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Breaking Russia’s energy stranglehold

Europe cannot afford to have its foreign and domestic policies dictated by Putin’s blackmail Guest essay by Paul Driessen European Union nations want to impose tougher economic sanctions on Russia for invading Ukraine and providing the missiles that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. However, they are worried about biting the hand that feeds them…

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Study: Fracked shale gas impacts have positive and negative benefits, but there’s no reason not to make it part of the energy mix

From The University of Manchester: Fracking’s environmental impacts scrutinised Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new research. The UK holds enough shale gas to supply its entire…

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Offshore Wind power: Even Germany Can’t get it Right

Eric Worrall writes: According to Breitbart, Germany’s flagship Bard 1 offshore wind farm has turned into a bottomless money pit, with stakeholders frantically lawyering up, scrambling to pin the blame and ongoing money hemorrhage onto other parties. BARD Offshore 1 is a 400 megawatt (MW) North Sea offshore wind farm encompassing 80 5-megawatt turbines. Construction…

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Renewable Energy in perspective: Solar and Wind power

Guest essay by Ed Hoskins | Data for the USA, Germany and the UK since the year 2000. These notes quantify the progress and achievement of the massive movement to install renewable energy solutions for electricity generation in Western Nations. They only concern the two most significant new renewable energy sources ie. Solar and Wind-power.…

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A Universally Acceptable and Economical Energy Source?

Transatomic Power’s Molten Salt Nuclear Reactor | Kent Beuchert writes: Leslie Dewan and Mark Massie, as Doctoral candidates in the nuclear department at MIT, produced a modified design of a reactor technology that first appeared many decades ago : the molten salt reactor, originally designed, built and tested at Oak Ridge Tennessee during the 1950’s…