UK govt funds hydrogen plane project 

UK govt funds hydrogen plane project 

A research scheme, called HyFlyer, aimed at cutting the aviation industry’s carbon emissions by using hydrogen fuel cells, is due to make its first flight next year.  ZeroAvia, a California-based hydrogen fuel company, said it would test in the UK after receiving a £2.7-million government grant.  The startup said it would initially be testing zero-emissions […]

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German city highlights benefits of green policies 

German city highlights benefits of green policies 

The German city of Freiburg over more than 30 years has cut emissions by investing in renewable energy, imposing strict building standards, constructing a low-emissions neighbourhood and by building bike lanes and tram lines.  Cars have also been banned from the centre of the Black Forest city. Rian van Staden of the Global 100-per-cent Renewable Energy […]

By Energy Reporters |
Crude prices fall despite Saudi oil chaos 

Crude prices fall despite Saudi oil chaos 

The international benchmark Brent crude oil price fell slightly as investors weighed up the implications of Saturday’s major attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure.  Saudi Aramco says it is pushing ahead with its initial public offering (IPO) plans this week, amid doubts about when output will be restored. The state-owned oil group is due to […]

By Energy Reporters |
Book Review: ‘Coal and (America’s Grappling with) Empire’

Book Review: ‘Coal and (America’s Grappling with) Empire’

“The supposed security need for distant American coaling stations in the late nineteenth century did not play a significant role in catalyzing the emergence of an American island empire around 1898. Instead, the reverse happened: the establishment of that empire created entirely unprecedented demands for coal and coaling stations because Americans suddenly needed ways to […]

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Experts
Production
Drone Attacks Against Saudi Oil Will Test Long Held Assumptions

Drone Attacks Against Saudi Oil Will Test Long Held Assumptions

On Saturday, ten drones attacked Saudi Arabia’s largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq and the Khurais oilfield. The coordinated attacks originated from Yemen, where Iran backs Houthi rebels and supplies them with lethal aerial hardware. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo swiftly blamed Iran, saying there was “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.” The […]

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Transmission
Ukraine, Poland and US sign LNG deal 

Ukraine, Poland and US sign LNG deal 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stressed the importance of the country’s energy independence during Second World War commemorations in Poland.  The president met his counterparts from Poland, Georgia and Lithuania, and US Vice President Mike Pence and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. Russian President Vladimir Putin was not invited because of the 2014 invasion of […]

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Storage
Tesla research claims lifespan breakthrough 

Tesla research claims lifespan breakthrough 

Tesla-funded researchers claim to have created batteries that could last 10 years longer than other cells.  Researchers at Dalhousie University in Canada tested a new lithium-ion cell battery that they said could last around 20 years or a lifespan of 1 million miles, according to an article published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.  […]

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Consumption
Crude prices fall despite Saudi oil chaos 

Crude prices fall despite Saudi oil chaos 

The international benchmark Brent crude oil price fell slightly as investors weighed up the implications of Saturday’s major attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure.  Saudi Aramco says it is pushing ahead with its initial public offering (IPO) plans this week, amid doubts about when output will be restored. The state-owned oil group is due to […]

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Policy
German city highlights benefits of green policies 

German city highlights benefits of green policies 

The German city of Freiburg over more than 30 years has cut emissions by investing in renewable energy, imposing strict building standards, constructing a low-emissions neighbourhood and by building bike lanes and tram lines.  Cars have also been banned from the centre of the Black Forest city. Rian van Staden of the Global 100-per-cent Renewable Energy […]

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Environment
Greenpeace blocks Poland’s coal imports at Gdansk 

Greenpeace blocks Poland’s coal imports at Gdansk 

Greenpeace says its activists climbed cranes at the Polish port of Gdansk to block the unloading of imported coal, calling on Poland’s government to back renewable energy. The Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior earlier failed to prevent the cargo vessel, Indian Goodwill, from delivering the coal from Mozambique to the port. Polish customs officers boarded the […]

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Industry
EDF admits to reactor welding issues in France 

EDF admits to reactor welding issues in France 

The French state-run electricity provider EDF has admitted to possible weaknesses with components, including improper welding, used in reactors in France. Shares slumped in EDF, which said Framatome, a company partially owned by EDF that supplies atomic equipment, had reported the issues. The French Nuclear Safety Authority said around 20 reactors built after 2008 might […]

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Opinion

Book Review: ‘Coal and (America’s Grappling with) Empire’

Opinion

“The supposed security need for distant American coaling stations in the late nineteenth century did not play a significant role in catalyzing the emergence of an American island empire around 1898. Instead, the reverse happened: the establishment of that empire created entirely unprecedented demands for coal and coaling stations because Americans suddenly needed ways to […]

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Drone Attacks Against Saudi Oil Will Test Long Held Assumptions

Opinion

On Saturday, ten drones attacked Saudi Arabia’s largest oil processing facility at Abqaiq and the Khurais oilfield. The coordinated attacks originated from Yemen, where Iran backs Houthi rebels and supplies them with lethal aerial hardware. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo swiftly blamed Iran, saying there was “no evidence the attacks came from Yemen.” The […]

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