Quercus Halts Construction of Iran Solar Power Plant as US Sanctions go into Effect

Quercus Halts Construction of Iran Solar Power Plant as US Sanctions Go Into Effect

Editor 16 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Quercus, the British renewable energy investor, has stated that it will halt the construction of a 500 million euro (445.9 million pounds) solar power plant in Iran because of the recently imposed U.S. sanctions.

Planned as the world’s sixth largest solar plant, it would also have been the first renewable energy investment outside Europe by Quercus.

Partly because of the air pollution problems in Iran, the country has been trying to increase the share of renewable-produced electricity in its energy mix. It was also hoping to have about 5 gigawatts in renewables installed by 2020 to meet international commitments.


Is Trump Meeting Iranian President a Good Idea?

Editor 02 August 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Earlier this week, U.S. President Donald Trump said to the press after meeting with Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte: “I’ll meet with anybody. I believe in meeting. The Prime Minister said it better than anybody can say it: Speaking to other people, especially when you’re talking about potentials of war and death and famine and lots of other things—you meet. There’s nothing wrong with meeting. We met, as you know, with Chairman Kim. And it—you haven’t had a missile fired off in nine months. We got our prisoners back. So many things have happened. So positive.”

The West Should Focus on the People of Iran’s Desire for Regime Change

Armin Baldwin 22 May 2018

by Armin Baldwin
Before US President Trump announced America’s withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Europe’s leaders urged a change in course.

Many policymakers believed that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, would resolve issues in the region. It now appears that this was not the case.

Vice President Pence Talks Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Armin Baldwin 25 January 2018

by Armin Baldwin

The changes in the Trump administration’s Middle East policy during its first year is proven by Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel.

The 2017 changes include this administration’s endeavors to destroy the ISIS caliphate, combat international terrorism, reverse appeasement policies on Iran, and end its pursuit of regional hegemony — as well as its efforts to establish an Arab-Israeli peace process.

Iran Nuclear Deal: President Trump Gives One Last Chance to Other Signatories

Editor 16 January 2018

Staff writer, SF

Last week, President Trump made a decision about the future of the Iran nuclear deal. He issued one last waiver on several of the Iran nuclear sanctions and made it clear that this is the last opportunity he is giving the other signatories of the deal to come up with a solution regarding the major flaws in the nuclear deal.

U.S President's Contribution to the Cause of the Iranian People

Armin Baldwin 15 January 2018

by Armin Baldwin

Despite the controversy President Donald Trump finds himself mixed up in, usually because of some careless comment he has made, he has actually done some good for the people of Iran. From before taking office, Trump has made it very clear that the Iranian regime is dangerous and does not have a place in the international community. He criticised it for its belligerence and its meddling in the affairs of other countries. He described the Iranian regime as a huge threat to the United States and said that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, agreed by his predecessor’s administration, was the “worst” deal that has ever been negotiated.

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