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With no plans to give up coal, India’s huge economy’s emissions are only set to rise even with commitment to deploying renewables

With no plans to give up coal, India’s huge economy’s emissions are only set to rise even with commitment to deploying renewables

Karthikeyan Hemalatha writes on the Deutsche Welle website about the challenge for India’s low carbon energy transition which isn’t as low as it should be. One section talks about India’s growing demand but it does not talk about how energy efficiency can and is playing a role in lowering projected demand. India is committed to … Continue reading

Bribery arrest in Ohio over bailing out nuclear power plants while gutting renewable energy and energy efficiency support

Bribery arrest in Ohio over bailing out nuclear power plants while gutting renewable energy and energy efficiency support

FBI agents arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R) on Tuesday in connection with a $60 million bribery scheme  allegedly involving state officials and associates. The charges are linked to a controversial law passed last year, HB-6  , that bailed out two nuclear power plants in the state from utility FirstEnergy Solutions, while gutting subsidies … Continue reading

China’s energy transition still dominated by coal

China’s energy transition still dominated by coal

The enormous expansion of coal-fired generation already underway does inevitably mean that, throughout China’s regions, there are now more vested interests likely to be distinctly antipathetic to any swift moves to decarbonise the Chinese economy further. Andrew Warren, former special advisor to the House of Commons environment select committee explains in an article on the … Continue reading

Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new coal plants

Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new coal plants

Roger Harrabin discusses the results of a new report by Carbon Tracker in an article on the BBC website, showing how renewables are now cheaper than new coal plants.   Coal power developers ‘risk wasting billions’ Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new … Continue reading

Many Asian countries’ existing and expanding dependence on coal power is undermining international efforts to fight greenhouse gas emissions

Many Asian countries’ existing and expanding dependence on coal power is undermining international efforts to fight greenhouse gas emissions

Harry Cockburn writes on The Independent website about the dependence on coal power in many Asian countries. Renewable sources are struggling to compete with cheap coal amid surge in demand.   Asia’s growing coal use could negate global climate change progress, UN says Many Asian countries’ existing and expanding dependence on coal power is undermining … Continue reading

Kentucky’s low-coal energy transition

Kentucky’s low-coal energy transition

Over the past five years, the state has made its first significant shift away from coal power, first to natural gas and now increasingly to renewable energy. Matt Mencarini explains in an article on the Louisville Courier Journal website.   With or without Green New Deal, Kentucky’s energy future is heading away from coal Coal … Continue reading

Concerns about the energy transition in EU’s neighbours

Concerns about the energy transition in EU’s neighbours

At a time when the EU strives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, coal still represents more than half of electricity across much of the Western Balkans and other EU neighbouring countries, writes Janez Kopač, director of the Energy Community Secretariat on the Euractiv website. Making things worse, coal plants are intensively supported … Continue reading