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01 09 2022 | 09:19

Canada Pledges ‘Aggressive’ Hydrogen Target, Clings to Fossil Option as Scholz Visit Begins

An energy pact between Canada and Germany expected to be signed this week in Newfoundland and Labrador will set aggressive timelines and targets for exporting hydrogen to Germany, Natural Resources…

27 08 2022 | 06:18

‘Change is coming’: Meet the Englishman prepping for climate apocalypse in an old German barracks

Ben Green doesn’t have to worry that Vladimir Putin might cut off Europe’s gas this winter, fret about a seasonal revival of Covid-19, or panic about a looming global food crisis.

17 08 2022 | 16:59

Tanya Plibersek says she will block Clive Palmer’s proposed coalmine near Great Barrier Reef

The environment minister, Tanya Plibersek, has said she intends to block a coalmine project backed by mining billionaire Clive Palmer that would have dug for the fossil fuel just 10km from Queensland…

17 08 2022 | 16:29

African nations expected to make case for big rise in fossil fuel output

Leaders of African countries are likely to use the next UN climate summit in November to push for massive new investment in fossil fuels in Africa, according to documents seen by the Guardian.

15 08 2022 | 13:29

Sylva doubles down on natural gas being Nigeria’s energy transition fuel

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, takes a double-down stance on natural gas as Nigeria’s energy transition fuel. Sylva stated that Nigeria is relying on its natural gas…

15 08 2022 | 13:26

Climate activists are enraged that African leaders want to invest in fossil fuels

When the EU voted last month to classify natural gas as ‘green energy,’ it opened a window that Africa has been waiting for: access to low-cost funds to run energy projects that do not rely on solar…

15 08 2022 | 13:17

$425m facility to fund gas midstream projects in Ghana

Hogan Lovells has announced that it has advised Barak Fund and TriLinc on an 8-year $425m facility with Genser Energy Ghana to fund gas midstream projects. The facility will be used to refinance…

11 08 2022 | 14:54

Low water levels mean Rhine is days from being shut for cargo

Germany’s Rhine, one of Europe’s key waterways, is just days away from being closed to commercial traffic because of very low levels caused by drought, authorities and industry have warned.…

09 08 2022 | 08:22

Soaring gas prices help Origin Energy net $1.59bn from Queensland pipeline

Soaring gas prices driven by the war in Ukraine have doubled revenue at the biggest gas export terminal on the east coast, delivering a bumper $1.59bn dividend to part-owner Origin Energy and…

02 08 2022 | 11:00

AEMO says firmed wind and solar cheapest reliable energy option by “country mile”

The Australian Energy Market Operator has again underlined its view that Australia’s energy future lies in “firmed renewables ” – wind and solar backed up by storage and new transmission – which it…

28 07 2022 | 20:23

UK urged to set end-date for gas-fired electricity as wholesale energy prices skyrocket

With wholesale gas prices in the UK having risen by 250% since January, some green groups are calling on the Government to commit to ending gas-fired electricity generation and give more detail on…

19 07 2022 | 12:19

What is ‘renewable gas’ and is it really just around the corner?

An orange flame on your stove would be the signal that you were now burning “renewable gas”, the advertorial said, promising this would happen “sooner than you expect”.

19 07 2022 | 11:44

Will Los Angeles Join a Ban on New Gas Stations?

With cities looking to reduce their dependency on fossil fuels and fight pollution, a handful have been experimenting with a less traditional approach: No new gas stations.  Cities in the North Bay…

19 07 2022 | 08:40

Shell’s massive carbon capture facility in Canada emits far more than it captures, study says

One of the only facilities in the world that uses carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) to reduce the emissions of hydrogen production has been found to emit far more greenhouse gas emissions…

19 07 2022 | 08:36

How the gas industry aims to rebrand as ‘clean’ energy to appeal to Black and Latino voters

American energy corporation the Williams Companies was facing yet another setback in its attempts to build a natural gas pipeline in New York. After a years-long battle, state regulators and…

12 07 2022 | 07:26

Germany to reactivate coal power plants as Russia curbs gas flow

Germany’s two houses of parliament have passed emergency legislation to reactivate mothballed coal-fired power plants in order to support electricity generation amid fears of gas shortages as Russia…

23 06 2022 | 18:47

Just Stop Oil: Activists says they have 'a duty to protest'

"I found myself feeling just so completely and utterly helpless, and realised I had to take action." Claudia Penna Rojas became a part of climate activist group Just Stop Oil in February. You might…

20 06 2022 | 12:29

Fossil fuel firms ‘have humanity by the throat’, says UN head in blistering attack

Fossil fuel companies and the banks that finance them “have humanity by the throat”, the UN secretary general has said, in a “blistering” attack on the industry and its backers, who are pulling in…

02 06 2022 | 10:46

‘Highly implausible’ that new Galilee Basin coalmines would be profitable, study finds

Any new coalmines in Australia’s Galilee Basin, including Adani’s Carmichael mine, will not be economically viable in the long run under even the most generous assumptions about the future of the…

26 05 2022 | 07:29

Gas industry and Coalition reach for a get-out-of-catastrophe-free card in climate crisis Monopoly

Scott Morrison’s loving embrace and financial backing of the gas industry has been a defining feature of his prime ministership. Hit with a historical pandemic, Morrison chose gas – not renewables –…