• New Australian PM Bound To Slash Wind & Solar Subsidies As Rebels Keep Up Pressure

    • Date: 26/08/18
    • Stop These Things

    Renewables Reset: Rocketing Power Prices Mean New PM Bound to Slash Wind & Solar Subsidies Australia’s renewable energy policy has just imploded and, with it, the set-in-stone ‘certainty’ craved by renewable energy rent seekers. Never again will wind and solar power outfits be able to rely on the bipartisan support for subsidies to renewables, critical to […]

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  • North Of Alaska: The Next Oil Boom

    • Date: 26/08/18
    • Michael Lynch, Forbes

    At this stage, Alaskan shale seems unlikely to challenge the Bakken or Permian basins in terms of size, but it is early days yet:  many of the existing shale basins have greatly exceeded initial expectations. The media was all atwitter about the announcement that Alaska might be the next oil boom province, based on a new […]

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  • Energy Efficiency, Smart Meters and Climate Policy

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The Chief Executive of the UK’s electricity and gas regulator, Ofgem, has published a prominent article in The Daily Telegraph reassuring the public about the Smart Meter programme, and stressing its potential benefits. Unfortunately, Ofgem is no longer the independent consumer champion that it once was, and the statement cannot be taken at face value. It […]

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  • Fracking in the UK: An Interview with Cuadrilla CEO Francis Egan

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Campelo Energy

     In July, Cuadrilla became the first shale gas developer in the UK to be given final consent to begin hydraulic fracturing. CEO Francis Egan responds to criticism from environmentalists and explains why he believes fracking can reduce the UK’s reliance on imported gas. In July, Cuadrilla became the first shale gas developer in the UK to be […]

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  • Are Renewable Feed-in Tariffs Dead?

    • Date: 21/07/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    Feed-in Tariffs for renewable electricity have been a disaster wherever they have been tried, resulting in over-deployment ahead of the learning curve, and vast long-term cumulative subsidy liabilities. Germany and Spain are already desperately moving to extricate themselves. The United Kingdom has in the last few days confirmed the closure of its own scheme to […]

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  • Wind power has gone AWOL

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Ciaran McGrath, Daily Express

    As Britain continues to swelter in the heat, the blades of country’s wind turbines are turning incredibly slowly in the face of a nationwide “wind drought” which has seen a dramatic drop in the amount of energy produced. New figures compiled by Imperial College London’s Rod Gross revealed July’s wind output was down by 40 […]

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  • Trump, NATO Summit Exposed Germany’s Energy Problem

    • Date: 16/07/18
    • Jude Clemente, Forbes

    The Germany, Russia + Putin, Trump, natural gas, and pipeline fiasco at the NATO summit has got all of us thinking. For decades now, the Russian bear has continually been sinking its mighty energy claws into Europe and Germany. Despite long promising to “get off Russian energy,” Gazprom sales to Europe hit an all time record last year, and Europe is […]

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  • Why The Future Of Energy Could Be U.S. Shale Gas

    • Date: 14/07/18
    • Bruce Blythe, Seeking Alpha

    As LNG produced and shipped out of the U.S. increasingly helps meet the world’s energy needs, a dynamic similar to that of the West Texas Intermediate crude oil’s role as a global benchmark is taking shape Geology dictates that crude oil and natural gas go hand-in-hand. Drill a well for one and there’s a good […]

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