• China’s Growing Oil Demand Has Created A Geopolitical Dilemma

    • Date: 03/05/18
    • Tim Daiss, OilPrice.com

    China has become the world’s largest oil importer, and despite establishing the largely successful yuan-denominated oil futures, Beijing will have to grapple with an overlooked geopolitical and economic consequence as it seeks to quench its thirst for oil and gas. As China relies more on both foreign crude oil imports and imported gas in the […]

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  • Tesla Feels the Weight of Solar Panels

    • Date: 02/05/18
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Slowing installations, investment guarantees add to car maker’s challenges Tesla Inc. TSLA -0.36% has another financial worry: Its home solar-panel business is facing slowing installations and could be on the hook for financial promises it made to some investors, just as the U.S. tax law presents new risks to the industry. SolarCity, which the electric-car maker bought in 2016, is undergoing a […]

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  • The Embarrassing Truth About Germany’s Green Energy Transition

    • Date: 29/04/18
    • Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt

    Germany, an ecological pioneer and model pupil in climate protection? That was probably never true. In the first global energy transition ranking, Germany is not even among the top ten in Europe. The chief planners of the German “Energiewende” have already drawn the consequences: “Only together can France and Germany bring their respective energy transitions […]

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  • ‘Tsunami’ Of Renewable Energy Projects Threatens Europe’s Last Wild Rivers, Campaigners Warn

    • Date: 29/04/18
    • Reuters

    Plans to build about 3,000 hydropower plants in the Balkans in the next few years endanger Europe’s last wild rivers and some of the most important biodiversity hotspots on the continent, campaigers said on Saturday. Source: RiverWatch Stretching from Slovenia to Albania, critics say the hydropower boom threatens animal life, including endemic species of fish, […]

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  • Bitcoin’s Growing Demand For Cheap Energy Revives Coal

    • Date: 29/04/18
    • Quartz

    An Australian company has signed a deal to provide energy to a cryptocurrency miner by reopening a coal power plant. In and of itself, it’s a relatively small deal. But it’s a perfect example for a major change spreading through the crypto industry. In January, Chinese cryptocurrency miners—which at the time accounted for more than […]

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  • Fake News Alert: UK and US Media Blame Alleged Green Energy Disaster On ‘Fracking’

    • Date: 28/04/18
    • Nature, Science & The Guardian

    A magnitude-5.4 earthquake that struck the South Korean city of Pohang on 15 November 2017 was probably triggered by an experimental geothermal power plant injecting water a few kilometres underground, a research team reports. A second independent analysis also finds the plant’s involvement to be plausible. The pair of studies, published online on 26 April […]

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  • Higher Prices Set To Send U.S. Oil Stocks Soaring

    • Date: 26/04/18
    • Nick Cunningham, Oil Price

    The oil industry is set to see cash flow and profits balloon this year as oil prices rise. The U.S. shale industry is widely expected to become cash flow positive for the first time. For years, even when oil prices were high prior to the 2014 meltdown, shale companies took on debt and issued new […]

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  • Permian Basin Is Growing Into the Largest Oil Patch in the World

    • Date: 25/04/18
    • Bloomberg

    The Permian shale play is all about setting records. Now, the region may even become the world’s largest oil patch over the next decade. Output in the basin is forecast to reach 3.18 million barrels a day in May, according to the Energy Information Administration. That’s the highest since the agency began compiling records in 2007. By […]

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