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China produced over half of the globe’s coal-fired electricity

China produced over half of the globe’s coal-fired electricity: In the year when coal generation had its steepest fall on record worldwide. China was accountable for around 53% of the world’s coal-fired electricity in 2020. This is claimed by a new report by the energy & climate research group Ember, that believes China’s coal generation…
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Government to ban financing fossil fuel plans overseas

Government to ban financing fossil fuel plans overseas: The UK will halt financing overseas fossil fuel projects starting 31st March, succeeding a trailblazing North Sea Transition Deal settled between the government & the oil and gas sector. This new agreement will have policymakers & industry invest as much as £16b in renewables, hydrogen & carbon…
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Wind generation in Victoria has doubled in four years

Wind generation in Victoria has doubled in four years

Wind generation in Victoria has doubled in four years: Over the last four years, the wind contribution to the generation mix in the state of Victoria has grown significantly. In fact, research from Cornwall Insight Australia shows, on average, across the entire day in 2020, wind delivered 14% of the generation mix in the state,…
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Lowest carbon electricity in UK hits record in 2020

Lowest carbon electricity in UK hits record in 2020: Low carbon electricity generation grew to a record high of 57.5% in the last year. Bioenergy, wind and solar recorded improved varying between 5% and 20%, this is according to official BEIS figures. At an equivalant time, gas provided 40.6% of electricity generation and nuclear 19.3%…
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Australian renewables

Australian renewables see wholesale buck January trends

Australian renewables see wholesale buck January trends: In Australia, the month of January normally sees a spike in the average wholesale price. However, according to research from Cornwall Insight Australia, January bucked this historical trend with the price trending lower in the first month of 2021 across all states, building on the low-price outcomes in…
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Polluted air contributes 1 in 5 deaths worldwide

Polluted air contributes 1 in 5 deaths worldwide: Fossil fuel emissions are the cause for 1 in 5 deaths around the world. Current studies by Harvard University, in partnership with the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester & University College London, calculates over 8 million people died in 2018 due to polluted air. Areas with the largest…
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Barclays & HSBC patrons unaware bank’s fossil fuel stake

Barclays & HSBC patrons unaware bank’s fossil fuel stake: Nearly 80% of Barclays & HSBC customers did not know that their bank is investing in fossil fuels. A current survey conducted by ICM Unlimited in support of the environmental campaign group Market Forces, predicts the equivalent of 3 million customers would extremely likely think about…
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Renewables pass fossil fuels as EU main power source

Renewables pass fossil fuels as EU main power source: Renewables passed fossil fuels & was Europe’s main source of electricity for the 1st time in 2020. The nonpartisan climate & energy think tank Ember has written a recent report, that discovers renewable energy sources produced about 38% of the European electricity blend last year, an…
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National Grid ESO acclaim 2020 as greenest for Britain

National Grid ESO acclaim 2020 as greenest for Britain: Britain’s electricity system had the greenest year ever on record in 2020 according to National Grid ESO. The electricity system conductor National Grid ESO, that studied the yearly data, indicate the country was powered without coal for about 5,147 hours in 2020, in comparison with 3,666…
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UK to stop support for fossil fuel energy plans abroad

UK to stop support for fossil fuel energy plans abroad: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a promise to put a halt to taxpayer support for fossil fuel energy projects overseas “as soon as possible”. He made the announcement at the weekend as he commenced the virtual Climate Ambition Summit which was co-hosted with the…
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