Gas Shortages Give New York an Early Taste of the Green New Deal

From The GWPF Date: 2/16/19 The state is dependent on imports even though it sits atop the abundant Marcellus Shale. The combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—sometimes known as the “shale revolution”—has enabled Texas, Pennsylvania and other states to produce record quantities of natural gas, some of which is being frozen, loaded onto giant…

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FRACK’S LACKING BACKING

From The Sun Theresa May has been urged to back fracking as company says it has found ’30 years worth of gas’ in East Midlands Chemical giant Ineos claims the gas field in Nottinghamshire is the richest in UK history Exclusive By Steve Hawkes, Deputy Political Editor |15th February 2019, 1:43 am Updated: 15th February…

Matt Ridley: Britain’s Energy Policy Keeps Picking Losers

From The GWPF Matt Ridley, The Times The liberalised energy markets introduced by Nigel Lawson in 1982, embraced by the Blair government and emulated across Europe, delivered both affordability and reliability. But they were abandoned. All three parties share the blame for Britain’s policy fiasco. Shortly before parliament broke up this month, there was a…

OPEC's Existential Sucker Punch

Date: 30/07/17 Bloomberg You wait decades for an existential crisis, then two come along at once. At least that’s how it must feel for OPEC’s beleaguered ministers. In the short term the market for their oil is being eroded by rising production outside their control. Looking further ahead, oil demand itself is under threat from…

With OPEC Weakening, World Energy Now Pits Russia Versus U.S.

From Forbes Kenneth Rapoza , Contributor I cover business and investing in emerging markets. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. OPEC is no longer in control of oil prices. Russia is. And Russia no longer is the dominant force of natural gas. The United States is. The battle for markets of cleaner and…

Wednesday wit – cartoon by Josh

Josh writes: Last Sunday Christopher Booker wrote a brilliant article “Why are greens so keen to destroy the world’s wildlife?” He says: When Professor David MacKay stepped down as chief scientific adviser to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) last year, he produced a report comparing the environmental impact of a fracking site to that of…