energy policy

Danish fund to track CO2, may exclude some firms from portfolio – Reuters – 26/07/2017

Denmark's biggest commercial pension fund will soon track carbon emissions by companies it invests in, and exclude those it finds breach the Paris climate accord, its CFO told Reuters.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/07/26

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Canada’s climate-change plan threatens business competitiveness, Trudeau warned – The Globe and Mail – 25/07/2017

Canada’s climate-change plan and other government measures are heaping costs on businesses and pushing them to a breaking point, the Chamber of Commerce says in a warning to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Source:  The Globe and Mail, 2017/07/25

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Scotland sets renewable energy record as wind power provides equivalent of 118% of nation’s electricity – Independent – 24/07/2017

Wind power output in Scotland has helped set a new record for the first half of the year, according to an independent conservation group.

Source:  Independent, 2017/07/24

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South Korea’s new energy minister says to support nuclear reactor exports – Reuters – 24/07/2017

South Korea's new energy minister on Monday said he plans to support the country's push to sell nuclear reactors overseas, even as the nation curbs nuclear power at home.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/07/24

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Total in Talks with Myanmar to Build Power Plant, Supply LNG – Bloomberg – 20/07/2017

Total SA is in talks with Myanmar to supply the country’s most populous city, Yangon, with liquefied natural gas.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/07/20

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

India’s Blue Sky Pledge Gives Power to Country’s Green Bonds – Bloomberg – 19/07/2017

Green bonds issued by Indian companies are gathering pace as the country’s ambitious target for renewable energy fuels interest from investors.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/07/19

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The coal truth: how a major energy source lost its power in Britain – The Guardian – 19/07/2017

Coal supplied just 2% of power in the first half of 2017, marking a steep decline from just five years ago, according to analysis by Imperial College

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/07/19

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Poland’s cherry picking of EU energy rules makes no sense – Euractiv – 19/07/2017

When it comes to EU energy policy, Warsaw does not always adhere to the letter and the spirit of EU law and tends to select rules a la carte, adapting them to Poland’s narrowly-defined interests, writes Danila Bochkarev.

Source:  Euractiv, 2017/07/19

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

World’s most coal plant projects are in four Asian countries – The Nation – 13/07/2017

China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam have the world’s four biggest coal-fired power plants in pipeline. Together, they represent 82 per cent of the 718 units globally under construction.

Source:  The Nation, 2017/07/13

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Emerging economies take lead on going green, but investment needed – Eco-Business – 13/07/2017

Countries like India have grasped the benefits of shifting to low-carbon development, but they can’t do it alone. Where can they turn to for help?

Source:  Eco-Business, 2017/07/13

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