• Germany To Open Another New Coal Power Plant

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Reuters

    German utility Uniper will start up its Datteln IV hard-coal fired power station in the fourth quarter of 2018, it said in slides for an analyst and investor call on Thursday, having previously planned to start it in the first half 2018. The Datteln IV coal power plant will start up in 2018 The 1,050 […]

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  • China Suffers Natural Gas Shortage As Coal Ban Backfires

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Associated Press

    City government of Beijing, which in March closed its last coal-fired power plant, has issued an emergency order to restart a coal-burning generator. Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, forcing chemical plants and factories to shut down, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use backfired by causing […]

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  • Emmanuel Macron: The End Is Nigh & The World Is ‘Losing The Climate Battle’

    • Date: 13/12/17
    • Euronews

    French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the fight against climate change, telling an audience of world leaders and company executives at the One Planet Summit that the world is “losing the battle.” He said that “in 50, 60 or 100 years, many heads of state won’t have countries to govern” because climate […]

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  • Massive Austria Gas Plant Blast Plunges Europe Into Energy Crisis

    • Date: 12/12/17
    • Daily Express

    Pipeline deliveries across large parts of the continent have been thrown into chaos as a result of the deadly blast at the Baumgaerten site in eastern Austria. In Britain, Europe’s biggest gas market, the price of gas for immediate delivery soared by 35 per cent to 92p per therm, its highest level since 2013. The […]

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  • EU Climate Consensus Broken: Centre-Right Parties Reject Green-Left Policy Proposals

    • Date: 10/12/17
    • EurActiv

    A partisan divide has emerged in the European Parliament over proposals to beef up the governance of the Energy Union, with conservative and centre-right lawmakers rejecting what they described as an “outdated”, “inflexible” approach supported by the Greens and left-wing parties. Members of the 8th European Parliament Members of [two] European Parliament [committees] voted on […]

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  • Chinese Government Faces Growing Outcry Over Coal Ban As Millions Freeze In Winter Cold

    • Date: 07/12/17
    • South China Morning Post

    China has relaxed a coal ban in northern cities designed to reduce air pollution amid a growing outcry from people left without a reliable energy supply as winter sets in. The government’s initial restriction on burning coal led to millions of families being forced to convert to cleaner fuels, such as natural gas, for heating […]

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  • EU Member States Abandon Legally Binding Targets For Renewable Energy

    • Date: 06/12/17
    • EurActiv

    For the past ten years, EU member states have been obliged to meet national targets for renewable energy. From 2020, they will be free of these constraints. The 2020 targets were adopted in 2008, when EU lawmakers were in a very different mood. It was before the economic crisis, and the EU’s crisis of confidence. […]

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  • Ipsos Mori: Things Are Not As Bad As People Believe

    • Date: 06/12/17
    • Bobby Duffy, The Conversation

    A new survey from Ipsos Mori reveals that the public in 38 countries have deeply inaccurate views about crime, terrorism and many other important social issues. And this is not just the result of random guessing – there is a systematic pattern to our errors. We tend to think things are worse than they are, and they’re […]

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