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  • New Oil Drilling Technology Will Soon Spark An Explosion Of Oil

    • Date: 12/01/17
    • John Mauldin, Forbes
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    Energy exploration and production is quickly becoming a technology-driven industry with the US as world leader. Energy stocks have been tearing higher since the election on bets that the Trump administration will relax environmental restrictions and open more federal lands to oil and gas drilling. Crude oil’s staying north of $50 hasn’t hurt, either. It […]

  • Weak La Niña Follows Super El Niño

    • Date: 12/01/17
    • Eleanor Imster, EarthSky
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    A year ago, the equatorial Pacific was pulsing with heat, due to one of the most intense El Niños on record. But the current La Niña has been relatively quiet. These maps compare sea surface height anomalies in the Pacific Ocean on November 4, 2016, near the peak of the current La Niña, and on […]

  • Andy Shaw: Fracking Is The Future

    • Date: 11/01/17
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    We need to remake the case for progress and plenty. A retired vicar from Lancashire, Reverend Michael Roberts, has scored a small victory for human progress. He challenged the myths promoted by environmentalist campaigners, Friends of the Earth (FoE), and won. The battle began when Roberts happened upon an FoE leaflet, which fell out of […]

  • The End Of Germany’s Energiewende?

    • Date: 11/01/17
    • Energy Post
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    The prominent German economist Heiner Flassbeck has challenged fundamental assumptions of the Energiewende at his blog site makroskop.eu. According to Flassbeck, the former Director of Macroeconomics and Development at the UNCTAD in Geneva and a former State Secretary of Finance, a recent period of extremely low solar and wind power generation shows that Germany will never […]

  • UK Climate Minister Backs Fracking

    • Date: 11/01/17
    • Ben Webster, The Times
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    Fracking could give Britain a cheap and abundant source of home-produced energy and it would be “irresponsible to future generations” to ignore its potential benefits, according to the climate change minister. Nick Hurd told MPs that exploring for shale gas was consistent with the government’s commitment to tackling climate change. He appeared before the Commons […]

  • China’s Met Office Blames Climate Change For Country’s Air Pollution

    • Date: 11/01/17
    • Reuters
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    “Looking at the long-term global warming trends, meteorological conditions are becoming an increasingly important factor in the formation of fog and smog,”  said Song Lianchun, the director of China’s Meteorological Administration. Average temperatures in China fell last year compared with 2015, the country’s weather bureau said on Tuesday, adding that the rainfall levels recorded were the […]

  • Fritz Vahrenholt: Germany Faces An Energy-Political Fiasco

    • Date: 10/01/17
    • Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt
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    If the loss of German competitiveness becomes clearly palpable, and the destruction of nature turns into a leading political issue, then voters and citizens could bring about a change in politics. The German government aims to increase the share of renewable energies in electric power consumption from 30% today to 45% by 2025. Using a […]

  • Northern Ireland Crisis Deepens Over Green Energy Scandal

    • Date: 10/01/17
    • Vivienne Russell, Public Finance
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    Fresh elections to the Northern Ireland Executive are expected in the coming weeks after Martin McGuinness resigned as deputy first minister in protest at the botched administration of a green energy scheme. In the run up to Christmas, the Northern Ireland Executive was rocked by the fallout from the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, established in […]

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