• Green No More, Japan Is Building 30+ New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • Nikkei Asian Review

    Japanese government officials justify their reliance on coal by citing cost, security of supply concerns and the need for a diverse energy mix. Coal power plants are “necessary” because “the resource is cheap and more economical with scale,” Shogo Tanaka, director of the Energy Strategy Office at METI, told the Nikkei Asian Review. TOKYO/KOBE, Japan […]

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  • Romania Could Challenge Russian Grip On Europe’s Energy

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • Mihaela Rodina, Phys.org

    Romania, one of the EU’s poorest members, could emerge as an unlikely challenger to Russia’s iron grip on eastern Europe’s energy supply thanks to vast oil and gas reserves waiting to be tapped, experts say. Its hydrocarbon riches already give Romania a high degree of energy self-sufficiency, but there are many more untapped reserves under […]

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  • German Government Suppresses Damning Wind Turbine Noise Evidence

    • Date: 19/11/18
    • Stopthesethings.com

    The German government has been caught erasing data that shows residents are exposed to levels of wind turbine infrasound dangerous to health. Not for the first time and not for the last time is a government complicit in causing wholesale harm to its citizens. No country went harder or faster than Germany when it came […]

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  • German Coal Plants Back In The Money As Carbon Prices Ease

    • Date: 16/11/18
    • S&P Global Platts

    Germany’s coal plants are in the midst of a period of improved economic viability, with even the country’s oldest, least efficient units back in the money for 2019 as coal and carbon prices ease, S&P Global Platts data showed. The year-ahead clean dark spread for a 45%-efficient coal plant rose to Eur8.66/MWh by market close […]

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  • U.S. Expected to Produce Half of Global Oil and Gas Output by 2025

    • Date: 13/11/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    IEA says growth in American production will be primarily driven by fracking Relentless American shale development is set to allow the U.S. to leapfrog the world’s other major oil and gas producers, with the potential for the country to account for roughly half of global crude and natural growth by 2025, the International Energy Agency […]

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  • Oil Bear Market Shows US Shale Boom Has Teeth

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • Sky News

    The price of oil, as measured by its US benchmark, has entered bear market territory – in other words, a fall of 20% or more from its peak – in barely a month. A barrel of US light crude oil, which hit a near four-year high of $76.41 on 3 October, was today trading as […]

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  • Green Species Killers: Wind Farms Kill Off 75% Of Buzzards, Hawks And Kites That Live Nearby, Study Shows

    • Date: 05/11/18
    • Daily Mail

    Wind turbines are the world’s new ‘apex predators’, wiping out buzzards, hawks and other carnivorous birds at the top of the food chain, say scientists. A study of wind farms in India found that predatory bird numbers drop by three quarters in areas around the turbines. This is having a ‘ripple effect’ across the food […]

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  • British Nuclear Scientists Take Leap Towards Fusion Power

    • Date: 03/11/18
    • Daily Mail

    A British nuclear fusion reactor has reached temperatures hotter than the centre of the sun in a test that marks a key step toward limitless clean energy last summer. The Tokomak reactor hit 15 million°C (27 million°F) at a facility in Oxfordshire as part of preparations to supply the UK grid with fusion power by 2030. […]

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