Burning Yen: Japanese Government Scraps Last Wind Turbines in Failed $580 Million Offshore Project

Apart from literally burning cash, there is no faster way to squander money than by piling it into an offshore wind power project. It’s hardly news that the true cost of generating electricity using wind power is staggering; the cost of doing so offshore is astronomical. But don’t take our word for it, the Japanese […]

Coal Rush: China, Japan & India Back Coal-Fired Future With Hundreds of New Plants

Reports of the ‘death’ of coal have been greatly exaggerated, with the economic powerhouses of Asia – China, Japan and India – building new plants hand over fist. The pattern across Asia is unmistakable; unreliable wind and solar have been snubbed in favour of coal-fired power plants, with new nuclear plants running a close second. […]

Renewables Rejected: More Countries Get Serious About Serious Power Generation

Countries serious about their economic prosperity are getting serious about serious power generation. Ontario, China and Japan have slashed subsidies and mandated targets for wind and solar; between them China and Japan are building hundreds of high-efficiency, low emissions coal-fired plant at home and even more across South-East Asia. Germany’s transition to an all wind […]