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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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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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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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Leaked Memo Outlines Trump’s Energy Agenda

The ECOreport reposts about the future of United States environmental protections, a leaked memo outlines Trump’s energy agenda

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

President-elect Donald Trump is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement, according to documents seen by Energydesk.

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Who’s In Line For America’s Top Energy & Climate Jobs

The ECOreport reposts the prospective line-up of Donald Trump’s dream team, Who’s in line for America’s top energy & climate jobs

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren and Joe Sandler Clarke and Emma Howard

On 20 January 2017 Donald J Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States of America.

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The World’s Cheapest Offshore Windfarm

The ECOreport reposts news of a new energy agreement from Denmark, the world’s cheapest offshore windfarm

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By  Zachary Davies Boren

While you were distracted by Donald Trump, the renewable energy sector broke another record.

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Canada’s Threat To Europe’s Environmental Regulations

The ECOreport reposts another OP-ED about CETA,  Canada’s Threat To Europe’s Environmental Regulations

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

The Canadian government raised concerns over the European Union’s regulations on chemicals on more than 20 occasions over the course of a decade, according to a letter seen by Energydesk.

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Global Trade Deals Fight For Their Lives

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed explaining the who, what & how  as the four Global Trade Deals fight for their lives

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

by Zachary Davies Boren

Free trade deals around the world are in crisis, just as the UK is preparing to negotiate a clutch of new agreements that would replace its membership of the European Union. For the world’s fifth largest economy, Brexit couldn’t have come at a more turbulent time. The global free trade agenda has endured a nightmare 2016. Each of the big four deals in the pipeline – TTP, TTIP, TISA and CETA – has found itself in roughly the same position: Fighting for its life.

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