• BBC Reality Check: Coal Takes The Strain…Again

    • Date: 12/01/11

    On BBC Look North on Friday I reported that during the recent intense cold weather, it’s been our traditional coal and gas fired power stations that have been working flat out to keep our homes and businesses warm. And for the third winter running, the intense cold has gone hand in hand with periods of […]

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  • “Biofuels” Doesn’t Mean Just Corn Ethanol Any More

    • Date: 11/01/11

    When most blogger think of biofuels, they are thinking of 5 year old studies that use 10 year old data to look at efficiencies for producing corn ethanol and soy biodiesel. But a ten year runup in oil prices is pushing more money and creative individuals into the bioenergy and biofuels field. This ain’t your […]

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  • Energy “Risk” Consultants Make Money By Scaring Customers

    • Date: 10/01/11

    Of all the mainstream UK press, the Guardian, perhaps because of their green bias  consistently raise alarms over UK Gas. Gas supplies at five-year low for early JanuaryNational Grid reports that gas supplies have fallen dramatically after coldest December since 1890 So what were they expecting? But still, this story wants to be as alarmist as […]

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  • Spain’s Green Bankruptcy: Investors May Desert After Solar Cuts

    • Date: 09/01/11

    Institutional investors could be poised to retreat en masse from Spanish assets in the wake of a controversial ruling by Madrid. Shortly before Christmas the Spanish government announced plans to retroactively cut pre-agreed “trade-in tariffs” for the country’s solar-photovoltaic energy producers by 30 per cent, or €3bn ($3.9bn), over the next three years, as part […]

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  • Reality Check: Coal Will Remain Principal Fuel For Next 40 Years

    • Date: 08/01/11

    Coal will remain the principal fuel to meet the country’s energy requirements for the next 30 to 40 years, despite intense efforts to promote the use of other sources of energy including renewable, according to O.P. Bhutani, Director (Engineering, Research and Development), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), New Delhi. Addressing a plenary session on challenges […]

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  • British Village Strikes Black Gold

    • Date: 08/01/11

    A tiny village could be sitting on a half a billion dollars’ worth of oil after a petroleum company announced the results of exploration in the unlikely oilfield in West Sussex. Forestside, which is in the country a few miles north-west of Chichester, is more generally known, if at all, for pleasant walks and woodland […]

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  • Wind Bubble Bursts: Green Jobs Up In Smoke

    • Date: 07/01/11

    Britain’s nascent wind manufacturing industry has suffered a blow after the owner of Scotland’s only large turbine plant went into administration. The plant near Campbeltown, owned by Danish firm Skykon, has been closed and more than 120 staff sent home without pay after Ernst & Young was appointed as administrators this week. A spokesman for […]

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  • Shale Gas Revolution Reaches India

    • Date: 06/01/11

    The future of India’s energy sector does not look that bleak after all. Schlumberger, a global leader in oilfield services, has pegged the reserves of gas in shale deposits across the country at 300 times higher than Reliance’s Krishna Godavari (D6) basin, by far the largest gas field in the country. According to sources, the […]

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