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Trump administration’s energy policy to revive coal industry

Trump administration’s energy policy to revive coal industry

Within an hour of U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the new administration revealed its energy policy on the White House website. At the policy’s forefront are the revival of the coal industry and a clear focus on the oil and gas industries. The Obama administration’s 2013 Climate Action Plan, meanwhile, […]

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Saudi signals technology to make fossil fuels sustainable

Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Khaled Al-Falih has used his speech to the Abu Dhabi 2017 Sustainability Conference to declare that the oil-rich country will invest in carbon capture and storage technology. The Minister said technology such as carbon capture and storage was key to improving fossil fuels saying “technology is […]

Leading British scientist calls for carbon capture

Leading British scientist calls for carbon capture

One of the heads of the British Geographical Survey (BGS) has called for the UK to support carbon capture and storage. Head of science and technology at BGS, Professor Michael Stephenson said the technology was a cost effective way to reduce emissions from carbon intensive industries. Professor Stephenson said the […]

Australian PM backs clean coal technology to reach emission targets

Australian PM backs clean coal technology to reach emission targets

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has backed the use of new coal technology to cut the country’s emissions and meet its Paris agreement obligations. Mr Turnbull said: “We are the biggest coal exporter in the world. If anybody — if any country — has a vested interest in demonstrating that […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with Iran President Hassan Rouhani during the Caspian Sea Summit on September 29, 2014 in Astrakhan, Russia.

Unlikely partners aim to supply gas to India

Russian energy giant Gazprom has announced it is interested in several gas projects in Iran, one of which would involve the delivery of pipeline gas to India. Alexander Medvedev, the Deputy Chairman of Gazprom, revealed that the government-controlled company would be looking at a number of gas projects in the […]

Indonesia capitalises on coal price recovery

Indonesia capitalises on coal price recovery

Indonesia will exceed its coal production target for the third consecutive year as the country’s mining industry capitalises on the recovery in global prices. According to energy ministry forecasts, the world’s biggest coal exporter will produce around 489 million metric tons this year – 18 percent above the government-mandated target […]

Dutch cabinet in crisis over coal closure plans

Dutch cabinet in crisis over coal closure plans

The Dutch Government is at a stalemate over a proposed plan to close the country’s five remaining coal-fired power plants. The dispute is between environment minister Sharon Dijksma who is in favour of the plan and Economic Affairs Minister Henk Kamp who says the plan is too expensive. Newspaper Financieele […]

West Virginia billionaire businessman Jim Justice announced his run for governor of West Virginia as a Democrat in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., on May 11, 2015.

Energy magnate takes office as West Virginia Governor

West Virginia’s new Governor, billionaire Jim Justice has taken a midnight oath of office after winning office after a campaign based on job creation. At his inauguration speech, he pledged to detail further plans during his State of the State speech on February 8th. He told those gathered outside the […]