• Mexico’s Socialist President To Ban Fracking … And Import Shale Gas From The U.S. Instead

    • Date: 09/08/18
    • OilPrice.com

    Mexico’s natural gas demand is rising, and with it, the country’s dependence on U.S. imports. Mexico’s new socialist President seems keen to keep it that way and has announced he will ban fracking. When the National Hydrocarbons Commission of Mexico scheduled its first-ever shale tender for September this year, the July elections were obviously not front and center in […]

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  • Satellites Reveal China Is Quietly Building Many New Coal Power Plants

    • Date: 08/08/18
    • China Dialogue

    Satellite imagery reveals that many coal-fired power projects that were halted by the Chinese government have quietly restarted. A coal-fired power station in Ningxia province (Image: Planet Labs) Analysis by CoalSwarm estimates that 46.7 gigawatts of new and restarted coal-fired power construction is visible based on satellite imagery supplied by Planet Labs. The coal-fired power plants are either […]

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  • Despite ‘Trade War,’ U.S. Natural Gas Exports Booming To Record Highs

    • Date: 06/08/18
    • Forbes

    U.S. LNG exports are soaring to record highs. By the end of next year, the number of major operating U.S. LNG export terminals will at least triple Some U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) news this past week was indeed bleak. Previously exempt from the trade spat, China announced plans to put a 25% tariff on imports of U.S. […]

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  • Green Europe Stagnates, India Gives Green Light For Shale Revolution

    • Date: 04/08/18
    • OilPrice.com

    India’s cabinet approved on Wednesday a policy to allow companies to explore and exploit unconventional oil and gas resources such as shale oil and gas and coalbed methane under the existing production sharing contracts, as it aims to reduce its dependency on energy imports. The uniform oil and gas exploration policy will encourage the current contractors in […]

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  • Microsoft’s Clean Energy Plan Fails

    • Date: 03/08/18
    • Datacenter Dynamics

    The plan to eliminate diesel generators from the data center campus hasn’t worked out. Microsoft has asked for permission to deploy 72 generator sets on its hyperscale data center campus in Quincy, Washington. Microsoft’s data center modules in Quincy; Source: Microsoft The company has requested an updated air quality permit from the Washington Department of Ecology – […]

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  • The Sun Sets On UK Solar Energy

    • Date: 01/08/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Subsidies to new installations of solar power via the Renewable Obligation scheme were withdrawn with effect from April 2016, although schemes already in progress were given leeway.    https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/energy-trends-section-6-renewables The latest BEIS figures for new capacity additions show just how drastic the fall in new installations has been since. In the last 12 months, only […]

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  • Romanian Parliament Preparing New Tax On Wind Farms

    • Date: 30/07/18
    • Business Review

    The Romanian Parliament wants to bring new changes to the Fiscal Code to include wind turbine buildings and towers as building categories, according to a bill supported by the Ministry of Finance. This way, local authorities will be able to impose taxes on such constructions. The draft law is practically a new version of the […]

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  • Largest U.S. Wind Farm Dealt Potentially Fatal Blow In Texas

    • Date: 27/07/18
    • Bloomberg

    Texas dealt a potential death blow to what would be the largest-ever U.S. wind farm: American Electric Power Co.’s $4.5 billion Wind Catcher project. The Texas Public Utility Commission on Thursday unanimously rejected the project as proposed, saying it doesn’t offer enough benefits for ratepayers as currently structured. American Electric said it was evaluating its […]

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