• Germany Announces Rollback On Green Subsidies

    • Date: 02/12/10

    Germany will not guarantee that existing rules for feed-in tariffs for solar power will be continued after 2012, environment minister Norbert Roettgen said on Wednesday. Germany’s renewable energy law (EEG) is due to come under review next year. The centre-right government added an unscheduled reduction in feed-in tariffs for photovoltaic energy in the middle of […]

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  • Energy Crisis? What Energy Crisis?

    • Date: 01/12/10

    Energy shortage? No way… Methane Clathrate deposits per USGS Original Image Japan has very little natural source of energy. As a consequence, they have been at the forefront of such things as getting Uranium from sea water (which they have now made practical to do, though it’s still a tiny bit more expensive than land […]

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  • New Energy Revolution Takes Shape In U.S.

    • Date: 01/12/10

    NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – U.S. natural gas reserves increased by the most in history last year, and crude reserves also rose, as companies drilled frantically into shale rock formations with new technology, the Energy Information Administration said in an annual report on Tuesday. U.S. net proved natural gas reserves rose 11 percent, or 28.8 trillion cubic […]

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  • Nuclear On The Ropes?

    • Date: 29/11/10

    What’s not sorted is the money…Stephen Thomas, professor of energy policy at the University of Greenwich, says that when the ‘nuclear renaissance’ was first talked about six years ago, the capital costs quoted were about $1,000 per kilowatt. Now they have risen to about $6,000 per kilowatt. The UK government has now dismissed three proposed […]

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  • Ukraine Claims To Possess World’s Biggest Shale Gas Deposits

    • Date: 29/11/10

    The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Ukraine plans to attract international investors to analyze and develop Ukrainian shale gas deposits. The Ministry, together with the National Joint Stock Company (NAK) “Nadra of Ukraine”, made this announcement at the “World Shale Gas – 2010” exhibition and conference, wichtook place in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA. […]

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  • Energy Companies Blame Green Taxes For High Bills As Ofgem Launches Prices Inquiry

    • Date: 28/11/10

    Energy firms have blamed the Government’s green taxes for rising customer bills, after Ofgem launched an inquiry into whether they are acting anti-competitively over prices. The regulator is questioning why three suppliers – ScottishPower, Scottish & Southern and Centrica – have raised customer prices for gas and electricity by 7pc to 9pc in quick succession. […]

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  • Peter Bradford: Nuclear Power’s Search For The Taxpayer’s Wallet

    • Date: 27/11/10

    As the new Congress convenes in Washington next year, nuclear power’s apparently limitless quest for federal subsidies will test the resolve of representatives elected to end Washington’s culture of entitlement and the costs it imposes on American taxpayers. For 10 years now, lobbyists favoring a “renaissance” in building new U.S. reactors have been lining up […]

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  • ‘Doomed Technology’: EPR Nuclear Reactor No Longer Competitive

    • Date: 27/11/10

    EDF Reactor Design Slated for Calvert Cliffs, Other U.S. Sites is ‘in Crisis,’ Unlikely to Succeed Even With Major Government, Ratepayer Help. “For the governments of countries like the USA and the UK, which have invested little political capital in the French nuclear dream, the sensible course is clear: stop all investment of public money […]

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