• Tony Abbott Claims Victory On Australian Govt’s CET Direction

    • Date: 20/09/17
    • The Australian

    Tony Abbott has claimed victory in influencing the government’s direction on a clean energy target and confirms he will cross the floor if the Coalition attempts to increase subsidies for renewable technologies. Tony Abbott declared the backbench would “end up saving the government from itself”. Picture: AAP Declaring the backbench would “end up saving the […]

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  • Two Weeks After Harvey, Cheniere Runs More Gas Than Ever

    • Date: 18/09/17
    • Bloomberg

    Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey flooded the U.S. Gulf Coast, brought shipping to a halt and knocked out power to millions, the only company sending U.S. shale gas overseas is back in business. In fact, Cheniere Energy Inc.’s flagship Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana is liquefying more natural gas for export than ever. Cheniere fully restored operations […]

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  • Solar Power Death Wish

    • Date: 17/09/17
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies haven’t made the U.S. solar industry competitive, and now two companies want to make it even less so. Suniva Inc., a bankrupt solar-panel maker, and German-owned SolarWorld Americas have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose tariffs on foreign-made crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells. Solar cells in the […]

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  • World Energy Use Projected To Increase 28% By 2040

    • Date: 15/09/17
    • U.S. Energy Information Administration

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest International Energy Outlook 2017  projects that world energy consumption will grow by 28% between 2015 and 2040. Fossil fuels still to account for more than three-quarters of world energy consumption through 2040. Most of this growth is expected to come from countries that are not in the Organization for Economic […]

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  • Coal To Remain India’s Mainstay Power Generation Fuel Until 2040

    • Date: 14/09/17
    • Platts

    Coal will remain the mainstay fuel for power generation in India in the next two decades despite stiff competition from rapid capacity additions of renewable energy, an official at state-owned Coal India said Tuesday. Thermal coal, which accounts for about 55% of India’s electricity generation, will still account for 48%-54% going up to 2040, even […]

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  • Back To Black: Australian Govt Walks Away From Green Energy Targets

    • Date: 13/09/17
    • Financial Review

    The Clean Energy Target as proposed by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel will be overhauled and replaced with a policy that will place much greater emphasis on coal-fired baseload power and possibly a slower transition to renewable energy. At the same time, energy regulators and industry sources suggested there was no need to prolong the life […]

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  • Nick Butler: The Energy Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey

    • Date: 11/09/17
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times

    The most important lesson for the energy sector emerging from Hurricane Harvey is that the key issue of energy security is no longer physical shortages of fuel supplies but the quality of the infrastructure system that takes energy to the final consumer. Consider what happened in the days after the hurricane hit Texas (These facts […]

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  • The State of Global Shale

    • Date: 08/09/17
    • The American Interest

    While the United States gears up for what is expected to be a record-breaking production year in 2018, the rest of the world remains far away from catching up to America’s runaway shale success. But while the U.S. may be the only country producing commercially significant volumes of shale today, it’s not the only one […]

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