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BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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While the number of new clean power-generating plants completed stayed flat year-to-year, the volume of power derived from coal surged to a new high, according to Climatescope , an annual survey of 104 emerging markets conducted by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). thousand terawatt-hours in 2018, up from 6.4 thousand in 2017.

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Sasol and ITOCHU to partner on green ammonia and hydrogen

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South Africa-based Sasol and Japan-based ITOCHU Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly to study and to develop the market and supply chain for green ammonia with a focus on its use as bunkering fuel and for power generation. The product can also be cracked back to hydrogen gas for further applications.

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Environmental groups: JPMorgan Chase emissions targets are ‘fig leaf for fossil expansion’

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According to the Rainforest Action Network, Dimon either dismissed those questions, punted, or demonstrated an apparent misunderstanding of his bank’s policies. more… The post Environmental groups: JPMorgan Chase emissions targets are ‘fig leaf for fossil expansion’ appeared first on Electrek.

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BNEF: wind and solar boost cost-competitiveness versus fossil fuels

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This year has brought a significant shift in the generating cost comparison between renewable energy and fossil fuels, according to detailed analysis by technology and region, published this week by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. —Seb Henbest, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa at BNEF.

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IEA: global energy investment stabilized above $1.8T in 2018; security and sustainability concerns growing

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Global energy investment stabilized in 2018, ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investment stalled for energy efficiency and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest annual review.

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EC presents action plan for critical raw materials

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A special focus will be on coal-mining regions and other regions in transition, with special attention to expertise and skills relevant for mining, extraction and processing of raw materials. The Commission will therefore develop sustainable financing criteria for the mining and extractive sectors by the end of 2021.

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IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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The report, “ Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2014 ”, concludes that biomass, hydropower, geothermal and onshore wind are all competitive with or cheaper than coal, oil and gas-fired power stations, even without financial support and despite falling oil prices. kWh in Africa. Cape Wind will not lead the US energy revolution.

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