• Are Electric Cars Worse For The Environment?

    • Date: 15/05/18
    • Jonathan Lesser, Politico

    Crunch the numbers, and it looks like all those subsidies might be counterproductive. If you believe the headlines, traditional automobiles are speeding toward a dead end. All those V8s, V6s and turbocharged vehicles we’ve grown to love will soon be replaced by squadrons of clean, whisper-quiet, all-electric vehicles. And if you believe the headlines, the […]

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  • IEA: Air-Conditioning Will Increase Global Electricity Demand To Chinese Levels

    • Date: 15/05/18
    • The New York Times

    The number of air-conditioners worldwide is predicted to soar from 1.6 billion units today to 5.6 billion units by midcentury, according to a report issued Tuesday by the International Energy Agency. If left unchecked, by 2050 air-conditioners would use as much electricity as China does for all activities today. Air-conditioners on a building in Fuzhou, China. A new report predicts […]

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  • Shale Drillers Look Beyond Texas as Prices Rise

    • Date: 14/05/18

    As Permian Basin experiences bottlenecks, companies look to fields in Colorado, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wyoming Shale drillers are ramping up production in the U.S. as oil prices rise, moving beyond the West Texas oil field that became the country’s drilling center. From Oklahoma to North Dakota, companies are increasing investment in oil fields that […]

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  • Hot Dispute Over Money Threatens Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 11/05/18
    • Politico

    Poorer countries fear getting stuck with pricey tab. BONN, Germany — The lack of green is fouling up efforts to hit ambitious targets to reduce pollution — green, as in money. The traditional fight between rich and poor countries over the best approach to climate change has hit a fresh diplomatic impasse. As the clock […]

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  • US Shale Producers Battle To Meet Iran Shortfall

    • Date: 10/05/18
    • Financial Times

    As President Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran sends oil prices higher, consumers and the administration might hope that US producers could come to the rescue with increased production. But logistical constraints, in particular insufficient pipeline capacity at the heart of the US shale boom in west Texas, are limiting how quickly American […]

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  • Iran Sanctions Spell The End Of OPEC Output Deal

    • Date: 09/05/18
    • John Kemp, Reuters

    LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran marks the end of the current output agreement between OPEC and its allies. OPEC is likely to insist the current agreement remains in effect, at least for now, but the prospective removal of several hundred thousand barrels per […]

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  • Trump Administration Reject UN Global Pact For The Environment

    • Date: 09/05/18
    • Fox News

    A proposal for bringing international environmental law under one legally binding treaty at the United Nations will be up for a preliminary vote later this week at the U.N. General Assembly. The United States U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley tells Fox News in a statement that the U.S. won’t support the measure. The Global Pact for […]

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  • Report: Radical Environmentalism Could Kill Millions of People in Poor Countries

    • Date: 06/05/18
    • Tim Pearce, News LI

    NEW YORK – The grim irony of the pursuit of “green” energy is that it may be placing millions of people in poor countries at risk of living much shorter, unhealthier lives due to air pollution, according to a new report from The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Climate change has become an international issue, and environmental […]

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