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News and Policies, State

Texas’ ‘Energy City’ Still Reeling from Hurricane Harvey

October 20, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Port Arthur, Texas, a crucial hub of the worldwide energy industry, is struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The city of 55,000, also known as Energy City, is responsible for 6.3% of American oil refining through several […]


News and Policies, U.S.

How America Should Promote Energy Innovation in the Face of Extreme Weather

October 19, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

The extreme weather events of the 2017 hurricane season have brought home yet another reminder of the devastating effects of our changing climate. Climate change is a challenge that ultimately requires a global solution. As veterans of the Obama Administration, […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Delaware Wants In on the US Offshore Wind Market

October 18, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Delaware is ready to rejoin the U.S. offshore wind race. On August 28, Governor John Carney signed an executive order establishing an Offshore Wind Working Group. The working group is to submit a report to the governor by December 15 […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

CleanChoice Energy Launches New York City Office

October 18, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to customers across the country, announced it has opened a Manhattan office to develop new solar software and clean technological innovations. The new […]


News and Policies, State

NRG Stops Plan for California Gas Plant

October 17, 2017

Via: Power Magazine

NRG Energy has stopped development of a proposed natural gas plant in Oxnard, California, after two state regulators earlier this month recommended the California Energy Commission (CEC) reject the project. NRG on October 16 asked the CEC to suspend its […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

American Solar Manufacturer Stion to ‘Discontinue Operations’

October 17, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

American thin-film solar module manufacturer Stion is closing up shop, even as the U.S. government prepares to implement trade remedies designed to shore up the domestic solar panel manufacturing sector. The San Jose-headquartered company confirmed to GTM on Monday that […]


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 — […]


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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Head Pruitt Ready to Repeal Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017

Via: Power Magazine

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on October 9 said he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a signature initiative of former President Barack Obama’s administration that mandated cuts in carbon dioxide […]


News and Policies, State

California Law Will Streamline Permitting for Distributed Energy Storage

October 9, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the cusp of a dramatic jump in deploying cost-saving, climate-solving technology in the form of customer-sited energy storage, but the industry needs help cutting red tape that keeps the cost of the technology unnecessarily high for customers. […]


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

US Will Soon Surpass 10 Gigawatts of Wind a Year, Apex Chief Predicts

October 6, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. wind installations could top 10 gigawatts a year, even after the federal Production Tax Credit runs out in 2020, a top asset holder said. “I think that 2020 is probably going to be a gargantuan year for the industry, […]