• Will Oil Price Crash To $40 Per Barrel?

    • Date: 11/06/19
    • OilPrice.com

    On Monday, officials from Saudi Arabia and Russia reportedly discussed a possible scenario in which oil prices crashed below $40 per barrel, a recognition that the market has rapidly deteriorated. They view that outcome as a possibility if they can’t agree on an extension. “Today there are big risks of oversupply,” Russian Energy Minister Alexander […]

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  • Cobalt: The Dark Side of Electric Vehicles

    • Date: 10/06/19
    • James Gordon, Raconteur

    An estimated 35,000 children work in perilous conditions to extract cobalt from the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So what will the impact be on these exploited workers from rapid advances in electric cars, which are heavily reliant on this conflict mineral? Yanick Kalumbu Tshiwengu, a former child miner from the Democratic Republic of […]

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  • Britain Imports Cheap Coal Power From Abroad

    • Date: 07/06/19
    • Power Engineering

    It would appear that Britain is simply importing coal power from abroad Between May 17-31, Britain saw its first two-week period without domestic coal-fired power stations generating electricity since the 1880s. However, modelling carried out by energy market data analyst EnAppSys shows that power generated from coal has been imported from abroad over the same period – […]

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  • Forget ‘Net Zero’: EU ‘May Not Even Meet 2020 Renewables Target’

    • Date: 07/06/19
    • EU Observer

    “Slowdown in shifting towards renewable electricity implies that we might not meet the EU 2020 target,” George Pufan, in charge of a new report by the EU Court of Auditors, warned on Thursday. Although wind and solar power recorded strong growth since 2005, there has been a slowdown since 2014, with half of EU member states […]

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  • Renewables in Retreat? Ohio Democrats Vote to Support Nuclear and Coal Power

    • Date: 04/06/19
    • Ars Technica

    In Ohio lawmakers have slashed renewable incentives and moved to support coal and nuclear power, with substantial support from state Democrats. This week, lawmakers in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted 53-43 in favor of a controversial bill that would permit a consumer-funded subsidy for nuclear plants and possibly for ailing coal plants as well. The […]

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  • Emission Impossible: ‘Green Growth’ Is Wishful Thinking

    • Date: 31/05/19
    • Phys.org

    A new study has found no absolute decoupling of CO2 emissions at a global level and concludes that green growth is a misguided objective. A new study examines green growth policies as articulated in major reports by the World Bank, the OECD and the UN Environment Programme, and tests the theory against extant empirical evidence […]

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  • European CO2 Emissions Up In 2017

    • Date: 30/05/19
    • European Environment Agency

    Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) increased by 0.7 % in 2017, according to latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Less coal was used to produce heat and electricity but this was offset by higher industrial and transport emissions, the latter increasing for the fourth consecutive year. […]

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  • Activists ‘Waging A Virtual War With Religious Zealotry’ Against Oil And Gas Industry

    • Date: 28/05/19
    • The Australian

    One of Australia’s biggest foreign investors has warned the energy sector faces a battle with a new breed of well-funded professional activists and armies of ideologically driven volunteers aiming to destroy the oil and gas industry. Shell — owner of the $20 billion Queensland LNG export facility and $US12bn ($17.3bn) Prelude floating gas project off […]

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