China is planning to apply the same technology used to detonate a nuclear bomb over Hiroshima during the second world war to access its massive shale gas reserves in Sichuan province. —South China Morning Post, 27 January 2019
Following a sharp drop in new onshore wind power installations in Germany in 2018, the industry warns that mounting resistance against new turbines endangers a sufficient supply of renewable energy demanded by industry and national climate targets.
New capacity additions fell 55 percent to 2.4 gigawatts (GW) in 2018, mainly due to projects that won renewable auctions in 2017 but have not been realized because they still lack the necessary permits. The industry warned that an “increasingly professional” opposition has become a serious hurdle for new projects. —Clean Energy Wire, 29 January 2019
Irish MPs and senators are split over plans for a fourfold increase in a carbon tax to put Ireland on course to meet its 2030 climate change targets, following the yellow vest protests in France. —The Times, 27 January 2019
Energy bills could soon rise by up to £100 a year as regulators are expected to announce a significant hike to the price cap on default gas and electricity tariffs, just weeks after its introduction. —The Daily Telegraph, 25 January 2019
Dark Ages Beckon With Green Left Energy Policies: It can take a crisis to reveal true character. Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale’s call to Victorians to toughen up in the face of threats to household electrical appliances shows he recognizes the severity of the energy crisis and is willing to face the cost. —Nick Cater, The Australian, 28 January 2019
Want to “bring nothing but misery to poor people, especially in the developing world”? Simple: Just follow the advice of the international cabal of UN leaders and their organizations calling for drastic action to fight global warming. —E. Calvin Beisner, The Patriot Post, 26 January 2019
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