking Takes Center Stage In US Debate Over Energy Independence & Climate Change

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    President Trump and Joseph R. Biden have been talking about fracking on the campaign trail, but it’s about more than hydraulic fracturing. They’re talking about the future of U.S. energy. The engineering feat that transformed a nation once dependent upon the Middle East into the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas has become shorthand for the […]

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  • Nuclear Power And Hydrogen Four Times Cheaper Than Renewables, New Report Claims

    • Date: 13/09/20
    • The Sunday Times

    Using nuclear power to generate hydrogen could help limit global warming and clean up heavy industries, a report has claimed. Hydrogen is rapidly turning into the holy grail for environmentalists and big oil companies alike, because the only by-product of its combustion is water. The government is committed to the UK achieving net zero carbon […]

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  • Merkel Scrapping Nord Stream Would Unravel German Gas Strategy

    • Date: 12/09/20
    • Bloomberg

    As Angela Merkel weighs up the arguments for scrapping a Russian pipeline project, a cornerstone of the German chancellor’s carefully crafted energy strategy is at stake. Merkel is coming under increasing pressure to ditch the Nord Stream 2 pipeline after the poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny. Members of her own party have questioned […]

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  • Nuclear Tug Of War: Will Eastern Europe Go Chinese?

    • Date: 09/09/20
    • Foreign Policy

    Competition among China, Russia, and the West is taking the form of a battle to build reactors in Eastern Europe. When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Prague in mid-August, the first stop on a tour of U.S. allies in Central and Eastern Europe, he had two things on his mind: China and […]

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  • Blackout Warnings As Row Over Energy Costs Escalates

    • Date: 08/09/20
    • iNews

    New rules to restrict spending by network operators risk plunging the UK grid into blackout chaos, National Grid has warned. Tensions between energy regulator Ofgem and the public companies that run the UK’s electricity grid have reached fever pitch in recent weeks, following the release in July of Ofgem proposals to slash returns energy firms like National […]

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  • US Gives First-Ever OK For Small Commercial Nuclear Reactor

    • Date: 04/09/20
    • Associated Press

    U.S. officials have for the first time approved a design for a small commercial nuclear reactor, and a Utah energy cooperative wants to build 12 of them in Idaho. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Friday approved Portland-based NuScale Power’s application for the small modular reactor that Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems plans to build […]

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