• Australian Government To Fund Construction Of New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 01/02/17
    • Simon Benson, The Australian

    Australia’s Turnbull government is planning to help fund the construction of new clean-coal-fired power stations­ in an extraordinary meas­ure to intervene in the looming energ­y security and pricing crisis. In a move to address the premature closures of state power plants, the federal government will look to either repurpose plants or directly invest in the construction […]

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  • US Energy Policy Change Will Have Repercussions For UK, Says Expert

    • Date: 28/01/17
    • Out-Law.com

    The new US president’s plans to put domestic energy production at the centre of the country’s policy will have consequences around the world, including repercussions for the North Sea oil and gas industry, an expert has said. Writing in The Scotsman newspaper, energy expert Bob Ruddiman of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, said that the […]

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  • The New Coal Boom?

    • Date: 27/01/17
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    The new-generation, high-efficiency coal plants produce half the carbon dioxide emissions of existing ones, making them comparable with gas. The new-generation, high-efficiency coal plants produce half the carbon dioxide emissions of existing ones, making them comparable with gas. When the power went out in South Australia in September, linking renewable energy to concerns about electricity […]

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  • How Germany’s Energiewende Is Spliting The Environmental Movement

    • Date: 26/01/17
    • GWPF TV

    Benny Peiser in conversation with Professor Fritz Vahrenholt, one of the founders of the environmental movement in Germany and the Chairman of the German Wildlife Trust.  

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  • Oil Price Meltdown – Is Trump Setting The Oil Markets Up For Another Bust?

    • Date: 26/01/17
    • Nick Cunningham, OilPrice

    Higher U.S. output could push down global oil prices, just as the surge in shale caused a price meltdown in 2014. The appreciation of the U.S. dollar from President Trump’s “America First” policies would also push down oil prices. The end result could be higher oil production, but also another market downturn because of oversupply. […]

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  • Report: Germany’s Green Energy Policy ‘A Disaster In The Making’

    • Date: 25/01/17
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Germany’s green energy policies will likely lead to disaster, according a major environmentalist in the country. Germany estimates that it will spend over $1.1 trillion on its “Energiewende” plan to boost green energy production and fight global warming. But the plan hasn’t achieved the government’s goal of significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. “Policymakers might […]

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  • ‘Green Champion’ China Is Building Europe’s New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 25/01/17
    • Maja Zuvela, Reuters

    A Chinese company began work on Monday on a $715 million (£573 million) expansion of a Serbian coal mine and a new power plant, part of a wave of investment in new coal-fired plants in the Balkans that is at odds with EU policy of reducing coal use. China Machinery and Engineering Corp’s project to expand Kostolac, […]

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  • U.S. Shale Oil And Gas Sector Surges Back To Life

    • Date: 23/01/17
    • John Kemp, Reuters

    The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in the United States has recorded the largest one-week increase for over five years, confirming a rapid upturn is now underway. The number of active oil and gas rigs jumped by 35 to 694 last week, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes. Some of the […]

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