• Americas Path To Energy Independence: The Shale Revolution

    • Date: 05/06/18
    • Simon Lack, Forbes

    America is likely to be the world’s biggest oil producer by the end of 2019. In the history of American Energy Independence, September 29, 2016 was a significant day. OPEC was two years into a strategy to bankrupt the U.S. shale industry, by allowing prices to drop to unprofitable levels. The Shale Revolution had led to […]

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  • Is Theresa May Re-Nationalising Britain’s Energy Industry?

    • Date: 04/06/18
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times

    Stake in nuclear plant would be dramatic change of policy for UK Last Monday, the board of Hitachi met in Tokyo to consider the future of their proposed new nuclear power plant at Wylfa in north Wales. The Japanese company decided neither to approve nor to drop the plan but to continue the negotiations with […]

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  • Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Lifetime Subsidies Will Total £2.5 Billion

    • Date: 30/05/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The 400 MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is nearly complete, and has now formally opened its Operations and Maintenance headquarters in Newhaven. This wind farm alone will add £2.5 billion in total to the cost of UK electricity over its approximately 20 year lifetime, that being the total subsidy to be paid at a rate […]

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  • Reducing Global Energy Turmoil With Fracking

    • Date: 30/05/18
    • Merrill Matthews, The Washington Times

    Thanks to hydraulic fracturing, U.S. crude oil production should grow to help meet or exceed demand over the long term, which means prices will likely stabilize at a reasonably affordable price. Earlier this month, when President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, analysts warned that Iran’s crude oil production and exports could decline, […]

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  • Don’t Turn Off The UK’s Gas Supplies, Embrace Shale

    • Date: 21/05/18
    • Ken Cronin, City A.M.

    Energy security should be about ensuring that we have an uninterrupted supply of energy now and in the future at an affordable price with the lowest environmental impact. For far too long we have debated what our energy mix should look like, all the while crucially missing the most important point: the UK has become […]

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  • The Greek Chorus And The Source Of Gas

    • Date: 18/05/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    The usual suspects are engaging in their usual determined attempts to miss the point this morning. This is the reaction to yesterday’s ministerial announcement that the government is going to try to speed up the development of a UK shale gas industry, things having pretty much ground to a halt in the planning process over […]

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  • UK Shale Bureaucracy Is Out Of Control

    • Date: 16/05/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    The Department of Housing Communities and Local Goverment is currently having an inquiry on the planning process as it relates to the unconventional oil and gas industry, and in particular whether the official guidance to planning officers needs to be updated. It’s pretty dull stuff, to be sure, but there are a few astonishing snippets in […]

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  • Wind Farm Lifetime Extensions and Repowering: Managing the Death Spiral

    • Date: 13/05/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    In the absence of new subsidies, we could be looking at the beginning of the end for the wind industry in Europe. New academic research on whether to repower or extend the lifetime of an obsolescent wind farm in Europe reveals that without new subsidies for repowered sites, low cost lifetime extensions focused on maximising […]

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