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Roger Andrews

Energy Matters

Contributor since: 21 Aug 2014

Roger Andrews

Roger Andrews is a retired mining geologist and geophysicist. Born in the UK he spent most of his professional career in Australia and the USA. He is now retired to the West coast of Mexico where he spends much of his time sitting under a wavy palm tree blogging and writing informed, incisive and popular articles for the Energy Matters blog.

Latest articles from Roger

  • Is This The Best Answer Yet To The Energy Storage Question?

    Published 08 April 2016 | viewed 7,759 times

    Every so often an item appears in Blowout Week that’s worthy of further discussion, and Blowout Week 118 has one. It’s the article on ARES…

  • European Renewables Investment Heads Towards Zero

    Published 13 October 2015 | viewed 6,150 times

    In its submission in advance of the December climate conference in Paris, the EU committed to reduce its overall emissions at least 40 percent below…

  • What If The World Can’t Cut Its Carbon Emissions?

    Published 31 December 2014 | viewed 13,693 times

    Many people, including more than a few prominent politicians, accept that global warming must be limited to no more than two degrees C above the…

  • Poor Countries Don’t Care About Climate Change

    Published 16 December 2014 | viewed 11,598 times

    The Lima climate talks have just ended. Predictably, no substantive agreement was reached. The nations of the world agreed for the umpteenth time that climate…

  • Oil Wars: Why OPEC Will Win

    Published 11 December 2014 | viewed 52,522 times

    In the green corner we have the US shale producers. In the red corner we have the oil exporting countries of OPEC. Assuming the fight…

  • Latest IPCC Findings Undermine Climate Change Claims

    Published 06 December 2014 | viewed 22,217 times

    Working Group 2 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released the final version of its contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: Climate…

  • Google Gives Up On Renewables

    Published 26 November 2014 | viewed 18,242 times

    This is a post-mortem on a project initiated by Google – a master of innovation if ever there was one and a company with impeccable…

  • Is The UK The Most Energy Secure Country In The EU?

    Published 23 October 2014 | viewed 8,222 times

    Two related articles appeared in Blowout Week last Sunday. In the first the Daily Express fulminated about how the UK government’s energy policies will send…

  • Oil Shocks And The Global Economy

    Published 22 October 2014 | viewed 22,427 times

    Here I re-tread a well-trodden path, but with recent events in the oil market I thought a brief recap might be timely.I begin with a…

  • How cheap is “cheap” oil?

    Published 21 August 2014 | viewed 12,012 times

    Everyone seems to agree that the world is running out of cheap oil. But how cheap is cheap? Until we know it’s hard to say…

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