• Fukushima Wind Turbine, Symbol Of Tsunami Recovery, To Be Removed Due To High Maintenance Costs

    • Date: 30/10/18
    • The Japan Times

    FUKUSHIMA – A floating wind turbine built off Fukushima Prefecture to symbolize recovery efforts after the 2011 nuclear disaster will be removed, a government source has said. This floating wind turbine, erected in the Pacific Ocean some 20 km off the town of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, is scheduled to be removed due to high maintenance costs. […]

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  • Green Madness: $2 Billion Solar Subsidies To Send Household Bills Through The Roof

    • Date: 27/10/18
    • The Australian

    Energy consumers are set to pay nearly $2 billion for rooftop solar installation subsidies next year, hiking power costs by up to $190 for every household, an expert analysis has found. The federal government’s small-scale renewable energy scheme (SRES) — which the competition regulator wants wound down and abolished — will result in the cost […]

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  • EU Spends $500 Million on CCS With Nothing to Show For It

    • Date: 23/10/18
    • Akshat Rathi, Quartz

    In a report to be published later today, the European Court of Auditors will say that the EU spent more than €424 million ($486 million) over the past decade fruitlessly trying to establish carbon-capture technology. The EU considers the technology crucial to hit its climate goals, which will require the union’s member states to reach net-zero […]

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  • In Win for Trump, Merkel Changes Course on U.S. Gas Imports

    • Date: 22/10/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Chancellor calls her decision to open Germany up to U.S. liquefied natural gas a ‘strategic’ move BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered government support to efforts to open up Germany to U.S. gas, a key concession to President Trump as he tries to loosen Russia’s gripon Europe’s largest energy market. Over breakfast this month, the chancellor told […]

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  • Japan Will Defy Calls By The IPCC To Phase Out Coal By Mid Century

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • The Australian

    Japan’s ambassador to Australia has confirmed Tokyo will defy calls by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to phase out coal by mid-century as part of a scientific appeal to limit global temperature increases to 1.5C. Sumio Kusaka told The Australian that Japan would consider “all practical ways to further advance decarbonisation” but would need to bolster […]

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  • Wind & Solar Power Chaos Threatens Complete Grid Collapse Down Under

    • Date: 16/10/18
    • Stop These Things

    The Australian summer is a few weeks away and with it comes the threat of mass blackouts, caused by the chaotic delivery of wind and solar. As temperatures soar, so does the demand for electricity, as businesses and households crank up their air conditioners to make life more tolerable indoors. When demand spikes in Australia […]

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  • Reality Check: Global Oil Demand Reaches Record Levels And is Expected to Keep Increasing

    • Date: 15/10/18
    • Energy Indepth

    The common “Keep It In the Ground” movement claim that “peak oil” demand is imminent was thoroughly debunked by a pair of International Energy Agency (IEA) reports released this week. IEA announced in one report that global oil demand and production crossed the 100 million barrel a day thresholds for the first time ever in the third quarter. And not only […]

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  • Green Campaigners Defeated In Attempt To Block UK Fracking

    • Date: 12/10/18
    • Financial Times

    An environmental campaigner has failed in a High Court challenge to temporarily block energy firm Cuadrilla from fracking the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well. A High Court judge has ruled against an injunction sought by environmental campaigner Robert Dennett who had tried to obtain a last minute court order against Cuadrilla to prevent the […]

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