Daily Archives: July 15, 2020

Affordable energy

By Jim Baird The cost of energy is the ultimate expression of whether the establishment is interest in the public’s interest or its own.The International Monetary Fund found the implicit global subsidy from undercharging for energy and its environmental costs in 2017 was US $5.2 trillion, or 6.5 percent of the global gross domestic product…

Fossil fuels get four-times more Covid stimulus than renewables, report says

By Michael Mazengarb New analysis of Australia’s Covid-19 economic response finds governments have funnelled four-times more financial support into fossil fuel sector than to clean energy. The post Fossil fuels get four-times more Covid stimulus than renewables, report says appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Energy Insiders Podcast: Solar exports: More sun for everyone

By Giles Parkinson & David Leitch Two NGOs have proposed a new rule change to ensure that all solar households have right to export, and that networks are making the appropriate investment to allow this. The post Energy Insiders Podcast: Solar exports: More sun for everyone appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For…

Australia may soon enjoy bigger “grey market” for second hand EVs

By Bridie Schmidt Increasing numbers of Australian drivers want their next car purchase to be electric but can’t afford the few models on offer. There might be a better option. The post Australia may soon enjoy bigger “grey market” for second hand EVs appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles:…

Wind turbine petition to be addressed July 20 #IA

By National Wind Watch After a petition signed by more than 700 and repeated discussions in recent weeks, the Union County Board of Supervisors will make a decision in response to the citizens’ concerns at their next weekly meeting July 20. A group of citizens led by Francine Ide have asked the supervisors to declare…

County ups ante in wind farm road dispute #KS

By National Wind Watch Who’s responsible for the weather is a key element of what’s likely to be a major lawsuit between the county and its northern wind farm. County commissioners contend Diamond Vista is obligated to make $473,020 worth of road repairs. The wind farm contends some of the damage was caused by weather…

Elaine wind turbines undergoing regular maintenance, project manager says #AUS

By National Wind Watch Proponents at the Lal Lal Wind Farm have hosed down speculation there are issues with turbines near Elaine. In a statement, the project manager said wind farms require ongoing maintenance programs, scheduled and unscheduled. “The stopped turbines at Elaine are due to maintenance matters, be they proactive scheduled maintenance or unfortunate…

It’s Been an Awful Week for the Fossil-Fuel Industry

By Rick Barnett Numerous low-carbon green recovery plans from utilities and politicians include ramping up federal incentives for renewables, EV’s and efficiency. For example, the House Democrats Select Committee on the Climate Crisis plans to find enough public funding to reach “100% clean, net zero emissions economy-wide in the U.S. by no later than 2050”.Rather…

Geopolitics and Upheaval in Oil Markets

By Robert Stavins I’m very pleased to announce that we have launched a new webinar series from the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements – “Conversations on Climate Change and Energy Policy,” which features presentations, interviews, and other engagements with leading authorities on climate change and related energy policy, whether from academia, the private sector, NGOs,…

Guterres Urges Countries to Dump Coal as China Funds 250 GW, U.S. Refuses to Commit

By The Energy Mix Photo Credit: Rob Loftis/WikipediaCountries must stop financing international coal projects and building coal-fired power plants, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres told a virtual clean energy transition summit last week.“Coal has no place in COVID-19 recovery plans,” Guterres told the summit, hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA).Guterres “said the.. Click…

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