• Coal Power: Western Decline & The Rise Of Asia’s Tiger Economies

    • Date: 03/06/20
    • The Times

    The Covid-19 pandemic is hastening the decline of coal in Europe and America, but it could actually bolster use of the polluting fuel in China and other parts of Asia, industry experts have warned. Burning coal to generate electricity is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. The coronavirus outbreak has heralded dramatic changes […]

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  • Thanks to Asia, Coal Is Still King Worldwide

    • Date: 27/05/20
    • Mary Hutzler, Power Magazine

    Coal may be struggling in the U.S., but it’s still king worldwide, and likely to remain so with Asia as its primary customer. Despite the U.S. and Europe shuttering coal-fired power plants, coal remains a major fuel in global energy systems. In 2018, global coal demand rebounded and grew by 1.4% due to increased consumption in Asia, […]

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  • Conservative Council Borrowed £1 Billion From Taxpayers To Bet On British Sunshine

    • Date: 23/05/20
    • The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

    A major investigation has revealed how Thurrock Council got into more than £1billion in debt, borrowing the money from around 150 local authorities across the UK. But instead of funding council services, the council gambled at least £604million in solar farms located outside of the borough. Among Thurrock’s rundown council estates and neglected public parks, typical […]

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  • Giant Pumped Hydro Scheme Set to Destroy Australia’s Favourite National Park

    • Date: 21/05/20
    • Stop These Things

    Future generations will wonder why this one destroyed the planet, while claiming to save it, using completely useless industrial wind turbines and solar panels. Whether it’s dumping hundreds of thousands of toxic solar panels and windmill blades into landfill, or the toxic lakes in China where the rare earths are processed that make them, the so-called ‘green’ energy […]

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  • U.S. Shale Drillers Are Already Reopening Oil Wells, Pipe Giant Says

    • Date: 15/05/20
    • Bloomberg

    (Bloomberg) — Some drillers in the biggest North American oil field are reopening wells shut in response to the pandemic-driven price collapse, according to pipeline giant Energy Transfer LP. In the Permian Basin’s Midland region, about 8% of oil volumes that feed Energy Transfer’s pipe network had been shut at the start of the month, […]

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  • India Announces Record Coal Production

    • Date: 12/05/20
    • Deccan Herald

    India will produce a record 700 million tonnes of coal in the current fiscal ending March 2021, helping cut down on imports, Coal Secretary Anil Jain said. India produced 602.14 million tonnes of coal in 2019-20 fiscal, marginally lower than 606 million tonnes output in the previous year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a […]

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  • Covid-19 Recovery: China Fires Up Coal Power Plant Construction

    • Date: 10/05/20
    • Nikkei Asian Review

    Surge in first-quarter approvals possibly related to COVID-19 outbreak China approved nearly 10 gigawatts of new coal-fired power generation projects in the first quarter, roughly equal to the amount approved for all of last year, amid a broader scramble to jump-start an economy hobbled by the COVID-19 epidemic. Investment in infrastructure like power generation has played […]

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  • Mexico Stops Renewable Energy Projects

    • Date: 09/05/20
    • OilPrice.com

    It sounds like a news report out of yet another dystopian novel: Mexico is halting grid connection for new solar and wind power projects. In a world rushing to produce clean energy, Mexico has suddenly stood out like a sore thumb. But, as usual, there’s more to the story. The country’s National Energy Control Center, […]

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