Energy

Oil remains close to late-2014 highs as ongoing supply cuts reduce inventories

Oil prices were firm near three-year highs reached earlier this week as OPEC-led supply cuts gradually drew down supplies.

Energy

Investing in companies looking at energy sustainability

Norm Boersma of Templeton Global Equity Group explains how his firm finds companies interested in sustainable energy solutions.

Energy

How the internet of things could impact power bills: CEO

Lei Zhang of Envision Energy says the company is working with firms on initiatives such as smart cities which rely on the internet of things to manage electricity.

Energy

Energy has been challenging for private equity, says Jeff Eaton

Jeff Eaton, Eaton Partners founder, talks private equity investments in the energy sector.

Energy

US crude takes aim at $70 a barrel as oil stockpiles fall, gasoline demand hits record

Oil hit three-year highs as falling crude stocks and strong gasoline demand boosted a market already on the rise.

Energy

Japan's renewable energy puzzle: solar push threatens environment

As the country rushes to cut carbon emissions by 26%, campaigners worry that forests and wildlife are being trampledThe tens of thousands of solar panels resting on the surface of the Yamakura dam reservoir have finally begun to earn their keep.This float

Energy

Oil near late-2014 highs as Saudi pushes for higher prices, US crude stocks decline

Oil prices on Thursday remained close to highs touched the previous day that were last seen in late 2014.

Energy

Labor states 'won't compromise' on renewable targets as energy fight looms

Victoria’s energy minister warns Canberra ‘we’ve got thresholds’ ahead of meeting on proposed national energy guarantee • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe Labor states will seek a watertight undertaking that their renewable en

Energy

China is getting better at fracking, the technology that sparked the US natural gas boom

China's shale gas output will double in two years as drillers fine tune homegrown techniques, Wood Mackenzie says.

Energy

Venezuela arrests two Chevron executives amid oil purge

Chevron said two of its executives were arrested in Venezuela, a rare move likely to spook foreign energy firms still operating in the OPEC nation stricken by hyperinflation, shortages and crime.

Energy

Balkan dam projects could result in loss of one in 10 European fish species

Exclusive: Plans for a network of hydropower plants in three countries would cause ‘chain reaction’ for endangered species, report warnsNearly one in 10 of Europe’s fish species will be pushed to the brink of extinction by a constellation of hydropo

Energy

Great Australian Bight deserves world heritage protection – Greens

Party announces it will campaign for application to be made to Unesco in bid to stop drillingThe Greens have launched a campaign to give the Great Australian Bight world heritage protection – but such a move would need the government’s support. The pa

Energy

Oil prices edge up on lower US crude inventories, global supply risks

Oil prices edged up, lifted by a reported fall in U.S. crude inventories and by the ongoing risk of supply disruptions.

Energy

Farm state senators tell EPA to stop giving big oil refiners a pass on biofuels rules

Bipartisan lawmakers are asking EPA to stop issuing waivers that allow refiners to avoid biofuel blending obligations.

Energy

Demand for cooling predicted to outstrip heating as Earth warms

Energy use for air conditioning, refrigeration and other cooling appliances expected to jump 90% on 2017 levelsA burgeoning middle class and a warming world will result in energy demand for cooling overtaking that for heating by the middle of the century,

Energy

National energy guarantee will 'lock in' poor climate outcomes, ACT says

ACT will push for improvements as federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg urges states and territories to get behind scheme• Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe Australian Capital Territory says the national energy guarantee will “lock

Energy

Don't believe the hype on natural gas. It's a fossil fuel just like coal | Fiona Stanley, Graeme Pearman & Richard Yin

The scale of growth of Australia’s natural gas industry is inconsistent with our Paris commitmentsAustralia is currently aggressively developing its natural gas resource. By the end of 2018, it is likely to overtake Qatar as the world’s largest liquif

Energy

Oil prices rise amid risk of supply disruptions

Oil prices rose on Tuesday amid worries there could be a high risk of disruptions to supply.

Energy

Northern Territory lifts fracking ban, opening up 700,000 sq km to gas exploration

First exploration fracking expected next year but national parks and conservation areas will be protectedThe Northern Territory government has lifted a ban on hydraulic fracturing of onshore gas that will open up more than half of the territory’s land m

Energy

Vistra Energy CEO: Coal is on its way out

Jim Cramer checks in with Vistra Energy CEO Curtis Morgan, who says coal is on its way out as his company looks for other renewable energy sources.

Energy

A look at the development of China's shale gas industry

Chinese state-owned firms are making headway on projects to boost shale gas output, but bottlenecks remain, says Tingyun Yang of Wood Mackenzie.

Energy

Coal is on its way out, says Vistra Energy CEO as company shuts down coal plants

Jim Cramer checks in with Vistra Energy CEO Curtis Morgan, whose company is moving away from coal to renewable energy.

Energy

Oil prices are likely to collapse later this year, Barclays forecasts

Geopolitical tensions will keep oil prices elevated for now, but they could be on track for a tumble, Barclays says.

Energy

Who’s defending Canada’s national interest? First Nations facing down a pipeline | Martin Lukacs

Justin Trudeau is bailing out a Texas oil billionaire. He should be bailing out Canada’s workers and the climate.Last Saturday, Indigenous leaders stood arm-in-arm in front of the gates of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline worksite in Burnaby, British Columbia

Energy

Labor states urged to reject 'woefully inadequate' emissions reduction target

Environment group says states must not rubber stamp Malcolm Turnbull’s government’s national energy guaranteeA key environment group is urging the Labor states not to rubber stamp the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee at Friday’s mee

Energy

Earnings expectations in key markets are 'too high': Strategist

Jonathan Garner of Morgan Stanley says the firm made the call out of tech last November and upgraded energy which has been a "reasonably successful call."

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