• UK’s Crippling Energy Bill For Heavy Industry

    • Date: 05/04/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    ‘The Government estimates that climate change policies have added 18% to electricity prices for the steel industry, falling to 14% after compensatory measures are implemented.’ Last December, the House of Commons Select Committee for Business, Innovation & Skills published a report on the steel industry. It included these two graphs: Figure 6: Comparison of European […]

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  • Solar Is Not The Future Of Energy

    • Date: 03/04/16
    • Will Ebiefung, Seeking Alpha

    Solar cannot survive without government subsidies. Take away the punch bowl and the sector collapses. Solar cannot compete with fossil fuels. It is not clean, nor is it renewable I recently made an article on the topic of SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE) and renewable energy in general: seekingalpha.com/article/3962472-sunedis… This article received massive backlash, some of which was reasonable […]

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  • Bill Carmichael: Green Zealots To Blame For Steel’s Decline

    • Date: 01/04/16
    • Bill Carmichael, Yorkshire Post

    Take a bow, you fashionable eco-warriors and your craven enablers in the political establishment. Give yourselves a hearty pat on the back, because you have achieved something quite remarkable – the complete destruction of a once great British industry and the loss of tens of thousands of jobs. Because let’s get one thing absolutely clear – […]

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  • Britain Cuts Solar Subsidies – Future Looks Glum For European Solar Energy

    • Date: 01/04/16
    • Sam Pothecary, PV Magazine

    The UK accounted for almost half of all solar capacity installed in Europe last year, but as Britain prepares to slash its solar subsidies, there is a high chance of stagnation for the foreseeable future. Once a shining example of solar capacity installations, the slashing of solar subsidies across the continent has hit the European […]

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  • Trump Proposes National Carbon Tax To Fund US-Mexico Wall

    • Date: 01/04/16
    • Carbon Pulse

    A nationwide carbon tax could raise enough revenues to fund the construction of a wall between the US and Mexico, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump announced Friday morning in a surprise policy U-turn on the climate change issue.   Previously claiming that he was “not a big believer” in man-made global warming, Trump has now […]

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  • America’s Amazing Shale Resilience

    • Date: 31/03/16

    U.S. shale companies are still finding new ways to bring costs down while a host of innovations is powering this race to stay profitable even with crude trading below $40 per barrel. The chart above tells a dramatic story, and helps explain why U.S. crude production hasn’t fallen off a cliff as global oil prices have come crashing down […]

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  • The End Of Concentrated Solar Power Is Nigh

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • Richard Martin, MIT Review

    Given cheap natural gas and the continued fall in solar photovoltaic prices, concentrated solar has been priced out of the market. When it first came online in late 2013, the massive Ivanpah concentrated solar power plant in the California desert looked like the possible future of renewable energy. Now its troubles underline the challenges facing concentrated […]

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  • Facing Grid Contraints, China Puts A Chill On New Wind Energy Projects

    • Date: 29/03/16
    • Coco Liu, Inside Climate News

    The Chinese government has halted the expansion of wind power in its northern provinces where a large number of turbines are churning out power that’s being wasted. The move underscores the challenges facing China as it works to fulfill its clean energy ambitions. Chinese regulators said the windswept regions of Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Gansu, […]

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