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Canadian renewables see consecutive investment fall

Canadian renewables see consecutive investment fall

Investments in Canadian clean energy plummeted for a second consecutive year in 2016, despite a federal government commitment to green technology. According to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), levels of new finance in the country’s renewables industry, which includes solar and wind, dropped by 46 per cent to […]

UK government vows to support oil and gas industry during Brexit

UK government vows to support oil and gas industry during Brexit

The UK government has moved to reassure the oil and gas industry that the “crucial sector” will be supported throughout the country’s imminent negotiations to leave the European Union. Writing in Energy Voice, David Jones, Minister of State for Exiting the European Union, revealed that the government has “been engaging […]

US coal industry showing signs of recovery under Donald Trump

US coal industry showing signs of recovery under Donald Trump

Energy experts believe that data revealing US coal output has risen by 15 per cent since 2016 could be the first sign of the industry’s recovery under President Trump. The US coal industry, which has shrunk by around 86 per cent since the late-1970s, was buoyed by Trump placing the […]

SSE becomes sixth energy company to hike prices

SSE becomes sixth energy company to hike prices

The UK’s second-largest energy company has announced it will raise prices for the first time in three and a half years because of green subsidies. SSE announced that its 2.8 million customers would all pay 14.9% more this year adding around £70 to household bills. The company has placed the […]

Industry and environmentalists come together in call for carbon capture

Industry and environmentalists come together in call for carbon capture

Energy companies and environmentalists have joined forces for the first time to call on governments to unleash the potential of carbon capture and storage (CCS). The heads of the world’s largest oil, gas and coal companies announced at a conference in Houston they would invest heavily in the technology in […]

Experts warn of dire energy security despite cut in emissions

Experts warn of dire energy security despite cut in emissions

An analysis by Carbon Brief showing that the UK has cut emissions comes as experts warn that Britain’s renewables policies are harming energy security. Carbon Brief’s analysis celebrating the reduction in UK emissions comes only a week after an influential House of Lords committee called for a commission to shed […]

North Sea oil ‘coming up for air’ after difficult years

North Sea oil ‘coming up for air’ after difficult years

The North Sea oil industry is finally “coming up for air” after a tough two years, according to a leading offshore industry association. Oil & Gas UK (OGUK), whose membership includes over 500 UK offshore oil and gas companies, reported that UK production output increased by 16% while operating costs […]

American solar industry facing slowdown

American solar industry facing slowdown

The US solar industry faces a slowdown as experts warn the market is unlikely to recover for the next 4 years. An industry report released last week revealed that the effects of slowing demand for both residential and large-scale systems, falling panel prices, and concerns about looming federal tax reform […]