• Green lobby up in arms as France plans to tear up solar subsidy contracts

    • Date: 13/11/20
    • GWPF & Financial Times

    As the perverse opulence of multi-billion renewable energy subsidies become ever more costly, the French government has decided to stop the rot. The French government plans retroactive cuts to generous solar subsidies it granted between 2006 and 2010. The green energy industry should expect more retroactive subsidy cuts in coming years. This is the price […]

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  • UK delays energy policy paper, leaving questions on green goal

    • Date: 12/11/20
    • Bloomberg

    The U.K. government is delaying publication of a policy document outlining its latest thinking about energy, leaving industry uncertain about how ministers will shape markets to meet their green goals. The energy white paper is unlikely to be published until after the Treasury’s spending review on Nov. 25, according to two government officials who asked not to […]

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  • Green campaigners defeated as EU won’t oppose new nuclear power plants

    • Date: 27/10/20
    • EurActiv

    The European Commission “will not stand in the way” of countries that choose to build new nuclear power stations, said EU climate chief Frans Timmermans. He warned however about the life-cycle costs of the technology, “which means that you will be stuck with it for a long, long, long time”. The European Commission keeps a […]

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  • Following China’s lead, Dubai builds new coal power plant despite 2050 climate promises

    • Date: 22/10/20
    • Associated Press

    The construction of the $3.4 billion Hassyan plant in Dubai appears puzzling, as the United Arab Emirates hosts the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency. It’s also building the peninsula’s first nuclear power plant and endlessly promotes its vast solar-power plant named after Dubai’s ruler. Dubai has also set the lofty goal of having the world’s […]

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  • Germany’s biogas plants face bankruptcy as subsidies run out

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • Deutsche Welle

    Electricity from biogas power plants in Germany can currently be fed into the grid at a guaranteed price. But the country’s renewable energy law faces revision that could end subsidies; operators fear for their business.

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  • Coal-Fired Power May See Rebound In U.S. & China In 2021

    • Date: 10/10/20
    • Power Engineering

    Coal-fired power certainly has long-term challenges to viability, but some short-term -and not so short-term- boosts may be on the horizon. Reuters recently reported that energy security and economic fears is driving the mammoth Chinese energy industry back toward new coal-fired generation projects. One of those includes the $1.9 billion, 4-GW coal power project in Qingyang. […]

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  • Green Con: Britain’s Energy Giants Label Their Dirty Fuel As Green

    • Date: 10/10/20
    • The Sunday Times

    Power companies are paying as little as 93p a customer for the right to claim that dirty energy tariffs are actually green. There are 111 energy tariffs now classed as renewable out of 282 on the market, 39 per cent of the total, and the cost of these deals is falling. But a Sunday Times […]

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  • Fracking Takes Center Stage In US Debate Over Energy Independence & Climate Change

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    President Trump and Joseph R. Biden have been talking about fracking on the campaign trail, but it’s about more than hydraulic fracturing. They’re talking about the future of U.S. energy. The engineering feat that transformed a nation once dependent upon the Middle East into the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas has become shorthand for the […]

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