The Turning Spiral

Category: Energy


Higher, cheaper, sleeker: wind turbines of the future – in pictures | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

May 12, 2017 The cost of energy from offshore wind in Britain has fallen by a third since 2012, and wind accounts for over 40% of new capacity in the US, representing an annual investment of $13bn. Now next-generation wind…

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Dakota Access protests poised to become political debacle for American oil and gas industry – The American Energy News : The American Energy News

Industry leaders, including Kelcy Warren, have mishandled Dakota Access pipeline protest right from the beginning Six weeks ago, I warned that the Dakota Access pipeline protest was going to be the next Keystone XL issue for the American oil and gas…

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7 charts show new renewables outpacing rising demand for first time. Renewables. 

by Simon Evans. For the first time ever, investment in new renewables was more than enough to cover rising global electricity demand in 2015. That’s according to the first World Energy Investment report, published by the International Energy Agency (IEA). While…

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Lawyer: Judge’s Ruling Allows Dakota Access to “Desecrate” Sacred Ground | Democracy Now!

In Washington, D.C., a federal judge has ruled that construction on sacred tribal burial sites in the path of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline can continue. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued a temporary restraining order that halts…

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The $8 Trillion Fight Over How to Rid America of Fossil Fuel – Bloomberg

Economists agree it can be done, but differ on how much it will cost. Source: The $8 Trillion Fight Over How to Rid America of Fossil Fuel – Bloomberg

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Brexit Just “Killed” London as the Energy Capital of the World – Oil & Energy Investor by Dr. Kent Moors

…. On the broad front, the impact has been staggering. First, David Cameron has already announced he will be stepping down as British Prime Minister and new elections will be called (probably for early fall). Second, Brussels (the seat of…

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Canada’s Mordor: European Report Slams Alberta’s ‘Dirty Oil’

New scathing European report compares the Alberta Tar Sands to the dark realm of Mordor from Lord of the Rings. Pressures are looming over Alberta to clean up its environmental act. This is an S.O.S. Source: Canada’s Mordor: European Report…

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How do we grieve the death of a river? — Spotted Horse Press by Winona LaDuke

How do we grieve the death of a river? Written by Winona LaDuke   “Our people blocked the road. When the troops arrive, we will face them .”– Ailton Krenak, Krenaki People, Brazil  This eighteen months saw three of the largest…

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Eco-tourism worth billions trumps value of Kinder Morgan project, new report argues | National Observer

Jan 22, 2016,  Charles Mandel A new report tears into the Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline extension application, saying the company’s environmental assessments show a lack of scientific rigour and unsubstantiated assumptions surrounding the fate, behaviour and toxicity of diluted…

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The oil pricequake – Michael Klare in Le Monde diplomatique – English edition

…. keep in mind that the tremors from the oil pricequake have undoubtedly yet to reach their full magnitude. Prices will, of course, rise someday. That’s inevitable, given the way investors are pulling the plug on energy projects globally. Still,…

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