• What Is The Cause Of The Recent Power Blackouts In California?

    • Date: 17/08/20
    • Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian

    California has put itself in a position where regular intentional blackouts are inevitable. As more and more reliable fossil fuel and nuclear facilities get closed in favor of wind and solar, the problem looks set to worsen dramatically over the next several years. You may have read in the past few days that residents of […]

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  • Green Energy Crisis: Residents Asked To Reduce Power During Californian Heat Wave

    • Date: 15/08/20
    • KTVU FOX 2 & CapRadio

    Power supplies could be even tighter, as cloud cover is expected to cause a drop in solar power. A blistering heat wave over the next several days is prompting the California Independent System Operator to issue a Flex Alert for Friday, which means residents are being asked to reduce power usage from 3 p.m. to 10 […]

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  • Trump vs Biden: Deep Split Over Future Of US Shale Gas

    • Date: 12/08/20
    • Energy Intelligence

    Gone are the days when US policymakers broadly agreed on the role of natural gas as a “bridge” to a low-carbon future. As the 2020 US presidential race proves, the partisan divide on the issue has widened and deepened. President Donald Trump continues to see gas as a green fuel, and has made the road […]

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  • Critics Rebut Computer Modelling Exercise On Offshore Wind Costs

    • Date: 31/07/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Remember when Imperial College London and UK newspapers recently announced that “offshore wind power is now so cheap it could pay money back to consumers”? The Global Warming Policy Forum is today publishing a critique of the new paper behind the headlines which claims that computer modelling of offshore wind subsidy auction bids around Europe provides sound […]

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  • China’s Coronavirus Recovery Drives Massive Boom In Coal Plants

    • Date: 22/07/20
    • South China Morning Post

    China has 249.6 gigawatts of coal-fired power capacity either under construction or in planning which is larger than the current coal fleets of the United States or India. Far from treating the coronavirus pandemic as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speed up decarbonisation and lock in climate goals, there are signs China is falling back on […]

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  • Boris Johnson To Import Russian Coal To Appease Green Lobby

    • Date: 10/07/20
    • Daily Express

    Russia is now the main source for all of Britain’s coal needs. England’s last surface coal mine closes next month at Bradley, County Durham. Last week, a request to extend the open cast mine was rejected by Durham County councillors. “As it stands, that will be the last coal coming out of England on a […]

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  • The First Green Energy War?

    • Date: 09/07/20
    • The Times

    Egypt threatens war as Ethiopia prepares to fill its new dam If their argument were only over water, the dispute that is threatening to throw Egyptian jets against Ethiopian concrete might be easily resolved. But in the coming weeks, when Ethiopia starts filling the reservoir behind its Grand Renaissance Dam, the biggest in Africa and half a […]

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  • European Lawmakers Vs Green Energy Dogmatism

    • Date: 06/07/20
    • EurActiv

    While MEPs traditionally advocate more ambitious climate policies than the usually more thrifty EU member states, this time, precisely the opposite is happening. The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee will vote Monday (6 July) on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund, which aims to support the bloc’s 108 coal-producing regions in their transition […]

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