• US Fracking Poised For Comeback, OPEC Continues To Flounder

    • Date: 02/06/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Energy experts believe if crude oil prices stay above $50 per barrel for long enough, American oil companies could make a huge comeback while OPEC countries continue to squabble over production freezes. A CNBC survey of oil industry experts “found that most U.S. shale drilling is expected to return when oil rises to $60 or […]

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  • Ruling Could Open Door To Widespread Fracking Across Britain

    • Date: 30/05/16
    • The Globe and Mail

    Britain’s fledgling shale-gas industry has a won a major victory that could open the door to widespread fracking across the country. Last week, the North Yorkshire council voted to allow London-based Third Energy to use hydraulic fracturing at an existing conventional drilling site near the village of Kirby Misperton, in the district of Ryedale northeast […]

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  • Japan May Cancel 70% Of Solar Projects, Approves New Coal Plants

    • Date: 27/05/16
    • Bloomberg

    As much as 70 per cent of the solar capacity already approved by Japan’s government to receive preferential rates but not yet started may never get built because of a recent law change in Japan, according to estimates by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has approved about 75 gigawatts […]

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  • The Biggest Energy Superpower Of The World

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • The American Interest

    Did you know that the United States is the biggest supplier of oil and gas in the world, producing a great deal more than either Russia or Saudi Arabia? Most news about the state of American energy has been grim of late, and for good reason: the collapse in oil prices has pushed dozens of U.S. […]

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  • The World’s Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself

    • Date: 21/05/16
    • George Dvorsky, Gizmodo

    Misaligned mirrors are being blamed for a fire that broke out yesterday at the world’s largest solar power plant, leaving the high-tech facility crippled for the time being. It sounds like the plant’s workers suffered through a real hellscape, too. The Ivanpah Plant (Image: ISEGS) A small fire was reported yesterday morning at the Ivanpah […]

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  • China’s Cheap Coal Slows Switch To Natural Gas

    • Date: 20/05/16
    • Bloomberg

    China’s effort to promote natural gas over coal to cut pollution is facing resistance from buyers who prefer cheaper to cleaner. The world’s largest energy consumer seeks to raise the share of less-polluting natural gas to 10 percent of its energy mix by 2020 from 6 percent last year. Yet even with the government cutting […]

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  • Obama’s Funding Cuts: Is This The End For Carbon Capture And Storage (CCS)?

    • Date: 20/05/16
    • James Osborne, Houston Chronicle

    WASHINGTON – The future of developing a form of a coal that produces lower levels of greenhouse gases is falling into greater uncertainty, as the Obama administration slices funding for technologies once considered critical in fighting climate change. The administration wants to cut spending on so-called clean-coal technologies by 3 percent in next year’s budget, […]

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  • Culling The Shale Herd

    • Date: 19/05/16
    • The American Interest

    Oil prices have been creeping up towards $50 per barrel recently in large part due to supply disruptions in Nigeria, but this rebound has been too little, too late for many American shale producers as bankruptcies mount. What’s left in the U.S. shale industry are companies that are leaner than ever before, with a sharp […]

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