• Solar Firms Threaten Government With Legal Fight Over Subsidy

    • Date: 18/02/11

    More than 20 energy companies have hired law firm Eversheds to challenge the Government’s decision to review £360m in subsidies for “solar farms”. The law firm has drafted a letter warning that many of the UK’s largest solar companies are prepared to take the Government to judicial review for failing to consider all the consequences […]

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  • Driven by U.S. Investments, Shale Natural Gas Grows Into an International Energy Market Heavyweight

    • Date: 17/02/11

    Shale gas, natural gas produced from shale formations, has the potential to dramatically impact global energy markets, according to “Global Shale Gas Technologies and Markets” by leading industrial research firm SBI Energy. “Declining production from depleting conventional gas resources in many parts of the world, combined with rising global demand for energy and natural gas […]

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  • Unconventional Gas Riles And Refigures The World Energy Market

    • Date: 16/02/11

    In 2003 and again in 2005, Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, called on America’s governors and natural gas users to embrace vastly larger imports of methane energy. In his words: “North America’s limited capacity to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) has effectively restricted our access to the world’s abundant gas supplies.” As he was […]

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  • Food Vs. Fuel, Redux

    • Date: 15/02/11

    Today’s Washington Post includes a noteworthy opinion piece from Tim Searchinger of Princeton University concerning the impact of expanding biofuel production on global food prices and availability. Food vs. fuel competition made headlines in 2007 and 2008 but then subsided during the recession and financial crisis. This year, with global crop yields down and food demand up, and […]

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  • UK Taxpayers May Be Forced To Fork Out £3.5 Billion For Nuclear Industry

    • Date: 14/02/11

    The nuclear industry could receive a £3.4bn windfall as a result of plans to set a carbon floor price, according to green campaigners. WWF and Greenpeace argue the coalition’s move to make low-carbon technologies more profitable by setting a minimum carbon price would provide a big boost to the nuclear sector. They argue the move […]

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  • Gas Revolution: Europe Could Save €900bn And Still Hit Its CO2 Targets

    • Date: 13/02/11

    Europe could save €900bn (£762bn) and still hit its 2050 carbon reduction targets if it built fewer wind farms and more gas plants, a coalition of gas producers including Gazprom, Centrica and Qatar Petroleum has told the European commission. The industry is lobbying against the possibility of the commission setting new renewable energy targets and […]

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  • Growing Boom in Sub-Salt and Unconventional Oil Reservoirs

    • Date: 12/02/11

    There is plenty of oil, plenty of coal, plenty of gas, plenty of fissionable fuels . . . Unfortunately, there are also plenty of lefty-Luddites of the dieoff.orgy persuasion, who want to force their suicidal derangement onto everyone else. You can call it subsalt exploration, presalt exploration or whatever makes you happy. Just don’t forget […]

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  • Greens Vs Growth: Shale Gas Faces Difficulties In Europe

    • Date: 12/02/11

    The shale gas industry in Europe hasn’t really set in and already is facing major problems. For shale gas to work, dependant on the successful deployment of highly specific technology, the economics must be sharply honed. This was accomplished in North America but it is still far behind in Europe. In addition, fierce resistance over […]

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