• Can The U.S. Break Russia’s Gas Monopoly In Europe?

    • Date: 27/03/18
    • OilPrice.com

    In a statement that is sure to provoke Russian backlash, while also sending a strong message to both Moscow and European energy markets, Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday before the Senate Armed Services committee that moving U.S. energy supplies into Eastern Europe is one of the more powerful ways to contain Russian […]

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  • U.S. Coal Production Up Thanks To Exports

    • Date: 25/03/18
    • The Herald-Dispatch

    Coal production increased by 45 million short tons in 2017 in response to high demand for U.S. coal exports, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA sees met-coal exports staying strong through this year and next, but with market conditions returning to normal, thermal-coal exports will find it harder to […]

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  • Twenty-One Bad Things About Wind Energy

    • Date: 24/03/18
    • John Droz, Jr. Master Resource

    Promoting wind is a political agenda that is divorced from real facts and science.  Trying to pin down the arguments of wind promoters is a bit like trying to grab a greased balloon. Just when you think you’ve got a handle on it, it morphs into a different story and escapes your grasp. Let’s take […]

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  • Saudi Arabia’s Existential Crisis Returns As US Shale Booms Anew

    • Date: 19/03/18
    • Financial Times

    Kingdom seeks higher prices that risks greater North American production When Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman visits the US next week, he will champion a new vision for the desert kingdom — one that is technologically savvy, religiously moderate and has a global influence beyond its oil prowess. He should thank his hosts for the […]

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  • Russia Warns Europe Against Alternative Gas Supplies

    • Date: 19/03/18
    • Bloomberg

    Russia moved to remind Europe that it’s the most flexible and reliable source of energy needed by the continent as the U.K. asks its allies to take a stand against the Kremlin over the poisoning of a former spy on its territory. Energy Minister Alexander Novak urged policy makers not to allow the diplomatic dispute […]

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  • Blackout Threat To Britain From Russian Cyber-Attack

    • Date: 18/03/18
    • The Sunday Times

    Spy chiefs have warned the bosses of Britain’s key power companies to boost their security amid fears of a Russian cyber-attack that could put the lights out. The National Grid was put on alert last week by officials from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) — a branch of the signals intelligence agency GCHQ — […]

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  • Another Expensive Failure: UK’s Green Bank Sold Off On The Cheap

    • Date: 14/03/18
    • Energy Live News

    The UK’s former Green Investment Bank (GIB) failed to live up to its original ambitions and now there is no guarantee it ever will. That’s according to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which says the government’s sale of the GIB to Macquarie for £1.6 billion last year prioritised reducing public debt over the continued delivery of […]

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  • Nuclear Reactors Could Run as Long as 80 Years Under Trump Plan

    • Date: 13/03/18
    • Bloomberg

    The U.S. Energy Department is throwing its support behind a request by utilities to extend the life of some nuclear power reactors — keeping them in operation for as long as 80 years. An official with the department, who asked not to be named to discuss its decision-making process, said the agency was conducting research […]

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