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President Trump’s Tariffs Threaten To Blunt America’s Booming Energy Sector

April 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

President Trump has been a boon to the U.S. oil and gas industry since he took office last January, but his tough stance on trade the couple of past month threatens to reverse the substantial progress that’s been made. Make […]


Record U.S. Natural Gas Production: The Good News And Bad News

April 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has good news and bad news for us this week where domestic natural gas is concerned: The good news is that the oil and gas industry will set a new record for natural gas […]


Here are the American Cities Using the Most Solar-Powered Energy

April 4, 2018

The use of solar power is expanding rapidly across many American cities thanks in part to local policies supporting renewable energy. According to a recent report by Environment America, the United States now has more than 53 gigawatts (GW) of […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

NAFTA? Tariffs? TPP? Trade Deficits? Let’s Pay Attention To Oil

April 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

Lost amid all the controvery over NAFTA, TPP, Chinese tariffs and steel tariffs, and bilateral trade deficits is what will almost certainly have a far more significant and enduring impact on the global economy, on global security, on geo-politics, than […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil’s ‘artificial’ surge to multi-year highs could spark a new crisis, economist warns

April 19, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

A sudden upswing in crude futures could be enough to fast-track the energy market’s next crisis, one economist told CNBC on Thursday. Oil prices soared to levels not seen since late 2014 on Thursday, following reports OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia […]


Energy Economics

How President Trump and Congress Can Make Energy Infrastructure Great Again

April 18, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

President Trump has been vocal on the need to improve America’s infrastructure. Given his background as a businessman and high profile for building things, upgrading the nation’s infrastructure has been a natural fit. Much of the public dialogue and the […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Nuclear Power Under Attack Again – This Time From The Ballot Box

April 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Arizona’s Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station could be forced to close in six years, instead of twenty-seven, if voters approve a renewable-energy ballot measure, according to plant owner Arizona Public Service Company (APS). The Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona, […]


Energy Consumption, World

Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions

April 17, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

Ambitious energy efficiency policies can keep global energy demand and energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO₂) emissions steady until 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Perspectives for the Energy Transition: The Role of Energy Efficiency shows that despite […]


News and Policies, State

Glendale Shelves $500 Million Gas Plant to Examine Clean Alternatives

April 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The city council of Glendale, California last week voted to study clean energy options rather than approve a gas plant that has been years in the making. The city-controlled utility had proposed a rebuild of the existing Grayson plant. The […]


Energy Economics

New Federal Tariffs Can’t Stop US Solar Industry, But States Still Can

April 16, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Just a couple of months ago, renewable energy advocates warned that President* Trump’s new solar tariff would kill off 80,000 jobs in the US solar industry this year. Whelp, the 30% tariff on imported photovoltaic panels went into effect on […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Design for 50MW Offshore Wind Turbine Inspired by Hurricane-Resilient Palm Trees

April 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

A team of researchers is working to complete the design for a novel 50-megawatt offshore wind turbine, nearly six times more powerful than a record-setting 8.8-megawatt turbine recently deployed off the coast of Scotland. Testing will begin on prototype blades […]