• First Poland, Then Germany, Now Spain: Europe Rejects Coal Phase Out

    • Date: 26/11/17
    • EurActiv

    The Spanish government is challenging a decision by its main electricity provider to shut down two coal-fired power plants. An attitude that contravenes the Paris Agreement on climate change.   The Spanish government has engaged in a strange stand-off over Iberdrola’s plan to phase out coal, announced at climate talks in Bonn last week. The […]

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  • German Court: Ancient Forest Can Be Cleared For Coal Mine

    • Date: 24/11/17
    • Associated Press

    BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany says an ancient forest near the Belgian border can be chopped down to make way for a coal strip mine. In this Nov. 28, 2016 file photo a lumberjack saws a tree at the Hambach forest near Kerpen, Germany. Cologne’s administrative court ruled Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 […]

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  • Green Madness: Energy-Efficient LED Lighting Increases Energy Consumption & Light Pollution

    • Date: 24/11/17
    • iNews

    As LED lights have become more efficient and cheaper people have chosen to use more of them – a process known as the “rebound effect”. The Earth’s surface is nearly ten per cent brighter than it was four years ago as artificial light is turned up and introduced to new areas. The increase in light […]

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  • Coal Emerges As Surprise Winner Of UN Climate Conference In Germany

    • Date: 18/11/17
    • Bloomberg

    Coal emerged as the surprise winner from two weeks of international climate talks in Germany, with leaders of the host country and neighboring Poland joining Donald Trump in support of the dirtiest fossil fuel.   An excavator mines brown coal on Friday at the Hambach mine near Kerpen, Germany. | AP While more than 20 […]

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  • Poland Ready For Showdown With EU Over Climate Change As Trump Sends 74,000 Tonnes Of Coal

    • Date: 17/11/17
    • Daily Express

    Poland is on a collision course with EU chiefs over its continued heavy use of fossil fuels, as the country prepares to receive its first shipment of US coal. Prime Minister Beata Szydło has warned MEPs she will “throw it back at them” if they criticise her nation’s carbon consumption at next month’s EU summit. […]

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  • China’s Ageing Solar Panels Causing Big Environmental Problem

    • Date: 13/11/17
    • South China Morning Post

    China will have the world’s worst problem with ageing solar panels in less than two decades, according to a recent industry estimate. Lu Fang, secretary general of the photovoltaics decision in the China Renewable Energy Society, wrote in an article circulating on mainland social media this month that the country’s cumulative capacity of retired panels […]

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  • The Next Shale Revolution

    • Date: 11/11/17
    • Bloomberg

    The meteoric rise of shale over the past 2 decades has transformed the U.S. energy landscape and sent ripples through global markets. And it shows no signs of slowing down. From the big oil behemoths to the nimble but dominant players in the controversial space, this Bloomberg Television special hosted by Alix Steel examines the […]

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  • U.S. And China Agree The US’s Largest Energy Export Project

    • Date: 10/11/17
    • Daily Caller

    President Donald Trump racked up an economic win while in China, presiding over an agreement to build what’s being called the largest American energy export project ever. Alaska and China signed a joint agreement to build a massive export project that’s designed to bring North Slope natural gas south to be liquefied and then shipped […]

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