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Energy Crunch - a solar future?

Solar power could replace coal as the world's biggest source of electricity by 2050. That's according to a new report this week from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Scots lost out in UK oil and gas endgame

Those 24 Gboe (oil and gas) hotly debated during the independence campaign appear to be largely exagerated because half of that includes additional and yet-to-find resources the development of which is uncertain.

Energy Crunch: What next for Scottish energy?

 So it’s a no. Months of debate are finally over. But what’s the future for Scottish energy?

The Real Reasons behind the Nuclear Failure and what that means for Renewables

What are the lessons from the failed nuclear energy revolution?

The Vanity Costs of Burning Coal in Arizona

Arizona, the sunniest state in the U.S., is 3.2% solar and 40-50% coal...what?!  It's a shining example of how broken the electricity system is...

Returns on Divestments?

I believe we’re at a point where renewables are going to continue becoming more affordable while fossil fuels continue to get more expensive, and more risky.

Export Delusions: Why the rush to export natural gas is a fool’s errand

LNG exports have become a hot-button issue and enmeshed with the fate of an energy efficiency bill and a vote on approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Behind the rise of Boko Haram - ecological disaster, oil crisis, spy games

Condemnations have rightly been forthcoming from a whole range of senior figures from celebrities to government officials, less attention has been paid to the roots of the crisis.

Asian Century sails into troubled waters in the South China Sea

The focus of this post is not the legal situation but the underlying cause for this conflict: Vietnamese oil production has peaked and Chinese oil production is not growing commensurate with demand.

Energy Crunch: The future's local?

The Tories’ announcement last week that a future Conservative government would cut off all further funding for onshore wind was a sure sign of low politics undermining sensible energy policy.

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