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Rick Perry highlights carbon capture’s role in reducing US emissions

Rick Perry highlights carbon capture’s role in reducing US emissions

Rick Perry, the US Energy Secretary, has hailed America’s use of clean technologies and spoken about their role in reducing carbon emissions. Speaking ahead of a President Trump’s expected announcement of plans to reduce regulations to boost US production of oil, natural gas and coal, Perry responded to criticism of […]

India, China, US increase coal production in 2017

India, China, US increase coal production in 2017

Three of the world’s largest coal users – India, China and the United States – have all increased their coal output in 2017. Mining data for those three countries shows that by the end of May production is up 121 million tons, or 6%, compared to the same period the […]

Labour to bring a forward a permanent fracking ban in Scotland

Labour to bring a forward a permanent fracking ban in Scotland

The Scottish Labour Party has said it will bring in a bill to ban fracking in Scotland. There is currently a moratorium in place against the practice but Scottish ministers have not yet decided whether it will be permanent. Labour’s environment spokesperson Claudia Beamish will announce that she will press […]

Scientific advance heralds a new application for coal

Scientific advance heralds a new application for coal

In a boost for the coal sector, scientists in the US say they are getting closer to finding a way of extracting rare earth elements from coal waste. The 17 rare earth metals are fundamental to the manufacture of modern electronic devices, with applications in batteries, lasers, jets, mobile phones, […]

North sea oil and gas confidence rising

North sea oil and gas confidence rising

The north sea oil and gas industry is displaying rising confidence despite low oil prices. This growing confidence contrasts with that of small and medium businesses in general in the UK, which according to CYBG is at its lowest in three years. Scotland, in particular is ranked third bottom of […]

Narendra Modi pledges India – US energy cooperation

Narendra Modi pledges India – US energy cooperation

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, has written in the Wall Street Journal about a major partnership between the US and India over energy. The world’s largest economy and the fastest growing major economy have committed to cooperation to enhance their energy technologies including clean coal, gas nuclear and […]

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Trump to step up sales of natural gas

President Trump has launched plans to increase exports of US natural gas. The move is specifically targeted at Asia and in particular China. The White House is hopeful that this will trigger higher exports to China and will begin to address the $300 billion trade deficit that the US has […]