• Big Oil Asset Write-Downs Are Not The End Of The Oil Age

    • Date: 24/08/20
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    In the 5 year period to 2019, developing countries accounted for three quarters of global oil demand growth and the Asian developing countries accounted for over 70%.  Climate change activists have long lobbied for divestment from fossil fuel-producing companies. They have largely failed in this quest. This year, the steep falls in the value of the large […]

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  • Green California Faces Dark Future

    • Date: 21/08/20
    • Robert Bryce, Forbes

    Californians now rely on an electricity network that looks and acts more like a grid you’d find in Beirut or Africa than ones in Europe or the United States.  The blackouts that hit California over the past few days exposed the fragility of one of the most-expensive and least-reliable electric grids in North America. They […]

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  • Editorial: California’s Green Blackouts

    • Date: 20/08/20
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    If you eliminate fossil fuels, power shortages are inevitable. Millions of Californians have lost power in recent days amid a brutal heat wave, and state regulators warn of more outages in the days and perhaps years to come. Welcome to California’s green new normal, a harbinger of a fossil-free world. “These blackouts, which occurred without […]

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  • Democrats Say California Is Model For Climate Action But Its Blackouts Say Otherwise

    • Date: 18/08/20
    • Michael Shellenberger, Forbes

    The underlying reason blackouts are occurring is because California lacks reliable, in-state supply. And the reason for that is California has been closing both natural gas and nuclear power plants. At the Democratic National Convention this week, presidential and vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will make the case for spending $2 trillion, or $500 […]

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  • California’s Energy Corruption & Rolling Blackouts

    • Date: 16/08/20
    • Katy Grimes, California Globe

    Why are California’s utilities cutting power, and imposing rolling blackouts again? It’s political. And it’s corrupt. The last California Governor blamed for rolling energy blackouts was recalled by voters and replaced. In 2003, Governor Gray Davis was recalled over leadership issues, high taxation, and inaction over a struggling California economy and rolling energy blackouts. Gov. Gavin Newsom […]

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  • The Truly Gobsmacking Cost of Generating Offshore Wind Power

    • Date: 11/08/20
    • Stop These Things

    Effervescent claims that offshore wind power is cheap have fallen flat. When the rising capital cost of taking wind turbines offshore is accounted for, the power that they occasionally generate turns out to be the most expensive electricity of all, and by a very substantial margin. A couple of years back in the UK, rent […]

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  • Clean Coal: The Commonsense Answer To Africa’s Energy Crisis

    • Date: 10/08/20
    • Dr Rosemary Falcon, The Conservative Woman

    There is no choice but to electrify, and we can help Africa down that road. But we must treat Africans as equal partners, not children to be scolded into submission. A CENTURY from now, maybe sooner, it’s unlikely we’ll be using coal to make electricity. Or not much of it. Wind and solar are getting […]

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  • China’s Geostrategic Priorities Become Clear: Oil not Wind…

    • Date: 07/08/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    China’s offshore wind installations for 2019 and its plans for the end of the decade are catching headlines. Less well reported, in the United Kingdom at least, is the vastly more significant evidence that China is acting firmly to reduce western influence in the Persian Gulf and thus secure Middle Eastern oil supplies on a […]

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