• Labor Government Down Under Announces Plan to Lift Ban On Fracking

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Xinhua News Agency
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    Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) government has announced its plan to re-introduce fracking. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is the process of injecting liquid at high-pressure into subterranean rocks to widen existing fissures and extract oil or gas. The government placed a moratorium on the practice in September 2016, citing environmental risks associated with fracking […]

  • UK Government Dithering Over Shale Gas Is A Farce

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the news that onshore gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has completed the drilling of its second shale well. The well, at the company’s site in Preston Hall in Lancashire, could represent the start of a revolution in the UK’s energy supply, reducing dependence on gas imports and providing […]

  • “Climate-driven” water crisis wears off after a few months

    • Date: 18/07/18
    • WattsUpWithThat?
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    Cape Town’s reservoir levels are looking much healthier Back on March 1st, 2018 we were told this: Cape Town’s water crisis shows the reality for cities on the front line of climate change Today, a scant few months later, thanks to NASA’s Earth Observatory, we hear: Cape Town’s Reservoirs Rebound After nearly running dry six months ago, Cape Town’s […]

  • North Sea oil field to keep producing for decades

    • Date: 18/07/18
    • Paul Ward, The Scotsman
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    One of the North Sea’s most complex developments will continue to produce oil and gas for another 20 years, operators have said. The Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) is made up of multiple fields sharing a central processing facility. It opened 20 years ago and is now expected to operate into the mid to late […]

  • Three Weeks Without Sunspots

    • Date: 18/07/18
    • SpaceWeather.com
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    As July 17th comes to a close, the sun has been blank for 21 straight days–a remarkable 3 weeks without sunspots. To find an equal stretch of spotless suns in the historical record, you have to go back to July-August 2009 when the sun was emerging from a century-class solar minimum. We are now entering […]

  • Cuadrilla Poised To Frack Britain’s First Shale Well

    • Date: 18/07/18
    • Reuters
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    Energy exploration group Cuadrilla expects to start “fracking” Britain’s first horizontal shale well shortly following years of protests and government reviews into this unconventional way of extracting oil and gas. The unlisted company said on Tuesday it was awaiting government approval to frack the first well at its Lancashire site in northern England before starting […]

  • Dumb and Gummer: Selwyn’s Climate Change Claptrap

    • Date: 17/07/18
    • Harry Wilkinson, The Conservative Woman
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    Stepping into the room at the launch of the Committee on Climate Change’s new Progress Report to Parliament was like walking into a parallel universe. This was the cult of anti-CO2, with its supreme panel of very expert experts ready to tell the adoring throng that the Government should be cutting emissions faster. No one […]

  • The Cost of Wind Power: Worse Than We Thought

    • Date: 17/07/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    A few days ago, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin mentioned a new suggestion that instead of cutting up redundant oil rigs, we should simply sink them to the bottom of the sea, where they would become artificial reefs that would encourage a flourishing of marine flora and fauna. Observant readers of his Twitter feed were of […]

  • Renewables continue to make shambles of energy sector

    • Date: 17/07/18
    • Tom DiChristopher, CNBC
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    The amount of money flowing into the energy sector fell for a third straight year, raising concerns about the world’s ability to provide enough power and tackle climate change, the International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday. On the whole, governments and businesses plowed $1.8 trillion into the infrastructure, equipment and resources that keep the world […]

  • Tony Abbott Is Winning The Climate Battle Down Under

    • Date: 17/07/18
    • The Australian
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    Tony Abbott recently claimed it was about time Australia pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Support for Mr Abbott’s position is growing with a three-point rise to 48 per cent of voters claiming to be in favour of withdrawal if it led to lower power prices. Malcolm Turnbull is winning over voters with his […]

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