The West sabotages Bonn climate talks – Global South betrayed yet again on ‘historical responsibility’

Let us not forget that global climate change is a problem largely created by the West through its carbon-intensivbe industrialisation over the past two centuries. At a time when the collective West is channeling hundreds of billions of dollars into Europe to prolong a futile war, it has once again done everything it can to back off from its commitments to the developing world to deliver $300 billion a year by 2030, and $500 billion by 2050. This is funding promised for developing countries to adapt to increased floods, droughts, heatwaves and other extreme weather directly caused by climate change. … Continue reading The West sabotages Bonn climate talks – Global South betrayed yet again on ‘historical responsibility’

Looking back: history of wind power generation in the Soviet Union

Introduction: A 2017 study by the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) showed that Russia has an enormous wind power potential. A further analysis of the study data in March 2021 provided an in-depth and detailed analysis of the current Russian wind sector and its strengths and weaknesses. The WWEA said: “After the Paris agreement has entered into force, the world is moving towards climate neutrality. Many countries including China, the USA and the European Union, have officially declared their goal to reach climate neutrality in the coming decades. Russia hasn’t officially declared this goal yet, but it has shown promising … Continue reading Looking back: history of wind power generation in the Soviet Union

China draws on markets for $10 billion to strengthen its clean tech supremacy

Three Chinese electric vehicle battery and material companies are tapping investors for more than $10bn in new funding as the country cements its dominance over global clean tech supply chains. The combined fundraising by the three Chinese groups — CATL, Tianqi Lithium and Huayou Cobalt — eclipsed the hundreds of millions of dollars being spent by Washington and US allies including Australia and South Korea to chip away at China’s supremacy in the sector. Foreign investors were keen to participate. JPMorgan, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Macquarie and HSBC all grabbed a slice of the share sale, accounting for about 32 per … Continue reading China draws on markets for $10 billion to strengthen its clean tech supremacy

Argentina and Iran to join BRICS

Iran and Argentina seek to join the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa economic bloc known as BRICS. In 2022 the GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) of the 5 existing members of BRICS is greater than that of the G7 bloc. Argentina has applied to join BRICS. President Alberto Fernandez on Friday urged the creation of cooperation mechanisms that could represent the alternative to ostensibly private institutions run by – and in the interest of – the West. The Islamic Republic of Iran has also officially submitted its application to join the group of five leading economies made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, … Continue reading Argentina and Iran to join BRICS

Cuban International Renewable Energy Fair

Cuba’s energy minister says the country’s long-term goal is to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. The second International Renewable Energy Fair, was held on June 22 to 24 at the Pabexpo fairgrounds in the Cuban capital, Havana, and featured the participation of important institutions and foreign companies from 29 countries. The event sought to promote foreign investment emphasizing solar energy and biomass and their efficient use in the local development and residential sectors for the gradual transition of Cuba towards an energy matrix based on renewable energies, for which foreign and national investors will be presented … Continue reading Cuban International Renewable Energy Fair

China’s wind and solar potential nine times that needed for carbon neutrality

In September 2020, China pledged to peak its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030 and achieve “carbon neutrality” by 2060. In a new study, published in Carbon Neutrality, Drs Qingchen Chao and Wang Yang at the National Climate Center of the China Meteorological Administration explore … Continue reading China’s wind and solar potential nine times that needed for carbon neutrality

Is the West finally realizing that Russia will win the war in Ukraine?

Source: Monthly Review Online, June 23, 2022. https://mronline.org/2022/06/23/is-the-west-finally-realizing-that-russia-will-win-the-war-in-ukraine/ This article is one in a series of articles written by Mark Rolofson covering the US proxy war against Russia in Ukraine.  While this civil war in Ukraine actually began 8 years ago in 2014, the Western media narrative has portrayed this conflict as an unprovoked invasion by Russia that began on February 24, 2022.  The 8 year civil war in the Donbass Region is a direct result of the US backed coup and color revolution known as the Maidan Revolution, that ousted the democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych and installed an ultra-nationalist, anti-Russian, … Continue reading Is the West finally realizing that Russia will win the war in Ukraine?

Chinese e-vehicle battery enables 1,000-km journey on single charge

China’s leading automotive lithium-ion battery maker, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd. (CATL), revealed on Thursday a new battery that provides electric vehicles with a driving range of over 1,000 km on a single charge. With the third generation of cell-to-pack (CTP) technology, the battery named Qilin, or CTP 3.0 battery, has a volume utilization efficiency of 72 percent and an energy density of up to 255 Wh/kg for ternary battery systems, giving it the highest integration level in the world, according to CATL. The battery is named after a legendary creature named “Qilin” in Chinese mythology. By directly integrating cells … Continue reading Chinese e-vehicle battery enables 1,000-km journey on single charge

The United States – the Pacific bully

By Brian Toohey, June 24, 2022. Pearls and Irritations: https://johnmenadue.com/the-united-states-the-pacific-bully/ The US conducted 105 nuclear tests in the Pacific, mainly in the Marshall islands, between 1946 and 1962. Image: Wikipedia The US dominates the Pacific Islands to an extent China can never hope to achieve. With Australia’s support, the US is now engaged in an arms build-up in its Pacific territories and de-facto colonies in a little known boost to its containment of China. The US has three self-governing territories in the Pacific: Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. Guam hosts some of the US’s most important bases the … Continue reading The United States – the Pacific bully

EU states returning to coal, using West’s own sanctions on Russia as excuse 

European Union countries were this time last year among those who were attacking China for using coal for energy despite the fact that China leads the world in the use of renewable energy. Now these same critics are backsliding on their much vaunted shift from coal. The Netherlands has joined Germany and Austria in reverting to coal power amid the energy crisis – a “crisis” created by the US and its NATO military apparatus. RT News reports:Dutch Climate and Energy Minister Rob Jetten has announced that the Netherlands is lifting all restrictions on coal-fired power stations to reduce natural gas … Continue reading EU states returning to coal, using West’s own sanctions on Russia as excuse