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BOEM rejects Atlantic G&G permits

Guest post by David Middleton BOEM rejects Atlantic G&G permits amidst industry criticism 01/06/2017 Offshore staff WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has denied six pending geophysical and geological permit applications to conduct airgun seismic surveys in the mid- and south planning areas of the Atlantic Ocean. The bureau…

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Nuclear Breakthrough Needed

Guest essay by David Archibald The good and the great are uneasy about the state of the world. They know that our current standard of civilisation has been made possible by cheap fossil fuels that will run out one day. And then what? Their experiments with solar panels, with mirrors, with windmills have been disappointing.…

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Energy and Society from now until 2040

By Andy May ExxonMobil released its 2017 Outlook for Energy, A View to 2040 in mid-December. David Middleton has written that the report reveals wind and solar will supply a whopping 4% of global energy by 2040! He also reports that wind and solar capacity will grow, but we will only be able to utilize…

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Wind and Solar to Provide 4% of Global Primary Energy by 2040!

Guest post by David Middleton They may need to nudge the Doomsday Clock a bit closer to midnight, if ExxonMobil’s 2017 Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040 turns out to be an accurate forecast. A few highlights: Even if we zero-in on electricity generation, wind and solar don’t fare much better… What about plug-in electric vehicles (PEV)?…

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Troubled Coal Policies

Guest essay by David Archibald The last remaining credible mainstream media organisation is the Wall Street Journal. But when an article in the WSJ begins by calling carbon dioxide “a dangerous greenhouse gas”, alarm bells go off because you know the writer is trying to conjure up a fantasy world for some nefarious purpose. What…

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: “We Need Nuclear Power”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, until recently a leading figure in the campaign to prosecute climate skeptics under RICO laws, now wants bipartisan support to fix the problems with Obama’s clean energy policies. To Slow Global Warming, We Need Nuclear Power By LAMAR ALEXANDER and SHELDON WHITEHOUSEDEC. 21, 2016 If 20 fire…

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Ouarzazate

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The BBC, that bastion of slanted reportage on all things green, has an article about a new solar power plant entitled “The Colossal African Solar Plant That Could Power Europe“. It’s full of all kinds of interesting information about the plant, located in Ouarzazate, Morocco. Man, how come Africa gets…