• Treble Whammy

    • Date: 04/08/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The cost of greenery will treble over the next five years The cost of green taxes on energy bills will more than treble over the next five years, the official economic forecaster has said. The Office for Budget Responsibility said that cost of the subsidies, which are levied on household and business energy bills, is expected to rise from £4.6billion in 2015-16 to […]

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  • The Shale Revolution Has Made Nuclear Power Uneconomic

    • Date: 02/08/17
    • Bloomberg

    The price of natural gas has slumped as a result of the shale boom. Gas has gone from being regarded as a volatile market to being accepted as a low-cost source of fuel supply for generators, helping to depress wholesale electricity prices in general. Westinghouse Electric Co. was first contracted to build the reactors by Scana […]

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  • Green policies blamed for price rises

    • Date: 01/08/17
    • The Times

    British Gas is blaming costs of transmission networks and green policy measures for its latest price rises. British Gas will raise electricity prices for more than 3 million households, adding £76 to a typical annual energy bill. Britain’s biggest supplier blamed government policies and energy network costs for the 12.5 per cent increase, and admitted […]

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  • Green Activists Face Jail If They Obstruct Shale Development

    • Date: 01/08/17
    • Financial Times

    Ineos has won a High Court injunction against unlawful protests at its UK shale gas sites in an escalation of the industry’s battle with anti-fracking activists. The ruling will put protesters in contempt of court if they cause any obstruction to Ineos’s shale operations — increasing the powers of police and the judicial system to […]

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  • OPEC Faces Existential Crisis

    • Date: 30/07/17
    • Bloomberg

    You wait decades for an existential crisis, then two come along at once. At least that’s how it must feel for OPEC’s beleaguered ministers. In the short term the market for their oil is being eroded by rising production outside their control. Looking further ahead, oil demand itself is under threat from the electrification of […]

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  • Germany’s Green Energy Fiasco Leads To Dependence On Russian Gas

    • Date: 29/07/17
    • Bloomberg

    As a direct result of Germany’s climate and green energy policies, it has become Europe’s biggest importer of Russian gas. Germany’s dependence on Russian gas is only going to increase in coming years. Hidden by pine forests near the deserted site of what was once East Germany’s biggest nuclear reactor, two shiny pipelines emerge from the […]

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  • Impotent & Divided: Europe’s Green Utopians Pay the Price For Energy Policy Fiasco

    • Date: 28/07/17
    • Stratfor

    Green and impotent EU uneasy and divided about Russian-German pipeline & U.S. sanctions on Russia Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller visits the Chelyabinsk pipe-rolling plant where components of the highly controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline are being made (source: dpa) Once again, energy ties with Russia have become a source of controversy in the European Union.On July […]

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  • U.S. Coal Exports Soar, In Boost To Trump Energy Agenda, Data Shows

    • Date: 28/07/17
    • Reuters

    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to a Reuters review of government data, allowing President Donald Trump’s administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working. The increased shipments came as the European Union and […]

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