• George Mitchell, Hero To The World’s Poor

    • Date: 29/05/19
    • Chris Wright

    George P. Mitchell was the founding father of the Shale Revolution. On the occasion of his 100th birthday we asked Chris Wright, who developed some of the original hydrologic fracturing technologies and worked with George’s team on the first commercial shale gas wells, to recap Mitchell’s legacy. Savvas Paraskevopoulos was a goat herder in Greece […]

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  • IEA: Anti-Nuclear Activism Threatens Climate Targets

    • Date: 28/05/19
    • CBC News

    Report warns 2/3 of capacity could be lost by 2040 as developed nations phase out old nuclear plants A steep decline in nuclear energy capacity will threaten climate goals and power supply security unless advanced economies find a way to extend the lifespan of their reactors, the International Energy Agency said. Nuclear is currently the […]

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  • India’s Coal Output To Grow 4.3% Annually For The Next 10 Years

    • Date: 22/05/19
    • Economic Times of India

    New Delhi: Fitch Solutions Tuesday said India’s thermal coal output is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.3 per cent by 2028. “In absolute volume terms, China and India will have the largest impact on the global coal market balance,” Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in a report.  It further said the surge in Chinese imports […]

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  • Tom Switzer: Australia’s Left Loses an Election It Was Sure to Win

    • Date: 19/05/19
    • Tom Switzer, The Wall Street Journal

    In the privacy of the voting booth, “quiet Australians,” as Mr. Morrison calls them, decided that their interests lay in a low-tax and resource-rich market economy. Sydney:There’s nothing like a shock election result to force media sophisticates to eat their words. The triumph of the center-right Liberal-National Coalition government in Australia has caused plenty of […]

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  • Corbyn’s Power Grab: Prospects for Public Ownership of the UK Energy Sector

    • Date: 15/05/19
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The Labour Party’s plans for the nationalisation of the UK energy sector are becoming clearer. The suspicions that coercive climate policy is a precursor to nationalisation are confirmed. Proposals leaked to the national press suggest that compensation to shareholders will be discounted not only on the basis of the expenditure required to rectify supposed underinvestment […]

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  • Is the Long Renewables Honeymoon Over?

    • Date: 11/05/19
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The European renewables industry press, which is usually unequivocally upbeat in its assessments, is currently reporting a broad spectrum of substantial problems in the sector, ranging from bankruptcies and technical problems to tepid policy support and increasing public resistance. In a fundamentally viable energy generation sector such stories could be regarded as minor perturbations, but […]

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  • Decarbonisation and the Command Economy

    • Date: 08/05/19
    • Professor Michael Kelly, University of Cambridge

    The costs of retrofitting existing domestic buildings to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions, compared with the savings on energy bills, represent a wholly unsatisfactory return on investment from a family perspective.  A command economy would be required to make any serious inroads on the challenge as proposed by the Committee on Climate Change. […]

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  • The Trouble With Carbon Taxes: Lessons For Asian Policymakers

    • Date: 07/05/19
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    Asian energy planners and policy makers are not likely to be encouraged by the experience of carbon tax legislation in a number of countries in the West which have been at the fore-front of “decarbonizing”. As some of the world’s largest carbon emitters, the major emerging Asian economies such as China, India and Indonesia as […]

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