• 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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  • Fritz Vahrenholt: German Opposition To Wind Farms Is Growing

    • Date: 14/03/18
    • Welt Am Sonntag

    Fritz Vahrenholt, Hamburg’s former environmental senator, was one of the pioneers of Germany’s Energiewende. Today, he finds its implementation miserable and believes that the new federal government urgently needs to change course in response to growing public resistance against more and more wind turbines. Fritz Vahrenholt in the offices of the German Wildlife Foundation in […]

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  • Trump Nominates Climate Sceptic As New US Secretary Of State

    • Date: 13/03/18
    • Megan Darby, Climate Home News

    Donald Trump has chosen Mike Pompeo, ally of the Koch brothers and critic of the Paris climate agreement, to replace Rex Tillerson as foreign affairs chief Mike Pompeo (left) and Rex Tillerson (Photos: Gage Skidmore and Deposit Photos) President Donald Trump nominated Mike Pompeo as US secretary of state on Tuesday, to replace Rex Tillerson. […]

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