Waves
Price support mechanisms ‘must encourage marine energy uptake’

A new report from the Marine Energy Council and Scottish Renewables outlines how policies could incentivise wave and tidal energies

US & India deal
US to help build six nuclear power plants in India

The nations have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening bilateral security and civil nuclear co-operation

Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuelan power outage ‘act of political sabotage’

President Nicolás Maduro has blamed the US-backed opposition party for the failure of electrical infrastructure

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland nears 40% clean energy target

The country saw 38.2% of its total power consumption supplied by renewables in 2018

Finance
Billionaire-financed firm invests $12.5m in geothermal tech

Breakthrough Energy Ventures is financed by investors such as Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates

Coal and biomass pellets
France ‘must close coal plants rather than convert to biomass’

Green groups from across 19 countries have written an open letter to French Environment Minister François de Rugy

Coal mine
Germany to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year

That’s according to data from lobby group VDKI, which showed this will be a 1.4% rise from 2018

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US power sector cuts carbon intensity through 2018

A new report suggests this is due to cleaner electricity generation and energy efficiency improvements.

India’s Narendra Modi government rolls out the coal

Since coming to power in 2014, it has deployed 52 new coal mines

jail cell
Brooklyn prison hit by heat and lighting failure

Temperatures in the Metropolitan Detention Center have dropped to as low as 9.5C°C in some cells