• China’s New Energy Agenda: Coal Power Will Be Top Priority

    • Date: 15/11/19
    • China Dialogue

    Premier Li Keqiang has re-emphasised coal as China’s primary source of energy security, and toned down the urgency of the low-carbon transition China has signalled that coal power will be a top priority within national energy policy as the government prepares its next Five Year Plan (2021-25). On 11 October, Premier Li Keqiang chaired a meeting of […]

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  • German Government ‘Pulls Plug On Wind Energy’

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

    German online weekly FOCUS here reports how cuts by wind energy giant Enercon will lead to 3000 layoffs. According to Enercon chief executive Hans-Dieter Kettwig, “politicians have pulled the plug on wind energy.” Subsidies cut Once lavished with huge incentives, the German wind industry is being hit hard after the government recently ended the huge subsidies that […]

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  • Cheap Chinese Electric Cars To Conquer Green Europe

    • Date: 09/11/19
    • Automotive News Europe

    BEIJING — An SUV set to become the first Chinese entrant in Europe’s electric-car market, betting its competitive price will help draw customers away from the likes of Volkswagen Group and Tesla. Shanghai-based automaker Aiways has secured the required permits and certifications for a Europe launch, and plans to start sales in the second quarter […]

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  • OPEC Sees Its Market Share Shrinking For Years As Shale Triumphs

    • Date: 06/11/19
    • My San Antonio

    OPEC slashed estimates for the amount of oil it will need to pump in coming years, projecting that its share of world markets will shrink until the middle of the next decade amid a flood of U.S. shale supplies. The producer group expects that demand for its oil will slide by about 7% over the […]

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  • U.S. Democrats Just Accidentally Sparked A Federal Fracking Boom

    • Date: 01/11/19
    • OilPrice.com

    Eyeing more restrictions on drilling following the 2020 presidential election, some U.S. oil and gas companies may accelerate fracking on public lands over the next year. Concho Resources said that in order to mitigate risk from a potential ban on fracking in 2021, the company is running rigs on its federal acreage now. The comment […]

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  • Southeast Asia: Coal Demand To Double By 2040

    • Date: 31/10/19
    • Bloomberg

    There’s just no stopping coal in Southeast Asia. Surging investments in wind and solar energy won’t be enough to shake the fuel’s dominance in the region for decades to come, according to the International Energy Agency. Coal demand is expected to double to almost 400 million tons a year by 2040, the agency said in […]

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  • Blackouts: California’s Electric Car Dream Is Turning Into A Nightmare

    • Date: 27/10/19
    • OilPrice.com

    California might be blazing a trail with getting a large number of electric vehicles on the road, but the only trail California is currently blazing is the wildfire/PG&E fiasco that could once again plunge millions of Californians into the dark in the next wave of blackouts, the likes of which could sour investor confidence in […]

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  • China’s Green Future Implodes As Economy Nearly Stalls

    • Date: 22/10/19
    • Chriss Street, The Epoch Times

    China’s transition to a green economy is imploding as the economic growth needed to pay for the massive state-funded subsidies hits its slowest pace in three decades. Vice Premier Liu He was praised for his January 2018 keynote speech at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland for stating that in addition to spending […]

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