• Rex Tillerson: Dark Knight Of The Oil & Gas Lobby

    • Date: 30/05/17
    • William Kay, American Thinker

    Let’s cut to the chase.  The coal lobby and the natural gas lobby are dueling over the captain’s share of the U.S. electricity-generating market.  As The Donald would say, “The stakes are yuge.”  Americans spend almost $400 billion a year on electricity. As Trump agonizes over the Paris Accord, self-imposed deadlines sail by.  Escaping the […]

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  • Pope’s Climate Essay Won’t Convince Trump, It Didn’t Even Work On Catholics

    • Date: 27/05/17
    • George Marshall, Climate Home

    Pope’s encyclical on climate change appealed to liberals, but conservative Catholics were driven away by the values it invoked Following their tense and grumpy meeting this week the Pope cheekily presented Donald Trump with a parting gift: his 165-page Encyclical on Care for our Common Home, better known as Laudato Si, in which he outlines […]

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  • Trump’s Economic Adviser: Obama’s Global Warming Pledge ‘Crippling’ US Growth

    • Date: 27/05/17
    • Andrew Follett, Daily Caller

    A top White House economic adviser said Thursday that keeping the Obama administration’s global warming pledge to the United Nations would be “highly crippling” to economic growth. “We know that the levels that were agreed to by the prior administration would be highly crippling to the US economic growth,” chief economic adviser Gary Cohn said […]

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  • OPEC Doubles Down on its Losing Hand

    • Date: 25/05/17
    • The American Interest

    The oil cartel OPEC and a collection of ten other petrostates recommitted themselves to a plan to cut production this week. The FT reports: The agreement hammered out in Vienna on Thursday will see the 1.8m barrel a day cuts, first agreed in November, extended to the end of the first quarter of 2018. Russia and other […]

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  • Arctic Sea Ice Rebounding?

    • Date: 20/05/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters

    In May Arctic ice continues to be more extensive than recently.  As previously reported, central and Atlantic sea ice is above decadal averages. The image below shows surprising growth since day 120 (April 30), with a pause the last few days. Things are different on the Pacific side where Bering in particular has melted ahead of […]

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  • Shale Wars: The Most Expensive Energy Battle Of All Time

    • Date: 17/05/17
    • Mark Mills, University of Mary

    Oil Prices and Saudi Arabia’s Big Bet So far it has cost Saudi Arabia something like $200 billion to undertake one of the most expensive experiments of all time. The Saudi government has been draining its massive $2 trillion sovereign wealth fund to cover revenues lost from the petroleum price collapse over the past couple […]

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  • Germany’s Grand Coalition Energy Experts Reject Greens’ Coal Exit Plans

    • Date: 16/05/17
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Energy experts of Germany’s grand coalition of conservatives (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) have rebuffed the Green Party’s plans for an accelerated coal exit. “We cannot phase out both nuclear and coal-fired power production within 15 or 20 years,” conservative Thomas Bareiß said at a party debate hosted by utilities RWE and innogy. Bareiß argued […]

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  • Forget Price Caps: UK Climate Policies Will Add Nearly £600 To Energy Bills

    • Date: 14/05/17
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    Theresa May’s “cap” on energy saves £1.4 billion a year; this will be dwarfed by the additional £7.4 billion a year due to be added to our energy bills under the Climate Change Act. I would defy anyone unfortunate enough to hear the Today programme at 8.10 last Tuesday morning to have made head or tail […]

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