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Will the U.S And The European Union Get Sucked Into the Russian-Ukrainian Natural Gas Conflict?

August 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

The internal conflicts now occurring inside the United States are diverting attention away from a pesky problem — Russia’s belligerence toward Ukraine and how it is using its leverage to squeeze financially its former ally. The two countries have been […]


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Off-Grid Solar Power Is Making Africa’s Emerging Economies A Little Brighter

August 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Things around the world are looking a little bit brighter thanks to off-grid solar technologies. They are, for example, allowing those in Nigeria and the Ivory Coast to get clean electricity for notably less than keeping a generator on hand […]


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Saudi Arabia is dramatically changing its oil exports to China and the US

August 15, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Saudi Arabia has seriously ramped up its oil exports to China in recent months. How dramatic is the change? Take a look at this graph, which uses data from oil tanker tracking firm TankerTrackers.com. The Saudi Kingdom’s crude shipments to […]


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Net zero carbon emissions ‘impossible’ without hydrogen says UK energy alliance

August 15, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The UK’s North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) is calling for government investment in hydrogen projects to meet ambitious carbon reductions targets in Britain. Earlier this year the UK government enshrined in law a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions […]


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Spain now has 900 unmanned petrol stations

August 13, 2019

Via: PetrolPlaza

Out of the 11,646 petrol stations in Spain, only 882 are fully unmmaned, accounting for 7.5% of the total. According to the latest study by the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC), it would be advisable for both the […]


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China, US lock horns over Trump-era solar tariffs

July 24, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A meeting this week of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has once again laid bare the animosity between China and the US over solar tariffs, with yet another formal dispute now possible. Beijing used a session of the WTO’s dispute […]


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Iran Claims It Seized Oil Tanker, And Oil Prices Surge. But Is It True?

July 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, driving up oil prices and further escalating regional tensions, especially following two tanker attacks occurring off the country’s coast since May and a cessation […]


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Renewable Energy Provides Growing Source Of Skilled Jobs For Africa And Asia

July 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

The 100 million youth entering the African labor market will be unemployed by 2030 if current trends continue , according to the African Development Bank. In India, unemployment is also at record highs. Youth comprise more than 10% of the […]


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GE Renewable Energy wins order for 138 MW windfarm in Turkey

July 10, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

A 138 MW windfarm in Turkey is to be powered by 27 turbines from GE Renewable Energy. The Saros windfarm will be operated by Turkish energy company Borusan EnBW Enerji which is investing $190m in the project. Borusan EnBW Enerji […]


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UK commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

June 27, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

This comes after legislation was passed in the upper house of parliament, the House of Lords, last night and the House of Commons, the lower house, on 24 June. Energy and Clean Growth Minister Chris Skidmore signed the order paper […]


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Brexit Threatens Europe’s Carbon Price Rebound

June 25, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Changes to the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) this year have breathed new life into the formerly lackluster scheme. But buoyant carbon pricing, which is credited with hastening the demise of coal plants, is endangered by Brexit. If the […]


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Australia finds more gas for home and abroad

June 18, 2019

Via: Petroleum Economist

The relatively surprising find, announced by Australian independent Santos in April, has the potential to support both LNG exports through the North West Shelf (NWS) project and domestic supply into the burgeoning Western Australian (WA) market. The gas column was […]


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EU Set To Approve Plan For Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

June 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Though a plan to decarbonize the European Union looked to be in trouble last week, developments in recent days combined with political paralysis in choosing the EU’s top jobs means EU governments may take a surprise decision to endorse a […]


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Trump’s hard-line approach to Iran is a ‘strategic mistake,’ former US energy secretary says

June 6, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The increasingly hard-line approach toward Iran taken by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is a “strategic mistake,” a former U.S. Energy Secretary said Thursday. At the Ecosperity Conference in Singapore, Ernest J. Moniz — who is currently the CEO of […]


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Indian solar pipeline at all-time high in Q1 2019

June 5, 2019

Via: PV Resources

India had its highest ever capacity of solar projects allocated or at various stages of development by the end of Q1 this year, suggesting a significant pick-up in installation activity over the next two years, according to a report from […]