• Germany Calls Emergency Summit Amid Biofuel Chaos

    • Date: 04/03/11

    The German government is scrambling to resolve a crisis that is rocking the petroleum industry. Drivers’ refusal to use an unpopular new biofuel has prompted an unforeseen run on normal fuels. The poorly prepared launch of a new fuel composed partly of organic petroleum has rocked the German petroleum industry, prompting the economics ministry to […]

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  • New Report: Green Energy Policy Threatens Ireland’s Economy

    • Date: 03/03/11

    SOME of the country’s top engineers have warned that Ireland’s energy policy is undermining our international competitiveness. They argue we need switch to natural gas for electricity rather than more expensive wind energy. According to the Irish Academy of Engineering, the priority for Ireland’s energy sector and economy over the next five years is to […]

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  • Italian Solar Subsidies May Be Slashed For Good

    • Date: 02/03/11

    In the drive to increase solar power generation in Europe, Italy has trailed only Germany in subsidies and installed megawatts. Germany has lowered its subsidies for solar installations, though not as severely as feared just a few months ago. Italy, however, is now considering a plan that is much worse for solar makers than first […]

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  • EU Ministers Blow Cold On Green Targets

    • Date: 01/03/11

    EU energy ministers faced criticism on Monday (28 February) over a decision to ease up on tougher EU energy efficiency targets, even as turmoil in Libya kept oil prices hovering around the $100-a-barrel mark. Speaking at a hearing in the European Parliament on the same day, EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard added to pressure saying […]

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  • Solar Investments Go Up In Smoke

    • Date: 01/03/11

    It isn’t easy going green, and it may also prove costly. Dozens of District residents who installed solar panels on their homes under a government grant program promoting renewable energy have been told they will not be reimbursed thousands of dollars as promised because the funds were diverted to help close a citywide budget gap. In […]

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  • Will Wales Join The Shale Gas Revolution?

    • Date: 28/02/11

    SOUTH Wales could soon be a major producer of a new energy source under plans submitted by an exploration company. The Bridgend-based firm wants to drill hundreds of metres below the earth’s surface to discover whether the region holds vast quantities of trapped shale gas. Coastal Oil and Gas Limited has identified a site at […]

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  • New Book: The False Promise of Green Energy

    • Date: 28/02/11

    “This new work offers an outstanding, nearly unprecedented evaluation of claims by green energy and green jobs proponents that we can improve the economy and the environment, almost risk free, by spending billions of dollars on what are ultimately false promises.” Energy affects everything we do. The late Julian Simon coined the term “the master […]

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  • The Law Of Shale Fracking

    • Date: 26/02/11

    The substantial growth of domestic unconventional shale resources in recent years has partially been a result of the increase in the use of hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing is generally viewed as a completion technique that is a practical necessity to promote development of unconventional “tight” shale reservoirs, particularly gas-shale. Hydraulic fracturing entails treating water, oil, or […]

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