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  • Facts Global Energy: Only 10% Of Cars Will Be Electric By 2040,

    • Date: 21/03/17
    • Cuneyt Kazokoglu, Financial Times
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    The popular claim that a surge in electric cars will hasten the arrival of peak oil demand is undermined by the data. The majority of the world’s cars will remain powered by petrol, also commonly known as gasoline, for at least the next two decades and this will drive oil demand, according to data from […]

  • Will Trump And Pruitt End America’s Biofuel Nightmare?

    • Date: 21/03/17
    • The American Interest
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    America’s biofuel mandates occupy that rare policy sour spot, where they look horrendous no matter how you look at them. Regular readers will be well acquainted with this nightmare at this point, but here’s a quick run-down: the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) started as a Bush-era regulation required U.S. refiners to blend increasing quantities of […]

  • Australia’s Energy Crisis Worse Than Expected

    • Date: 21/03/17
    • Robert Gottliebsen, The Australian
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    The looming crisis is much worse than I expected. Three state governments, Victoria NSW and South Australia, have vandalised our total energy system. The Premiers of each state clearly had no idea what they were doing and did not sit down with top engineers outside the government advisers to work out the best way to […]

  • Saudi Arabia’s Oil Supremacy Falters

    • Date: 21/03/17
    • The Wall Street Journal
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    The world’s biggest crude exporter is rejiggering its long-held strategy of clinging to market share Saudi Arabia is losing its grip on big oil markets it once dominated amid a deep production cut that has reshaped global petroleum trade routes and benefited rivals like Iran, Russia and the U.S. To stomach a steep production cut aimed […]

  • These Hydro Power Plants Survived WWII Bombs But Maybe Not Merkel

    • Date: 20/03/17
    • Bloomberg
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    After surviving wartime bombing and Soviet-era seizures, some power plants in central Europe are facing extinction because of flat prices, newer technologies and red tape in Berlin. The facilities at risk used to make money buying cheap power at night to pump water up mountains, then releasing it downhill to turn generators during the day, […]

  • Blank Sun Transitions Towards Solar Minimum

    • Date: 20/03/17
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.
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    The sun is currently blank with no visible sunspots and this is the 14th straight day with a blank look which is the longest such stretch since April 2010 according to spaceweather.com. A blank look to the sun on Monday, March 20, and it has now been blank for two weeks straight; image courtesy NASA/GSFC Historically […]

  • Canadian Prime Minister: ”No Country Would Find 173 Billion Barrels Of Oil And Just Leave Them In The Ground’

    • Date: 20/03/17
    • Business Insider
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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received an unusually warm reception of his keynote address at an energy industry conference in Texas on Thursday evening. “No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there,” Trudeau said in his address to oil and gas industry executives at Houston’s CERAWeek conference, discussing […]

  • Shale Shock: How to Use America’s Energy Market as a Foreign Policy Tool

    • Date: 20/03/17
    • Agnia Grigas, The National Interest
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    Will the administration be willing to take on a bold new energy diplomacy strategy that could rein in its rivals and foes? The Senate confirmation of former Texas governor Rick Perry as secretary of energy, coupled with the earlier appointment of Exxon Mobil’s former CEO, Rex Tillerson, as secretary of state, comes at a time […]

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