• In Win for Trump, Merkel Changes Course on U.S. Gas Imports

    • Date: 22/10/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Chancellor calls her decision to open Germany up to U.S. liquefied natural gas a ‘strategic’ move BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel has offered government support to efforts to open up Germany to U.S. gas, a key concession to President Trump as he tries to loosen Russia’s gripon Europe’s largest energy market. Over breakfast this month, the chancellor told […]

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  • Japan Will Defy Calls By The IPCC To Phase Out Coal By Mid Century

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • The Australian

    Japan’s ambassador to Australia has confirmed Tokyo will defy calls by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to phase out coal by mid-century as part of a scientific appeal to limit global temperature increases to 1.5C. Sumio Kusaka told The Australian that Japan would consider “all practical ways to further advance decarbonisation” but would need to bolster […]

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  • Wind & Solar Power Chaos Threatens Complete Grid Collapse Down Under

    • Date: 16/10/18
    • Stop These Things

    The Australian summer is a few weeks away and with it comes the threat of mass blackouts, caused by the chaotic delivery of wind and solar. As temperatures soar, so does the demand for electricity, as businesses and households crank up their air conditioners to make life more tolerable indoors. When demand spikes in Australia […]

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  • 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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