• China to resume building coal power plants

    • Date: 19/04/19
    • Bloomberg

    China allowed 11 provinces and regions to resume building coal power plants, in another sign that the world’s largest energy user is far from finished with the most-polluting fossil fuel. The National Energy Administration forecast that only 10 provinces and regions would have an excess of coal-fired electricity generation capacity in 2022, down from last year’s outlook for a […]

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  • Winning: Another Carbon Tax Defeat

    • Date: 18/04/19
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Alberta conservatives oust the provincial left. Is Ottawa next? Climate alarmists have convinced elites. Their problem is democracy. A provincial election in Canada isn’t usually big news, but Tuesday’s victory by the conservatives in the western province of Alberta is an exception. Voters elected as premier Jason Kenney, who had promised that his government’s first […]

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  • Alberta heads to the polls today. The fate of Canada’s carbon tax is on the line

    • Date: 16/04/19
    • Financial Post

    A Jason Kenney win would scrap Alberta’s carbon levy, with the leader vowing to join a legal fight with other provinces to block a federal tax. Voters in the Canadian province of Alberta, home to the world’s third-largest oil reserves, head to the voting booth Tuesday in a divisive election that could have wide-ranging implications […]

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  • As end looms for coal, German mining region shifts right

    • Date: 11/04/19
    • Reuters

    A German far-right party is using a simple message to attract voters in a mining region threatened by government plans to phase out coal: jobs are more important than the environment. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s aim to wean Europe’s biggest economy off fossil fuels is the main issue in a September election in the state of […]

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  • China’s Mammoth Coal Industry Gets Bigger, Crowding Out Imports

    • Date: 10/04/19
    • Bloomberg

    A year of plenty for China’s coal industry will probably mean a slump in imports, with miners in Australia likely to be the hardest hit. The world’s biggest producer and consumer of the fuel is set to lift output by more than 100 million tons in 2019, Wang Hongqiao, vice president of the China National […]

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  • New Study: Poverty and Lower Incomes Directly Linked to Renewables

    • Date: 08/04/19
    • NoTricksZone

    An empirical analysis using 2005-2015 data from 15 EU countries indicates that as more renewable energies (i.e., solar PV) are deployed, energy costs increase, household poverty risks rise, and incomes decline. Image Source: Pereira et al., 2019 In contrast to the negative consequences of switching from fossil fuels to renewables, Dr. Tadesse Weldu Teklu affirms “CO2 emission (energy consumption) is […]

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  • EU Seeks €1.7m Fine over Irish Wind Farm That Killed 50,000 Fish

    • Date: 02/04/19
    • GWPF and The Times

    An Irish wind farm, constructed in 2003, caused a hugely damaging peat slide, killing 50,000 fish. Now the EU is seeking a large fine from the Irish government, to punish it for failing to comply with a 2008 ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union. Ireland could face a minimum fine of […]

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  • China’s New Coal Boom Revealed

    • Date: 28/03/19
    • Reuters

    SHANGHAI — China restarted construction on more than 50 gigawatts (GW) of suspended coal-fired power plants last year, bucking a global shift away from fossil fuels, a new study showed Thursday. China has repeatedly pledged to reduce its reliance on coal, a major source of smog and climate-warming greenhouse gases, and it has cut coal’s share […]

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