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  • German climate activists end hunger strike ahead of election

    10/03/2021 7:56:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Two climate activists ended their hunger strike outside parliament after a leading candidate for chancellor of Germany agreed to a public meeting with them following Sunday's general election. The hunger strikers said Scholz called them on Saturday afternoon, seven hours after they stopped taking liquids, and agreed to a public meeting within a month after the vote. Scholz confirmed the agreement in a statement on Twitter, saying saving lives takes precedent. The candidate and his two rivals from the environmentalist Greens and the center-right Union bloc had turned down the hunger strikers' initial demand for a meeting before the election....
  • Climate backfire: Coal-fired power jumps as natural gas prices soar

    10/19/2021 10:45:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Oct 18, 2021 | By Valerie Richardson
    Coal-fired electricity generation climbed this year in the U.S. for the first time since the Obama administration, spurred by spiking natural gas prices, a setback for the Biden climate agenda and a sign that the president’s drilling crackdown may be backfiring. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Monday that electricity generated by coal-fired plants is expected to jump by 22% in 2021 over last year’s levels for the first year-over-year increase since 2014. The reason: the rising cost of natural gas, which began climbing in April and hit a 13-year high this month, fueled by pent-up pandemic demand that has...
  • Australian Coal Giant Pivots to Asia as Climate Activism Strangles Domestic Funding

    10/18/2021 11:31:37 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 5 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10-18-21 | Daniel Y Teng
    One of Australia’s largest coal miners is planning to raise $1 billion (US$740 million) through the sale of bonds in China and Asia amid increasing financial pressures locally due to climate change activism. Kevin Ball, the chief financial officer of Whitehaven Coal—which operates four coal mines in northwest New South Wales (NSW)—said Asian debt capital markets would be able to provide funding for “decades to come.” “We expect that to grow and expand over the next decade, so that is really why we want to try and put a foot in that,” he said during the company’s Quarterly Production Report....
  • US Coal “Roars Back” Under Biden Unlike Trump

    10/16/2021 6:28:20 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 10-16-2021
    One of the biggest ironies to start this decade is the transition from fossil fuel generation to green energy has created a global energy crisis that is forcing the U.S., among many other countries, to restart coal-fired power plants monumentally ahead of the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere to prevent electricity shortages. The virtue-signaling assault by the green lobby spearheaded by hapless puppet Greta Thunberg must beside herself as U.S. power plants are on course to burn 23% more coal this year, the first increase since 2013, despite President Biden’s ambitious plan for a national grid to run on...
  • China coal prices hit record highs, early winter chill adds to energy woes

    10/15/2021 6:04:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 14, 2021 | Shivani Singh
    China thermal coal prices hit record high. ... Cold winds from north sweeps central and east China. China's Met Office forecasts sharp drops in temperatures. China's energy crisis deepened on Friday as cold weather swept into much of the country and power plants scrambled to stock up on coal, sending prices of the fuel to record highs. Electricity demand to heat homes and offices is expected to soar this week as strong cold winds move down from northern China. Forecasters predict average temperatures in some central and eastern regions could fall by as much as 16 degrees Celsius in the...
  • Rare Floods Hit China’s Coal-Rich Province Causing Further Coal Supply Tension

    10/12/2021 3:57:56 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 18 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10-12-21 | Shawn Lin
    Since Oct. 2, China’s largest coal-producing province, Shanxi, has experienced continuous heavy rain, affecting more than 70 districts and cities in the province. The unceasing downpour has resulted in floods, landslides, road closures, and the suspension of 60 of its coal mines. The flooding in Shanxi province comes less than three months after the flooding in Henan province which left more than 300 dead. The Fenhe river flows through the center of Shanxi Province; it is the second-largest tributary of the Yellow River, with a total length of about 441 miles. According to Sina News, a Chinese state-owned media, the...
  • CHINA FIRST: Biden-Linked CCP Oil Firm Hits Record Production Amidst Keystone Pipeline Cancellation.

