Spain hails dramatic departure from coal 

Spain hails dramatic departure from coal 

In 2019 Spain reduced its use of coal faster than any other Western European nation as renewable sources and natural gas filled the gap. Last year production dropped dramatically from powering 90.6 per cent of Spanish electricity in 2002.  Spain’s utility Iberdrola says it plans this year to permanently shut its two remaining mainland coal-fired […]

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Lukashenko slams Russia for urging unification  

Lukashenko slams Russia for urging unification  

The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is fighting back against Russia’s attempts to enforce a political union in exchange for continued cheap energy imports. Russia has recently increased pressure on Belarus by raising energy prices and reducing subsidies. Russian President Vladimir Putin held two rounds of talks with Lukashenko last month but they failed to […]

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Cyprus blocking EU’s Crimea sanctions over Turkey gas dispute: sources

Cyprus blocking EU’s Crimea sanctions over Turkey gas dispute: sources

Cyprus is allegedly blocking EU sanctions against several Russian figures in Crimea in an apparent attempt to push for tougher action against Turkey’s drilling for gas. The republic said there was no link between the two sets of sanctions. Cyprus is badly in need of an extra source of income and natural gas but there […]

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US stockpiles fall but Chinese virus cuts demand 

US stockpiles fall but Chinese virus cuts demand 

US stockpiles of commercial crude oil fell by about 400,000 barrels last week, which analysts said could reverse this week’s three-month low in oil prices.  Crude stocks at Oklahoma’s Cushing delivery hub fell by 961,000 barrels in the last week, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said. Crude inventories dropped by 405,000 barrels in the week […]

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Production
Cyprus blocking EU’s Crimea sanctions over Turkey gas dispute: sources

Cyprus blocking EU’s Crimea sanctions over Turkey gas dispute: sources

Cyprus is allegedly blocking EU sanctions against several Russian figures in Crimea in an apparent attempt to push for tougher action against Turkey’s drilling for gas. The republic said there was no link between the two sets of sanctions. Cyprus is badly in need of an extra source of income and natural gas but there […]

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Transmission
Italy’s Prysmian under fire over UK interconnector failure 

Italy’s Prysmian under fire over UK interconnector failure 

The Italian cable manufacturer Prysmian is investigating an outage on the UK’s National Grid and Scottish Power’s 385km Western Link HVDC (high-voltage direct current) interconnector. It leaves consumers to pay up to £5 million in constraint payments to wind farm operators. The cable supplier said investigations were ongoing and expected to report in days on why […]

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Storage
Tokyo Olympics to showcase hydrogen progress 

Tokyo Olympics to showcase hydrogen progress 

Hydrogen will fuel the Olympic flame cauldron during the summer games in Tokyo and around 100 hydrogen-fuelled buses will service the event.  Japan is looking to pioneer the world’s most abundant and lightest element as a form of green energy. A new filling station – the largest in Japan – has opened near Tokyo’s fish […]

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Consumption
Lukashenko slams Russia for urging unification  

Lukashenko slams Russia for urging unification  

The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is fighting back against Russia’s attempts to enforce a political union in exchange for continued cheap energy imports. Russia has recently increased pressure on Belarus by raising energy prices and reducing subsidies. Russian President Vladimir Putin held two rounds of talks with Lukashenko last month but they failed to […]

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Policy
Why Bloomberg might be the best candidate for global climate policy

Why Bloomberg might be the best candidate for global climate policy

On February 3, the U.S. presidential campaign kicks off with the first Democratic Party primary in Iowa. The candidates all oppose U.S. President Donald Trump’s fossil fuel-friendly policies but propose different climate plans. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have positioned themselves as climate hawks. Joe Biden trumpets a climate bill he signed in 1987. Michael […]

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Environment
Spain hails dramatic departure from coal 

Spain hails dramatic departure from coal 

In 2019 Spain reduced its use of coal faster than any other Western European nation as renewable sources and natural gas filled the gap. Last year production dropped dramatically from powering 90.6 per cent of Spanish electricity in 2002.  Spain’s utility Iberdrola says it plans this year to permanently shut its two remaining mainland coal-fired […]

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Industry
Australia coal giant’s output hit by fires 

Australia coal giant’s output hit by fires 

Mining giant BHP or “Broken Hill Proprietary” says smoke and dust from the Australian bushfires are hampering coal production. The world’s largest mining firm said production had fallen by 11 per cent at its New South Wales coal mine and power plant in the second half of 2019, partly because of poor air quality from […]

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Opinion

Why Bloomberg might be the best candidate for global climate policy

Opinion

On February 3, the U.S. presidential campaign kicks off with the first Democratic Party primary in Iowa. The candidates all oppose U.S. President Donald Trump’s fossil fuel-friendly policies but propose different climate plans. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have positioned themselves as climate hawks. Joe Biden trumpets a climate bill he signed in 1987. Michael […]

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Will Australia rethink its fossil fuel policy?

Opinion

The brushfires currently ravaging Australia have cast a harsh light on the climate-sceptic and vocally pro-fossil fuel policies of successive Australian governments. What’s more, with the fires having thus far caused damages in excess of $4.4 billion, the link between warmer temperatures and the higher frequency and intensity of blazes are certain to cause pain […]

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