• Scale Back Paris Commitment, Australian Reformers Urge

    • Date: 11/10/17
    • The Australian

    Two of Australia’s most respected economic reformers have urged the government to scale back its commitment to the Paris emissions-reduction agreement and revive a market-based mechanism to curb greenhouse gases, suggesting the renewable energy target is damaging the country’s competitiveness. Lamenting at least a decade of reform paralysis, Keating government adviser Fred Hilmer and Gary […]

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  • Is This The Geopolitical Shift Of The Century?

    • Date: 07/10/17
    • Cyril Widdershoven, OilPrice

    King Salman’s trip to Moscow could go down in history as the point of no return for the West. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman attend a  welcoming ceremony ahead of their talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia October 5, 2017. Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS The geopolitical reality in the […]

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  • Trump May Have Found Paths to Save Coal and Hobble Clean Energy

    • Date: 03/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    President Donald Trump may soon have a chance to prove wrong the notion that economics will kill the U.S. coal industry and keep clean energy thriving. Two initiatives pending in Washington — one to prop up large traditional power plants and a second to impose tariffs on solar panels — could let Trump upend wholesale electricity markets and tip the advantage […]

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  • Two Bankrupt Solar Companies Got Big Subsidies From Obama. Now They Want Protective Tariffs From Trump

    • Date: 29/09/17
    • Tim Panzarella, Reason Online

    A bankrupt Chinese-owned taxpayer-subsidized company that’s asking for protection against Chinese imports. Two bankrupt green energy companies may be given new lives, thanks to the economic protectionism in the guise of “America First.” Suniva and Solarworld, like many companies in the renewable energy industry, have received millions of taxpayer dollars in the form of grants […]

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  • Benny Peiser: General Election Unlikely To Change Germany’s Green Energy Obsession

    • Date: 23/09/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    “I doubt that much will change in Germany in the short term. Despite the cost, the vast majority of Germans remain  overwhelmingly in favour of continuing the Energiewende.” A recent report claims Germany is not on track to meet its goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 40 percent by 2020, despite the country spending billions […]

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  • 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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