Energy

Plan to sell oil reserves evidence of growing swagger of U.S. energy industry ahead of OPEC meeting

The idea is being floated just as members of the OPEC members meet in Vienna on Thursday to discuss whether they will extend a six-month contract to reduce oil supplies

Donald Trump wants to sell half of America’s emergency stockpile of oil to cut the national debt

Critics said the move risks undercutting an essential safeguard created after the 1973 oil embargo to help the U.S. weather supply shocks

Oil is falling today on Trump’s plan to sell off half America’s oil stockpile, adding to global glut

A release of U.S. strategic reserves could jolt an already imbalanced oil market and undermine attempts by OPEC to end a persistent glut

Australian Conservation Foundation vows to pursue all avenues to stop Adani loan

Environmental group warns it will take legal action against Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility directors if funding granted for rail lineThe Australian Conservation Foundation has warned it will pursue all avenues,...

Snowy Hydro expansion could cost $1bn more than Turnbull said, senators told

Company managers tell Senate estimates the $2bn project announced by the PM has not counted a large cost factorThe expansion of the Snowy Hydro Scheme, touted by the prime minister as costing $2bn, will likely blow out to more...

Family, air quality and a strong business case: the coal executives defecting to green energy

They were the masters of the fossil fuels industry. Now three former top executives are building the clean energy economyAustralian clean energy activists might have recognised some strangely familiar faces joining their ranks of...

Electricity policy: What went wrong in Ontario

Adam White is president and CEO at Powerconsumer Inc. People strongly criticize electricity policy in Ontario (How Ontario can end the cycle of meddling in electricity markets, April 5, 2017). Failures...

Will coal seam gas save Narrabri, or destroy it? – video

In the first of a series of videos on critical issues confronting regional Australia, Gabrielle Chan investigates the proposed Narrabri gas project in New South Wales. The oil and gas company Santos proposes 850 wells in the...

CSG's last stand? In Narrabri everyone has a stake in the farming v mining fight

In the first of a series of investigations into issues facing regional Australia, we report on how locals in a north-western New South Wales town are bracing to learn the fate of the state’s last coal seam gas project Country...

India Launches Massive Push for Clean Power, Lighting, and Cars

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Vienna, Austria While President Trump wants to revive America’s coal industry, India is embracing renewables, LED lighting, electric cars, and more. India is in the midst of the “largest energy transformation...

Scientists researching earthquakes tap possible geothermal energy source

A University of Alberta geophysics professor and graduate student were among a group of researchers studying earthquakes in New Zealand in 2014 when they made a rare discovery. While trying to access the Alpine Fault along New...

Northern Wyoming coal company faces hearing over first proposed coal mine in decades

A five-day hearing begins Monday to decide whether a controversial new coal mine will be able to move forward in Sheridan County.

Government warned Australian energy market is at 'crisis point'

‘There is an acute danger of politicians panicking’ about energy demand and costs, Grattan Institute report warnsA new report has warned the Turnbull government the national electricity market is at “crisis point”, with rising...

New coalmines will worsen poverty and escalate climate change, report finds

Oxfam attacks Australia’s ‘climate policy paralysis’ and urges it to promise no new coalmines and end public subsidies New coalmines will leave more people in poverty, Oxfam has said in a new report, calling on Australia to...

Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy

One of the UK’s largest battery storage schemes, built next to a windfarm, will offer vital services to the National GridNestling alongside rows of conifers and wind turbines in a Welsh valley, a pioneering project will...