• Cheap Gas Imperils Net Zero & Undercuts Wind And Solar

    • Date: 15/02/20
    • Bloomberg

    Natural gas prices are likely to stay low for decades, making it almost impossible for states, cities and utilities to achieve zero-carbon in power production by 2050 or earlier. This will almost certainly be a record-breaking year for the advance of solar and wind power across the U.S. The additions that are in progress or planned […]

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  • End Of A Giant Con Trick: Wind Giants In Germany No Longer Keen On Market Rates

    • Date: 10/02/20
    • Bloomberg

    The first time Germany auctioned offshore wind projects, developers were happy to forgo any subsidies, confident the technology was robust enough to turn a profit unaided. Now, they’re not nearly so sure. Germany’s offshore wind giants now are looking at a U.K. program that would ensure they get paid enough for their power, no matter what […]

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  • GWPF Calls for Root & Branch Overhaul of UK Energy Regulator

    • Date: 05/02/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 5 February: The Global Warming Policy Forum is calling for a major reform of the UK’s energy regulator. Referring to Ofgem’s publication of its Decarbonisation Programme Action Plan on Monday, the GWPF notes that the regulator is to all appearances no longer bound by its original brief to protect the consumer. Instead it is now just […]

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  • Another Green Flop: Electric Car-Sharing Scheme Scrapped In London After Poor Uptake

    • Date: 02/02/20
    • London Evening Standard

    An all-electric car-sharing scheme in London is being scrapped next month in a setback to the capital’s ambitions to get more polluting vehicles off the road. French-owned Bluecity, which ran a fleet of distinctive red battery-powered cars, said its £5-per-half hour service was no longer financially viable after it secured deals with only three London councils. It will […]

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  • Forget Davos: Coal Demand Growing In Developing Nations

    • Date: 23/01/20
    • Bloomberg

    The International Energy Agency is expecting a steady increase in coal use the next five years as growing electricity demand in developing countries outpaces a shift to cleaner sources in industrialized nations. While the fight against climate change ramps up, Africa’s biggest export terminal for the dirtiest fossil fuel is demonstrating that demand from developing nations continues […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: Mark Carney & How To Create A Sub-prime Energy Crisis

    • Date: 11/01/20
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    The underlying foundation is being laid for the next policy-driven crash New plans to overthrow market-driven investment systems are a constant feature of today’s global financial scene. The recent appointment of Bank of England Governor Mark Carney as the UN’s special envoy for climate action and finance signals a renewed international effort to turn the […]

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  • The World’s Next Energy Bonanza

    • Date: 10/01/20
    • Foreign Policy

    Even more than fracking, tapping oceanic methane hydrates could soon upend the global energy landscape. The fracking of shale gas may have substantially shifted the global energy landscape, but another hydrocarbon resource—oceanic methane hydrates—has the possibility to do even more to change the picture. Formed only under the unusual combination of low temperatures and high […]

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  • U.S. Shale Revolution And The Middle East Crisis

    • Date: 04/01/20
    • BBC News

    The single biggest factor that changes the game in oil from 2004 to now is that the US makes enough oil to be independent. The US is no longer reliant on crude from the Middle East. Mitch Kahn remembers how, when fighting began in the second war in Iraq, prices for US crude oil spiked […]

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