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Blowout week 164

In this week’s blowout, Scott Pruit to lead the EPA, Tony Blairs intervention strengths the Nationalists hand, OPEC preparing to cut more, shale drillers on a roll, conventional oil discoveries dry up, coal power closure in the USA, Ukraine short of coal, Drax underperforms, China to cut coal production, Toshiba’s nuclear woes, Oroville Dam damaged by floods, hydro power more dangerous than gas, Belgium buys electric busses, BBC to track carbon instead of making decent programs, New Zealand bucks the global warming trend, Winter cold a hazard for Europeans. Continue reading

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Blowout week 154

This week we kick off with the controversial appointment of Scott Pruitt to head the US Environment Protection Agency. Else where in the news non-OPEC exporters agree to cut production by 500,000 bpd; Glencore and Qatar buys a stake in Rosneft; Shell moves into Iran; National Grid sells a majority stake in the UK gas transmission system and 9 Yak herders are killed by an avalanche in Tibet to join the lengthening list of those killed by climate change. Continue reading

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