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News and Policies, State

California’s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

September 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

Already requiring 33% renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030, California Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 100, mandating that 100% of the state’s electricity comes from “carbon-free” sources by 2045, largely leaning on renewables like wind and solar. This […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Renewables Predicted to Grab Bigger Share of South Africa Energy Mix

September 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

South Africa is set for a dramatic shift in its energy mix in the coming years thanks to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output. That’s the verdict of analysts at consultancy GlobalData, who predict that the share of […]


News and Policies, State

How California Fires Affect Power Companies

September 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last year’s devastating northern California wildfires won’t bankrupt the state’s largest utility, PG&E (PCG). Nor will future natural disasters permanently damage the company and other in-state electric and gas providers Edison International (EIX) and Sempra Energy (SRE). On the last […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Two Ways Energy Storage Will Be A True Market Disruptor In The U.S. Power Sector

September 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

The term “market disruptor” is seemingly thrown around for every new technology with promise, but it will be quite prescient when it comes to energy storage and U.S. power markets. New energy storage projects in the U.S. are making solar […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The largest offshore wind farm on the planet opens

September 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm will officially open on Thursday. Located in the Irish Sea, the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm has a total capacity of 659 megawatts and is capable of powering nearly 600,000 homes in the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Oil And Gas Sector Needs To Innovate And Adapt Without Losing Focus

August 31, 2018

Via: Forbes

Every two years the great and the good in the oil and gas industry congregate in the southern Norway town of Stavanger for the ONS exhibition. This year’s event attracted 1,124 exhibitors from 37 countries visited by more than 65,000 […]


News and Policies, World

Iran’s Oil Exports Plummet 600,000 b/d As U.S. Sanctions Force Key Buyers To Seek Alternatives

August 29, 2018

Via: Forbes

U.S. policy to deny Iran oil revenue is an existential threat to the survival of the Islamic Republic. And Washington is doing it through a Reagan-like economic warfare toolbox. Iran’s oil exports are down sharply since the beginning of August […]


News and Policies, State

Hawaii’s Solar Industry Calls Tropical Storm Lane a ‘Wake-Up Call’

August 28, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As rain from tropical storm Lane subsided Monday, Hawaii’s solar industry seems to have avoided serious damage. However, two solar industry professionals called the situation “a wake-up call.” Though Lane weakened as it slammed into Hawaii, 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Minnesota Could Reap $30 Billion Driving on Electricity

August 27, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

What would happen if millions of Minnesotans ditched gasoline and started to drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity? A new report from MJ Bradley & Associates answers that question, demonstrating that Minnesota could realize upwards of $30 billion in avoided expenditures […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Utilities Recommit to Clean Energy in Wake of Trump Administration’s Power Plant Regulatory Rollback

August 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

By releasing a proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration once again showed its determination to save struggling coal-fired power plants. But some of the nation’s largest operators of the plants don’t appear to be reaching for […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, State

North To Alaska! The Next Oil Boom

August 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

The media was all atwitter about the announcement that Alaska might be the next oil boom province, based on a new report from IHSMarkit which estimated that 28 billion barrels of recoverable resources remain in the Alaskan North Slope (where […]


News and Policies, State

Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center to be 100% Powered by Wind Energy

August 22, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Comcast Spectacor, owner of the Wells Fargo Center arena and the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, has reached a long-term agreement with Constellation that will introduce a 100% renewable energy supply to Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. This agreement will completely […]


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

The Oil And Gas Situation: In The U.S., Stable And Strong

August 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

As the Trump Administration re-activates sanctions on Iran and its crude oil exports, now seems a good time to assess the current state of the U.S. oil and gas industry: The overall rig count continues its slow rise. – The […]


News and Policies, State

Coal Subsidy, Solar Project Tangled in Case Before Ohio Supreme Court

August 20, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The fate of a pair of 1950s-era coal plants and the largest solar project ever proposed in Ohio are entangled in a single case before the state’s Supreme Court. American Electric Power agreed to build the 400-megawatt solar project in […]


News and Policies, State

NYC Building Owners Back Plan Cutting Energy Use 20% by 2030

August 17, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Major real estate companies in New York City are supporting an ambitious plan to reduce energy in large buildings by 20% by 2030. The nonprofit Urban Green Council’s 80×50 Buildings Partnership published a report this week detailing how NYC stakeholders […]