• UK Energy Consumption and Weak Productivity Growth

    • Date: 08/12/19

    Falling energy consumption in the United Kingdom is not receiving the attention it deserves. While similar to the norm prevailing in the EU 28, the UK pattern is very strongly at variance with the global trends, which see significant increases in all sectors. There is a clear possibility that this fundamental difference is a leading […]

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  • Matt Ridley: How Britain’s Shale Revolution Was Killed By Green Lies & Russian Propaganda

    • Date: 30/11/19
    • Matt Ridley, The Critic

    The Centre for European Studies found that the Russian government has invested $95 million in NGOs campaigning against shale gas.  The first coffee house in Marseilles opened in 1671, prompting the city’s vintners to recruit a couple of professors at the University of Aix to blacken their new competitor’s reputation. They duly got one of […]

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  • Redundancies, Bankruptcies, Unrealistic Power Contracts: The Wind Industry Crisis Deepens

    • Date: 22/11/19
    • John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    Redundancies at Enercon, the ongoing saga of the Senvion bankruptcy, and growing unease within the wind industry itself at the extremely low power prices being contracted, suggest that in desperate efforts to maintain a lucrative market position the sector has put itself in danger. Presumptious Maid! with looks intentAgain she stretched, again she bent, Nor […]

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  • GWPF TV: Energy Utopias and Engineering Reality

    • Date: 14/11/19
    • The Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Watch Professor Michael Kelly FRS FREng deliver the 2019 Annual GWPF Lecture on ‘Energy Utopias and Engineering Reality’.

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  • The Brave New World of Ample Oil

    • Date: 13/11/19
    • Tilak K Doshi , Business Standard

    In the oil universe, the September 14th attack on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities is comparable to the 9/11 attacks on the twin towers in New York City. Yet, the taking out of half of the Kingdom’s oil output led not to an oil shock but a whimper. Barely two weeks after the brazen attack, oil headlines […]

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  • Prof. Michael Kelly: Energy Policy Needs ‘Herds Of Unicorns’

    • Date: 12/11/19
    • The Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Utopian thinking is putting the economy at risk says Cambridge professor. The UK’s decision to embark on a wholesale decarbonisation of the economy is beset by superficial thinking that ignores engineering reality.  That’s according to Professor Michael Kelly, emeritus professor of engineering at the University of Cambridge. At the 2019 Annual GWPF Lecture, Professor Kelly […]

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  • Forget the Green New Deal: America Is Now an Energy Superpower

    • Date: 10/11/19
    • Mark J Perry, The National Interest

    In 2050, EIA projections see fossil fuels supplying 79% of U.S. energy consumption, with nuclear, hydropower and biomass supplying 12.5%, and the “real” renewables that are part of the Green New Deal and other energy pipedreams (windmills and solar panels) supplying only about 8.5% of US energy consumption. America’s status as the world’s leading energy […]

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  • The Middle East Convulses, But Thanks To Fracking America Hardly Notices

    • Date: 06/11/19
    • Daniel Markind, Forbes

    The Middle East turned on its axis last week. Thanks in large part to the shale revolution, few Americans heard about it – and most did not care who did.  Last week, the governments of both Lebanon and Iraq resigned. Seemingly organically, large protests erupted in both countries cutting across the ethnic divide. In each case, the protesters […]

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