• ‘Realistic’ New Model Points the Way to More Efficient and Profitable Fracking

    • Date: 22/01/19
    • Phys.org
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    A new computational model could potentially boost efficiencies and profits in natural gas production by better predicting previously hidden fracture mechanics. “Our model is far more realistic than current models and software used in the industry,” said Zdeněk P. Bažant , McCormick Institute Professor and Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical […]

  • Goodbye To The World Bank’s Misguided War On Cheap Energy

    • Date: 22/01/19
    • Rupert Darwall and Myron Ebell, The Washington Times
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    The unexpected departure of Dr. Jim Yong Kim as president of the World Bank gives President Donald J. Trump the perfect opportunity to reverse the anti-fossil fuel, energy poverty agenda the bank has pursued since Dr. Kim’s appointment by President Barack Obama in 2012. The World Bank is the world’s premier development bank. Its knowledge of developing countries means that […]

  • New Ocean Warming Paper Contains “Factual Errors And Misleading Statements”

    • Date: 22/01/19
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    Second ocean paper in three months is refuted by independent climate scientist Nicholas Lewis A scientific paper, published in Science magazine last week, led to widespread claims that the oceans were warming faster than previously thought, and received media attention around the world.   But less than a week after the headlines, an independent scientist, Nicholas Lewis, […]

  • China’s New Coal Boom As Country Starts Up New Mines

    • Date: 21/01/19
    • Reuters
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    BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s December coal output climbed 2.1 percent from the year before, government data showed, hitting the highest level in over three years as major miners ramped up production amid robust winter demand and after the country started up new mines. Cranes unload coal from a cargo ship at a port in Lianyungang, […]

  • U.S. Conservatives Want More Permanent Exit From Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 21/01/19
    • The Washington Times
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    President Trump has announced the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord negotiated by President Obama, but some activists say Republicans should do more and truly put the spike into it. They fear that if Mr. Trump was able to withdraw based on his signature, a future president could easily rejoin with another signature. Their solution: […]

  • The US Strikes Back Against Russia’s European Gas Empire

    • Date: 21/01/19
    • The Daily Signal
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    KYIV, Ukraine—With the Kremlin tightening its grip on the European energy market, the U.S. has hardened its opposition to a controversial Russian gas pipeline, which is currently under construction through the Baltic Sea to Germany. A section of the EUGAL natural gas pipeline is laid into the ground near Anklam, Germany. Once completed, the pipeline […]

  • EU May Miss Another Climate Target

    • Date: 21/01/19
    • EurActiv
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    EU energy consumption is rising despite targets to reduce demand across Europe. It’s 1992. The Republicans have been in the White House for 12 years. President George H. W. Bush Sr. has overseen victory in the Cold War and a wave of optimism for the future is sweeping across the world. What could possibly unseat a […]

  • New Science Scandal Rocks Climate Research

    • Date: 20/01/19
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That
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    These findings should alarm anybody who believes in the integrity of science and peer review. Clearly the whole study is worthless, and the paper should be withdrawn. Study Claiming Insect Decline Due To Global Warming Is Based On Faulty Temperature Data. Many thanks to some real Sherlock Holmes work by Joe and Dave. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/15/insect-collapse-we-are-destroying-our-life-support-systems The article […]

  • Tesla To Sack 7% Of Workforce To Save Company

    • Date: 20/01/19
    • CNBC
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    Tesla as a billion dollar debt coming due, and it could wipe out nearly a third of the company’s cash if the stock price doesn’t improve. About $920 million in convertible senior notes expires on March 1 at a conversion price of $359.87 per share. But Tesla’s stock hasn’t traded above $359 for weeks. If the shares are […]

  • New Study: Antarctica’s Shrinking Sea Ice Could Be Due To Natural Variability

    • Date: 20/01/19
    • Julie Arblaster, Gerald A Meehl, Guomin Wand, SBS News
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    Taken together, the evidence we present supports the idea that the rapid Antarctic sea ice decline in late 2016 was largely due to natural climate variability. Research has found that natural events could be to blame for Antarctica’s sea ice reaching record lows. Sea ice cover in Antarctica shrank rapidly to a record low in […]



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