• Terence Corcoran: Mark Carney & How To Create A Sub-prime Energy Crisis

    • Date: 11/01/20
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    The underlying foundation is being laid for the next policy-driven crash New plans to overthrow market-driven investment systems are a constant feature of today’s global financial scene. The recent appointment of Bank of England Governor Mark Carney as the UN’s special envoy for climate action and finance signals a renewed international effort to turn the […]

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  • The World’s Next Energy Bonanza

    • Date: 10/01/20
    • Foreign Policy

    Even more than fracking, tapping oceanic methane hydrates could soon upend the global energy landscape. The fracking of shale gas may have substantially shifted the global energy landscape, but another hydrocarbon resource—oceanic methane hydrates—has the possibility to do even more to change the picture. Formed only under the unusual combination of low temperatures and high […]

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  • U.S. Shale Revolution And The Middle East Crisis

    • Date: 04/01/20
    • BBC News

    The single biggest factor that changes the game in oil from 2004 to now is that the US makes enough oil to be independent. The US is no longer reliant on crude from the Middle East. Mitch Kahn remembers how, when fighting began in the second war in Iraq, prices for US crude oil spiked […]

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  • Germany Calls for European Firewall Against U.S. Sanctions

    • Date: 28/12/19
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Berlin wants to put European companies out of reach of U.S. action after Washington blocked its Nord Stream 2 pipeline German politicians have called on Europe to adopt protective measures against U.S. sanctions after Washington managed to halt completion of a new submarine gas pipeline linking Russia directly to Germany. The bipartisan U.S. move initiated by Congress […]

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  • U.S. Congress Abolishes Subsidies For Wind & Solar Energy

    • Date: 26/12/19
    • Houston Chronicle

    WASHINGTON – More than 25 years after Congress created tax credits to encourage the development of renewable energy, wind turbines and solar panels will soon have to fend for themselves as they never have before. Under the spending deal approved shortly before Congress took its holiday break, the investment tax credit, which reimburses 30 percent […]

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  • U.S. Sanctions May Push Russia To Sign Gas Deal With Ukraine

    • Date: 24/12/19
    • Bloomberg

    Gazprom PJSC reached an agreement to continue onshore gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine as the U.S. administration imposed sanctions on Russia’s future subsea gas-export pipeline Nord Stream 2. AllSeas Group SA, a contractor laying pipes to connect Russian gas producers with consumers in Europe via the Baltic Sea, said it will halt work on Nord Stream […]

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  • Boris Johnson Unveils Plan To Increase Number Of Flights, Despite Net Zero

    • Date: 20/12/19
    • The Independent

    New government plans to ramp up the number of flights will make it “all but impossible” for the UK to cut its carbon emissions to the required levels, environmentalists have warned. Downing Street was accused of “a total disregard for the planet” after it unveiled a new air traffic management bill on Thursday to lift practical limits […]

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  • Biomass Delivers ‘Questionable Carbon Savings’, Says New Report

    • Date: 18/12/19
    • Jonny Bairstow, Energy Live News

    Environmental thinktank Sandbag claims biomass does not allow ‘near-immediate carbon and cost reductions’ Governments should focus policy support on renewable energy sources such as wind and solar rather than on biomass, which delivers questionable carbon savings. That’s the verdict from environmental thinktank Sandbag, which has published a new report calling for policymakers to support energy sources […]

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