• 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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  • Are there Perverse Incentives to Build Wind in Scottish Waters?

    • Date: 04/05/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    EdF has reportedly paid a striking £500m for the as yet unbuilt 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm near the Scottish coast of Fife. Why? EdF Renewables is the dedicated UK renewables development vehicle of EdF Energy. It currently has to its credit, according to its website, 598 MW of operational capacity, comprising […]

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  • New Report: Green Policies Threaten Poor Nations

    • Date: 04/05/18
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Efforts to decarbonise will kill millions in poor countries.   London 4 May 2018. A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation finds that climate and green energy policies promoted by development organisations will cause millions of preventable deaths in the developing world.    The report, by eminent epidemiologist Mikko Paunio, says that international bodies and NGOs are […]

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  • The Russian-Saudi Collusion: Moscow And Riyadh Conspire To Rig Global Oil Markets

    • Date: 03/05/18
    • John Hannah, Foreign Policy

    For those who want to see what a real case of Russian collusion looks like, check out what has been happening in global oil markets for the past year and a half. In late 2016, Russia and Saudi Arabia conspired to cut supply and raise prices. With cooperation from the rest of OPEC, they’ve succeeded […]

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  • Why Is A ‘Green’ Car Company Pivoting Back to S.U.V.s?

    • Date: 02/05/18
    • Jamie Lincoln Kitman, The New York Times

    Two years ago, the Ford Motor Company boasted about having been named Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brand and said it was committed to working to meet stricter fuel economy standards. Last week, after lobbying with the rest of the industry to strike down those standards, Ford announced that it would largely abandon the American passenger car market in favor […]

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