• Coal rescues Germany from its renewable energy folly

    • Date: 17/02/21
    • Institute for Energy Research

    Germany had to turn to coal this past winter when freezing temperatures made its solar and wind units inoperable and it plans to import from neighboring countries to back-up its renewable electricity in the future. Germany’s millions of solar panels are blanketed in snow and ice and its 30,000 wind turbines are doing nothing as […]

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  • World’s ‘solar and wind capital’ freezing due to snow ‘blanketing millions’ of solar panels

    • Date: 15/02/21
    • Sky News Australia

    Germany is held up as the world’s solar and wind capital by “renewables luvvies” but Germans are freezing through winter due to “millions of solar panels blanketed in snow” and turbines sitting idle, according to Rowan Dean. “Germany’s long been held up by the likes of these renewable luvvies, they say Germany’s the world’s great […]

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  • Himalayan flood disaster exposes risks of India’s rush for green energy

    • Date: 13/02/21
    • The Times

    India has built hundreds of dams and hydroelectric plants along its Himalayan rivers to conserve water supplies and build renewable energy sources. This has destabilised the ecosystem. A reckless dash for cheap green energy or the threat of climate change are not at the forefront of rescuers’ thoughts as they search for survivors after a […]

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  • India to see record wheat harvest in 2021-22

    • Date: 12/02/21
    • S&P Global/Platts

    New Delhi — India is heading for its largest wheat harvest on record in 2021-22 (April-March) amid recently brightened prospects for higher exports in the current marketing season that ends on March 31. India’s 2020-21 wheat harvest is expected to hit a record 107.6 million mt, and a record planting and favorable weather conditions have fueled […]

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  • China calls for EU autonomy as Western alliance disintegrates

    • Date: 09/02/21
    • Politico

    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday called on the EU to act “independently and autonomously,” a day after U.S. President Joe Biden vowed to confront Beijing with “extreme competition.” Wang made the remarks in a video meeting with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, who told his Chinese counterpart that the EU had “strong bonds” with […]

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  • Major blow for Biden as French president shatters US alliance dream: EU cosies up to China

    • Date: 05/02/21
    • Daily Express

    Emmanuel Macron has warned new US President Joe Biden he cannot rely on the support of the European Union when it comes to China in an indication that the bloc is ready to cosy up to Beijing. Mr Biden, who officially took office on January 20, is keen to revive traditional alliances including those with […]

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  • France found guilty of failing to meet Paris Agreement pledge

    • Date: 03/02/21
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Climate law-fare has become an existential threat to Europe’s political elites and might bring down French president Emmanuel Macron. Damning verdict of ‘first major climate trial’ in French state is an embarrassment to President Emmanuel Macron A French court has found the state guilty of inaction in fighting climate change in a landmark ruling that […]

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  • German green group branded a Russian ‘puppet’ over Nord Stream II gas pipeline

    • Date: 31/01/21
    • The Sunday Times

    The Climate and Environmental Protection Foundation faces accusations that Moscow is funding it to bypass American sanctions on a controversial energy project A German environmental foundation that has been given more than £17m by Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, has been accused of being a “puppet” funded by Moscow to circumvent American sanctions on the […]

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