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COP24 host Poland defends use of coal

COP24 host Poland defends use of coal

COP24 host and Polish President Andrzej Duda has told coal miners in the country that the industry will continue to play an important role in Poland. Speaking to miners in the southern town of Brzeszcze, Duda said Poland “will continue to rely on coal. Of course, we’ll achieve an energy […]

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green

Warning of blackouts in Scotland after decision to go green

A new report has found Scotland risks multiple days of blackouts, resulting in deaths and civil unrest as a result of the country’s dependence on renewable energies. A significant gap in Scotland’s electricity system as a result of the closure of coal power stations and the unpredictability of renewables could […]

Governor Rick Perry answers questions during an interview at the Governor's Mansion on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Rick Perry to visit Poland and Ukraine to promote US energy

Rick Perry to visit Poland and Ukraine to promote US energy US Energy Secretary Rick Perry will visit Ukraine, Poland and a number of other eastern European countries to promote US energy in a bid to offer the region alternatives to its current reliance on Russia. A Department of Energy […]

Lack of storms damages European wind and revives coal

Lack of storms damages European wind and revives coal

Unusual weather patterns across Europe will prevent winds from sweeping across the continent and will therefore mean many countries will be reliant on coal and natural gas during the autumn months. Reduced wind means energy producers across Germany and the UK will be reliant on coal fired power plants to […]

Belgium set for winter blackouts amidst aging nuclear plants

Belgium set for winter blackouts amidst aging nuclear plants

Belgium is preparing for power shortages this winter as its ageing nuclear fleet struggles to meet demand. The first course of action, according to energy minister Marie-Christine Marghem, is to ask neighbouring countries, including France, Germany and the Netherlands, to transport electricity via cross-border cables. Another option is to contract […]

Trump touts US energy at UN assembly

Trump touts US energy at UN assembly

US President Donald Trump has used his speech at the UN General Assembly to promote America’s booming energy sector, while riling international relations. During his presidency, Trump has followed through with his campaign pledge of achieving energy dominance, having made the US the world’s largest energy exporter. “We’ve become the […]

France to cut renewable growth

France to cut renewable growth

The French Government will drastically reduce the growth of its renewable spending in 2019, with the ecology ministry’s draft budget showing a 1.3% rise, which will effectively be flat after inflation. Total spending on renewable projects will equate to €7.3 billion and will mostly go towards wind and solar schemes. […]

Coal steps up amidst rising gas prices

Coal steps up amidst rising gas prices

The UK energy market has seen a surge in the use of coal as higher gas prices have forced utilities to look for alternate options. As wholesale gas prices hit 10-year highs, forcing consumer energy prices up, coal fired power has become significantly cheaper than its gas counterpart. “It became […]