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Higher, cheaper, sleeker: wind turbines of the future – in pictures

With the UK government ending subsidies for onshore wind and the Trump administration pushing for a return to coal, you might think the wind power revolution had run out of puff. Far from it. The cost of energy from offshore wind in Britain has fallen by a third since 2012, and wind accounts for …

Wind Power

In China and Pakistan’s coal romance, where’s the love for the climate?

If you were travelling via motorway from Islamabad to Lahore during November or December 2016, you might have felt like your head was in the clouds. That’s thanks to the smog that engulfed large parts of Pakistan’s Punjab and Sindh provinces in that period.<p>This was clearly “not a natural …

Fossil Fuels

Electrek green energy brief: Turkey tax on Chinese solar, Chilean solar world’s best, more

Turkey to tax Chinese panels by size for price dumping violation – $20-25/m2 – comes out to be about $.10-.13/W. About ~$30 per solar panel. Interesting that Turkey just passed this ruling after a major solar panel manufacturer said they’d build a factory in the country in order to supply solar …

What the optimists get wrong about Trump’s climate policies

After just three months, Donald Trump’s presidency certainly looks like a disaster for climate policy. Trump has filled his administration with climate deniers, plans to disembowel the Environmental Protection Agency, and signed a big executive order to tear up President Obama’s regulations on …

India and Bangladesh together account for about 97 percent of renewable energy in South Asia- Technology News, Firstpost

Five countries, including India and Bangladesh, lead the world in solar home lighting systems and the two south Asian nations together account for 97 …

Can President Trump keep his promises to coal country?

All through high school, Dakota Hall wanted to be a coal miner. “Everybody had their dreams about being a basketball player, football player,” he …

Fossil Fuels

In the Face of a Trump Environmental Rollback, California Stands in Defiance

For decades, California has been at the forefront of U.S. environmental policies. Now, with the Trump administration poised to attack environmental …

Trump Administration

Trump is making promises on coal mining jobs he can’t possibly keep

Donald Trump has been president for a month, and his supporters are already praising him for bringing back US coal mining jobs — even though he hasn’t, really. Here’s a sample quote from a Trump backer in Florida, via Jenna Johnson and David Weigel of the Washington Post:<p>“If he hadn’t gotten into …

Despite all signs to the contrary, Trump voters hope the president will lead on clean energy

70 percent of Trump voters want clean energy to make America great again.<p>Angel Garcia, a 41-year-old attorney from the south side of Chicago, is as …

Climate driven migration key topic for G20 summit, says Chinese expert

The foreign ministers of the G20 are in Bonn to discuss sustainable development. With uncertainty over the Trump administration’s policies, China is …

Climate

The future of solar power technology is bright

From photovoltaic paint to thermal fuel, we peek at a future beyond today's solar cells.<p>While our recent look at residential solar may lead you to …

Clean Energy

Nigeria: U.S. to Pump $1 Billion Into Nigeria's Power Sector

Just a day after U.S President, Donald Trump have a phone conversation with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, Power Africa, an initiative by the …

4 Must See Climate Films in 2017

By Daisy Simmons<p>When climate denial and "alternative facts" pervade the body politic, it's time to zoom in on the science. Climate change is real and …

By stepping up use of coal, is Bangladesh staring at a grim future?

Solar and wind power is losing out to coal as Bangladesh tries to fuel its growing economy.<p>On February 1, Bangladesh’s state minister for Power, …

Trump Promised to 'Open the Mines' — Here's Why That Is Unlikely

In rallies across coal country, Donald Trump made a big, crowd-pleasing promise: He’d bring back the mining jobs.<p>“We’re gonna open the mines,” he said to big cheers in Charleston, West Virginia, as if the shuttered coal mines across eastern America’s coal country could hit a switch and reinstate …

Smog and mirrors? China’s steel capacity cuts were fake, report says.

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>When it comes to steel, China is faking it.<p>Faced with global condemnation for flooding world markets with cheap steel, China announced last year it had implemented ambitious cuts in steel capacity.<p>But a new report by Greenpeace East Asia and Chinese consultancy Custeel …

Scientists have a new way to calculate what global warming costs. Trump’s team isn’t going to like it.

By Chelsea Harvey<p>How we view the costs of future climate change, and more importantly how we quantify them, may soon be changing. A much-anticipated new report, just released by the National Academy of Sciences, recommends major updates to a federal metric known as the “social cost of carbon” — and …

Rex Tillerson is big oil personified. The damage he can do is immense | Bill McKibben

Now a fossil fuel executive will run America’s foreign policy, right out in the open. Donald Trump gets credit for a kind of barbaric transparency<p>In one of the futile demonstrations that marked the run-up to the Iraq war, I saw a woman with a sign that read “How Did Our Oil End Up Under Their …

Rex Tillerson

2016 Wrap-Up: States, Power Companies Lead in Cutting Carbon; Election Not Slowing Expected 2017 Progress

<i>(This post was co-authored by EDF Associate Charlie Jiang. It was revised on January 6, 2017)</i><p>The new Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island — one of …

Lebanon Set to Join East Mediterranean Race for Oil and Gas

Lebanon will auction energy-development rights to five offshore areas and adopt production-sharing contracts to attract international investors as …

Here’s what optimistic liberals get wrong about Trump and climate change

Right after Donald Trump won the election, a number of observers worried that having a climate denier in the White House would be a crushing setback for efforts to tackle global warming. Here’s a sample hyperventilating headline from, uh, me: “There’s no way around it: Donald Trump looks like a …

Climate

Meet the Obscure Group Influencing Trump's Energy Policy

An obscure Washington policy group that opposes almost any government aid for renewable energy has emerged as an influential force in shaping Donald …

Rick Perry to be Head of Department of Energy

Energy production is an important driver of our economic and technological future.<p>That's why I am glad that President-elect Trump has selected my good friend Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy.<p>I've known Rick since he was Lieutenant Governor of Texas in 1998 and I've seldom met anybody who …

India is third in green building rankings | real estate

Despite rampant violations of its housing laws and rules, its slums and unauthorised colonies, India holds promise when it comes to green buildings. …

Here's Why Russia Will Win At Energy And Diplomacy Games In 2017

Somewhere in the jocund vodka-fuelled festivities around Moscow Vladimir Putin is likely raising a toast to 2016, to the month of December in particular. For good or bad, it was personally an influential year for the iron-fisted leader as an energy tsar and western media’s favourite …

'Let it be an arms race': Donald Trump appears to double down on nuclear expansion

It was unclear who Trump was directing arms race threats against, but he said he received a letter from Putin calling for ‘collaboration on the international scene’<p>The president-elect Donald Trump has stunned nuclear weapons experts by appearing to call for a renewed arms race on his Twitter feed …

Trump welcomes 'nice' letter from Putin after nuclear vow

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — After months of promising to engage more with Russia, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to enhance America's nuclear …

Donald Trump

Will a new nuclear arms race undo decades of teamwork between the US and Russia?

After more than 20 years of teamwork between the US and Russia on nuclear arms control, experts are worried that the two countries could face another nuclear arms race — leaving some Russians and Americans nostalgic for the years after the Cold War.<p><i>Read more: America's missileers stand ready to</i> …

Trump's comments on nuclear weapons rattle U.S. officials and foreign leaders

Donald Trump shook up long-standing international security norms Friday by reportedly suggesting a renewed arms race, a day after he tweeted that the United States should "greatly strengthen and expand" its nuclear weapons capability.<p>Trump's meaning was sufficiently cryptic, perhaps deliberately …

Donald Trump