• Failing Wind Farms Were A Factor Of South Australia Blackout, AEMO Report Confirms

    • Date: 13/12/16
    • Charis Chang, News.com.au

    A NEW report has shed more light on how the blackout in South Australia occurred and why wind power disconnected from the electricity network. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released its third report today with its preliminary conclusions on the causes of the “Black System” that plunged the entire state into darkness at 4.18pm […]

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  • Trump Team’s Memo Hints at Broad Shake-Up of U.S. Energy Policy

    • Date: 09/12/16
    • Catherine Traywick and Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bllomberg

    Advisers to President-elect Donald Trump are developing plans to reshape Energy Department programs, help keep aging nuclear plants online and identify staff who played a role in promoting President Barack Obama’s climate agenda. The transition team has asked the agency to list employees and contractors who attended United Nations climate meetings, along with those who helped develop […]

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  • Trump Picks Climate Sceptic To Head Environment Agency

    • Date: 08/12/16
    • Barney Jopson, Financial Times

    Donald Trump has signalled his intent to undo Barack Obama’s efforts to curb climate change by choosing as his chief environmental regulator a conservative state law enforcer who is battling to overturn the president’s legacy. Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney-general, has been selected to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, as the president-elect turns to a man who, like […]

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  • Trump Picks Prominent Climate Sceptic As EPA Chief

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • David Malakoff, Science News

    President-elect Donald Trump is poised to name Scott Pruitt, a prominent skeptic of climate science and an ardent foe of government action on climate change, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to media reports. Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma, has been a leading architect of legal opposition to President Barack Obama’s climate […]

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  • Al Gore Reaches Out To Donald Trump Hoping To Convert Him

    • Date: 05/12/16
    • Michael Bender, The Wall Street Journal

    One month after saying that Donald Trump “would take us toward a climate catastrophe,” former Vice President Al Gore met with the newly elected Republican on Monday in New York as he tries to extend an olive branch on his top issue. Mr. Gore met with Mr. Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is […]

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  • Industry Warning: Unreliable Wind Energy Threatens South Australian Economy

    • Date: 05/12/16
    • Michael Owen and Greg Brown, The Australian

    Some of the biggest employers and most intensive energy users in the country are so concerned about unreliable power supply in the southern states they are ­reconsidering investment, in a move that would have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of jobs. The warning comes as the Alcoa aluminium plant in Portland faces increased […]

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  • Europe’s Green Energy Policy Is A Disaster For The Environment

    • Date: 03/12/16
    • Michael Le Page, New Scientist

    The European Union’s proposals for revising its renewable energy policies are greenwashing and don’t solve the serious flaws, say environmental groups. The EU gets 65 per cent of its renewable energy from biofuels – mainly wood – but it is failing to ensure this bioenergy comes from sustainable sources, and results in less emissions than […]

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  • OPEC Cuts Output, US Shale Industry Rejoices

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • The American Interest

    While OPEC — and in particular Saudi Arabia — bites the bullet and cuts oil production, producers around the world stand to benefit from a bump in prices. In the U.S., this should mean a corresponding rise in output as more shale plays become profitable. For the first time in eight years, the Organization of […]

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