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What oil prices mean for carbon cuts
Falling oil and coal prices illustrate risks for a global low-carbon transition. First, they show that projections which often assumed rising fossil fuel prices may be wrong, especially in the long
Fast chargers to lead U.S. EV market for first time in 2015
Rapid charging technology is poised to become the new normal for electric vehicles, show new data from the United States, and a deal last year in China by the Swedish-Swiss engineering firm ABB. Th
Oil in 2015: Who will blink first: the sovereigns or U.S. drillers?
The recent fall in oil price is all to do with excess supply. How drastic the fall has been is largely down to the widely held view that OPEC and particularly Saudi Arabia would take the necessary ste
Does changing U.S. energy mix show global trend?
The latest data for annual new U.S. electricity generating capacity in 2014 shows a new energy mix emerging: dramatically shrinking coal; steady demand for new gas-fired power plants; fitful wind acco
Electric vehicles will have huge ramifications for oil prices
A little over a hundred years ago, at the start of the 20 century, electric vehicles (EVs) actually outsold combustion engined cars. They had many advantages. They were quieter. They did not smell. Th
U.S. shale gas and oil revolution gives Europe a unique chance
The success of the U.S. economy in the 20th century was largely built on huge domestic reserves of oil, coal and gas, and for the majority of that century the U.S. was the world’s largest producer o