• Fossil Fuels Will Provide Nearly 80% Of The World’s Energy Demand In 2040, Exxon Projects

    • Date: 03/01/17
    • Kallanish Energy News

    While renewables get a great deal of attention – and for good reason — oil is expected to remain the world’s primary energy source through 2040, meeting roughly 33% of demand, according to ExxonMobil’s recently released 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040.  The use of oil will be driven by need for transportation fuel and […]

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  • Canada Keen To Find Common Cause With U.S. On Energy Plans

    • Date: 29/12/16
    • Chris White, The Daily Caler

    Canada’s energy minister said he can find common ground with President-elect Donald Trump on oil pipelines and energy infrastructure. “We’re very careful not to judge this administration on anything other than what they do. And what they do will become better known after January 20th,” Jim Carr, Canada’s minister of natural resources, told reporters Wednesday. His comments suggest […]

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  • Chinese Tax Targets Air Pollution, Not CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 27/12/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    A Chinese law passed Sunday places taxes on pollution, but doesn’t include carbon dioxide (CO2). The law will go into effect in 2018 and taxes air and water pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and sulfite at $0.17 and $0.20 per unit of emissions, respectively. Chinese officials said the law is intended to eliminate these pollutants, not to fight […]

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  • New Study: Fracking Boosts Local Economies

    • Date: 23/12/16
    • University of Chicago

    The first nationwide study of the comprehensive local impacts of hydraulic fracturing finds that when costs and benefits are added up, communities on average benefit from allowing it. In studying the economic impacts of the technology that’s become critical to U.S. oil and natural gas production, Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics at the […]

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Says Trump Very Supportive Of Keystone XL Pipeline

    • Date: 22/12/16
    • Nia Williams and Ethan Lou, Reuters

    Pipeline would carry oil sands crude from Alberta to U.S. Midwest, but Obama administration rejected it last year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was “very supportive” of TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline in their first conversation after the U.S. election. “He actually brought up […]

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  • EU Deadlocked Over Carbon Market Reform

    • Date: 20/12/16
    • EurActiv

    After more than a year of negotiations, EU member states have come up short in their efforts to find common ground on a carbon market reform seen as necessary if the ambitions of the Paris Agreement on climate change are to be met. Meeting at the final ministerial council chaired by the outgoing Slovak presidency […]

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  • How Obama’s Climate Rules Might Unravel

    • Date: 15/12/16
    • Matthew Philips , Mark Drajem , and Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg

    Obama used an arcane number to craft his regulations. Trump could use it to undo them. In February 2009, a month after Barack Obama took office, two academics sat across from each other in the White House mess hall. Over a club sandwich, Michael Greenstone, a White House economist, and Cass Sunstein, Obama’s top regulatory […]

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  • A ‘Sense Of Panic’ Over Trump Consumes Climate Science Summit

    • Date: 14/12/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    President-elect Donald Trump’s picks to head the energy and environment agencies seem to have caused a “sense of panic” among the thousands of climate researchers attending a science summit in San Francisco. At least that’s according to meteorologist Anthony Watts, who’s at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) summit to present research. Watts may be right. […]

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