    10/11/2021 7:51:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Pulse ^ | 10/11/2021 | Natalie Winters
    Increasing evidence suggests Joe Biden is running the American government for the benefit of the Chinese Communist Party.A Chinese state-run oil and gas company linked to the son of the President of the United States, Hunter Biden, hit record levels of production amidst President Biden’s decision to halt the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Sinopec, also known as China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, is a Chinese Communist regime-controlled oil and gas enterprise. Its “fully-owned subsidiary” Sinopec Marketing Company enjoyed nearly $1 billion in investment from Hunter Biden’s private equity firm BHR Partners.Finalized in March 2015, the investments from the...
  • Why Is the Biden-Harris Regime Intentionally Tanking the Supply Chain?

    10/11/2021 4:31:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    NOQ ^ | 10/11/2021 | JD Rucker
    We have a complex problem that already has a solution available. The Biden-Harris regime knows the problem we’re having with our supply chain that is causing major shortages. They will only get worse unless it’s fixed immediately. But other than rhetoric and roundtables, they’re doing nothing about it. Why? Yes, it’s complex, but the solutions are simple. We need more bodies. We need people working on ports, in warehouses, and behind the wheels of trucks to get the supplies out to the stores so people can buy them. It’s as easy as doing what America has always done, just more...
  • Former DNI Ratcliffe Sounds Off On Biden Policy: ‘Harmful to Our National Security’

    10/11/2021 2:59:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | 08/11/21 | Jonathan Davis
    John Ratcliffe, former director of national intelligence under then-President Donald Trump, said on Sunday that the Biden administration’s efforts to purchase Chinese-made drones for federal law enforcement agencies make no sense because it’s a risk to U.S. national security.In an interview with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo, Ratcliffe, also a former U.S. lawmaker from Texas, said the Trump administration tagged the Chinese company in question after intelligence officials discerned with “moderate confidence” the firm was spying on critical U.S. infrastructure electronically and sending the collected data to the Communist leadership in Beijing.“Yeah, those reports are accurate as reflected, the Biden...
  • China isn't the only huge Asian economy with a coal shortage now-"The energy supply crunch could last as long as six month..."

    10/11/2021 9:01:24 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies cnbc ^ | 10/11/2021 | Saheli Roy Choudhury
    China is not alone — India is also teetering on the edge of a power crisis. As of Oct. 6, 80% of India's 135 coal-powered plants had less than 8 days of supplies left — more than half of those had stocks worth two days or fewer, according to ... China is not the only Asian giant grappling with an energy crunch — India is also teetering on the edge of a power crisis. Most of India's coal-fired power plants have critically low levels of coal inventory at a time when the economy is picking up and fueling electricity demand....
  • China says it carried out beach landing drills in province opposite Taiwan

    China's military said on Monday it had carried out beach landing and assault drills in the province directly across the sea from Taiwan, though it did not link the exercises to current tensions with Taipei. Democratically ruled Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has complained of stepped-up military and political pressure from Beijing to force it to accept Chinese rule, including massed air force incursions into Taiwan's air defence identification zone. read more The official People's Liberation Army Daily newspaper, in a brief report on its Weibo microblogging account, said the drills had been carried out "in recent...
  • Pentagon’s first software chief quit because China has already won global tech war

    10/11/2021 8:00:09 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 35 replies
    Nypost ^ | Oct 11, 2021 | Lee Brown
    Air Force chief software officer Nicolas Chaillan wrote a scathing letter on LinkedIn saying that the reason he resigned was due to the fact that China had already won the tech war while the US was faced with bureaucracy.USAF The Pentagon’s former software chief said he quit because China has already won the tech war guaranteeing global dominance — with some US government systems mere “kindergarten level” in comparison. Nicolas Chaillan, 37, told the Financial Times on Sunday that there is “good reason to be angry” at the US failing to rise to China’s cyber threat, even fearing that it...
  • Crude Jumps on Global Energy Crunch; US Oil at 7-Year High

    10/11/2021 7:58:11 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10-11-21 | By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    LONDON—Oil prices rose 2 percent on Monday, extending multiweek gains as an energy crisis gripping major economies shows no sign of easing amid a pick up in economic activity and restrained supplies from major producers. Brent crude was up $1.62 cents, or 2 percent, at $84.01 a barrel by 0914 GMT, The highest level since October 2018. U.S. oil rose $1.95, or 2.5 percent, at $81.30 a barrel, the highest since late 2014. Prices have risen as more vaccinated populations are brought out of coronavirus lockdowns, supporting a revival of economic activity, with Brent advancing for five weeks and U.S....
  • Why is Joe Biden buying drones from China? Intelligence officials have warned about the danger of buying Chinese-made drones but Joe is buying them anyway.

