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News and Policies, State

Concerns About Summer Reliability in Texas and California Persist

May 24, 2018

Via: Power Magazine

Higher-than-average temperatures forecast for much of the U.S. this summer won’t affect reliability in most regions, though concerns remain for Texas and Southern California, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Presenting the “Summer 2018 Energy Market and Reliability […]


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

Americans want more clean energy. Here’s what they’re actually willing to do to get it

May 16, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Americans have long supported the idea of clean power. The question has always been how much effort they’re willing to expend to make a green energy future a reality. A new survey from global auditing and consulting firm Deloitte suggests […]


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

Advocacy to Keep U.S. Nuclear Reactors Open Picks Up Steam

May 14, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The Partnership for Global Security (PGS) points out in a recent article that mainstream think tanks, and the news media, have identified how the closure of U.S. nuclear plants will make cutting carbon emissions more difficult. In a worst-case scenario, […]


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

The Oil And Gas Situation: Four Big Factors Influence U.S. Oil Markets

May 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Here are four big factors influencing the domestic oil and gas industry as the week begins: The rig count continues to escalate steadily. The DrillingInfo daily rig count sits at 1105 as of May 13, up 25 from two weeks […]


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

Solar-Panel Makers Ramp Up U.S. Manufacturing Plans

May 11, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

Solar panel makers are stepping up U.S. manufacturing, and it isn’t all because of President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels. At least three panel companies have announced manufacturing plans in the U.S. in recent months. China’s JinkoSolar Holding […]


News and Policies, State

California to make solar mandatory on new homes from 2020

May 10, 2018

Via: PV Resources

California has become the first state in the US to mandate for solar on new build homes. The California Energy Commission approved new Building Energy Efficiency Standards on Wednesday, including the requirement for a PV array on new build homes. […]


News and Policies, World

Trump’s Iran Sanctions to Shake Up Oil Supply Lines

May 9, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

Washington’s decision to reinstate Iranian sanctions is likely to slowly cut off a chunk of the world’s crude supply—a shift that could redraw global supply lines and require Iran’s big customers to find alternative sources. The Trump administration’s move rattled […]


News and Policies, World

Clean Energy Sector Employs More Than 10 Million For The First Time

May 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

More than half a million jobs around the world were created in the renewable energy sector in 2017 , bringing the total number of people employed in the sector to more than 10 million for the first time. Figures from […]


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

Trump’s Tariff Prompts Losses, Scramble in the American Solar Industry

May 4, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

President Trump’s 30% import tariff on solar panels manufactured overseas are having negative effects on the American solar industry, particularly for installations. The tariff has prompted such high costs for US solar companies that dozens of them are petitioning for […]


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

Yes, Americans Still Love Gasoline

May 4, 2018

Via: Forbes

With California and 16 other states suing EPA, Tesla’s electric vehicles non-stop in the news, and prices now reaching four year highs, gasoline is clearly on our minds. Gasoline you should know accounts for 15-17% of total U.S. energy demand, […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

How Virginia Localities Will Get to 100% Renewable

May 3, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Last week a coalition led by the Sierra Club launched a “100% Virginia” campaign designed in part to encourage more localities to follow the lead of Balcksburg and Floyd in committing to a 100% renewable energy future. For many people […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Department of Energy Announces $34 Million for Innovation Building Technologies Research and Development

April 30, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Today (4/27), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $34.5 million in funding to support building technology research and development (R&D). Buildings are the single largest energy-consuming sector in the U.S. economy, representing approximately 75% of the nation’s […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Renewable Natural Gas Could Help Fuel 15% of US Fleets

April 27, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Renewable natural gas production is on the rise in the United States, but new research from the World Resources Institute shows the potential to help fuel fleets of heavy-duty trucks and buses is larger than previously thought. In a comparison […]


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

US Coal Exports Rose 61% In 2017, Recovering From Drops In Previous Years

April 26, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

US coal exports rose by 61% in 2017 (by a total of 36.7 million short tons), largely on the back of increased shipments to Asia and steady shipments to Europe, going by the most recent figures released by the EIA. […]


News and Policies, World

Accelerating the Ongoing Energy Transition: The Next 10 Years and Beyond

April 25, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Change—it’s all around us. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is aiming to have some of the world’s cleanest cities, to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 70 per cent in the long term and to reap the net employment […]