• France To Shut-Down Zero-Carbon Power Plants, Says Ecology Minister Hulot

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • Reuters

    French environment and energy minister Nicolas Hulot said on Monday that the government plans to close some nuclear reactors of state-controlled utility EDF to reduce nuclear’s share of the country’s power mix. He gave no indication of timing. Hulot told reporters at the G7 environment summit in the Italian city of Bologna that it was […]

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  • Coal As ‘Clean’ As Natural Gas?

    • Date: 09/06/17
    • Ronald Bailey, Reason Online

    A renaissance for King Coal? A Japanese company claims to have developed a new coal-burning technology that boosts coal’s energy efficiency by 30 percent while reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 40 percent. Unlike conventional plants, which burn coal at around 700 degrees Celsius, the Osaka Coolgen plant roasts coal at more […]

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  • Oil Prices Collapse As US Shale Booms

    • Date: 08/06/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The steady decline of oil prices has accelerated after a sharp increase in US oil supplies to drive the market to its lowest level since Opec vowed to extend its programme of supply cuts. The price of Brent crude plummeted almost 3.5pc to $48.38 per barrel after official US data showed an increase in the country’s […]

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  • Energy Superpower USA: American Oil Exports Double, Reshaping Global Energy Markets

    • Date: 07/06/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    American oil exports are emerging as a disruptive new force in global markets. The U.S. exported 1 million barrels of oil a day during some months so far this year—double the pace of 2016—and is on track to average that amount for all of 2017, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from […]

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  • New Coal Revolution May Change Everything

    • Date: 06/06/17
    • Nikkei Asian Review

    TOKYO — Fresh technology developed in Japan may be about to swing the global energy pendulum back toward coal, by turning the old fossil fuel into a much cleaner energy source. With India and other emerging economies expected to increase their use of the still-abundant black rock, the new technology could help keep their carbon […]

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  • US Power Producers Switch Back To Cheaper Coal

    • Date: 05/06/17
    • Reuters

    A shift in relative prices has spurred a modest shift in power generation away from natural gas and back towards coal. U.S. natural gas prices have tumbled by more than 10 percent since late May as hedge funds start to liquidate a near-record bullish position accumulated in the expectation of a tighter market that failed […]

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  • Bjorn Lomborg: A Path Forward After The Failed Kyoto-Paris Approach

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Bjorn Lomborg, The Globe and Mail

    The Kyoto-Paris approach has failed. Now is time to finally stop trying to make fossil fuels too expensive to use, and instead invest in the research needed to make green energy too cheap for the entire world to resist. Like the Kyoto Protocol before it, the drastically over-hyped Paris climate treaty has fallen victim to […]

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  • The First Impact of the Climate Deal Withdrawal

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • The American Interest

    The real, measurable impacts of Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement are going to be few and far between, but the first one we’ve seen thus far has been a drop in the price of oil. This won’t hurt Trump with his voters: market participants think that the U.S. will now […]

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