• U.S. Energy Secretary Says Coal Retirements Threaten To Destabilize The Grid

    • Date: 19/04/17
    • Ars Technica

    Renewables have “destroyed jobs” and diminished energy diversity, Rick Perry claims. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry ordered a review (PDF) of electricity markets and reliability late last week, saying that “certain policies” have hindered the development and use of baseload energy sources like coal. Although Perry never mentions renewable energy explicitly in his letter, he […]

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  • China’s Gas And Coal Production Rising Strongly

    • Date: 17/04/17
    • Bloomberg

    China’s natural gas production surged to a record last month and coal output rebounded as economic growth accelerated power use in the world’s largest energy user. Natural gas production in March rose 8.2 percent from the average of the first two months of the year to a record 13.6 billion cubic meters, according to data Monday […]

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  • U.S. Energy Secretary Orders Review To Determine If Green Energy Is Killing Coal

    • Date: 16/04/17
    • Chris White, Daily Caller

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered a study Friday examining to what extent solar and wind power are hurting what the Trump administration considers reliable forms of coal power. Perry, a Texas Republican who served as governor of an energy-rich state, wants the Energy Department to undergo a 60-day review of the energy grid to determine […]

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  • Huge! Geologists Discover The US’s Largest Natural Gas Deposit

    • Date: 14/04/17
    • Andrew Follett, Daily Caller

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) discovered the largest continuous natural gas deposit in the country, stretching across the Gulf Coast states of Texas and Louisiana. USGS estimates between 4 billion barrels of oil and 304.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas sit untapped in the Haynesville and Bossier shale formations. More natural gas was found […]

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  • OPEC Production Keeps Declining as U.S. Shale Surges

    • Date: 13/04/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    OPEC said Wednesday its output had kept falling in March as members tightened compliance to agreed cuts, but said U.S. producers were enjoying a revival thanks to higher oil prices. The 13-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries committed last year to cut about 1.2 million barrels of oil a day in a bid to […]

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  • Cheap Coal Drives China’s New Coal Boom

    • Date: 12/04/17
    • Lucy Hornby, Financial Times

    Coal conversion has become profitable in China because of an unusual combination of low coal and higher gas and petrol prices. An existing coal conversion plant in Ningdong © Getty Water-guzzling coal-conversion projects are springing to life in arid western China, setting the stage for the large-scale deployment of what was previously a niche industry. […]

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  • Boom & Bust: Global Green Energy Investment Drops Nearly 20% Since 2016

    • Date: 12/04/17
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    Clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion worldwide in the first quarter of this year, down 17% from Q1 2016 but only 7% down from the final quarter of last year. The data show a mix of strong and weak features in Q1 2017. New Investment in Clean Energy by Region, Q1 2014 – Q1 2017 ($BN) […]

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  • Rick Perry Urges “Low Emission” Coal And Gas At G7 Meeting

    • Date: 11/04/17
    • James Osborne, Fuel Fix

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged countries to pursue energy projects using “high efficiency, low-emission coal and natural gas,” at a meeting with energy ministers from the world’s largest economies in Rome Monday. “Renewables will continue to have an important role but traditional sources are still needed for energy and economic security into the foreseeable future,” Perry […]

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