• Green No More: Germany Pours Cold Water On EU’s Green Energy Ambitions

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • EurActiv

    Voters across Europe have lost faith in politics partly because of “unachievable targets” on renewable energy, said German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier, rejecting calls from a group of other EU countries to boost the share of renewables to 33-35% of the bloc’s energy mix by 2030. Altmaier made the comments during an on-the-record exchange between […]

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  • Government Report To Confirm Germany Will Widely Miss 2020 Climate Target

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The government’s Climate Protection Report 2017 will confirm that Germany is set to miss its 2020 national climate target by a wide margin. A draft, seen by the Clean Energy Wire, says that the country will only reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent compared to 1990, instead of the 40 percent aimed for. An internal paper of […]

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  • Apocalypse Now: Pope Warns Of Global Destruction Without Green Energy Shift

    • Date: 09/06/18
    • Reuters

    VATICAN CITY, June 9 (Reuters) – Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe. “Civilisation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” the pope told top oil company executives at the end of […]

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  • Solar Stocks In Free Fall As China Pulls Plug On Subsidies

    • Date: 08/06/18
    • Reuters

    (Reuters) – China’s unexpected move to slash incentives for solar power has sent stocks into a free fall and prompted analysts to lower forecasts for global installations this year amid expectations that a glut of excess panels would send prices tumbling. China announced on June 1 changes to the subsidies that has underpinned its rise […]

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  • California Lawmaker Voted Out For Raising Energy Taxes

    • Date: 07/06/18
    • Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES. The Orange County-area state senator who voted to raise gas taxes is out of a job after Tuesday’s primary election, denying Senate Democrats a supermajority for the rest of the year. Democratic state Sen. Josh Newman will be replaced by former Republican Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang after he was recalled for voting to raise […]

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  • How America’s Shale Plays Are Turning The U.S. Into A Global Exporting Power

    • Date: 06/06/18
    • David Blackmon, Forbes

    With U.S. production growth for oil and natural gas out-pacing refining capacity and domestic demand, respectively, the United States is on a path to assume a position among the largest global exporters of both commodities over the next few years. These are among the findings of a new report previewed this week by DrillingInfo, a Texas-based provider of […]

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  • Leaked Document: Germany’s Planned Coal Commission Shows Little Interest For The Climate

    • Date: 05/06/18
    • EurActiv

    While Berlin has postponed for a third time the launch of the highly anticipated coal commission, a leaked document obtained by EURACTIV.com shows that the roadmap focuses more on the restructuring coal-dependent German regions than on reducing CO2. After the latest postponement, the government is now expected to appoint the coal exit commission on Wednesday (6 […]

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  • Chinese Solar Stocks Plunge As Government Suspends New Solar Farms, Cuts Subsidies

    • Date: 04/06/18
    • South China Morning Post

    Shares in Sungrow Power Supply and GCL-Poly Energy Holdings led Chinese solar power stocks lower in mainland China and Hong Kong on Monday, after the government moved to rein in the expansion of the industry, by suspending the construction of new farms and cutting subsidies in a surprising decision. Sungrow Power, the country’s biggest maker […]

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