• The Great Oil Crash of 2018

    • Date: 26/11/18
    • Matt Egan, CNN Business

    The meltdown in the oil market has caught almost everyone off guard. In the span of mere weeks, crude prices went from a four-year high to a full-blown bear market. The oil crash — crude is down more than 30% from its recent peak — was triggered by a series of factors that combined to […]

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  • Australian Coal Share Price Increases 300%

    • Date: 26/11/18
    • Seeking Alpha

    In the current era with an increasing focus and interest in ‘clean energy’ while moving away from fossil fuels, one wouldn’t expect to be able to make money with coal companies. That’s a false perception as coal prices remain quite strong, and the share price of Whitehaven Coal has increased by in excess of 300% since my most […]

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  • Carbon Taxes Will Destroy Ireland’s Rural Economy, Farmers Warn

    • Date: 24/11/18
    • The Irish Independent

    The Irish Farmers’ Association and the Irish Creamery Milk Supplier Association (ICMSA) have hit out at the possibility of carbon taxes being introduced to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The farm organisations’ comments follow warnings from Richard Bruton, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, that Ireland is “far off course” in achieving its CO2 reduction targets. […]

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  • Green No More, Japan Is Building 30+ New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • Nikkei Asian Review

    Japanese government officials justify their reliance on coal by citing cost, security of supply concerns and the need for a diverse energy mix. Coal power plants are “necessary” because “the resource is cheap and more economical with scale,” Shogo Tanaka, director of the Energy Strategy Office at METI, told the Nikkei Asian Review. TOKYO/KOBE, Japan […]

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  • Romania Could Challenge Russian Grip On Europe’s Energy

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • Mihaela Rodina, Phys.org

    Romania, one of the EU’s poorest members, could emerge as an unlikely challenger to Russia’s iron grip on eastern Europe’s energy supply thanks to vast oil and gas reserves waiting to be tapped, experts say. Its hydrocarbon riches already give Romania a high degree of energy self-sufficiency, but there are many more untapped reserves under […]

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  • German Government Suppresses Damning Wind Turbine Noise Evidence

    • Date: 19/11/18
    • Stopthesethings.com

    The German government has been caught erasing data that shows residents are exposed to levels of wind turbine infrasound dangerous to health. Not for the first time and not for the last time is a government complicit in causing wholesale harm to its citizens. No country went harder or faster than Germany when it came […]

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  • German Coal Plants Back In The Money As Carbon Prices Ease

    • Date: 16/11/18
    • S&P Global Platts

    Germany’s coal plants are in the midst of a period of improved economic viability, with even the country’s oldest, least efficient units back in the money for 2019 as coal and carbon prices ease, S&P Global Platts data showed. The year-ahead clean dark spread for a 45%-efficient coal plant rose to Eur8.66/MWh by market close […]

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  • U.S. Expected to Produce Half of Global Oil and Gas Output by 2025

    • Date: 13/11/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    IEA says growth in American production will be primarily driven by fracking Relentless American shale development is set to allow the U.S. to leapfrog the world’s other major oil and gas producers, with the potential for the country to account for roughly half of global crude and natural growth by 2025, the International Energy Agency […]

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