• Welcome to the green #Blackoutstate: California to build 5 gas power plants to avoid blackouts

    • Date: 21/08/21
    • Bloomberg

    California, a state that has been aggressively weaning its power grid off of fossil fuels, is now working on adding several natural gas-fired plants in an effort to keep the lights on this summer.  The California Department of Water Resources is in the process of procuring five temporary gas-fueled generators that have individual capacities of 30 megawatts, […]

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  • China encourages coal mines to expand production capacity

    • Date: 30/07/21
    • Reuters

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China will encourage qualified coal mines to expand production capacity, the country’s state planner said on Friday, in an effort to boost coal supply and cool prices of the commodity. Coal miners, who apply for capacity expansion before March 31, 2022 must promise to shut down a certain amount of outdated production […]

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  • Tilak Doshi: The West’s green energy agenda ignores the reality in Asia

    • Date: 23/07/21

    Western leaders have been pushing their “Global Reset” and “Build Back Better” agendas in the wake of the covid pandemic. Can they deny 80% of the world’s population from climbing up the very energy ladder that the now developed countries ascended in order to enjoy their higher standards of living and all the privileges that […]

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  • This is Why Heat Pumps May NOT Be The Future

    • Date: 22/07/21
    • Skill Builder

    Building industry expert Roger Bisby explains the miserable reality of ‘heat pumps’ and warns of a disaster waiting to happen.

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  • Climate activists demand that UK and Scottish governments end North Sea oil and gas exploration

    • Date: 20/07/21
    • The Times

    Hundreds of protesters will gather at Holyrood today to demand that plans for a new oilfield in the North Sea are dropped. The Cambo oilfield off the Shetland Islands, 30 per cent owned by Shell and 70 per cent by the private equity company Siccar Point Energy, contains the equivalent of more than 800 million barrels […]

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  • Building Back Blacker: Coal output in U.S. rising most since 1990 as global demand surges

    • Date: 08/07/21
    • Bloomberg

    American coal production this year will swell 15% to meet stronger demand for electricity at home and abroad, according to the U.S. Energy Department’s July outlook. That would be the most since at least 1990 and nearly double the 8% increase projected in May, when the economic rebound was still in earlier stages of recovery. The […]

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  • Net Zero flops as Asia’s top nations plan to build more than 600 new coal power plants

    • Date: 01/07/21
    • AFP

    China, India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam are planning to build more than 600 coal plants, think-tank Carbon Tracker said. Five Asian countries are responsible for 80 percent of new coal power stations planned worldwide, with the projects threatening goals to fight the climate crisis, a report warned Wednesday. The stations will be able to generate […]

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  • The dark side of solar power & the looming waste crisis

    • Date: 19/06/21
    • Atalay Atasu, Serasu Duran, and Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Harvard Business Review

    The solar industry’s current circular capacity is woefully unprepared for the deluge of waste that is likely to come. The economics of solar could darken quickly if the industry sinks under the weight of its own trash. It’s sunny times for solar power. In the U.S., home installations of solar panels have fully rebounded from […]

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