• Germany’s Renewable Energy Sector Faces Uncertainty As Subsidies Expire

    • Date: 28/02/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Much of Germany’s renewable power capacity is facing uncertainty regarding its business models as generous feed-in tariffs for many wind, solar and biogas plants end in the 2020s. With the country needing more, not less, renewable power to meet its climate targets, new legislation, direct marketing schemes and blockchain solutions are being floated, experts told an industry […]

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  • ‘Green’ Millennials Grab the Wheel and Step on the Gas

    • Date: 27/02/19

    Remember how oil demand was going to fall because green millennials are different and don’t want to kill the planet? Well, think again. Starting around 2012 there was a lot of discussion about millennials being different.  “Why Don’t Young Americans Buy Cars?” asked Jordan Weissman in the Atlantic. “Why Aren’t Younger Americans Driving Anymore?” wrote Brad Plumer in the […]

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  • Half Of Europe No Longer Wants Wind Energy

    • Date: 24/02/19
    • CNBC News

    Wind energy suffers tough year in Europe with 12 nations failing to install a single turbine Twelve countries in the European Union (EU) failed to install “a single wind turbine” last year, the CEO of industry body WindEurope said Thursday. Giles Dickson said that while more and more people and businesses were benefiting from wind power, […]

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  • German Christian Democrats Reject New Climate Change Law

    • Date: 23/02/19
    • Deutschlandfunk

    Germany’s Christian Democrats are moving away from the climate change bill agreed by the coalition government, at least for the time being. The reason: “The exit from coal is ambitious enough.” CDU and CSU reject any additional CO2 reductions, as demanded by the left-wing Social Democrats (SPD). Basic pension, asylum, tax policy – these are […]

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  • Green Madness: Australian Households’ $2bn Hit For Solar Subsidies

    • Date: 19/02/19
    • The Australian

    Households will pay nearly $2 billion for rooftop solar installation subsidies this year, costing every home nearly $200 and threatening to derail Scott Morrison’s pledge to cut power bills. The cost of the federal Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) and state-based rebates combined is forecast to rise by 45 per cent from $1.2bn last year […]

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  • Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New Deal

    • Date: 16/02/19

    The state is dependent on imports even though it sits atop the abundant Marcellus Shale. The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—sometimes known as the “shale revolution”—has enabled Texas, Pennsylvania and other states to produce record quantities of natural gas, some of which is being frozen, loaded onto giant ships, and transported to customers […]

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  • Theresa May Urged To Back UK Shale Revolution As Company Discovers Huge Shale Gas Field In East Midlands

    • Date: 15/02/19
    • Steven Hawkes, The Sun

    Chemical giant Ineos claims the gas field in Nottinghamshire is the richest in UK history THERESA MAY is today urged to back the fracking revolution as new tests signal the East Midlands is sitting on “30-years’ worth of gas”. Ineos, Britain’s biggest private company, claims drilling results from its field in Nottinghamshire suggest “US levels” […]

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  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Open Letter to the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

    • Date: 13/02/19

     INEOS Group Tuesday, 12 February 2019 Open letter to President Jean-Claude JunckerPresident European CommissionEuropean CommissionRue de la Loi 200B-1049 Brussels                                                                                                                         11th February 2019 Dear President Juncker, “Are you quite mad?” was the reaction of one well known CEO of a European chemicals company when INEOS publicly announced recently its huge €3 billion petrochemicals expansion in […]

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