• In The Doldrums: German Coal And Gas Plant Output At 5-Year High

    • Date: 04/02/17
    • Platts

    German coal and gas-fired power plant output in January rose to its highest in almost five years as cold weather boosted demand while below average wind and record-low winter nuclear availability reduced supply, according to power generation data compiled by think-tank Fraunhofer ISE. The increased need to ramp up even less efficient thermal power plants […]

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  • U.S. May Export More Oil in 2017 Than Four OPEC Nations Produce

    • Date: 03/02/17
    • Sheela Tobben, Bloomberg

    U.S. crude exports are poised to surpass production in four OPEC nations in 2017 and may grow even more if President Donald Trump honors pledges to ease drilling restrictions and maximize output. The world’s largest oil-consuming country could sell as much as 800,000 barrels a day of crude overseas this year, according to four analysts […]

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  • Australian Government To Fund Construction Of New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 01/02/17
    • Simon Benson, The Australian

    Australia’s Turnbull government is planning to help fund the construction of new clean-coal-fired power stations­ in an extraordinary meas­ure to intervene in the looming energ­y security and pricing crisis. In a move to address the premature closures of state power plants, the federal government will look to either repurpose plants or directly invest in the construction […]

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  • US Energy Policy Change Will Have Repercussions For UK, Says Expert

    • Date: 28/01/17
    • Out-Law.com

    The new US president’s plans to put domestic energy production at the centre of the country’s policy will have consequences around the world, including repercussions for the North Sea oil and gas industry, an expert has said. Writing in The Scotsman newspaper, energy expert Bob Ruddiman of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the […]

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  • The New Coal Boom?

    • Date: 27/01/17
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    The new-generation, high-efficiency coal plants produce half the carbon dioxide emissions of existing ones, making them comparable with gas. The new-generation, high-efficiency coal plants produce half the carbon dioxide emissions of existing ones, making them comparable with gas. When the power went out in South Australia in September, linking renewable energy to concerns about electricity […]

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  • How Germany’s Energiewende Is Spliting The Environmental Movement

    • Date: 26/01/17
    • GWPF TV

    Benny Peiser in conversation with Professor Fritz Vahrenholt, one of the founders of the environmental movement in Germany and the Chairman of the German Wildlife Trust.  

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  • Oil Price Meltdown – Is Trump Setting The Oil Markets Up For Another Bust?

    • Date: 26/01/17
    • Nick Cunningham, OilPrice

    Higher U.S. output could push down global oil prices, just as the surge in shale caused a price meltdown in 2014. The appreciation of the U.S. dollar from President Trump’s “America First” policies would also push down oil prices. The end result could be higher oil production, but also another market downturn because of oversupply. […]

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  • Report: Germany’s Green Energy Policy ‘A Disaster In The Making’

    • Date: 25/01/17
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Germany’s green energy policies will likely lead to disaster, according a major environmentalist in the country. Germany estimates that it will spend over $1.1 trillion on its “Energiewende” plan to boost green energy production and fight global warming. But the plan hasn’t achieved the government’s goal of significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. “Policymakers might […]

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