BP To Slash 10,000 Jobs As Coronavirus Creates Slump In Energy Markets

From The Daily Caller Varun Hukeri Reporter June 08, 2020 12:38 PM ET Oil and gas giant BP announced Monday that it will cut 10,000 jobs from its global workforce, citing the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the energy industry. In an email sent to BP staff, CEO Bernard Looney said that the…

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Excess costs of UK Weather Dependent Renewable Energy: 2020

Reposted from edmhdotme Summary These straightforward calculations are intended to answer the simple question: “roughly how much would it cost to generate the same amount of power as is produced by the present fleet of UK Weather Dependent Renewables, using conventional generation technologies, (Nuclear or Gas-firing) ? and how do those figures compare ?”. Accordingly…

How exactly do they plan to replace fossil fuels?

They want to ban coal, oil and gas. Exactly how will they replace them? Who wins? Who loses? Guest post by Paul Driessen Berkeley, CA, Takoma Park, MD and other cities; California, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and other states; Germany, England and other countries; the European Union – all plan to banish oil, natural gas…

Virginia’s ‘Clean Economy Act’ will have dirty results

850-foot-tall turbines, 3.5 times DC covered with solar panels, mining, child labor, pricey power Paul Driessen Largely with party-line, urban-vs-rural votes, Virginia’s legislature is poised to enact a Clean Economy Act that would eliminate coal-based electricity generation, prevent construction of new gas-fired power plants – and replace reliable, affordable fossil energy with wind, solar and…

Deceptive rhetoric at Davos could bring disaster

There is nothing ‘cohesive’ or ‘sustainable’ about ‘solutions’ demanded by WEF ‘stakeholders’ Paul Driessen The World Economic Forum conference in Davos, Switzerland is billed as the globe’s most prestigious annual gathering of movers and shakers. Its mission is to “improve the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society…

California energy policies are fueling the housing crisis and homelessness

By Ronald Stein Founder and Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure of PTS Advance, headquartered in Irvine, California California’s green crusade direction and actions are increasing the costs of electricity and fuels which guarantees growth of the homeless, poverty, and welfare populations, and further fuels (no pun intended) the housing affordability crisis. It’s scary that our…

The Singapore Merlion at the Bay

Can Singapore really transit to a post-oil economy?

Published by Straits Times (Singapore) on 10 January 2020 By Tilak Doshi and Euston Quah Some commentators have called for more drastic action from Singapore’s policymakers to “mitigate”, or reduce, the effects of climate change. One academic, for example, wrote pointedly: “We can continue to reject plastic straws, but to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas…

The dangerous winds of trying to prevent climate change

Inconvenient facts show why wind energy is not renewable, sustainable or climate-friendly Duggan Flanakin Wind turbines continue to be the most controversial of so-called “renewable” energy sources worldwide. But, you say, wind is surely renewable. It blows intermittently, but it’s natural, free, renewable and climate-friendly. That’s certainly what we hear, almost constantly. However, while the…

Some Facts About Energy

By Wallace Manheimer The industrial age, namely using coal, oil and gas to generate power instead of human and animal muscle, and wind and solar have lifted billions out of poverty. Before the industrial age, civilization was a thin veneer on top of a vast mound of human misery, that civilization maintained by such things…