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Chinese Emissions Rise With Increased Industrial Output

The ECOreport reposts news in the fight against rising global emissions, Chinese Emissions Rise With Increased Industrial Output

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Lauri Myllyvirta

China’s overdependence on heavy industry and construction is not only an environmental hazard — it’s a massive financial risk.

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Trump Puts 2.7 Million Iconic Acres At Risk

The ECOreport reposts another story of the unfolding National Monuments scandal,  Trump Puts 2.7 Million Iconic Acres At Risk

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Lawrence Carter & Joe Sandler Clarke

More than 2.7 million acres of iconic US landscape could be at risk from fossil fuel exploration following Donald Trump’s decision to review protections on national monuments, an Energydesk investigation can reveal.

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Statoil Safety Incidents Increase As Arctic Drilling Begins

The ECOreport reposts a story from the Norwegian Arctic, Statoil Safety Incidents Increase As Arctic Drilling Begins

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

Norway’s oil regulator has voiced ‘concerns’ over a surge in serious safety incidents as the industry prepares for its latest Arctic drilling drive.

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EU Approves Tougher Power Plant Pollution Rules

The ECOreport reposts news of increased regulation, EU Approves Tougher Power Plant Pollution Rules

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

The EU will adopt tougher power plant emissions rules following a razor-thin vote in which the UK unexpectedly came out in favour of the new standards.

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Is This The End Of Coal In Europe?

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about the European pledges to stop investing in coal after 2020, Is This The End Of Coal In Europe?

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

Last week EU energy industry group Eurelectric released what seems on the surface to be a seismic announcement. With just a few exceptions, Europe’s utilities pledged that they would stop investing in new coal plants after 2020. The Guardian declared it ‘the end of coal’ in Europe, and the story even found its way into the US press. But it’s more complicated than that.

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China Coal Plant Approvals Drop 85%

The ECOreport reposts further news of the collapsing market,  China Coal Plant Approvals Drop 85%

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Lauri Myllyvirta

The number of new coal power projects approved by the Chinese government fell by an astonishing 85% last year, a new analysis shows.

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Chinese Coal Consumption Falling, Solar Usage Rising

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed about the decline of fossil fuels: Chinese coal consumption still falling, while solar rises

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

Carbon emissions from China’s energy sector stalled last year for the third year running — as coal use fell again and solar deployment nearly doubled.

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British MPs Demand Centrica Stop Funding Climate Change Denial

The ECOreport tells another story from the information wars, British MPs Demand Centrica Stop Funding Climate Change Denial

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Lawrence Carter

Britain’s biggest energy company has come under fire from leading MPs over its donations to a climate change denying think tank in the US, revealed by Energydesk last week.

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UK May Increase Taxes On Solar X8

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about government interference with renewables, UK May Increase Taxes On Solar X8

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Zachary Davies Boren

It was all going so well for solar in the UK.By the summer of 2015, PV deployment and penetration were both way up, costs were way down, and storage was becoming ever-more viable.In fact, the boom years helped set up a record-breaking 2016, in which solar power surpassed coal power for the first time — and then kept on doing it. But now the industry is mired in a battle for its future as a change to tax rules threatens to increase the charge on solar panels for non-domestic use – including schools – by up to 8 times.

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Brexit Could Prevent Britain From Taking Back Control

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about international trade agreements, Brexit Could Prevent Britain From Taking Back Control

Originally Posted on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Leaving the European Union could make it harder for Britain to make its own laws, and may even prevent us from reaching our full potential.

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