• As Japan Cuts Green Subsidies, Up To 100 Japanese Solar Firms Could Go Bust This Year

    • Date: 19/07/17
    • PV Tech

    Up to 100 solar PV firms in Japan could face bankruptcy this year, with more than double the number of firms going bust in the first half of this year than the same period in 2016. According to corporate credit research company Teikoku Databank, which surveys companies across various industries and has produced its third […]

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  • U.S. Has Produced More Oil Than Saudi Arabia For 4 Straight Years

    • Date: 18/07/17
    • Andrew Follett, Daily Caller

    Saudi Arabia has lagged the U.S. in oil production for the last four years, according to federal data compiled by University of Michigan economist Mark Perry. Perry created a chart Saturday showing just how far behind Saudi oil production has trailed U.S. production. Rising U.S. production combined with OPEC policies drove crude oil prices down […]

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  • Trump To Steer UN Global Warming Funds To Coal, Gas Projects

    • Date: 17/07/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    The Trump administration will use its position as a donor to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to steer money towards coal-fired power plants and natural gas infrastructure, according to an unnamed White House official. President Donald Trump will do his best to use the Obama administration’s $1 billion donation to the GCF to “advance American-energy interests globally,” […]

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  • GWPF Report On CCS Triggers Heated Debate In Canada

    • Date: 15/07/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The new GWPF report by Professor Gordon Hughes on the economic pitfalls of carbon capture and storage (CCS) has led to a heated controversy in Canada where the government of Saskatchewan has retrofitted its state-owned Boundary Dam coal power plant with CCS facility costing $1.5 billion. In response to Prof Hughes’s critical analysis, the government and CCS proponents are hitting back. A […]

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  • Studies Find Wind Turbines Unsustainable and Harmful to Wildlife

    • Date: 14/07/17
    • Think About Now

    New studies estimate that wind turbines will produce 43 million tonnes of waste by 2050. Scientists say that wind energy is an unsustainable environmental disaster that fills landfills and harms wildlife. However, the United States Department of Energy boasts that wind energy is the number one source of renewable energy capacity in the U.S with enough capacity to power […]

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  • Energy Superpower: US Oil Exports Forecast To Exceed Most OPEC Members By 2020

    • Date: 11/07/17
    • Financial Times

    The US will quadruple its crude oil exports to volumes greater than those of most Opec members within three years, an influential consultant has forecast, as Texas producers seek customers for seemingly unstoppable supplies. By 2020, exports of US crude would reach 2.25m barrels a day, according to PIRA Energy. By comparison, last year Kuwait […]

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  • Wall Street Sours on $9 Billion Mechanism for Green Projects

    • Date: 11/07/17
    • Bloomberg

    Wall Street investors have gone cold on one of the main mechanisms banks invented to fund the green-energy revolution. The business structure, known as the yieldco, feeds dividends from operating solar and wind farms to investors. Yieldcos raised $7.9 billion in public equity in 2014 and 2015 but only $1 billion since then, according to […]

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  • The US Is Exporting More Than One Million Barrels Of Crude Oil A Day For The First Time Ever

    • Date: 08/07/17
    • Quartz

    At least one kind of free trade is working out for the US—since the country ended a ban that blocked exports of crude oil to most countries, global sales have popped despite low prices. In May of this year, the US exported more than one million barrels of crude oil every day, which is a […]

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