Energy

World’s newest great ape threatened by Chinese dam

The discovery of a new great ape species – the Tapanuli orangutan – has not stopped a Chinese state-run hydropower company from clearing forest for a planned dam. Conservationists fear this will be the beginning of the end for a species only known for

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Morrison denies Northern Territory's extra $260m is for lifting fracking ban

Treasurer says reason for funds top-up is fall in GST share, not hydraulic fracturing decision • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon The federal government has given the Northern Territory an extra $260m to compensate for i

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Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear deal

Winners of the world’s leading environmental award faced down Vladimir Putin and the country’s recently deposed leader, Jacob Zuma, to overturn a multibillion-dollar nuclear dealUnprecedented win for women in top global environment awardsTwo grassroot

Energy

Oil prices dip on rising US rig count, but overall sentiment remains bullish

Oil prices dipped early on Monday as a rising U.S. rig count pointed to further increases in the country's output.

Energy

Frydenberg's Neg challenge is like climbing Everest with no oxygen | Katharine Murphy

Party colleagues, the states and Labor are the big obstacles in energy minister’s push for the national energy guarantee•Sign up to receive the latest news in Australian politics every weekdayFor folks who aren’t hardcore climate and energy policy t

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Colorado counties sue Exxon, Suncor over climate change

Colorado counties are filing a lawsuit that claims Exxon and Suncor contributed to climate change and harmed Colorado’s environment, US News reports.

Energy

BP oil spill still haunts off-shore drilling industry 8 years later

In advance of Earth Day, and on the anniversary of the BP Horizon disaster, it's time to reject off-shore oil drilling.

Energy

Trump accused OPEC of jacking up oil prices. Here's what he means

OPEC's production-cutting agreement stopped an oil prices slide, but Trump appears to think it has gone too far.

Energy

What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?

The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fastMore wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the futur

Energy

Trump can't do much more than tweet about high oil prices if OPEC's power play with Russia holds: Yergin

The OPEC-Russia alliance is not ready to give up its renewed power to increase oil prices, says leading analyst Dan Yergin.

Energy

Forget $100 oil. $75 is probably the ceiling this year, says Oman’s oil minister

Oil prices probably won't rise much beyond recent highs near $75 a barrel, according to Oman's oil minister.

Energy

President Trump tweets about OPEC and oil prices

President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter on Friday to complain about OPEC and rising oil prices.

Energy

How emerging tech is disrupting the energy ecosystem

Regina Mayor, KPMG global head of energy, provides key takeaways from a new survey which focuses on how emerging technologies will impact the workforce.

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

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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

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OPEC's new price hawk Saudi Arabia seeks oil as high as $100

There is no indication yet that Saudi Arabia or its allies want to wind down the oil supply cut.

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

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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

Shale oil has a refining problem, and Morgan Stanley thinks investors can profit from it

=U.S. oil may soon struggle to find a a home in refineries. Morgan Stanley believes that creates opportunities.

Energy

Turnbull's national energy guarantee could have 'no meaningful emission reduction'

Research says additional 9,271MW of wind and solar required to deliver the Neg emissions reduction targetThe Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee will deliver no meaningful emissions reductions in its own right unless the proposed 2030 target

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Amazon coral reef would be ruined by planned oil drilling, scientists say

The 56,000 sq km reef is thought to contain dozens of undiscovered species, in an area where a French company intents to drill for oilScientists aboard a Greenpeace ship have discovered a massive and unique coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon, in an a

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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

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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

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