• Germany’s Green Energy Shift Is More Fizzle Than Sizzle

    • Date: 27/03/18
    • Politico

    Germany’s enormously expensive Energiewende green energy transformation is sputtering. The numbers tell the story. Despite spending about €150 billion and years of political effort to scrap nuclear and fossil fuels and switch to renewables like wind and solar, Germany is expected to fall short on pretty much all its national and EU emission reduction and clean energy targets for 2020.   […]

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  • Is EPA’s Scott Pruitt Planning A Final Blow To Obama’s Climate Agenda?

    • Date: 21/03/18
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    It was “absolutely false” the White House shot down plans for a public debate on global warming science, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday. The concept of a “red team, blue team exercise” had “evolved” since he first proposed it last year, Pruitt said. “Don’t believe everything you read,” Pruitt told The Daily Caller […]

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  • Hail Shale: Germany Looks To LNG to Cut Germany’s Dependence on Russian Gas

    • Date: 19/03/18
    • Bloomberg

    Angela Merkel’s government is seeking to build a liquefied natural gas industry in Germany basically from scratch to reduce the nation’s dependence on supplies arriving by pipeline from Russia and Norway. With gas reservoirs depleting from the U.K. to the Netherlands, Germany is becoming increasingly reliant on Russia for its energy needs at a time when political […]

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  • Green No More: Climate & Environment Only A Side Issue For Germany’s New Coalition Govt – Report

    • Date: 19/03/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    In their third grand coalition, Germany’s governing parties CDU/CSU and SPD are showing less interest in environmental protection than ever before, Veit Medick, Ralf Neukirch, Michael Sauga and Gerald Traufetter write in Der Spiegel. The coalition agreement has been a “document of cowardice” as it scraps the 2020 climate target and postpones the coal exit indefinitely, and the parties’ protection of carmakers points in […]

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  • Australia’s Liberals Win State Election In Blow For Renewables Lobby

    • Date: 18/03/18
    • Reuters

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s governing Liberal party has won a tight regional election in South Australia, a victory that could deal a blow to national renewable energy plans. Saturday’s poll pitted the conservative Liberals against the state’s ruling center-left Labor party, while independent Nick Xenophon’s new party SA Best failed to win the balance-of-power and […]

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  • Russian Agents Attempted to ‘Influence’ and ‘Directly Undermine’ U.S. Shale Gas, House Report Finds

    • Date: 17/03/18
    • Erin Mundahl, Inside Sources

    For months, House Committees and a Special Counsel have been investigating Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Even as these investigations continue to make headlines, interference in American energy markets, which was likely even more successful, has received relatively little attention. According to new findings from the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology, […]

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  • Evidence Mounts Of Full-Scale Russian Campaign To Undermine American Energy

    • Date: 16/03/18
    • Michael Bastasch. Daily Caller

    The U.S. government for the first time ever blamed Russia for hacking into American energy infrastructure. The Trump administration action comes a little over two weeks after a House committee detailed Russian attempts to influence energy markets. U.S. officials said a “multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors” that began in March 2016, possibly […]

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  • US Shale Cargo Turns Towards UK As Spat With Russia Rumbles

    • Date: 15/03/18
    • Financial Times

    The first tanker of liquefied natural gas to depart a new facility on the US east coast has changed course mid-Atlantic and is heading for the UK, the day after questions were raised in Westminster about rising UK imports of Russian LNG. The Gemmata LNG tanker, which left the newly opened Cove Point terminal in […]

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