• The future of fossil fuels? Zero-Emission natural gas power plants take off

    • Date: 09/01/21
    • Jeff McMahon, Forbes

    NET Power’s prototype zero-emission natural-gas power plant works, the company’s CEO said today, announcing that construction will begin on the first four operating plants. “In 2018 we were successful, and in 2018 we also showed that the whole cycle worked,” said NET Power CEO Bill Brown. “At this point we have four different plants underway […]

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  • Tens of millions in China facing winter power blackouts, rationing

    • Date: 23/12/20
    • AFP

    BEIJING: Tens of millions across China are facing power shortages in below-freezing winter temperatures, as three provinces impose curbs on electricity use due to surging demand and a squeezed coal supply. Residents, factories and businesses in Hunan, Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces have been ordered to ration electricity with some areas citing a shortfall in coal […]

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  • Global coal demand to rebound as economy recovers

    • Date: 19/12/20
    • Bloomberg

    Global coal demand is poised to rebound next year as the economy recovers and the U.S. and Europe may see the first increase in consumption in several years, the International Energy Agency said. Despite the global shift toward economies based on renewable energy, the dirtiest fossil fuel looks set to keep its role as the world’s biggest […]

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  • Green economy: $580 million wind farm off Fukushima to be dismantled

    • Date: 19/12/20
    • The Japan Times

    FUKUSHIMA – The government said Thursday it will remove the two remaining wind power turbines it installed off Fukushima Prefecture citing lack of profit in the project, which cost ¥60 billion ($580 million). The project was widely seen as a symbol of the reconstruction of the northeastern prefecture following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. […]

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  • China to expand its fleet of coal power plants by 10%

    • Date: 16/12/20
    • Bloomberg

    Chinese state-owned utilities are betting on coal’s longevity by building new coal-fired power plants, with their fleets set to expand about 10% by 2025.  The future of coal looks like an ice cream truck parked half a kilometer down a mine shaft in China’s Shanxi province. The yellow and white vehicle is equipped with a […]

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  • 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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