• Global Shale Gas Market Expected To Reach $100 Billion By 2020, Says New Report

    • Date: 29/07/15
    • Rob Cockerill, Gas World

    The global shale gas market is forecast to reach $104.1bn by 2020, driven by a number of factors including increasing energy needs and the advent of more efficient exploration technologies. That’s according to a new market research report by Allied Market Research (AMR), titled ‘Global Shale Gas Market (Technology, Application and Geography) – Industry Analysis, […]

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  • Moody: U.S. Coal Power Capacity To Remain Unchanged – For Now

    • Date: 28/07/15
    • Jordan Blum, Fuel Fix

    Rumors of the demise of U.S. coal-fired power plants are greatly exaggerated, according to a new report from Moody’s Investor Services. Increasing emissions regulations are leading to the retirement of more coal power plants, Moody’s said. But other new plants came online in the last five years, especially in the Midwest. And many have been built to comply with […]

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  • Hurrah! Windfarms Produce Whopping ONE PER CENT Of EU Energy

    • Date: 27/07/15
    • Lewis Page, The Register

    The colossal, hugely expensive windfarms that are spread across huge areas of Europe’s land and sea, which are projected to drive up household energy bills by more than 50 per cent in coming years, have achieved … almost nothing in terms of reducing EU carbon emissions. We here on the Reg energy desk only noticed this particularly this week […]

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  • Greens Ignored As Obama Approves Arctic Drilling

    • Date: 23/07/15
    • Timothy Cama, The Hill

    The Obama administration gave its final stamp of approval Wednesday to Shell Oil Company’s application to drill in the Arctic Ocean. The decision is a major loss for environmentalists. Under the approval, Shell can start drilling exploratory wells as soon as its fleet arrives at its prospect in the Chukchi Sea, about 140 miles off Alaska’s […]

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  • Russia Reeling From Oil Price Plunge

    • Date: 23/07/15
    • The American Interest

    Russia is the world’s largest exporter of oil and gas, and that position has helped it wield influence abroad and grow domestically—or at least it did until the last year or so. Since last June the price of oil has plunged from over $110 per barrel to hovering around $55 today, and that’s threatening the […]

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  • UK Planning Bids For Renewable Energy Projects Drop By 80%

    • Date: 22/07/15
    • Click Green News

    The number of planning applications for renewable energy projects in the UK last month slumped to the lowest level in five years, ClickGreen can reveal. According to official figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, there were only 21 new submissions last month, a 78% drop on the 95 applications lodged a […]

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  • Australia’s War On Wind Farms May Kill Biggest Renewable Project

    • Date: 20/07/15
    • Byron Kaye, Reuters

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s hostility to “visually awful” wind farms has sent a chill through the industry and could jeopardize the country’s biggest renewable energy project, a $2 billion-plus wind and solar plant in the country’s north. In an early sign that a new Federal policy could curtail major renewable projects, the company planning […]

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  • Green Madness: Britain Could Face Blackouts If The Wind Doesn’t Blow

    • Date: 18/07/15
    • Emily Gosden, Daily Telegraph

    Britain could face blackouts if the wind doesn’t blow in winter 2016-17, unless emergency measures are brought in to bolster electricity supplies, official analysis suggests. Output from Britain’s power plants would not be enough to meet peak demand if there was “low wind” – meaning the thousands of wind turbines across the country would generate […]

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