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‘It’s Absurd’: New Gas Import Terminal for One of World’s Biggest Gas Exporters

August 14th, 2017

The Guardian: As Australia ramps up to become one of the world’s biggest gas exporters, skyrocketing local gas prices are driving one company to build a new gas import terminal, highlighting an apparently absurd situation for local gas users. On Thursday AGL announced it had come closer to realising its plans to build a $250m […]

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El Sueño Europeo de Captura de Carbono se Desvanece Tras el Fracaso de Engie y Uniper en Holanda

August 14th, 2017

El Periodico de la Energia: El colapso del proyecto holandés de “carbón limpio” ha puesto fin a las perspectivas a corto plazo sobre la captura y almacenamiento de carbono (CCS) en la generación eléctrica europea.  Esto obliga a los que partidarios de esta tecnología a tener que recurrir a aplicaciones industriales más pequeñas. Y aunque […]

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Editorial: Countering Trump’s Fiction

August 11th, 2017

Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colo.): As the Washington Post reported in March, at least six plants that relied on coal have closed or announced they will close since Trump’s victory in November, including the main plant at the Navajo Generating Station in Arizona, the largest in the West. Another 40 are projected to close during […]

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On the Blogs: The Oil Sector Has a Jobs Problem Too

August 11th, 2017

ThinkProgress: After six months of regulatory rollback, Trump has done almost nothing that will create jobs on oil fields or offshore rigs. That’s because low oil prices, not environmental protections, are stunting job growth, and Trump’s push to nix federal regulations and expand drilling will only make oil cheaper. Foreign producers have flooded the market, […]

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On the Blogs: Coal Use Trends Continue to Drive Doubts on Adani Project in Australia

August 10th, 2017

Macrobusiness Australia: The justification behind the proposed $1 billion concessional loan from Australian taxpayers to Adani to build the Carmichael coal project has taken another hit today with reports that India’s appetite for coal is waning. From The Australian: “In the last two years, coal consumption has slowed to its lowest level in two decades, […]

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The Carbon-Capture Dream Is Dying

August 9th, 2017

Energy Collective: The collapse of a Dutch “clean coal” power project has ended near-term prospects for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in European power generation. That leaves proponents of the technology having to turn instead to smaller, industrial applications, writes energy analyst and consultant Gerard Wynn. But while CCS may make sense on a more […]

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Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands

August 9th, 2017

New York Times: The Trump administration is wading into one of the oldest and most contentious debates in the West by encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government. It is part of an aggressive push to both invigorate the struggling American coal industry and more broadly exploit commercial opportunities on public […]

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The End of the World’s Most Generous Tax Regime?

August 9th, 2017

UNESCO.org: In addition to the tax rebate, government policy has been fostering new technology-based industries in other ways. In 2009, the government removed the ceiling on royalty payments and fees for technical expertise, the two major payments made by companies to import technology through licensing agreements. Quantitative restrictions on technology imports had been removed even […]

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U.S. Interior Department Rescinds Coal Valuation Rule

August 9th, 2017

Reuters: The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Monday it has rescinded an Obama-era rule that reformed how energy companies value sales of oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and tribal land to protect taxpayers because it caused “confusion and uncertainty” for energy companies. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the department’s newly formed […]

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Technology, Renewables, and Efficiency Gains Drive Shift in India’s ‘Wild Energy Market’

August 9th, 2017

Associated Press: Within the wild energy market of the world’s second-most populous nation, predictions are proving tricky. India had been projected to become a carbon-belching behemoth, fueled by thermal power plants demanding ever more coal for decades to come. Now, some analysts are saying that may not happen. In the last two years, coal consumption […]

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