• Oil Bear Market Shows US Shale Boom Has Teeth

    • Date: 11/11/18
    • Sky News

    The price of oil, as measured by its US benchmark, has entered bear market territory – in other words, a fall of 20% or more from its peak – in barely a month. A barrel of US light crude oil, which hit a near four-year high of $76.41 on 3 October, was today trading as […]

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  • Green Species Killers: Wind Farms Kill Off 75% Of Buzzards, Hawks And Kites That Live Nearby, Study Shows

    • Date: 05/11/18
    • Daily Mail

    Wind turbines are the world’s new ‘apex predators’, wiping out buzzards, hawks and other carnivorous birds at the top of the food chain, say scientists. A study of wind farms in India found that predatory bird numbers drop by three quarters in areas around the turbines. This is having a ‘ripple effect’ across the food […]

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  • British Nuclear Scientists Take Leap Towards Fusion Power

    • Date: 03/11/18
    • Daily Mail

    A British nuclear fusion reactor has reached temperatures hotter than the centre of the sun in a test that marks a key step toward limitless clean energy last summer. The Tokomak reactor hit 15 million°C (27 million°F) at a facility in Oxfordshire as part of preparations to supply the UK grid with fusion power by 2030. […]

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  • Fukushima Wind Turbine, Symbol Of Tsunami Recovery, To Be Removed Due To High Maintenance Costs

    • Date: 30/10/18
    • The Japan Times

    FUKUSHIMA – A floating wind turbine built off Fukushima Prefecture to symbolize recovery efforts after the 2011 nuclear disaster will be removed, a government source has said. This floating wind turbine, erected in the Pacific Ocean some 20 km off the town of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, is scheduled to be removed due to high maintenance costs. […]

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  • Green Madness: $2 Billion Solar Subsidies To Send Household Bills Through The Roof

    • Date: 27/10/18
    • The Australian

    Energy consumers are set to pay nearly $2 billion for rooftop solar installation subsidies next year, hiking power costs by up to $190 for every household, an expert analysis has found. The federal government’s small-scale renewable energy scheme (SRES) — which the competition regulator wants wound down and abolished — will result in the cost […]

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  • EU Spends $500 Million on CCS With Nothing to Show For It

    • Date: 23/10/18
    • Akshat Rathi, Quartz

    In a report to be published later today, the European Court of Auditors will say that the EU spent more than €424 million ($486 million) over the past decade fruitlessly trying to establish carbon-capture technology. The EU considers the technology crucial to hit its climate goals, which will require the union’s member states to reach net-zero […]

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  • In Win for Trump, Merkel Changes Course on U.S. Gas Imports

    • Date: 22/10/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Chancellor calls her decision to open Germany up to U.S. liquefied natural gas a ‘strategic’ move BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered government support to efforts to open up Germany to U.S. gas, a key concession to President Trump as he tries to loosen Russia’s gripon Europe’s largest energy market. Over breakfast this month, the chancellor told […]

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  • Japan Will Defy Calls By The IPCC To Phase Out Coal By Mid Century

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • The Australian

    Japan’s ambassador to Australia has confirmed Tokyo will defy calls by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to phase out coal by mid-century as part of a scientific appeal to limit global temperature increases to 1.5C. Sumio Kusaka told The Australian that Japan would consider “all practical ways to further advance decarbonisation” but would need to bolster […]

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