The latest edition of the International Energy Agency Global Energy & CO2 Status Report shows some bad news about how the international energy system has been evolving over 2018. From the increasing emissions to sluggish energy efficiency, we are still very far from seeing the changes (or revolution) that the IPCC scientists are calling for.
According to the Fraunhofer Institute renewables in Germany during 2018 generated more than 40.4% of the total national public net electricity, while lignite and coal 38%, nuclear 13.3% and natural gas 7.4%. The good news… … Are pretty evident: for the first time renewables beat coal in electricity generation in Germany. This was mainly due …
After long negotiations Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) seem to have reached an agreement to form a new government coalition, and setting up a coal phase- out plan is one of the main pillars of the treaty.
Could China lead the world’s transitions to low carbon and greater resilience to climate change? While the US lags behind, stuck on President Trump climate change denial positions, the Red Dragon strengthens its economy transition efforts, leading the way toward sustainable policies and investments.
Is the coal-cheaper-than-gas paradigm coming to an end? Based on 2016 and 2017 Italian market results coal increasing prices came along with a substantial decrease of coal generation.
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