• A Double First in China for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

    • Date: 06/07/18
    • IEEE Spectrum

    Safer reactors designed in the U.S. and Europe make their power grid debuts in China Call it the world’s slowest photo finish. After several decades of engineering, construction flaws and delays, and cost overruns—a troubled birth that cost their developers dearly—the most advanced commercial reactor designs from Europe and the United States just delivered their first […]

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  • Grid Operator Warns Wind Will Not Fill Sweden’s Nuclear Gap In Winter

    • Date: 03/07/18
    • Reuters

    Sweden will have to import more electricity during winter as the country, a net power exporter to the rest of Europe, shifts from nuclear to wind, its grid operator said. Last winter, the first since the closure of its Oskarshamn 1 reactor, stretched Sweden’s resources as peak consumption rose by 800 megawatt (MW), triggering start-up […]

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  • Enough U.S. Shale Gas For 100 Years Supply, Industry Execs Say

    • Date: 30/06/18
    • Reuters

    Natural gas production from U.S. shale fields can keep growing for decades, giving Washington a powerful diplomatic tool to counter the geopolitical influence of other energy exporters such as Russia, industry executives and government officials said at a conference here. Already the world’s largest gas producer, the United States can expand shale gas output another […]

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  • The Texas Well That Started A Revolution & Changed The World Forever

    • Date: 29/06/18
    • Russell Gold, The Wall Street Journal

    Two decades ago, an engineer tried a new way to get gas out of the ground. Energy markets and global politics would never be the same. DISH, Texas – Twenty years ago this month, a well was drilled here that changed the world. Nothing at the time suggested the unassuming well in this rural town […]

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  • In the Age of Trump and Putin, Europe Faces Hard Choices on Gas

    • Date: 27/06/18
    • Bloomberg

    Europe’s shrinking production of natural gas has made it an enticing target for exporters. It’s also left the region facing hard choices ahead at a time of growing political uncertainty. Imports to the continent are poised to rise almost 20 percent by 2040 from 2016 levels, according to International Energy Agency. While Russia has long […]

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  • German Coal States’ Economy Ministers Warn Against “Hasty Exit Plans”

    • Date: 26/06/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The economy ministers of the German coal states Brandenburg, Saxony, and North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have warned the country’s coal exit commission against coming up with “hasty” scenarios for phasing out fossil power sources. In a press release issued on the eve of the coal exit commission’s inaugural meeting, the ministers – Albrecht Gerber from Brandenburg, Martin Dulig from Saxony […]

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  • U.S. Shale Companies Motor Ahead Despite OPEC

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    U.S. shale companies, which profited by continuing to pump oil as the rest of the world cut its production, are again poised to benefit as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries boosts its output. OPEC’s decision last week to increase production modestly is seen as an attempt to keep prices elevated without creating a […]

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  • Germany’s ‘Ticking Time Bombs’: Wind Turbines Pose Significant Risk To Environment

    • Date: 23/06/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    As much of Germany’s nearly 30,000 strong fleet of wind turbines approach 20 or more years in age, the list of catastrophic collapses is growing more rapidly. The turbines are now being viewed by technical experts as “ticking time bombs”. According to a commentary by Daniel Wetzel of online German Daily ‘Die Welt’, the aging rickety wind turbines […]

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