• Green Britain Kills Its Shale Bonanza

    • Date: 13/10/19
    • The Sunday Times

    The controversial gas extraction process known as fracking is “dead” in the UK, campaigners and local residents groups have claimed. Cuadrilla, the fracking company most active in England, has begun removing equipment from its only testing area after the work was blamed for minor earthquakes in August. There are no plans to continue at the Lancashire site, […]

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  • U.S. Shale Gas Reserves Continue To Soar

    • Date: 08/10/19
    • Jude Clemente, Forbes

    “Watching our estimates for the Marcellus rise from 2 trillion, to 84 trillion, to 97 trillion in under 20 years demonstrates the effects American ingenuity and new technology can have” — USGS director Jim Reilly, October 3, 2019 Ever since the U.S. shale revolution took flight in 2008, it’s been a consistent theme: not just […]

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  • Biomass Burning Not Sustainable, Subsidies Must Stop, Say European Scientists

    • Date: 04/10/19
    • Dutch News

    Governments should stop wasting billions of euros in subsidising new biomass power plants and the conversion of existing power plants because it is unsustainable, the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) has said. ‘Burning wood does not produce very much energy. That means the net amount of CO2 which is released is greater than when […]

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  • Poland Defies EU By Vowing To Stick To Coal

    • Date: 03/10/19
    • Financial Times

    Energy security is higher priority than EU emissions goals, says government official. Poland plans to prioritise curbing its reliance on Russian energy — and so continuing its dependence on coal — over signing up to the EU’s net zero emissions target, in a move that is set to put Warsaw on a collision course with […]

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  • US Shale And A Glut Of Crude Will Prevent Saudi Oil Shock

    • Date: 24/09/19
    • Platts

    Texas’ thriving oil production could be to thank for the world avoiding an economically crippling, triple-digit spike in crude prices following attacks on facilities in Saudi Arabia less than two weeks ago. Fears of soaring prices and panic buying at petrol pumps failed to materialize, despite the temporary loss of 6% of the world’s supply […]

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  • Coal Power Booming In China & South Asia

    • Date: 19/09/19

    Coal-fired power continues its sustained and even growing hold in developing nations. News reports indicate that China and India are both ramping up coal-fired generation capacity despite environmental concerns globally. A story on the QuartzIndia website cited India Ratings and Research figures showing that nation importing up to 73 million metric tons of coal in the current […]

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  • Fossil Fuel Divestment Has ‘Zero’ Climate Impact, Says Bill Gates

    • Date: 17/09/19
    • Financial Times

    Climate activists are wasting their time lobbying investors to ditch fossil fuel stocks, according to Bill Gates, the billionaire Microsoft co-founder who is one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists. Those who want to change the world would do better to put their money and energy behind the disruptive technologies that slow carbon emissions and […]

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  • Coal Is Fuelling China’s Data Center Boom

    • Date: 16/09/19
    • OilPrice.com

    Electricity consumption in China’s data center sector is projected to increase by a whopping 66 percent over the next half-decade – currently powered 73% by coal. China’s data center sector is heating up. “The rapidly growing market is largely driven by data-intensive industries such as cloud computing, an industry that the government has marked for […]

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