Energy News

  • US bill threatens to revoke environmental standards

    The US House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday that would remove much of the regulation of the coal industry, threatening the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) power to curb emissions from power plants. The Stop the War on Coal Act won by 233 votes to 175, including 19 Democrats, would also do away with […]

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  • Wind drives energy link between Ireland and Britain

    A new undersea cable linking Ireland and Britain was opened last week that will enable the UK to benefit from Ireland’s wind resources. The €600 million EirGrid East West Interconnector is the first electricity link between the two nations and will be able to transport enough power to supply 300,000 homes. The two-way 260 km, […]

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  • EU and China to tackle climate change together

    The European Union (EU) and China have signed an agreement promising to work together on reducing China’s greenhouse gas emissions and moving toward a low-carbon economy. European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, and Chinese Minister of Commerce, Chen Deming, signed a financial agreement in Brussels last week that will see the EU will contribute some […]

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