• U.S. Oil Firms Use Shale Know-How To Revitalise Old Oilfields

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • Reuters

    After shale producers pushed U.S. oil and gas output to all-time highs, some are now taking what they have learned to fields that until recently were considered played out. Among vineyards and cow pastures in east Texas last month, roughnecks started to drill in an oilfield that is 25 years past its production peak. Houston-based […]

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  • Green Warning: Renewables Won’t Be Competitive Without New Carbon Tax Or Policy Changes

    • Date: 15/06/18
    • Wind Power Monthly

    Accelerating the expansion of renewable energy sources could threaten their competitiveness, a new report has claimed. Onshore wind prices initially fell as Germany held its first auctions, but costs have risen in the last two tenders (pic credit: Siemens) Germany’s minister for the economy and energy Peter Altmaier believes renewables will become “fully competitive” with […]

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  • Hail Shale: China and India Want to Buy More U.S. Oil to Counter OPEC

    • Date: 14/06/18
    • Bloomberg

    Two of Asia’s largest crude buyers are considering teaming up to buy U.S. supplies and counter OPEC’s dominance in the world’s biggest oil market. India and China are discussing ways to boost imports of U.S. crude to Asia, a move aimed at reducing their dependence on cargoes from members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting […]

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  • Stranded Assets Booming: Coal Prices Double As Demand Rises

    • Date: 13/06/18
    • Financial Times

    Prices have more than doubled from 2016 lows, boosting profits of big producers Thermal coal, tagged the least-loved major commodity by analysts, is defying sceptics, with prices rising to the highest level since 2012 thanks to strong Asian demand. High-grade Australian thermal coal, the benchmark for the vast Asia market, was quoted at $112.60 a […]

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  • Compendium Of Germany’s Energiewende

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Vernunftkraft

    Germany’s Energiewende – where we really stand In March 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy published a brochure announcing that the Energiewende, its renewable energy revolution, was ‘a success story’. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Energiewende has the goal of making Germany independent of fossil fuels in the long term. […]

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  • Small UK Company Gets One Step Closer To Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

    • Date: 07/06/18
    • City A.M.

    A small UK company which is aiming to revolutionise power generation through cracking nuclear fusion has today come one step closer. Oxford-based Tokamak Energy, which is backed by hedge fund Winton Group, has managed to heat plasma to more than 15m degrees Celsius – hotter than the centre of the sun. Tokamak called the process […]

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  • Why The Lights Went Out On Solar Stocks Today

    • Date: 05/06/18
    • The Motley Fool

    China threw solar investors for a loop today and the impact on solar manufacturers could last for years. Solar stocks took a beating Monday after China cut its national incentives to install solar projects. Shares of solar panel manufacturers Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) fell as much as 14.5%, JinkoSolar Holding Co. (NYSE:JKS) dropped as much as 17%, and Daqo New Energy Corp (NYSE:DQ) fell […]

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  • Indonesia Feeding China’s New Coal Resurgence

    • Date: 03/06/18
    • Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay.com

    Indonesia’s coal industry is enjoying a resurgence, driven both by rising demand from China—the world’s biggest consumer of the fossil fuel—and a push by the government in Jakarta to build more coal-fired power plants. A coal barge in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Image: Andrew Taylor/WDM, CC BY 2.0 Demand for energy in China and Indonesia continues to drive the […]

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