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EU readies cash to help Ireland cut energy dependence on Brexit Britain

EU readies cash to help Ireland cut energy dependence on Brexit Britain

Irish leaders have begun the process of preparing for a possible energy crisis following Britain’s exit from the European Union. The country which relies on the UK for 60% of its energy needs has begun discussions with European lenders on integrating it with France’s electricity and European gas supplies. “Because […]

US coal mining starts to benefit from Trump support

US coal mining starts to benefit from Trump support

Small coal mining communities in the US are reporting signs of an upturn in fortunes, little over a month after the inauguration of President Trump. During the Presidential election campaign, Trump promised to support the country’s coal mining industry, which had been overlooked by the Obama administration in favour of […]

EU court rejects Chinese solar appeal

EU court rejects Chinese solar appeal

A top European court has rejected an appeal by Chinese solar panel companies to rescind anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures imposed on imports by European Union member states in 2013. The move came after European Commission found that Chinese-made solar panels were receiving illegal subsidies and being sold in Europe below […]

Saudi Aramco to buy $7 billion stake in Malaysian refinery project

Saudi Aramco to buy $7 billion stake in Malaysian refinery project

Saudi oil giant Aramco has announced plans to buy a $7 billion (£5.63 billion) stake in Malaysian firm Petronas’ major refining and petrochemical project. The purchase, the biggest downstream investment outside of Saudi Arabia, will boost Aramco ahead of next year’s planned IPO. The Saudi company will take a 50 […]

Green groups call for biomass subsidies cut

Green groups call for biomass subsidies cut

A coalition of environmental groups has called on the UK government to end future subsidies for biomass. Following the publication of a Chatham House report claiming that wood was not a carbon-neutral energy source, the group, made up of NGOs including NRDC, Biofuelwatch, Fern and Dogwood Alliance, have written to […]

Energy boss slams EU energy market

Energy boss slams EU energy market

The Chairman of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola has slammed the European Union’s energy market due to the contrasting demands of the EU to keep consumer bills low whilst also adding costs through renewables obligations. Mr Galán has been the Chair of Iberdrola, Spain’s largest energy company, since 2007. In that […]

Pressure grows on UK Treasury to fund troubled new nuclear projects

Pressure grows on UK Treasury to fund troubled new nuclear projects

Uncertainty continues to grow over the UK’s future energy security, with plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations to replace the country’s existing fleet of coal-fired and ageing nuclear plants beset by problems. Plans for the controversial Chinese and French project at Hinkley Point in Somerset were recently […]

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Declare war on emissions, not on coal country says leading expert

The Chair of America’s National Sciences Board has called for science to step up and develop technology to reduce emissions from coal to minimise the pain inflicted on coal communities. Professor Maria Zuber wrote in the Washington Post that the United States “should aggressively pursue carbon capture and storage technology, […]