• Is The European ETS Falling At The First Hurdle?

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • ICIS View
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    Natural gas for the coming winter is certainly neither abundant nor cheap. And filling that gap in the power mix is coal. The recent bull-run on EU emission allowances will soon no doubt draw the attention of policy-makers and the general media, which in turn could filter through to the Europe’s wider population. There is, […]

  • Europe’s Renewable Energy Strategy Will Destroy Forests And Boost CO2 Emissions, Scientists Warn

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • The Independent
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    Leading climate scientists have denounced the EU’s decision to push wood as a “renewable” energy source. They say the move will likely result in both a boost in greenhouse gas emissions across Europe and devastation of some of the world’s most ancient forests. Not only are forests home to much of the planet’s biodiversity, they […]

  • Why China’s Fracking Hopes Will Hit the Rocks

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • Bloomberg
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    Could China’s oil and gas industry be on the brink of a revolution? That’s one interpretation of the government’s shakeup of regulations on petroleum production this month. The introduction of drill-it-or-lose-it rules and a possible extension of subsidies for unconventional gas output could end up dismembering sprawling industry leader PetroChina Co. and creating a new sector of independent […]

  • The United States Is Now The Largest Global Crude Oil Producer

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • U.S. Energy Information Administration
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    The United States likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest crude oil producer earlier this year, based on preliminary estimates in EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO). In February, U.S. crude oil production exceeded that of Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than two decades. In June and August, the United States […]

  • North Atlantic Cooling in 2018

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters
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    For the last few years, observers have been speculating about when the North Atlantic will start the next phase shift from warm to cold. Source: Energy and Education Canada An example is this report in May 2015 The Atlantic is entering a cool phase that will change the world’s weather by Gerald McCarthy and Evan Haigh of […]

  • Let’s Blame Climate Change: French Champagne Makers See Stars Aligned For Record Harvest

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • Channel NewsAsia
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    REIMS, France: In the hilly region of Champagne in eastern France, winegrowers are bringing in grapes early this year for a harvest they expect to be one of the best in a decade. The harvest began at the end of August for most vineyards instead of the usual September after a rainy winter and a […]

  • New South African Coal Power Station Will Only Be Used By Chinese Companies

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • Business Insider South Africa
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    The planned new power plant, called the “Power China International Energy Project”, won’t produce electricity for South African households and business – it will only be used for a massive new Chinese-controlled industrial park. There has been some confusion in the energy industry this past week after the announcement that a new coal-powered power plant […]

  • Plans For New UK Nuclear Power Station On Verge Of Collapse

    • Date: 12/09/18
    • The Times
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    Plans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria are set to move closer to collapse next week, with the company developing the Moorside project expected to confirm that it is laying off the majority of its staff. If a buyer for Nugen cannot be found the planned Moorside plant will be abandoned NUGENERATION LIMITED/PA Nugen, […]

  • CEI Report Details Scheme Privately Funding Governors’ Offices to Push Partisan Climate Change Agenda

    • Date: 11/09/18
    • CEI
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    This week media, activists, major environmental donors, and government officials will descend on San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit hosted by California Gov. Jerry Brown and co-chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, United Nations representatives, and others. According to a new report by Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) Senior Fellow Chris […]

  • Report Slams Government For ‘Crushing’ Modular Nuclear Programme

    • Date: 11/09/18
    • New Civil Engineer
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    A leading nuclear engineer has slammed the government for “crushing” the UK’s modular nuclear programme. Nuclear engineer Andrew Dawson’s report Small Modular Nuclear: Crushed at birth criticises the government for effectively ending the development of small modular reactors in the UK. Published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Dawson claims that new funding for feasibility […]

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