• Øystein Noreng: EU Energy Dis-Union?

    • Date: 10/06/19
    • Professor Emeritus Øystein Noreng, Norwegian Business School

    The May 2019 European elections marked the decline of the traditional centre-right and centre-left parties. The beneficiaries were the green parties, with their objective of ever-more forceful climate policies, and right-wing populists, concerned more about employment and income. This change was also underpinned by a generational shift: young voters are moving from the traditional left-wing […]

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  • Tilak Doshi: Coal Will Remain Essential To Developing Nations Long Into The Future

    • Date: 08/06/19
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    It is no wonder that the developing countries in Asia have little hesitation in supporting coal power generation as the quickest route to economic development and poverty alleviation. The reigning narrative of impending global environmental catastrophe dominates the airwaves and print media. Short of a drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels, it is asserted, […]

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  • Chill Wind Of Reality Blows Through The Green Power Lobby

    • Date: 06/06/19
    • Andrew Montford, Conservative Woman

    The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has poured cold water on the idea of rapid cost reductions for offshore wind farms. In recent weeks, some observers of the energy scene have been wondering if the long honeymoon of the renewables industry might finally have come to an end. EU renewables capacity additions have been falling […]

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  • ‘Analyzing’ The Future – The Tug of War Between Politics and Economics

    • Date: 02/06/19
    • Robert Lyman, Friends of Science

    He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.” —Edgar Fiedler Predicting the future has always been a perilous and uncertain activity. For centuries, soothsayers foretold events by cutting up chickens and examining their entrails. Today, scientists, economists and others use sophisticated computer models to do the same thing, often with […]

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  • U.S. Democrats’ Curious Disdain For Nuclear Power

    • Date: 31/05/19
    • Robert Bryce, National Post

    Until they embrace nuclear energy as a key to reducing emissions, the party’s many presidential candidates will be hard to take seriously on climate change. Climate change is the No. 1 issue for Democrats, with a recent poll showing 82 percent of Democratic voters listed it as their top priority. To appeal to those voters, contenders for […]

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  • George Mitchell, Hero To The World’s Poor

    • Date: 29/05/19
    • Chris Wright

    George P. Mitchell was the founding father of the Shale Revolution. On the occasion of his 100th birthday we asked Chris Wright, who developed some of the original hydrologic fracturing technologies and worked with George’s team on the first commercial shale gas wells, to recap Mitchell’s legacy. Savvas Paraskevopoulos was a goat herder in Greece […]

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  • IEA: Anti-Nuclear Activism Threatens Climate Targets

    • Date: 28/05/19
    • CBC News

    Report warns 2/3 of capacity could be lost by 2040 as developed nations phase out old nuclear plants A steep decline in nuclear energy capacity will threaten climate goals and power supply security unless advanced economies find a way to extend the lifespan of their reactors, the International Energy Agency said. Nuclear is currently the […]

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  • India’s Coal Output To Grow 4.3% Annually For The Next 10 Years

    • Date: 22/05/19
    • Economic Times of India

    New Delhi: Fitch Solutions Tuesday said India’s thermal coal output is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 4.3 per cent by 2028. “In absolute volume terms, China and India will have the largest impact on the global coal market balance,” Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in a report.  It further said the surge in Chinese imports […]

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