energy policy

Norway Looks To Reduce Its Dependence On Oil – – 05/10/2017

Western Europe’s biggest oil and gas producer, Norway, will start to analyze ways to cut its dependence on oil and gas, because fossil fuels are bound to lose value over time with the energy transition, Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, Vidar Helgesen, told Reuters on Thursday.

Source:, 2017/10/05

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IMF, Ghana deliberate on mode of issuing energy bond – Citifonline – 10/10/2017

Citi Business News has gathered that the delay in issuing the Energy Sector bond is due to an inconclusive meeting with the International Monetary Fund on the categorization of the bond. An earlier statement from the Finance Ministry indicated that, government will issue the 2.5 billion dollar energy sector bond in September this year.

Source:  Citifonline, [...]

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Sturgeon proposes cheap, state-owned energy for Scotland – The Guardian – 10/10/2017

Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to set up a state-owned energy company in Scotland to offer cheaper power to homeowners, as she seeks to restore her battered party’s confidence.

Source:  The Guardian, 2017/10/10

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China offers to buy 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly – Reuters – 16/10/2017

China is offering to buy up to 5 percent of Saudi Aramco directly, sources said, a move that could give Saudi Arabia the flexibility to consider various options for its plan to float the world’s biggest oil producer on the stock market.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/10/16

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Australia to abandon clean energy target – Financial Times – 17/10/2017

Australia plans to ditch its clean energy target aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions in favour of coal power generation, in a scheme that echoes US President Donald Trump’s energy policies.

Source:  Financial Times, 2017/10/17

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Norwegian firm signs $2.9 billion deal to develop 2GW solar farms in Iran – Climate Action – 19/10/2017

Norwegian solar panel maker Saga Energy signed a deal worth $2.9 billion with Iran's state-owned company Amin Energy Developers to develop solar farms around the country totaling 2GW of installed capacity.

Source:  Climate Action, 2017/10/19

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New Dutch energy policy exceeds Europe requirements, cabinet criticized as not enough – NL Times – 11/10/2017

The new Dutch government presented a very ambitious energy policy in its government agreement on Tuesday. By 2030 the Rutte III cabinet wants the Netherlands' greenhouse gas emissions to be 49 percent lower than the level it was in 1990, a higher goal than what European rules currently demand. The governments is also planning to [...]

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Australia: Giant electricity machine is degrading – Financial Review – 26/09/2017

After debating about how to run it for more than a decade, the giant machine that provides electricity to the east coast of Australia continues to slowly degrade. Higher prices are a market signalling supply shortages. The threat of blackouts is the next logical warning of what happens when we manage to argue about a [...]

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Canada’s renewable energy growth projections scaled back after Ontario scraps clean energy program: Report – Financial Post – 04/10/2017

A new report expects growth in Canadian renewable energy capacity to slow in the next five years compared to earlier projections, a decrease that comes after Ontario scrapped a contentious clean energy program aimed at boosting wind and solar supplies.

Source:  Financial Post, 04/10/2017

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What’s at Risk for Energy If Trump Kills the Iran Deal – Bloomberg – 10/10/2017

Iran, already struggling to attract investors to its energy industry, may find things tougher still as U.S. President Donald Trump tries to undermine the nuclear deal that eased sanctions on OPEC’s third-largest crude producer.

Source:  Bloomberg, 10/10/2017

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