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The Week’s Top Energy News – 11/11/2016


2016 hasn’t been short of dramatic weeks, has it? And this week is surely tied with the week of Brexit for the most dramatic of the year. Donald Trump is now the US President, and with his election we enter yet another stage of uncertainty, not least with regards to climate change.

 

Below is our pick of this week’s top news from the world of energy…

 

Trump Victory Reverses Energy and Environmental Priorities – The Washington Post

Renewable Energy in President Trump’s America – Forbes

Unsurprisingly, this is a Donald Trump heavy week. The big talking points in the wake of the election are what a Trump victory will mean for renewables (and, conversely, fossil fuels), and what his presidency will mean for the Paris Accord: Trump has long voiced his suspicion of climate change, and has vowed to ‘cancel’ the agreement. If America does turn its back on the Paris Accord then the whole agreement may collapse.

North Sea Oil and Gas Production Has Been Unaffected by Brexit – City AM

Forecasts for North Sea oil and gas production remain unchanged after Brexit, according to BMI research. However, a successful referendum on Scottish independence could see production slashed.  

UK Can Finally Go Full Wind Power, Experts Claim – Nature World News

Dong Energy, the UK’s largest wind farm operator, has shut its oil and gas divisions, in order to concentrate solely on wind power. What’s more, the company claims that the UK now has enough wind energy to power the whole country.

UK Government Commits to Coal Phase Out – Edie.net

The UK Government has given fresh encouragement to renewables, as it commits to phase out unabated coal power by 2025. The Government is aiming to reduce emissions by 2.5million tonnes a year from 2021/22.

Smart Energy Stymied by Current Policy – The Guardian

Think Tank Policy Exchange have said that Government policies are still encouraging diesel power, at the expense of cleaner smart energy. Policy Exchange have suggested a number of changes that they claim would shave up to £90 off household energy bills.

Food Made From Natural Gas Will Soon Feed Farm Animals, and Us – New Scientist

We thought we’d end with this unusual story from New Scientist. A biotech company in California is using cutting edge technology to turn natural gas into animal feed.  Animal food made from natural gas has already been given the greenlight in the EU, and may eventually make its way into our diet.

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