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Western Australia net zero plans up the ante

Western Australia net zero plans are in the spotlight as it is to become the third state in the country to legislate its net zero commitment, but the industry-intensive state faces an energy dilemma. 

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Can bad air quality cause anxiety, asks new study

A new joint study by UK and Chinese researchers asks: can bad air quality cause anxiety and other mental health problems?

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Talks over gas in Philippines, China an uphill struggle

Discussions over joint exploration of gas in Philippine- and Chinese-claimed waters face a mounting struggle amid increasing concerns over fossil fuel development.

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Winter storm U.S. power outages reveal fossil gas limits

An ‘autopsy’ report into U.S. power outages found a staggering number of gas-fired power plants went offline during a major winter storm in the United States. Critics say the incident highlights the unreliability of fossil gas.

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Global IGU gas lobbying tries to weaken climate action

The International Gas Union (IGU), a prominent international gas trade association, has been trying to position gas as a “green” solution in an effort to forestall climate policies, documents show.

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PetroEcuador struggles to tap Amazon oil after ejecting NSE

Two patches of oil-producing acreage operated by PetroEcuador in the Amazon jungle of eastern Ecuador shed light on the growing political and environmental risks of extracting fossil fuels that account for the bulk of the country’s export revenue.

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Is the onus on consumers to cut oil and gas post-COP?

Proposals to extend the commitment at COP26 to phase-down coal, oil and gas failed to find a consensus at last November’s COP, placing the emphasis on consumers to reach decarbonisation targets.

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Nigerian gov greenlights oil projects despite COP pledges

The Nigerian president has announced new oil refining and exploration projects despite climate pledges made at COP27.

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Keystone pipeline spills oil in Kansas

The Keystone spill in Kansas is the latest in a history of accidents for the beleaguered pipeline.

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LNG exporter Peru’s crisis slows energy transition

Deepening political and social unrest in Peru, a major LNG exporter, are deepening delays to the country’s energy transition.

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Norwegian oil and gas takes hit as Wisting stalls

Equinor is putting the Wisting oil project on hold amid rising costs, raising questions over the future of similar Norwegian oil and gas projects in the Arctic.

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Colombia braces for oil and gas phase-out decision

The oil and gas industry in Colombia is on tenterhooks as the government decides whether to allow new exploration contracts or not, as it moves away from fossil fuels.

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Future of Energy Charter Treaty uncertain

A growing number of European countries are looking to quit the Energy Charter Treaty, a controversial international accord that protects energy investments and that environmentalists say is jeopardizing climate transition efforts in member countries, sparking new hopes that the agreement might eventually be shelved.

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Brazil fossil fuels plan under Lula may not transpire

Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wants to reassert some form of state control over motor fuel prices and steer state-run Petrobras back into refining, but analysts say he will have limited political and economic scope for major near-term fossil fuels policy changes.

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New Italy PM eyes domestic energy security

Boosting national gas and renewables production are among the energy pledges of the new government in Italy led by far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, which was sworn in on October 22.

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Russia’s Power of Siberia 2 pivot raises questions

Developments are underway that will likely see more energy tie-ups between Russia and China including the Power of Siberia 2 pipeline, however closer association could present new problems as Russia seeks to pivot away from Western influences.

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UK faces legal action over new oil and gas licensing

The UK government recently announced it was reopening oil and gas licensing in a bid to boost domestic production amid an escalating energy crisis.

Fossil fuels still compete with clean in India’s power mix

India expects its power generation base to more than double by 2032, mainly on the back of fast-paced expansion in solar and wind power capacity, but fossil fuels will continue to play a prominent role.

LNG industry seized on Russia’s war to lock in policy wins

Just hours after the invasion, LNG lobbyists called on the Biden administration to grant longstanding policy wishes favourable to gas exports, according to a new report.

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Australia ruling against Santos in Tiwi Islands sets new precedent

The Federal Court’s ruling against Santos will likely mark a paradigm shift in Australia, while also impacting other countries in the region.

Nord Stream explosions highlight global security threat

Security experts question whether it is possible to protect every part of the energy sector’s critical infrastructure, following the explosions at the Nord Stream gas pipelines.

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TotalEnergies wedded to fossil fuels despite net zero pledges

Critics say the oil major is prioritising short-term profits over long-term global net zero goals.

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Calls for EU withdrawal from fossil fuel protection treaty

Climate activists are increasingly calling for a coordinated withdrawal of EU countries from an obscure international treaty that allows energy companies to sue governments over legislation that they deem as hurting their fossil fuel investments. Italy was recently ordered to pay £210m in compensation to the UK’s Rockhopper.

Brazil’s voters weigh resource nationalism, climate agenda

Leftist frontrunner Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is polling ahead of hard-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro in the run-up to the 2 October election.

France, Spain gas link in limbo, poses stranded asset risk

A new gas pipeline between France and Spain has been talked about for decades but even the current gas crisis may not result in the project being built.

Global fossil fuel database launches in bid to boost transparency

London-based think tank Carbon Tracker and San Francisco-based NGO Global Energy Monitor have jointly launched a Global Registry of Fossil Fuels which they say is the first public database to account for fossil fuel production and reserves worldwide.

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More than 230 ad & PR firms greenwashing fossil fuels: report

More than 230 advertising and public relations agencies are helping to greenwash the fossil fuels industry at the mounting expense of human health and the planet, a new report reveals.

UK gov doubles down on oil, gas but opposition mounts

The UK government is to issue more than one hundred new oil and gas exploration licences as part of a package of measures to address the energy crisis but critics say low-carbon solutions and energy efficiency are the most effective way of improving energy independence.

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India’s enhanced climate pledges fall short of expectations

Some climate watchers are unhappy India has dropped bold commitments made by Modi in Glasgow last year and fear the nation will burn more dirty cheap coal to provide affordable energy to its population.

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Colombia’s new government eyes Venezuelan gas

Colombia’s new government is racing to wind down the oil and gas industry but also signalling that it could resort to neighbouring Venezuela to replenish gas supply.