Coal

Report: China Leads the World in Future Coal Power Projects

China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is ready to massively boost its coal-powered energy supply with the total of future projects now standing at 226.2 gigawatts (GW). That is more than twice the amount of fresh capacity planned for India, according to data published Thursday by environmental groups.

The Associated Press

Pollak: Joe Biden’s Fifty Years of Flip-Flops

In a half-century in Washington — spanning 36 years in the Senate and eight in the Obama administration — Joe Biden has flip-flopped on most major issues. On other issues, his former positions are no longer viable within the Democratic Party.

Joe Biden (Alex Wong / Getty)

Foundation of Rig for Leviathan Gas Field Arrives in Israel

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Delek Drilling and its U.S. partner, Noble Energy, said Sunday the foundation of their rig for the Leviathan gas field has arrived, in the first stage of an ambitious project they say will wean Israel off coal and revolutionize its economy by turning it into an energy exporter.

© AFP/File | Israel hopes its gas reserves will enable it to forge strategic ties within the region and become a supplier for Europe

South Korea Cracks Down on Illegal Import of North Korean Coal

Voice of America (VOA) revealed in a report Thursday that two ships, one from Sierra Leone and another from Panama, were involved with the illegal shipment of North Korean coal to South Korea and have recently re-entered the South’s ports multiple times in violation of international law.

North Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 mln from banned exports: UN