• The Russian-Saudi Collusion: Moscow And Riyadh Conspire To Rig Global Oil Markets

    • Date: 03/05/18
    • John Hannah, Foreign Policy

    For those who want to see what a real case of Russian collusion looks like, check out what has been happening in global oil markets for the past year and a half. In late 2016, Russia and Saudi Arabia conspired to cut supply and raise prices. With cooperation from the rest of OPEC, they’ve succeeded […]

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  • Why Is A ‘Green’ Car Company Pivoting Back to S.U.V.s?

    • Date: 02/05/18
    • Jamie Lincoln Kitman, The New York Times

    Two years ago, the Ford Motor Company boasted about having been named Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brand and said it was committed to working to meet stricter fuel economy standards. Last week, after lobbying with the rest of the industry to strike down those standards, Ford announced that it would largely abandon the American passenger car market in favor […]

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  • The Cost of the United Kingdom’s Energy Policy

    • Date: 01/05/18
    • Mark Ahlseen, American Thinker

    Decarbonizing the United Kingdom’s energy production comes with costs.  A rough estimate of its cost to the U.K. as a whole can be gained by multiplying the annual costs or the cumulative cost by the roughly 27.1 million households in the U.K.  That yields roughly £15.8 billion in the year 2020 alone and £292.68 billion cumulatively through […]

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  • U.S. Shale Revolution & The Incredible Shrinking Exxon

    • Date: 28/04/18
    • Spencer Jakab, The Wall Street Journal

    Oil majors must resign themselves to easier pickings but lower returns as a result of the shale revolution, as Exxon Mobil’s results illustrate. Exxon Mobil put an exclamation point on what ails big oil on Friday. Never mind the immediate reaction to its slightly tepid first-quarter results. Despite just announcing its 36th annual dividend increase in […]

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  • Beware The Lure Of Solar Battery Stores

    • Date: 27/04/18
    • Capell Aris, CapX

    Like a murder of crows encircling roadkill, government subsidies are always going to attract some fairly disreputable attention. Businesses big and small, and individuals rich or wannabe rich, will flock to even the hint of a free lunch. It’s just easier than making an honest living. Solar feed-in-tariffs are a case in point. In just […]

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  • Bringing the “Unruly Sun” to Heel: Is Solar Energy Worth the Candle?

    • Date: 24/04/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The wind industry is faltering as the mixed results of the mass deployment of the last twenty years become more widely known, but enthusiasm for solar energy is growing in its place. Is it any more promising? Even some of solar’s more enthusiastic proponents, such as Dr Varun Sivaram, whose new book, Taming the Sun: […]

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  • Is OPEC Underestimating U.S. Shale (Again)?

    • Date: 20/04/18
    • Tsvetana Paraskova, Oilprice.com

    It looks like OPEC and Russia are deliberately overtightening the oil market and won’t call the end of the cuts yet, aiming at higher oil prices and shrugging off (at least in the short term) the potential threats to the oil market balance—a shale surge and possible slower demand growth. The oil production cuts and […]

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  • What Could Have Been – If Nuclear Power Deployment Had Not Been Disrupted

    • Date: 19/04/18
    • Peter A Lang, Centre for Applied Macroeconomics Analysis, Australian National University

    If not for disruption by the anti-nuclear power protest movement the world could have had cheap, reliable, secure, sustainable comparatively safe electricity supply by now (Lang, 2017). The benefits for the global economy and human wellbeing could have been substantial: clean, safe, reliable power supply, 4.2 to 9.5 million lives and 69 to 174 Gt […]

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