• Biomass Burning Not Sustainable, Subsidies Must Stop, Say European Scientists

    • Date: 04/10/19
    • Dutch News

    Governments should stop wasting billions of euros in subsidising new biomass power plants and the conversion of existing power plants because it is unsustainable, the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) has said. ‘Burning wood does not produce very much energy. That means the net amount of CO2 which is released is greater than when […]

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  • Poland Defies EU By Vowing To Stick To Coal

    • Date: 03/10/19
    • Financial Times

    Energy security is higher priority than EU emissions goals, says government official. Poland plans to prioritise curbing its reliance on Russian energy — and so continuing its dependence on coal — over signing up to the EU’s net zero emissions target, in a move that is set to put Warsaw on a collision course with […]

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  • US Shale And A Glut Of Crude Will Prevent Saudi Oil Shock

    • Date: 24/09/19
    • Platts

    Texas’ thriving oil production could be to thank for the world avoiding an economically crippling, triple-digit spike in crude prices following attacks on facilities in Saudi Arabia less than two weeks ago. Fears of soaring prices and panic buying at petrol pumps failed to materialize, despite the temporary loss of 6% of the world’s supply […]

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  • Coal Power Booming In China & South Asia

    • Date: 19/09/19

    Coal-fired power continues its sustained and even growing hold in developing nations. News reports indicate that China and India are both ramping up coal-fired generation capacity despite environmental concerns globally. A story on the QuartzIndia website cited India Ratings and Research figures showing that nation importing up to 73 million metric tons of coal in the current […]

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  • Fossil Fuel Divestment Has ‘Zero’ Climate Impact, Says Bill Gates

    • Date: 17/09/19
    • Financial Times

    Climate activists are wasting their time lobbying investors to ditch fossil fuel stocks, according to Bill Gates, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder who is one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists. Those who want to change the world would do better to put their money and energy behind the disruptive technologies that slow carbon emissions and […]

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  • Coal Is Fuelling China’s Data Center Boom

    • Date: 16/09/19
    • OilPrice.com

    Electricity consumption in China’s data center sector is projected to increase by a whopping 66 percent over the next half-decade – currently powered 73% by coal. China’s data center sector is heating up. “The rapidly growing market is largely driven by data-intensive industries such as cloud computing, an industry that the government has marked for […]

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  • Green Super Flop: Most Powerful Greenhouse Gas On The Rise ‘Due To Green Energy Boom’

    • Date: 14/09/19
    • BBC News

    It’s the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents. But leaks of the little-known gas in the UK and the rest of the EU in 2017 […]

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  • Europe’s Climate Hypocrisy Exposed

    • Date: 13/09/19
    • Balkan Green Energy News

    Five EU countries including the UK, Germany, Greece, Poland, and Slovenia are looking to introduce new fossil fuel subsidies by 2030, an analysis of the 28 Member States’ draft energy and climate plans (NECPs) has revealed. In a new report, “Fossil fuel subsidies in draft EU National Energy and Climate Plans: Shortcomings and final call […]

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