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UK government invests in carbon capture

UK government invests in carbon capture

The UK minister for Climate has announced up to £100 million of funding for carbon capture technology. Claire Perry, the UK minister for climate, launched the government’s new Clean Growth Strategy at an event this morning. The strategy included investment in carbon capture, promising to: “Demonstrate international leadership in carbon […]

Move away from coal has led to soaring energy costs

Move away from coal has led to soaring energy costs

The attempt to move away from coal fired power in Australia has lead to the current situation of soaring energy prices, a business leader has said. Despite having abundant coal and gas, Australia has the highest electricity prices in the world. There have been attempts recently to restrict new modern […]

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 17:  First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon  acknowledges applause following  her keynote speech at the 81st annual SNP conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on October 17, 2015 in Aberdeen, Scotland.  During her address to delegates, Nicola Sturgeon announced a pledge to build a new network of NHS treatment centres and more financial support for carers if the SNP wins next year's Holyrood elections.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Scotland to have public renewable company – First Minister

The First Minister of Scotland has proposed a nationally owned energy utility company to bring prices down. Speaking at the SNP conference, Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, followed up on the SNP manifesto promise to introduce a publically owned renewable energy company in an attempt to lower bills. This comes […]

Youth Solar of Greenpeace, together with a secondary school class of Lauperswil, install a 480 m2 / 80 kWp photovoltaic system on the roof of the farm of Simon Hertig in Zollbrück, Lauperswil. In the first phase of construction the substructure gets installed. In the second phase the cables get installed. After this the first panels can be mounted - a total of 384 pieces.
Zollbrück, 8. Mai 2012: Jugendsolar baut mit einer 9. Klasse aus Lauperswil BE eine 480 qm2 grosse und ca. 80 kWp starke Photovoltaikanlage auf dem Stall von Bauer Simon Hertig. In der 1. Bauphase wird die Unterkonstruktion verlegt und befestigt. In der 2. Bauphase wird in erster Linie verkabelt, danach können bereits die ersten Panels montiert werden (insgesamt 384 Stück!). © Greenpeace / Phillip Rohner

Economist criticises renewable energy expenditure

A leading Australian economist has criticised the cost of renewable energy. The economist, Judith Sloan, highlighted the huge amounts of money spent on renewable energy. She said: “hundreds of millions of dollars annually to subsidise renewable energy companies. “With very few exceptions, governments all over the world have fallen into […]

Secretary General warns of global supply crunch

Secretary General warns of global supply crunch

The secretary general of OPEC has warned of the consequences of a global oil supply crunch. Speaking to a commodities summit, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindom, the secretary general said: “This is particularly evident when we look at investment. While investments are expected to pick up slightly this year and in 2018, […]

The dangers of divestment – Financial Times

The dangers of divestment – Financial Times

The Financial Times has warned of the economic and social consequences of a premature end to the use of fossil fuels. The piece in the globally respected publication highlighted the vital role of fossil fuels in an array of different industries. Without fuel, for example, farm machinery would not be […]

High quality coal important to reduce emissions – Deputy Prime Minister

High quality coal important to reduce emissions – Deputy Prime Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia has highlighted the importance of high quality coal in the energy mix. Australia exports large amounts of coal to developing economies around Asia, which are in turn using the resource to further their development. Joyce said: “Australia has some of the highest quality coal […]

Energy Minister hints at end to clean energy target

Energy Minister hints at end to clean energy target

Australian energy minister Josh Frydenberg has called for balanced investment into the Australian energy sector. There is growing speculation that the Australian government will abandon the clean energy target recommended by the Finkel report. The clean energy target offers subsidies to renewable energy resources. Speaking at an energy summit on […]