• Boom & Bust: Global Green Energy Investment Drops Nearly 20% Since 2016

    • Date: 12/04/17
    • Bloomberg New Energy Finance

    Clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion worldwide in the first quarter of this year, down 17% from Q1 2016 but only 7% down from the final quarter of last year. The data show a mix of strong and weak features in Q1 2017. New Investment in Clean Energy by Region, Q1 2014 – Q1 2017 ($BN) […]

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  • Rick Perry Urges “Low Emission” Coal And Gas At G7 Meeting

    • Date: 11/04/17
    • James Osborne, Fuel Fix

    Energy Secretary Rick Perry urged countries to pursue energy projects using “high efficiency, low-emission coal and natural gas,” at a meeting with energy ministers from the world’s largest economies in Rome Monday. “Renewables will continue to have an important role but traditional sources are still needed for energy and economic security into the foreseeable future,” Perry […]

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  • Shale Versus The World

    • Date: 08/04/17
    • The American Interest

    The outlook for the American shale industry looks strong, given today’s prices. That chart above tells you all you need to know about why OPEC and eleven other petrostates elected to collectively restrain their production last November. That strategy helped push oil prices up between $5 and $10 per barrel, but it hasn’t yet erased […]

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  • Trump Readies Executive Order To Open The Arctic, Atlantic Oceans To Drilling

    • Date: 07/04/17
    • Michael Bastasch. The Daily Caller

    The Trump administration is developing an order to open new areas to offshore oil and gas drilling, reversing former President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to lock up most of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, according to industry sources. Industry sources familiar with the matter told Platts an executive order is in the works to rewind Obama’s decision […]

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  • U.S. Coal Set For An Upturn In 2017/18

    • Date: 07/04/17
    • John Kemp, Reuters

    U.S. coal producers can look forward to an increase in production and jobs during 2017/18 as the industry recovers from the depression of 2015/16 and gas has become steadily more expensive than coal. The medium-term outlook remains challenging but some of the short-term problems that tipped the industry into crisis over the last two years […]

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  • Wind Farms Could Be Paid To Stop Producing Power

    • Date: 07/04/17
    • Emily Gosden, The Times

    Wind farms could be paid to switch off their turbines this summer as the growth of solar panels leaves the national network swamped with too much power. National Grid, which manages the network, forecast yesterday that the minimum demand on the high-voltage power grid would fall to a record low this summer because of the […]

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  • U.S. Shale Revolution Transforms the Global Gas Market

    • Date: 06/04/17
    • The American Interest

    Or perhaps more accurately, American shale gas is helping to create a global gas market. For years, natural gas needed pipelines to make its way from seller to buyer, and owing to that, most natural gas contracts were long-term and often linked to the price of oil. But thanks to liquified natural gas, suppliers can now superchill […]

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  • Gas Giants Share OPEC’s Shale Pain As U.S. Shale Supply Flows East

    • Date: 04/04/17
    • Dan Murtaugh, Bloomberg

    OPEC isn’t the only decades-old energy hegemony being turned on its head by U.S. shale. Liquefied natural gas sellers from Qatar to Malaysia that dominated gas sales to Asia for years are facing the prospect of rising American exports. While less than 30 U.S. cargoes have landed in Asia, their effect was felt even before they […]

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