• Mark Mills: Inconvenient Energy Realities

    • Date: 01/07/19
    • Mark P Mills, Economics21

    The physics and economics of energy combined with scale realities make it clear that there is no possibility of anything resembling a radically “new energy economy” in the foreseeable future. The math behind “The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking” A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the […]

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  • China’s Coal Bi-Polarity Expedites the Death of the Paris Agreement

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Vijay Jayaraj, Master Resource

    The most significant threat to the Paris agreement has come from countries that refuse to quench their addiction to coal.  Among them is the largest consumer of coal: China. China’s continued defiance of the anti-coal establishment has dealt a lethal blow to the future prospects of the Paris agreement. Here are some key indicators from […]

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  • The Economic Case for Net Zero Carbon Emissions is Hokum

    • Date: 24/06/19
    • Andrew Montford, Reaction

    Last month, the Committee on Climate Change issued its report on how the UK could reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to “net zero”. Since its recommendations are for a complete upending of the economy and our way of life, it is, not to put too fine a point on it, a document of historic importance. You […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: Why The Global Fossil-Fuel Phase-Out Is A Fantasy Akin To Time Travel

    • Date: 22/06/19
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    To produce the power needed to phase out fossil fuels by 2050, the world would have to build one new 1.5-gigawatt nuclear plant every day for the next 30 years. Judging from the headlines, Canada and the world are on track to ratchet up renewable energy and begin the rapid scale-down and ultimate phase-out of […]

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  • Climate Change Committee: “We can have cake and eat it”

    • Date: 20/06/19
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Pretending that competing demands don’t exist is no way to plan policy According to the Committee on Climate Change’s report on getting the UK to net zero carbon dioxide emissions, it should be possible to generate the majority of our future electricity using a fleet of 7500 offshore wind turbines, each of 10 MW capacity. […]

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  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe: UK Needs To Show Its Steel In Manufacturing

    • Date: 18/06/19
    • Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Daily Express

    It is a sad state of affairs when Britain announces the closure of yet another keystone manufacturing business. Steel is part of our everyday lives but, from now on, we will need to buy most of it in from abroad. It’s such a change from the mid-Sixties when the UK was the fourth biggest steel […]

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  • UK Government Proposes Backdoor Subsidies to Onshore Wind and Solar

    • Date: 15/06/19
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The UK’s Renewable Obligation and Feed-in Tariff have now, thankfully, closed. Unfortunately, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced an attempt to restore subsidies in a covert form, via the mysteriously named “Smart Export Guarantee” (SEG). On the 9th of June BEIS released documents relating to upcoming secondary legislation, The Smart Export […]

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  • Anointed with Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America

    • Date: 13/06/19
    • Energy Reporters

    Oil is like manna from heaven for the individuals to whom it brings fabulous riches and the states that gain geopolitical and economic strength. It is only natural, then, that societies who have oil believe that they have been blessed from above. This ethos is laid plain in a fascinating new book about America’s connections […]

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