• As US Retreats, China Expands Its Influence In The Middle East With Major Oil Deal

    • Date: 12/08/20
    • OilPrice.com
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    China continues to expand its influence in the Middle East through oil and infrastructure deals, and the latest deal with ADNOC is a great example of how Beijing looks to grow its presence in the offshore oil business It is little surprise to see that China – again – figures in yet another concessions award […]

  • Nuclear Energy Is Almost Here

    • Date: 11/08/20
    • Jason Reed, Real Clear Energy
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    More and more people are realising that renewables cannot meet the world’s energy needs. Nuclear on the other hand is clean, safe and reliable. Assembly of the world’s largest nuclear fusion project is underway. At a facility in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, southern France, the U.S. and six other countries have launched what has been described as “the most complicated piece […]

  • Waning Attention To Climate Change Amid Pandemic Could Have Lasting Effects

    • Date: 11/08/20
    • University of Colorado at Boulder
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    As media coverage of coronavirus has gone up, interest in climate change has plummeted. With COVID-19 dominating the headlines, searches for climate change are on the decline. That worries authors of a new study showing that even brief, involuntary attention to environmental issues moves people to care more and act. On Sept. 23, 2019, then-16-year-old […]

  • The Climate Left Attacks Nobel Laureate William D. Nordhaus

    • Date: 11/08/20
    • Benjamin Zycher, American Enterprise Institute
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    Having received the 2018 Nobel Prize in economics largely in recognition of his economic analysis of climate policy—in particular the development and application of the Dynamic Integrated Climate-Economy (DICE) model—William D. Nordhaus now is under attack from the environmental left. This emerging criticism of Nordhaus’ analytic framework is curious at a minimum. After all, is […]

  • The Truly Gobsmacking Cost of Generating Offshore Wind Power

    • Date: 11/08/20
    • Stop These Things
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    Effervescent claims that offshore wind power is cheap have fallen flat. When the rising capital cost of taking wind turbines offshore is accounted for, the power that they occasionally generate turns out to be the most expensive electricity of all, and by a very substantial margin. A couple of years back in the UK, rent […]

  • Growth Of Antarctic Sea Ice Due To Fewer Clouds, Chinese Scientists Find

    • Date: 11/08/20
    • Xinhua News Agency
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    Researchers have discovered that lower cloud coverage in the Antarctic can promote sea ice growth. Unlike the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice in the warming climate, Antarctic sea ice witnessed a modest extension over the past four decades, according to the paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. The researchers from China and the […]

  • Exclusive Poll: Amid Covid-19, Americans Don’t Care About Climate Change Anymore

    • Date: 10/08/20
    • Will Johnson, Fortune
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    Battered by pandemic and economic collapse, do Americans have the capacity to care about climate change? Not so much, judging by a national poll we just conducted.  We asked a panel of U.S. adults a series of questions about today’s most crucial issues, environmental policy options, and their own behavior. In all three categories, I […]

  • Clean Coal: The Commonsense Answer To Africa’s Energy Crisis

    • Date: 10/08/20
    • Dr Rosemary Falcon, The Conservative Woman
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    There is no choice but to electrify, and we can help Africa down that road. But we must treat Africans as equal partners, not children to be scolded into submission. A CENTURY from now, maybe sooner, it’s unlikely we’ll be using coal to make electricity. Or not much of it. Wind and solar are getting […]

  • After Backlash, German Research Foundation Regrets Censorship Of Science Statement

    • Date: 10/08/20
    • Eric Worall, Watts Up With That
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    The German Research Foundation (DFG) has apologised for censoring a statement that science is not a religious belief system. The statement by satirist Dieter Nuhr which caused the censorship controversy (source NoTricksZone); Knowledge does not mean you are 100% sure, but that you have enough facts to have a reasoned opinion. But many people are offended when scientists […]

  • Biden vs. Trump: The Battle Over US Energy Policy And Its Consequences

    • Date: 10/08/20
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes
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    As the US has emerged as the world’s leading oil and gas producer, the energy and climate policies adopted by the next US administration will profoundly influence global economic and geopolitical affairs. With the US presidential elections less than 90 days away, US energy policy – which includes government regulations dealing with climate change – […]

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