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Westar gets Kansas OK to sell green energy direct to businesses

The Topeka Capital-Journal: Westar Energy launched a new program this week that its leader called “a powerful economic development tool” that will allow businesses access to wind energy. On Tuesday, the Kansas Corporation Commission gave its stamp of approval to the Direct Renewable Participation Service. That opened the way for Westar to announce Wednesday that […]

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S. Korea’s KEPCO buys into renewable projects in India

Pulse News: South Korea’s state-run utility company Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) said on Tuesday it has signed an agreement with India’s Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL) to cooperate on new energy infrastructure projects in India, a move that will enable KEPCO to tap into India’s burgeoning new renewable energy market. PGCIL, founded […]

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IEEFA Europe: France, Germany and the U.K. are not on the same nuclear page

Policy muddle as one big EU economy hits pause on reactor buildout, another moves toward shutdown, a third plans expansion

LONDON — Europe’s three leading economies are taking three radically different approaches to nuclear power, reflecting contrasting national public priorities in a transition from fossil fuels, and showing the scale of government intervention in energy policy. France, Germany and the U.K. are all global top-20 generators of nuclear power by market share. France is No. […]

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Australia posts renewable generation record, more on the way

Australian Financial Review: Wind and solar power supplied a record 25.2 percent of Australia’s electricity requirements on June 15 and are driving down carbon emissions from power generation rapidly toward the target needed to meet the country’s Paris accord commitments. The findings from advisory firm EnergyEdge have further underlined the potential for the energy system […]

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German wind and solar generation tops coal for first six months of 2018

Bloomberg: Germany’s wind and solar farms surpassed lignite and hard coal as sources of electricity for the first time during the six months to June, a sign the market is starting to squeeze out the dirtiest fossil fuels. The power mix in Europe’s biggest economy hit a turning point when clean generation surged 10 percent […]

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Editorial: Trump bailout plan is ‘absurd’

The Columbus Dispatch: President Donald Trump’s desire to prop up money-losing coal and nuclear plants is absurd enough on its face that one doesn’t need a lot of help arguing against it. Coal is losing its place to cleaner and cheaper natural gas. It is dirty and dangerous not only in the burning, but in […]

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New legal problems for owner of Powder River Basin mines

Casper Star-Tribune: The CEO that obtained Wyoming’s Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines last year is being sued for alleged unpaid royalties in Appalachia, the second lawsuit that Jeff Hoops’ West Virginia-based company, Revelation Energy, is facing in under a year. Hoops formed Blackjewel LLC, a sister company to Revelation, to take over the […]

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Norway sovereign funds dumps coal-heavy PacifiCorp bonds

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Norway’s central bank, which manages the country’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, has sold its holdings of bonds issued by PacifiCorp, a U.S. utility owned by Warren Buffett, in its latest round of ethical and environmental divestitures. Norges Bank said it has excluded PacifiCorp from the portfolio of the Government […]

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GE, Mitsubishi to build massive gas-generating plant in Bangladesh

Reuters: General Electric and Mitsubishi Corporation are forming a joint venture with a Bangladesh private power firm to set up a 2,400 megawatt (MW) thermal power plant and related oil and LNG terminals in an investment of $3 billion, the companies said on Wednesday. The local firm, Summit, will hold 55 percent equity while Mitsubishi […]

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Gas Debacle – The truth behind SA’s power price surge. Why we pay the highest price in the world.

MichaelWest.com.au and Today/Tonight Adelaide: Australia is destined to become the world’s biggest exporter of gas, writes analyst Bruce Robertson. Importing gas to solve the challenge of rampaging gas prices is ludicrous and only paves the way for the gas cartel to further profiteer at the expense of consumers. The answer is clear; a “domestic reservation […]

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