• John Constable Joins GWPF As Energy Editor

    • Date: 31/01/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum is pleased to announce that Dr John Constable will be overseeing the Energy Comment section of our website, and acting as an advisor on our energy policy related initiatives. John is well known in the sector for his trenchant critique of target-led and subsidy driven renewables policies, which as he […]

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  • The Shale Revolution Has Only Just Begun

    • Date: 29/01/16
    • Next Big Future

    We’re not at the end of the shale revolution, we’re at the very beginning. The Oil-price collapse was caused by the astonishing, unexpected growth in U.S. shale output, responsible for three-fourths of new global oil supply since 2008. And as lower prices roil operators and investors, the shale skeptics’ case may seem vindicated. But their […]

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  • Exxon Says Oil And Gas Will Still Dominate Global Energy In 2040

    • Date: 27/01/16
    • Associated Press

    The way oil giant Exxon Mobil sees it, the global energy landscape won’t be radically different in 2040 than it is today. Oil and gas will remain king, accounting for an even slightly larger share of the energy supply. Coal will fall behind natural gas to become the third-largest source of energy. Exxon forecasts that […]

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  • Shale Gas Could Save Britain’s Steel Sector, Says Labour MP

    • Date: 26/01/16
    • Tereza Pultarova, Energy & Technology Magazine

    Shale gas exploration could help save the UK’s steel industry from possible demise if the government helps build strong local supply chains, a Labour MP has said. The fracking industry, if it takes off, will require dozens of drilling rigs and thousands of kilometres of steel casing – delivery of which could cost almost £4bn, […]

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  • Windfarms Paid Double The Market Price To Cut Power

    • Date: 26/01/16
    • Jillian Ambrose, The Daily Telegraph

    Wind farms were paid more than double the market price to stop generating electricity this week, despite the country facing an increased risk of blackouts this winter. Strong wind conditions in the early hours of Monday and Tuesday morning threatened to overwhelm the grid with more subsidised power than needed, forcing National Grid to offer […]

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  • French Union Raises Hinkley Challenges

    • Date: 26/01/16
    • Kiran Stacey and Michael Stothard, Financial Times

    A French union has published a set of last-minute challenges to EDF over its plans to build an £18bn nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, with just days to go before an expected final investment decision. People close to the deal said they expected the decision about whether the project would go ahead to happen […]

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  • The New Pause: Spain Installed Not A Single Wind Turbine For First Time Since 1980s in 2015

    • Date: 26/01/16
    • Alex Morales, Bloomberg

    Spain didn’t install a single megawatt of wind power capacity in 2015, the first time the industry has had a dead year since the 1980s. Total installed capacity stalled at 22,988 megawatts, with wind covering 19 percent of power demand in Spain last year, the Spanish Wind Energy Association, known by its Spanish initials AEE, […]

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  • OPEC ‘Cannot Destroy The US Shale Industry’

    • Date: 24/01/16
    • Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Daily Telegraph

    Energy guru Daniel Yergin says investors are poised to invest $60bn in fracking amid Opec war of attrition Hedge funds and private equity groups armed with $60bn of ready cash are poised to snap up the assets of bankrupt US shale drillers, almost guaranteeing that America’s tight oil production will rebound as soon as prices […]

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