Researchers find few adverse health effects in wildlife exposed to low levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident

Between 2016 and 2018, the multi-disciplinary team studied wild boar and rat snakes across a range of radiation exposures in Fukushima. The team examined biomarkers of DNA damage and stress…

China Backtracking?

China plans to build more coal-fired power plants and has hinted that it will rethink its timetable to slash emissions, in a significant blow to the UK’s ambitions for securing…

IEA: More Renewable Investment Required to Stabilise European Energy Markets

According to Dr. Fatih Birol, $4 trillion per year of global renewable investment would reduce European dependence on Russian Gas, though Russia is also to blame for the recent energy…

Australian PM Should Bring Coal to Glasgow COP26

The Saltbush Club, a group of Aussie climate rebels which includes Professor Ian Plimer and Jo Nova, suggests Aussie PM Scott Morrison should bring coal to Glasgow, to provide backup…

COP26 Climate Breakthrough? G20 Coal Use Rose 4% in 2021

According to the BBC, G20 nations are barely paying lip service to climate targets, with the scramble to restart the global economy driving an uptick in coal use.

Vijay Jayaraj: Coal Shortages Threaten Blackouts for 2.7 Billion Chinese and Indians

Asia’s and Europe’s energy crisis is a stern warning to politicians who advocate replacing coal, oil and natural gas with more expensive and intermittent wind and solar — a switch that…

What Coal Price Surge? Climate Council Predicts 20,000 Jobs to Go

In the midst of an unprecedented surge in coal price and demand, Tim Flannery’s Aussie Climate Council has urged Australia to shut down the coal industry, to protect jobs.

Massive Floods add to China’s Climate Policy Coal Crisis

Massive floods have stopped production in a major Chinese Coal producing province, likely worsening China’s ongoing energy crisis.

Queensland Government Backs Coal and Green Hydrogen

What do you do if you need the votes of coal miners, but also need the votes of inner city climate activists? Try to please both, of course.

Hydrogen boiler revolution ‘pretty much impossible’, says minister

Using hydrogen to replace natural gas as a green alternative in boilers is “pretty much impossible”, a minister has admitted, despite the Government planning major trials over the coming decade.

Having Fun Watching Wind And Solar Failing To Step Up To Power The World Economy

Coal supply shortages are pushing prices for the fuel to record highs and laying bare the challenges to weaning the global economy off one of its most important—and polluting—energy sources. The crunch…

EIA: Renewables no longer expected to be #1 by 2050

Guest “Just a bit outside” by David Middleton In the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2020 International Energy Outlook, renewables (including hydroelectric) were forecast to surpass petroleum and other liquid fuels…

Chinese and Indian Climate Policy Power Crisis Worsens

As China scrambles to recover from a severe coal shortage caused by Xi Jinping’s “non-negotiable” climate directives, their coal, gas and electricity buying spree is triggering shortages in India, Europe…

Homes may have gas cut off if they refuse to take part in hydrogen trial

As usual, the commenters are virtually all critical. But why do these issues always get reported by the dopey Emma Gatten, who has Environmental Editor should be writing about trees…

“Fossil-Free” Energy: India’s Aluminum Industry In Peril

The situation in India is a stark reminder to the rest of the industrialized world. The slip from abundance to deficiency is subtle and can easily happen when the share…

China Suffers Widespread Power Blackout Chaos as Strict Climate Targets Bite

Xi Jinping’s attempt to force China to hit unrealistic emissions cuts, ahead of the COP26 climate conference, has caused power blackout chaos throughout China, as cities switch off their coal…

Aussie Deputy PM Hilights Britain’s Climate Policy Energy Crisis

Australia’s Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, leader of the junior partner in Australia’s coalition government, has indicated he he will not support any legislation which threatens coal jobs.

Energy poverty is not an option for India’s 360 million poor

The clarion call from the world’s poor is not a climate SOS!  Rather, they desperately need economic growth that can be fostered only through extensive use of fossil fuels.

BoJo Scolds World Leaders for Lacklustre COP26 Climate Finance Commitments

As Britain turns to coal to fend off blackouts during the Europe wide wind drought, British PM Boris Johnson has scolded other world leaders for not agreeing to a shutdown…

Missing wind variability means future impacts of climate change may be underestimated in Europe and North America

Climate models may be underestimating the impact climate change will have on the UK, North America and other extratropical regions due to a crucial missing element, new research has shown.

Study: Extreme Decadal Wind Variability Adds Uncertainty to Climate Predictions

My question – how can renewable energy possibly be a viable option, if we are entering a period of violent weather extremes, including wind droughts which could last for a…

ABC: Why Australia Stopped Manufacturing Solar Panels

According to the Australian educated founder of the Chinese solar industry, “I really didn’t have much confidence in running a business over there”.

Nuclear Power: Dangerous Hope to Soften CO2 Pricing

This exchange with a sophisticated nuclear proponent is illustrative of the current debate regarding the future of nuclear power (my thoughts here). I would note the following having engaged Mr. Bryan:

Power Markets In Crisis

Alarm bells have been ringing in European and UK power markets this month, as electricity prices surge to record levels. Here day-ahead prices are triple those of a year ago,…