California Goes All In – 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045

August 2, 2017

Via: Forbes

California is one step closer to a 100 percent renewable future, one that aims to reduce pollution and cut carbon emissions, while increasing jobs in the renewable energy field. The ambitious plan set forth by Senate President Kevin de León (D) would set limits […]

Current Trends in the Energy Storage Market

July 10, 2017

The energy storage market in the U.S. is expected to grow to $2.5 billion and 1.7 gigawatts by 2020 with an annual installation size of 40 gigawatts by 2020.  In terms of megawatt-hours, the U.S. energy storage market grew 284 percent in 2016 and this […]

DOE invests $66 million in advanced nuclear technologies

June 16, 2017

The US Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday announced investments worth over $66 million in projects that will help advance innovative nuclear technologies. A total of 85 projects are to receive a share of the federal funding for nuclear energy research, facility […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

After Failure of Summer, Nuclear Backers Seek Federal Aid

August 15, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. Even […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies

August 14, 2017

Via: Renewable Energy News

Is offshore wind the next big thing? It could be for the United States. As global project costs continue to drop, America is building on the momentum of its first commercial offshore wind farm. The Block Island Wind Farm, off the […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Good News About High U.S. Oil Imports

August 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

U.S. crude oil output is now closing in on 9.5 million b/d, the highest levels in two years and almost double what we were producing a decade ago. But, while our demand has basically been flat, oil is a global commodity and imports […]

News and Policies, State

Colorado develops largest low-income community solar project in US

August 11, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), GRID Alternatives (GRID), and Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) announced Thursday that it has developed a community solar project that will cut down on electric bills for qualified low-income residents. The installation, known as […]

Energy Economics

United States Expected to Become a Net Exporter of Natural Gas This Year

August 11, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that the United States will export more natural gas than it imports in 2017. The United States has been a net exporter for three of the past four months and is expected to continue to export […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

If We Keep Subsidizing Wind, Will the Cost of Wind Energy Go Down?

August 10, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

There are high hopes for renewable energy to help society by providing a more stable climate, better energy security and less pollution. Government actions reflect these hopes through policies to promote renewable energy. In the U.S. since 1992 there’s been a federal subsidy to […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Americans Are Using Less Electricity Today Than A Decade Ago

August 10, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Recently, SCANA Corporation, a major utility company in South Carolina, announced it is suspending construction on two nuclear power plants. Part of the problem was spiraling costs to complete the project. But another equally important reason was that the demand for […]

News and Policies, U.S.

In New Trend, U.S. Natural Gas Exports Exceeded Imports in 3 of the First 5 Months of 2017

August 9, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The United States exported more natural gas than it imported in February, April, and May of 2017 according to the latest EIA’s Natural Gas Monthly. The United States has been a net natural gas importer (on an average annual basis) for […]