• 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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  • China Becomes World’s Third-Largest Shale Gas Producer

    • Date: 30/08/17
    • Irina Slav, Oil Price

    China has become the world’s third-largest shale gas producer, after only the U.S. and Canada, Iran’s PressTV reports, adding that last year, China pumped almost 8 billion cubic meters of shale gas. The annual result was a 76.3-percent improvement on 2015, China’s Ministry of Land and Resources said – a record amount. Investments in shale gas exploration reached […]

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  • Hurricane Harvey Highlights Biggest Impact Of U.S. Shale Revolution

    • Date: 29/08/17
    • Market Watch

    A historic hurricane wreaking havoc on offshore Gulf of Mexico oil production isn’t the rally maker it once was. Energy traders say it’s mostly due to the shale revolution. “U.S. shale has made us much less dependent on Gulf oil and gas production,” said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group. U.S. oil […]

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