• Reality Check: Global Oil Demand Reaches Record Levels And is Expected to Keep Increasing

    • Date: 15/10/18
    • Energy Indepth

    The common “Keep It In the Ground” movement claim that “peak oil” demand is imminent was thoroughly debunked by a pair of International Energy Agency (IEA) reports released this week. IEA announced in one report that global oil demand and production crossed the 100 million barrel a day thresholds for the first time ever in the third quarter. And not only […]

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  • Green Campaigners Defeated In Attempt To Block UK Fracking

    • Date: 12/10/18
    • Financial Times

    An environmental campaigner has failed in a High Court challenge to temporarily block energy firm Cuadrilla from fracking the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well. A High Court judge has ruled against an injunction sought by environmental campaigner Robert Dennett who had tried to obtain a last minute court order against Cuadrilla to prevent the […]

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  • Russia Warns Europe: EU’s Energy System Will Collapse If Sanctions Target Russian Energy Companies

    • Date: 10/10/18
    • Russia Today & Sputnik

    Sanctions against Russia’s key energy companies would inevitably lead to a collapse of the European energy sector, BP CEO Bob Dudley has warned, according to Sputnik news agency. “I do not think that would happen. If sanctions were put on Rosneft or Gazprom or LUKoil like what happened with Rusal, you would virtually shut down […]

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  • Australian Power Bills Predicted To Soar This Summer

    • Date: 07/10/18
    • Stop These Things

    Power Surge: Weather Dependent Wind Power Means Massive Summertime Price Hike for South Australia South Australia is renowned for the world’s highest power prices and mass blackouts, thanks to its risible ‘reliance’ on sunshine and breezes. In Australia’s RE capital, sunset and massive, sudden and unpredictable collapses in wind power output not only result in mass […]

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  • Vestas To Lay Off 400 Workers In Europe As Wind Sector Declines

    • Date: 30/09/18
    • Financial Times

    Wind turbine maker Vestas is laying off 400 mostly white-collar employees in Europe, after a slowdown in onshore wind installations there hit the revenues of the Danish group. Vestas said the lay-offs, its biggest in five years and equivalent to 1.6 per cent of the workforce, would enable it to focus on faster-growing non-European markets, […]

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  • The Truth About Wind Energy: ‘The Readily Available Wind Power Capacity In Germany Is Less Than One Percent Of Installed Capacity’

    • Date: 28/09/18
    • Klaus Stratmann, Handelsblatt

    There are nearly 30.000 wind turbines in Germany. However, the latest figures prove that the available wind power capacity is negligible. Berlin — The numbers are impressive: according to the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), 29,900 wind turbines have been installed in Germany.  Their share in German electricity production amounts to a considerable 18.8 percent. Their installed capacity is 56,000 […]

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  • Green No More: Germany’s SPD Rejects Premature Date For Coal Exit

    • Date: 27/09/18
    • Deutsche Press Agentur

    Andrea Nahles, the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) on Tuesday said that the government commission on phasing out coal should not set a date prematurely for the end of coal-fired power generation in Germany. At the Day of German Industry in Berlin, Nahles said a coal exit date is impossible without security of supply, […]

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  • NZ Windfarms Flop Because ‘Wind Flow Is Unpredictable’

    • Date: 26/09/18
    • Stuff

    The new chairman of NZ Windfarms says the company has reached a turning point where it must evaluate its future because of the unpredictability of wind power. Stuart Bauld spoke of the options as he also announced a $14m loss due to Vector selling its 22 per cent shareholding meaning Windfarms lost millions of dollars in tax benefits under continuity […]

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