How Russia Sent Ukraine Racing Into the “Energy Eurozone”

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Ukraine's grid held, even as Russia damaged substations, lines and generators—a remarkable and heroic (though largely unheralded) achievement. Tight coal and gas reserves continued to bite throughout the winter. “We It was almost heroic to come and save Ukraine in this way,” Jermalavi?ius

Study finds methane emissions from coal mines ~50% higher than previously thought

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The amount of methane released into the atmosphere as a result of coal mining is likely approximately 50% higher than previously estimated, according to research presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. The higher estimate is due mainly to two factors: methane that continues to be emitted from thousands of abandoned mines and the higher methane content in coal seams that are ever deeper, according to chief author Nazar Kholod of PNNL.

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War in Ukraine: We Need to Talk About Fossil Fuels

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He took the first step in Crimea in 2014 , and in the early morning hours of 24 February he ordered a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. The continent was mostly powered by locally mined coal until the 1950s, when imports of cheap Middle Eastern oil started transforming the energy picture.

GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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Although Germany, the UK, US, Canada and Ukraine are phasing out domestic coal production capacity, expansion of production capacity in countries such as India and Indonesia is predicted to generate modest annual growth of 1.3% in coal production over the next four years, with output reaching 7.6 Coal production in India, Indonesia and Australia is forecast to grow at respective compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) of 10.9%, 3.9%, and 2.3%

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Ukraine state oil and gas company signs $3.656B credit agreement with China Development Bank to finance substituting natural gas with coal

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The Ukraine state oil and gas company Naftogaz signed a US$3.656-billion credit agreement with the state-owned China Development Bank to finance the program of substituting natural gas with locally produced coal. The program is aimed at improving Ukraine’s energy security and alleviating dependence on foreign natural gas. billion annually and stimulate the production of 10 million tons of domestic coal per year.

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Opinion: Ukraine’s Next Crisis? Economic [and energy] Disaster

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Ukraine’s next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production. The Ukrainian military’s showdown with separatists in the industrial east has forced coal mines to severely cut production or close down entirely. In the wider energy picture, the halt of coal production sets Ukraine back a decade.

Biden bans import of Russian oil, gas, coal with immediate effect; Putin to block exports of “certain products and raw materials”

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President Joe Biden issued an executive order banning the importation from Russia of crude oil; petroleum; petroleum fuels, oils, and products of their distillation; liquefied natural gas; coal; and coal products. The UK will also phase out imports of Russian oil in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine by the end of the year, the Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng confirmed.

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Joe Manchin continues to ponder the advantages of an all-EV future


Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, continues to show his coal-based roots are far from gone. This week, the Senator, who effectively kept the Build Back Better plan from passing, said he still has reservations about an all-EV future.

SGH2 building largest green hydrogen production facility in California; gasification of waste into H2

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Producers of so-called blue, gray and brown hydrogen use either fossil fuels (natural gas or coal) or low-temperature gasification (. Energy company SGH2 is bringing the world’s biggest green hydrogen production facility to Lancaster, California.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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Also in Eurasia emissions grew in Turkey (5%) and Ukraine (8%). CH 4 is mainly generated by agricultural activities, the production of coal and gas, as well as waste treatment and disposal. The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.

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Green Hydrogen Cars: How They are Different?

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Furthermore, unlike coal and oil, it is a clean energy source that produces only water vapor and leaves no residue in the air. The drive for energy security becomes even more important at a time when the current Russia-Ukraine conflict has pushed up energy prices throughout the world, particularly in India, which imports 85% of its oil and 53% of its natural gas.

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Opinion: The End Of An Era: Is The US Petrodollar Under Threat?

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The reasons for the cozier relationship between the two giant powers are, of course, rooted in the Ukraine crisis and subsequent Western sanctions against Russia, combined with China’s need to secure long-term energy supplies. Liam Halligan, a columnist for the Telegraph, says “the real danger” of closer Russian-Chinese ties is not a bust-up between China and the US, which could threaten crucial shipping routes for China-bound coal and LNG, but its impact on the US dollar. “If

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Researcher Describes Conceptual Cold Fusion Battery, or Small Power Unit

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Vysotskii is a scientist with Kiev National Shevchenko University in Kiev, Ukraine. discusses an unconventional cold fusion device that uses phenanthrene, a substance found in coal and oil, as a reactant. Professor George Miley of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and director of its Fusion Studies Lab, reported on progress toward a “cold fusion battery”—a small power unit that uses a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) (i.e.,

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