    10/11/2021 6:59:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/11/2021 | Monica Showalter
    Back in May, Joe Biden warned armed forces members at a Virginia military base that China believes it will "own" America:“We’re in a battle between democracies and autocracies,” Biden told troops at Joint Base Langley Eustis in Hampton. “The more complicated the world becomes, the more difficult it is for democracies to come together and reach consensus.“I’ve spent more time with President Xi [Jinping] of China than any world leader has — for 24 hours of private meetings with him with just an interpreter, 17,000 miles traveling with him in China and here,” the president added. “He firmly believes that...
  • New Covid outbreak in China

    10/11/2021 6:33:48 AM PDT · by WellyP · 18 replies ^ | 10 Oct. 2021 | Joshua Phillipp
    Leaked documents show that the Chinese government is giving orders to officials throughout China to prepare for a predicted new outbreak of COVID-19
  • Delhi Power Minister warns of coal shortage in power plants, stock left for a few days

    10/11/2021 6:19:04 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies
    https://timesofindia ^ | Oct 11, 2021, 03:12PM | ISTSource: ANI
    Amid the possibility of a power blackout in the national capital, Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain on October 11 stated that there is coal shortage in most of the power plants and stock is left for only 2-3 days. “There is coal shortage in most of the power plants. The stock is left for only 2-3 days. NTPC capped production capacity of its plants to 55%. Earlier we used to get 4000 megawatts of electricity but now we are not getting even half of that,” said the Delhi Minister. vid at link
  • Thousands evacuated and coal mines shuttered as floods hit north China

    10/11/2021 6:55:35 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies ^ | October 11, 2021 | ByAFP
    ore than 120,000 people have been evacuated, coal mines shut and crops destroyed after unseasonably heavy rainfall flooded north China’s Shanxi province over the weekend, state media reported Monday, with more rain forecast. The deluge comes just months after record floods hit the country’s central Henan province in July — killing more than 300 people — and raises fears about ensuring the supply of energy ahead of the winter. Many parts of Shanxi, a landlocked province that generally has dry weather, saw record-breaking rainfall over the past week, according to the provincial government, which ordered coal mines to take flood-proofing...
  • Energy crisis grips the world: Lebanon runs out of power, India warns its coal-fired plants could go dark in just three days, blackouts hit China and gas prices soar in Europe

    10/09/2021 10:58:34 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/09/2021 | Lauren Lewis, Chris Jewers and Amie Gordon
    Countries around the world are feeling the brunt of the global energy crisis. Some Chinese provinces are rationing electricity, Europeans are paying exorbitant prices for liquefied gas and Lebanon has run out of centrally-generate electricity. Furthermore, India is close to running out of coal and in the United States, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.25 on Friday, up from April's $1.27. As the global economy works to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the sudden energy crisis is putting a strain on supply chains and stirring geopolitical tensions. What's more, as global leaders are preparing to meet...
  • Green Policies Return the World to Coal

    10/10/2021 2:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American ^ | October 10, 2021 | Clarice Feldman
    There’s scarcely a place in the modern world which will not be feeling the high cost and discomfort of a shortage of energy supplies and their increasingly soaring prices. Lebanon already is. Due to a shortage of oil, the two power plants that supply 40% of that country’s electricity shut down. There is no electricity in Lebanon and will not be any for some days. It’s an extreme case, but even the United Kingdom, the EU, the U.S., and China are running up against diminishing ability to obtain the necessary energy supplies to keep things running smoothly. Some of the...
  • Lebanon blackout woke country without power

    There is no more electricity in the whole country after the two largest power plants in Lebanon were forced to shut down due to a lack of fuel. The affected Zahrani and Deir Ammar power stations had been providing 40% of Lebanon’s electricity, according to their operator, Electricité Du Liban. The blackout could last a few days, as a Lebanese government official told Reuters