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Universal Energy Access By 2030 Compatible With Meeting Global Climate Goals

October 20, 2017

A new analysis from the International Energy Agency has found that the most cost-effective strategy for bringing universal energy access to developing countries is also compatible with meeting global climate goals. The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its new Energy […]


Nuclear Power Plant Outages Were Relatively Low This Summer

October 3, 2017

U.S. nuclear power plant outages averaged 4.6 gigawatts (GW) during the summer of 2017 (June through August), 10% lower than outages during the summer of 2016. Nuclear outages were highest in June, averaging 7.4 GW, but then averaged 3.8 GW […]


Hurricanes Cause ‘Apocalyptic’ Devastation to Caribbean Power Grids

September 26, 2017

Last Wednesday, Hurricane Maria passed over Puerto Rico, bringing 140-mile-per-hour winds, pelting rain, and extreme flooding. After the storm moved on, Puerto Rico was left with “apocalyptic devastation” and absolutely no power. The island’s utility — already bankrupt before the […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Shortchanges the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

October 16, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The Environmental Protection Agency, in its proposal this week to repeal the Clean Power Plan, ignores the full benefits of energy efficiency — a key strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Much of the repeal language focuses on a legal […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Novel Power-to-Gas Tech Begins Testing in the US

October 16, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Last month, a team of researchers and engineers quietly installed a first-of-its-kind energy reactor on a campus of a government lab just west of Denver, Colorado. The device — a 25-foot-tall, thin mass of industrial silver pipes and tanks — […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil will crash to $10 a barrel with electric vehicle revolution, strategist says

October 13, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices are poised to crash to just $10 per barrel over the next six to eight years as alternative energy fuels continue to attract more and more investors, Chris Watling, chief executive of Longview Economics, told CNBC on Friday. […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

460 MW Texas Mega Solar Farm Projects Offered to Investors

October 13, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Everything is bigger in Texas, and the Solar Farms that Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS), is developing in TX are no exception. The Utility Scale Solar Farm projects being sold in this portfolio […]


News and Policies, World

OPEC Doesn’t Understand The U.S. Oil Industry

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

This week some comments from OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo signaled that OPEC may not understand how the U.S. oil industry functions. Reuters reports that Barkindo urged cooperation from U.S. shale oil producers to help keep the global oil market […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

Princeton Grads’ Energy Startup Provides Power To Native Americans Protesting Oil Pipeline

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

The concept of using a pipeline to transport oil and gas isn’t complex. It’s not much different to the pipes that carry water from household to household. And for decades the oil and gas industry has used pipelines to transport […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

How the Suniva Trade Dispute is Reshaping the Solar Industry

October 11, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The Suniva trade dispute began when America’s biggest PV panel manufacturer Suniva filed an ill-advised petition with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The petition was filed under Section 201 of the Trade Act seeking […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

OPEC pumped at the second-highest level this year in September, raises oil demand forecast again

October 11, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC’s production hit the second highest monthly level this year in September, returning to growth after the oil cartel’s output fell for the first time in five months in August. On a more bullish note, the producer group on Wednesday […]