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Coal to account for 60% of Poland’s energy mix by 2030

Coal to account for 60% of Poland’s energy mix by 2030

Poland’s Deputy Energy Minister Grzegorz Tobiszowski has said nearly 60% of the country’s energy mix will be sourced from coal in 2030, as the country prepares to host the UN climate talks in December. Although there have been increasing calls from the European Union to reduce carbon emissions, Poland has […]

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The Trump administration has announced plans to hold a side event at next month’s UN climate talks to promote the use of fossil fuels, according to sources. During last year’s discussions in Bonn, Germany, the US administration a held similar event used to highlight the benefit of technologies that allow […]

OPEC General Secretary criticises IPCC report

OPEC General Secretary criticises IPCC report

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo has criticised an UN report calling for radical action to fight climate change, stating it was ill-advised to say that the world’s future rested on renewables energy and that a “bombardment” of green advocacy could be damaging. The UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) […]

Australia prioritises electricity prices over coal phase out

Australia prioritises electricity prices over coal phase out

Australia has rejected calls from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report to phase out the use of coal by 2050, describing such actions as “irresponsible”, instead focusing on its priority of cutting domestic electricity prices. Melissa Price, Australia’s environment minister, who previously worked in the mining industry, […]

Russia blocks UN report on North Korea breaching oil sanctions

Russia blocks UN report on North Korea breaching oil sanctions

Russia is blocking the release of a UN report that has found North Korea to be violating the organisation’s sanctions on oil product imports, because Moscow disagrees “on certain elements of the report,” Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told Reuters following a UN Security Council (UNSC) meeting. In August, news […]

North Korea ready to export coal, despite sanctions

North Korea ready to export coal, despite sanctions

Commercial satellite images show that North Korea is set to export huge amounts of coal, despite the UN sanctions imposed on the country. The images show the North preparing to export coal to China amid increase tensions between the two nations and the UN Security Council sanctions that ban North […]

Chinese ships caught moving illegal North Korean coal

Chinese ships caught moving illegal North Korean coal

China has been found violating United Nations sanctions on North Korea by transporting shipments of oil and coal from the country run by Kim Jong Un. According to a report from US intelligence, six Chinese ships have been found, through satellite imagery and other intelligence, to have violated the UN […]

COP23 – a missed opportunity for CCS

COP23 – a missed opportunity for CCS

Following the meeting of UN delegates at the recent COP23 event in Bonn, Germany, critics have responded by saying that it was a missed opportunity for countries signed up to the Paris Agreement to explore the use of carbon capture and storage technologies to fulfil their ambitions. CCS technologies, that […]