• The Shale Gas Revolution Is Just Getting Started

    • Date: 09/07/18
    • William Pentland, Forbes

    The shale gas revolution is turning ten years old and is apparently only just getting started. A new report by the business information provider IHS Markit traces the remarkable rise of the shale gas in the United States over the past decade and projects that natural gas production will grow by another 60% over the next 20 years. “To […]

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  • How Anti-Nuclear Activism And Regulation Screwed Up Nuclear Power

    • Date: 03/07/18
    • Ronald Bailey, Reason

    Half a century ago, nuclear power was on track to out-compete fossil fuels around the globe, which would have reduced the price of electricity, the amount of harmful air pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change. Then came a dramatic slowing of new construction and research into safer and more efficient nuclear reactors. […]

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  • War On Coal Is Becoming War On Natural Gas

    • Date: 02/07/18
    • Dan Eberhart, Forbes

    A few years ago is was coal vs natural gas. Today, a new front is opening between nuclear and natural gas. Is the reliability of our nation’s electric power grid threatened by the market-driven retirement of nuclear power facilities? Despite the wealth of evidence to the contrary, the answer according to a new report by […]

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  • What Ever Happened To Peak Oil?

    • Date: 30/06/18
    • Michael Lynch, Forbes

    Very few people realize that the entire concerns about peak oil were based on misinformation or junk science. A decade ago, the media was filled with stories about peak oil, numerous books were published on the subject (such as Half Gone and $20 a Gallon!), and even the Simpsons mentioned it in an episode about doomsday preppers.  Now, […]

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  • 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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