Media ‘Green War’ Breaks Out

It is the business of the Fourth Estate to be sceptical. Sceptical, that is, of government, of political agendas and of vested interests. While that scepticism still applies to Big Corporate, Big Oil et al., the mainstream media (MSM) has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to Big Green – and the huge amount of government largesse it receives. ...

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Why is Obama Lying on Climate Change?

President Obama frequently states, as he did on May 29 at a Chicago fundraiser: “We also know that the climate is warming faster than anybody anticipated five or 10 years ago.” His Climate Action Plan is based on this belief. But, is it correct? ...

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UK Shale Gas, Tax Breaks and Coalition Tensions

UK Shale Gas, Tax Breaks and Coalition Tensions

On July 19 the UK Government finally fired the “tax break” gun that is likely to attract significant private investment and massively boost the tantalising economic prospect of extracting the bonanza of shale gas that the British Geological Survey (BGS) says may well sit beneath Britain’s green and pleasant land. ...

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Could Natural Gas Fuel a Trucking Revolution?

Could Natural Gas Fuel a Trucking Revolution?

The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its latest Medium-Term Gas Market Report in St. Petersburg, Russia last month. Although the IEA sees the growth of gas in the power sector slowing, they also cite its emergence as "a significant transportation fuel." What really caught my eye was their projection that gas over the next five years would have "a bigger impact on oil demand than biofuels and elect ...

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Chinese Oil Companies Move Up on Fortune Global 500

For almost 15 years we have been beating the drum of the importance of the oil business for the world, a far cry from peak oil and the cacophony of climate change nonsense. Chinese demand for oil and gas has provided and continues to provide an additional accent. It is moving towards the domination of the oil business and commerce. Chinese oil companies have obliged and filled a void in that country and the ...

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Green Hypocrisy, Moonbats and Other Tales

“We need to know who funds these think-tank lobbyists” bleated the Guardianistas headline. Sub-titled “The battle for democracy is becoming a fight against backroom billionaires seeking to shape politics to their own interests”, it was George ‘Moonbat’ Monbiot in full high dudgeon mode. ...

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Natural Gas Liquids: A Revolution Within the US Shale Boom

While it is no longer unexpected news that the U.S. is in the middle of an unconventional oil and gas boom, thanks to fracking technology and horizontal drilling that has opened up previously unrecoverable shale oil and natural gas deposits, what is largely still unknown is that a revolution is underway within the shale boom itself. It’s the development of natural gas liquids (NGLs). ...

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Hydropower and Geothermal Status Update 2013

This is the 2nd installment in a series that looks at the recently released 2013 BP Statistical Review of World Energy. The previous post – Renewable Energy Status Update 2013 – focused mainly on wind and solar power. This post delves into hydropower and geothermal power. Some of the BP data is supplemented by REN21′s recently-released 2013 Renewables Global Status Report (GSR). (Disclosure: I have been a r ...

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