• EU countries agree to use natural gas and nuclear power for Green Deal

    • Date: 15/12/20
    • EurActiv

    Member states have set aside their divergences on renewable vs ‘low-carbon’ hydrogen to focus on efforts to “rapidly upscale the market for hydrogen at EU level”. The EU’s 27 member states adopted Council conclusions on hydroge last Friday (11 December), bringing an end to weeks of tense discussions that saw proponents of renewable-only hydrogen clashing with those […]

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  • EU’s Green Deal based on natural gas as ‘transitional energy’

    • Date: 14/12/20
    • EurActiv

    Natural gas wins recognition as ‘transitional technology’ to climate neutrality The lower carbon intensity of natural gas – which produces half the emissions of coal when burned in power plants – and the emergence of new technologies like hydrogen are setting gas apart from other fossil fuels in the clean energy transition. On Friday, the […]

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  • Tesla Supercharging now more expensive than petrol refuelling

    • Date: 16/11/20
    • Which Car

    Tesla’s “less than the cost of petrol” claim no longer cuts the mustard Teslas are now more expensive to recharge than it is to fuel an equivalent petrol-powered car – at least if you’re using the Tesla Supercharger network. A recent price increase to use the fast-charging Tesla Superchargers and incorrect fuel figures on the […]

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  • Green lobby up in arms as France plans to tear up solar subsidy contracts

    • Date: 13/11/20
    • GWPF & Financial Times

    As the perverse opulence of multi-billion renewable energy subsidies become ever more costly, the French government has decided to stop the rot. The French government plans retroactive cuts to generous solar subsidies it granted between 2006 and 2010. The green energy industry should expect more retroactive subsidy cuts in coming years. This is the price […]

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  • UK delays energy policy paper, leaving questions on green goal

    • Date: 12/11/20
    • Bloomberg

    The U.K. government is delaying publication of a policy document outlining its latest thinking about energy, leaving industry uncertain about how ministers will shape markets to meet their green goals. The energy white paper is unlikely to be published until after the Treasury’s spending review on Nov. 25, according to two government officials who asked not to […]

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  • Green campaigners defeated as EU won’t oppose new nuclear power plants

    • Date: 27/10/20
    • EurActiv

    The European Commission “will not stand in the way” of countries that choose to build new nuclear power stations, said EU climate chief Frans Timmermans. He warned however about the life-cycle costs of the technology, “which means that you will be stuck with it for a long, long, long time”. The European Commission keeps a […]

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  • Following China’s lead, Dubai builds new coal power plant despite 2050 climate promises

    • Date: 22/10/20
    • Associated Press

    The construction of the $3.4 billion Hassyan plant in Dubai appears puzzling, as the United Arab Emirates hosts the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency. It’s also building the peninsula’s first nuclear power plant and endlessly promotes its vast solar-power plant named after Dubai’s ruler. Dubai has also set the lofty goal of having the world’s […]

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  • Germany’s biogas plants face bankruptcy as subsidies run out

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • Deutsche Welle

    Electricity from biogas power plants in Germany can currently be fed into the grid at a guaranteed price. But the country’s renewable energy law faces revision that could end subsidies; operators fear for their business.

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