• What If U.S. Shale Gas Could Power Tokyo? We’re Getting There

    • Date: 27/06/18
    • Thomas J. Pyle, PennLive

    Ten years ago, conventional wisdom told us that we were living in an age of increasing scarcity that demanded public policies to conserve natural resources and seek alternative energy and fuel sources. But thanks to the entrepreneurialism and ingenuity of American companies, this narrative has been completely flipped. Pennsylvania is at the forefront of this […]

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  • The Shale Revolution Is A Uniquely American Story

    • Date: 21/06/18
    • Kathleen Hartnett White, Washington Examiner

    The story of the shale revolution is not just the scuttled claims that we’re running out of energy resources. It is also an important lesson about American exceptionalism and the conditions that made this breakthrough possible. The shale revolution likely could not have emerged and resiliently endured in any country other than the U.S. The […]

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  • John Constable: Speech At The Financial Times Energy Summit

    • Date: 20/06/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    Last week, on the 14th of June, I spoke in the Lex Debate at the Financial Times Energy Transitions Summit, opposing the motion that “Fossil Fuels are Doomed”, but did not succeed. The text of my debate speech follows. I attended the Summit from 08.45 to 15.30, and was the only platform speaker to use the […]

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  • UK Wind Power Becalmed

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    Wind power output in the United Kingdom since the end of May has been at low and extremely low levels, confirming, yet again, the observation that wind power contributes little or nothing to security of supply, and so requires a duplication of resources implying a reduction in overall system productivity and so higher costs to […]

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  • Carbon Bubble or Green Babble?

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Models Of Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets Cannot Be Trusted The GWPF is today publishing a brief comment  on the recent and much publicised paper in Nature Climate Change by J.-F. Mercure et al. Dr Mercure and his colleagues offer modelled outputs to suggest that fossil fuel demand will fall sharply on the basis of current policies, and […]

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  • Rampion Wind Farm is a Black Hole for Taxpayers’ Money

    • Date: 06/06/18
    • John Constable, CapX

    MPs have have a fatal weakness for policies that involve a good backdrop for a photograph. Maria Caulfield, the Conservative MP for Lewes in Sussex, is no exception. Last week she appeared in the obligatory hard-hat-and-hi-viz-jacket combination to give an upbeat speech at the opening of the Newhaven headquarters of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, […]

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  • Americas Path To Energy Independence: The Shale Revolution

    • Date: 05/06/18
    • Simon Lack, Forbes

    America is likely to be the world’s biggest oil producer by the end of 2019. In the history of American Energy Independence, September 29, 2016 was a significant day. OPEC was two years into a strategy to bankrupt the U.S. shale industry, by allowing prices to drop to unprofitable levels. The Shale Revolution had led to […]

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  • Is Theresa May Re-Nationalising Britain’s Energy Industry?

    • Date: 04/06/18
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times

    Stake in nuclear plant would be dramatic change of policy for UK Last Monday, the board of Hitachi met in Tokyo to consider the future of their proposed new nuclear power plant at Wylfa in north Wales. The Japanese company decided neither to approve nor to drop the plan but to continue the negotiations with […]

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