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Coal to play a part in Australia’s energy mix – Minister

Coal to play a part in Australia’s energy mix – Minister

The Australian energy minister has said high efficiency, low emission coal power has a role to play in Australia’s future energy mix. Josh Frydenberg, the minister, is in favour of a technology neutral approach to energy, saying: “Certainly existing and new coal does have a role to play in our […]

BRIDGWATER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12:  A mass of electricity pylons are seen from Hinkley Point nuclear power station near Bridgwater on November 12, 2013 in Somerset, England.  EDF, who last month announced it was to construct a new plant at Hinkley Point after reaching a deal with the U.K. government, said today that energy bills will rise by 3.9 percent on average.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Criticism of UK government energy review intensifies

A UK energy review has been criticised as “rushed”. A member of a panel which will assist the director, Professor Dieter Helm, has also criticised the review. The member of the panel said: “As I understand it, we are a sort of challenge panel, Dieter writes the report and we’re […]

A TV camera is seen outside the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna, Austria, May 25, 2017.  REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Overall OPEC production increase

Overall output from OPEC nations continues to rise. OPEC nations exempt from agreed production cuts have caused the overall level of production in the OPEC-14 to increase. The OPEC nations have agreed to cut production and subsequently agreed to extend production cuts. The aim of the cuts has been to […]

UK to support power projects in Iraq

UK to support power projects in Iraq

The UK is to support the construction of two 750 megawatt gas fired power stations in Iraq. This comes as news that Japan is set to lend Iraq $195 million to repair a power station. Instability in Iraq has led to severe energy shortages in an energy rich nation. Greg […]

US to work to ensure economic growth and energy security for developing countries

US to work to ensure economic growth and energy security for developing countries

Leaked documents from the office of the US secretary of state have said that “there are no plans” for the US to re-enter the Paris Agreement. The document also says that the US supports a “balanced approach to climate policy that reduces emissions while promoting economic growth and energy security.” […]

Coal to lead US electricity generation

Coal to lead US electricity generation

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has said that coal will be the leading source of US electricity for at least the next two years. The increased demand will see a boost to US coal production. The acting administrator of the EIA, Howard Gruenspecht, said: “U.S. coal production is getting […]

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US becomes net exporter of natural gas

The US has become a net exporter of natural gas. In three out of the first five months in 2017 the US was a net exporter of natural gas according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Since 1958 the US has been a net importer of natural gas. President Trump […]

Trondheim 30.08.2010 : Sintefs nye anlegg for CO2-fangst pΠTiller. Lars Hovdahl. Foto: Thor Nielsen

Norway invests in carbon capture

The Norweigan state owned carbon capture firm Gassnova has extended a €85 million grant for carbon capture research to the CO2 research centre at Mongstad. The Mongstad centre is a joint venture between Gassnova, Statoil, Shell and Sasol. The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) said: “Making carbon capture work is important […]