• Japan May Cancel 70% Of Solar Projects, Approves New Coal Plants

    • Date: 27/05/16
    • Bloomberg

    As much as 70 per cent of the solar capacity already approved by Japan’s government to receive preferential rates but not yet started may never get built because of a recent law change in Japan, according to estimates by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has approved about 75 gigawatts […]

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  • The Biggest Energy Superpower Of The World

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • The American Interest

    Did you know that the United States is the biggest supplier of oil and gas in the world, producing a great deal more than either Russia or Saudi Arabia? Most news about the state of American energy has been grim of late, and for good reason: the collapse in oil prices has pushed dozens of U.S. […]

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  • The World’s Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself

    • Date: 21/05/16
    • George Dvorsky, Gizmodo

    Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plant’s workers suffered through a real hellscape, too. The Ivanpah Plant (Image: ISEGS) A small fire was reported yesterday morning at the Ivanpah […]

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  • China’s Cheap Coal Slows Switch To Natural Gas

    • Date: 20/05/16
    • Bloomberg

    China’s effort to promote natural gas over coal to cut pollution is facing resistance from buyers who prefer cheaper to cleaner. The world’s largest energy consumer seeks to raise the share of less-polluting natural gas to 10 percent of its energy mix by 2020 from 6 percent last year. Yet even with the government cutting […]

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  • Obama’s Funding Cuts: Is This The End For Carbon Capture And Storage (CCS)?

    • Date: 20/05/16
    • James Osborne, Houston Chronicle

    WASHINGTON – The future of developing a form of a coal that produces lower levels of greenhouse gases is falling into greater uncertainty, as the Obama administration slices funding for technologies once considered critical in fighting climate change. The administration wants to cut spending on so-called clean-coal technologies by 3 percent in next year’s budget, […]

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  • Culling The Shale Herd

    • Date: 19/05/16
    • The American Interest

    Oil prices have been creeping up towards $50 per barrel recently in large part due to supply disruptions in Nigeria, but this rebound has been too little, too late for many American shale producers as bankruptcies mount. What’s left in the U.S. shale industry are companies that are leaner than ever before, with a sharp […]

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  • Fracking Slashes US CO2 To Lowest Level Since 1993

    • Date: 16/05/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    A new report by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) found hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has pushed carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation to the lowest levels since 1993. Fracking created immense amounts of natural gas, lowering the price and causing the amount of electricity generated from natural gas to pass the amount of electricity generated […]

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  • Fossil Fuels Will Still Provide 75 Percent Of Energy In 2040, Despite Trillions In Green Subsidies

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    The world will use 48 percent more energy by 2040, three-quarters of which will come from coal, oil or natural gas, according to projections made Thursday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The report states that most of the world’s new energy use will come from developing countries, particularly China and India, and most of the 75 percent of that energy […]

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