• Unconventional Gas Revolution Goes Global

    • Date: 15/12/10

    The revolution in unconventional gas, which began in Texas, Lousiana and other western states and now is transforming the energy picture in northeastern ones as well, is not just a North American phenomenon.Argentina’s main energy company, YPP, announced a shalegas find that will guarantee the country adequate supplies for many decades to come; the company, […]

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  • UK New Nuclear Programme Goals ‘Extraordinarily Unlikely’: Analyst

    • Date: 15/12/10

    The UK government’s goal of seeing 16,000 MW (16 GW) of new nuclear power online by 2025 is “extraordinarily unlikely,” Citibank utilities analyst Peter Atherton told a House of Commons committee Tuesday. Even if the government’s imminent proposed reforms of the electricity market socializes the power price risk — moving it from utilities to consumers […]

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  • Scramble For Shale Gas Riches

    • Date: 14/12/10

    Engineers are rushing to Blackpool to tap gas trapped in underground rock formations which has the potential to transform Britain’s supplies Not far from Blackpool Pleasure Beach, a group of engineers is leading Britain toward an energy revolution. Cuadrilla Resources, an explorer backed by Lord Browne of Madingley, former chief executive of BP, has drilled […]

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  • UK’s Green Plans Drive Millions Into Fuel Poverty

    • Date: 12/12/10

    Environmental reforms to the energy market, to be unveiled this week, will result in huge gas and electricity price increases over the next ten years. Under the changes, householders will have to pay an extra £500 a year by 2020 effectively to subsidise the cost of new nuclear power plants and wind energy. The Government […]

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  • Market Watch: Green Investors Abandon Renewables

    • Date: 10/12/10

    The poor performance of some sectors aiming to slow climate change is pushing money managers to cast further afield for investments that both carry green credentials and are likely to post better returns. Some renewable-energy stocks, such as those in solar and wind industries, have fallen spectacularly in recent years, belying hopes that they were […]

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  • North America: The New Energy Kingdom

    • Date: 08/12/10

    The American Petroleum Institute reports that the United States produced more crude oil in October than it has ever produced in a single month, “peak oil” or not. This reversal of trend helps explain why U.S. domestic production for the year will be 140,000 barrels a day higher than last year (which was 410,000 barrels […]

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  • U.S. Republicans: Killing Green Opposition By Cutting Off Its Funding

    • Date: 07/12/10

    Billions in federal subsidies for manufacturers of solar panels and wind- and solar-power facilities will end Jan. 1, 2011, unless lawmakers who negotiated a deal to extend tax cuts back down from their positions. The clean-energy incentives were created by 2009 economic stimulus legislation. Republicans are taking a firm stand that they aren’t part of […]

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  • France Stops Subsidies For New Solar Projects

    • Date: 07/12/10

    The French government is planning to suspend feed-in tariffs for new photovoltaic installations above a capacity of 3 kilowatt hours for a period of four months, according to a draft decree discussed at a government meeting on Thursday. –-ENDS Europe, 7 December 2010 Solar developers are set to abandon France following the government’s recent announcement […]

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