• The Cost of the United Kingdom’s Energy Policy

    • Date: 01/05/18
    • Mark Ahlseen, American Thinker

    Decarbonizing the United Kingdom’s energy production comes with costs.  A rough estimate of its cost to the U.K. as a whole can be gained by multiplying the annual costs or the cumulative cost by the roughly 27.1 million households in the U.K.  That yields roughly £15.8 billion in the year 2020 alone and £292.68 billion cumulatively through […]

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  • U.S. Shale Revolution & The Incredible Shrinking Exxon

    • Date: 28/04/18
    • Spencer Jakab, The Wall Street Journal

    Oil majors must resign themselves to easier pickings but lower returns as a result of the shale revolution, as Exxon Mobil’s results illustrate. Exxon Mobil put an exclamation point on what ails big oil on Friday. Never mind the immediate reaction to its slightly tepid first-quarter results. Despite just announcing its 36th annual dividend increase in […]

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  • Beware The Lure Of Solar Battery Stores

    • Date: 27/04/18
    • Capell Aris, CapX

    Like a murder of crows encircling roadkill, government subsidies are always going to attract some fairly disreputable attention. Businesses big and small, and individuals rich or wannabe rich, will flock to even the hint of a free lunch. It’s just easier than making an honest living. Solar feed-in-tariffs are a case in point. In just […]

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  • Bringing the “Unruly Sun” to Heel: Is Solar Energy Worth the Candle?

    • Date: 24/04/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The wind industry is faltering as the mixed results of the mass deployment of the last twenty years become more widely known, but enthusiasm for solar energy is growing in its place. Is it any more promising? Even some of solar’s more enthusiastic proponents, such as Dr Varun Sivaram, whose new book, Taming the Sun: […]

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  • Is OPEC Underestimating U.S. Shale (Again)?

    • Date: 20/04/18
    • Tsvetana Paraskova, Oilprice.com

    It looks like OPEC and Russia are deliberately overtightening the oil market and won’t call the end of the cuts yet, aiming at higher oil prices and shrugging off (at least in the short term) the potential threats to the oil market balance—a shale surge and possible slower demand growth. The oil production cuts and […]

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  • What Could Have Been – If Nuclear Power Deployment Had Not Been Disrupted

    • Date: 19/04/18
    • Peter A Lang, Centre for Applied Macroeconomics Analysis, Australian National University

    If not for disruption by the anti-nuclear power protest movement the world could have had cheap, reliable, secure, sustainable comparatively safe electricity supply by now (Lang, 2017). The benefits for the global economy and human wellbeing could have been substantial: clean, safe, reliable power supply, 4.2 to 9.5 million lives and 69 to 174 Gt […]

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  • New Study: Battery Storage “Not An Economic Prospect”

    • Date: 16/04/18
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Consumers warned to avoid battery storage for rooftop solar systems London 16 April 2018. Rechargeable batteries are said to be a way to extend the appeal of rooftop solar installations, storing the energy generated during the day for use at night. Home energy storage looks set to become big business: Tesla has already entered the […]

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  • Coal and Oil Prevented US Blackouts this Winter

    • Date: 08/04/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    New data and analysis from the US government shows that during the recent Bomb Cyclone storm of late December 2017 and early January this year, the electricity system of the eastern half of the country avoided blackouts only because of increased output from conventional sources, particularly coal and, incredibly enough, oil. The performance of renewables […]

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