U.S. shale investors bet on oil price roller coaster

Posted on : 10 Apr 2016

NEW YORK/LONDON, April 6 2016 – Investors backed a record amount of new share issuance by U.S. shale oil and gas producers in the first three months of this year, even after a period of lower oil prices has left struggling companies more battered than ever, found a new report commissioned by the Carbon Tracker […]

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Asian coal boom may be coming to an end, new report concludes

Posted on : 30 Mar 2016

Claims that Asia is on the verge of a huge coal power expansion are incorrect, says a new report. The report, Asia’s Tigers: Reconciling coal, climate and energy demand, argues that the Asian Tiger economies with the world’s four biggest coal power project pipelines, China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam, are likely to build far less […]

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UK solar economics study published in journal “Energies”

Posted on : 11 Sep 2015

All configurations of solar power, including roof-top and ground-mounted, will be economic without support in Britain in the next decade, found a detailed study based on industry expectations for further cost reductions. The study was published in the journal Energies. The study findings assumed progressively falling support under a stable policy regime, which Britain’s Department of Energy […]

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GWG Energy analysis of China INDC

Posted on : 21 Jul 2015

China’s latest pledge for climate action could see the country’s carbon emissions stop rising, or peak, long before 2030. That was the conclusion of analysis by GWG Energy, as reported by media including Nature journal. GWG Energy’s Gerard Wynn showed that China’s emissions would peak within a decade, if the country achieved the more ambitious […]

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The biggest global survey on climate change

Posted on : 09 Jun 2015

GWG Energy’s Gerard Wynn authored a comprehensive review of climate change, for the latest survey by the Worldwide Views project of public attitudes to climate change. The survey was of 10,000 citizens in 79 countries. Uniquely, the citizens were briefed on climate change through a booklet, and accompanying videos, to help generate an educated response […]

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U.S. shale yet to feel full effect of oil collapse

Posted on : 18 May 2015

Some heavily indebted US shale producers may be vulnerable to WTI crude oil prices below $50, even with the benefit of their present hedges. As a result, these companies may need oil prices to rise far higher by 2016, when these hedges expire, to avoid debt restructuring. That was the key finding of a new […]

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GWG Energy establishes new blog

Posted on : 08 Jan 2015

GWG Energy has established a new blog with Gerard Reid at Alexa Capital, called the Energy and Carbon Blog. The blog is based at the website It will provide commentary and analysis on changing times in global energy systems, which are contending with a combination of innovation in renewable energy and shale oil and […]

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UK solar will be economic without subsidies in the 2020s

Posted on : 04 Dec 2014

Solar power could be economic without subsidies in Britain in less than 10 years, according to a report by GWG Energy’s Gerard Wynn and Gerard Reid at London-based Alexa Capital. The report was produced for the German thinktank Thema1. The authors investigated the economics of residential and commercial roof-top solar, and utility-scale, ground-based systems. They calculated […]

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Illustrating European strengths in a low-carbon economy

Posted on : 15 Oct 2014

GWG Energy has illustrated Europe’s strengths in six different low-carbon sectors, using the examples of six major European companies. The case studies were published alongside a EY report, “Europe’s Low Carbon Industries: A Health Check“. The six case studies showed where Europe could lead in a low-carbon transition, exploiting strengths for example in innovation and […]

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