• U.S. Shale Could Break The OPEC Deal Within Months

    • Date: 30/12/16
    • Todd Royal, OilPrice

    The U.S. shale industry is ready to return with a bang. OPEC is currently pumping crude at a record rate yet has managed to fool algos and “experts” into bidding up crude to multi-month highs on “promises” it will cut a little over 1 million bpd in output starting in 2017. Alongside this “agreement”, which […]

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  • China To Cut Renewable Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 27/12/16
    • Bloomberg

    China is reducing the amount of money it pays to newly completed solar and wind power generators for their electricity, in order to reflect declines in construction costs, the country’s price regulator and economic planner said Monday. The nation will cut tariffs paid to solar farms by as much as 19 percent in 2017 from this […]

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  • China Cracks Down on Green Subsidy Fraud

    • Date: 25/12/16
    • Shuli Ren Barrons

    Green subsidy fraud is rampant in China. To curb heavy pollution, China has spent billions on green-vehicle subsidies—$4.5 billion last year alone—propelling electric and plug-in hybrid auto sales to quadruple in 2015 and soar 60% this year. But Beijing is starting to realize generosity also comes with fraud. The electric-car industry will face a lot […]

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  • OPEC’s Nightmare Scenario: U.S. Frackers Are Winning The Shale War

    • Date: 18/12/16
    • The American Interest

    We’re headed towards the worst-case scenario for the world’s petrostates, where they agree to cede market share to gain higher oil prices, only to see American shale companies jump on the opportunity and take that share of the market for themselves while simultaneously blunting the rebound. If you listen closely, you can hear the cursing […]

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  • New York Times Blames Winter Chill on Global Warming, Again

    • Date: 16/12/16
    • Eric Worrall, Watts Up With That

    As temperatures plummet in Eastern states, NYT has published their usual screed on why global warming is responsible for cold winters.   On Thursday, temperatures on the East Coast are expected to plummet, and some people — fellow journalists and weather broadcasters, we’re looking at you — may start talking about a “polar vortex.” We thought […]

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  • In Shocking Development, Climate Alarmists Agree With Conservatives

    • Date: 15/12/16
    • Andrea Ruth, Red State

    There’s nothing quite like a full-on leftist freak out. And that’s exactly what is going on in the world of frightening world of climate alarmists right now. Donald Trump won the presidency and suddenly we are on the veritable cusp of all being told the Earth is flat, the solar system is geocentric and that […]

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  • Donald Trump And The Shifting Sands Of The Climate Debate

    • Date: 13/12/16
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    Insiders are out; and outsiders are becoming the insiders. There is much angst among the climate activists and scientist advocates about the Trump presidency, his public statements, and his Cabinet appointees — it doesn’t look good for their preferred energy policies and funding for their preferred research topics. A relatively calm and objective summary of […]

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  • A Chilling La Nina Is Seen Sticking Around Through The Winter

    • Date: 11/12/16
    • Brian Sullivan, Bloomberg

    A La Nina that threatens to push cold temperatures across the northern U.S. and extend drought conditions in the south will probably remain in the Pacific deep into the winter, fading away by spring, according to U.S. forecasters. The weather phenomenon — defined by a cooling of the equatorial Pacific Ocean’s surface that touches off a change in […]

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