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Category: News and Policies


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

A Breakdown of Tesla’s Solar and Storage Delays and Deliveries

July 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Tesla is facing blowback after numerous reports of delayed solar and energy storage installations. The company was excoriated in a recent Business Insider story for failing to meet delivery timelines for the solar roof and Powerwall home battery product. Several […]


News and Policies, World

China Is Swallowing A Bitter Pill And Trying To Cut Its Coal Use

July 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Chinese government is swallowing a bitter pill, forcing both its local provinces and the industries that are domiciled there to reduce their pollution levels. The moves are needed to both improve living standards and to lift the nation’s standing […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

South Africa Open Again for Renewables After Auction Turmoil

July 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Lawmakers are aiming to get South Africa’s once-buoyant renewable energy market back on track with a new bid window for 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The bid window, South Africa’s fifth, is due to kick off in November and could be […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The wind farm that Trump tried to stop goes live

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

An offshore wind farm in Scotland, that was fervently opposed by President Donald Trump a few years ago, has commenced operations. Called the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the plant produced power for the first time Sunday, its developer […]


News and Policies, U.S.

LG Electronics establishing a 500MW solar module manufacturing plant in US

June 28, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Major Korean conglomerate LG Electronics will establish a 500MW solar module manufacturing plant in Alabama, US at a cost of around US$28 million. LG Electronics follows leading ‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, JinkoSolar as well as Hanwha Q CELLS […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Trump Or Not, Pollution From US Power Plants Is Going Down

June 26, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Emissions from power plants in the US have been on a downward slide for years, thanks to the retirement of older coal power plants in favor of natural gas and renewables. Meanwhile, the long term economic trend is up, up, […]


News and Policies, World

EU Challenges China On Solar Tech, ‘Developing Market’ Status

June 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

The future of European solar manufacturers hangs in the balance this summer, with two separate but overlapping policies on Europe-China climate policy under review by delegations from the EU and China. Representatives from both sides will meet in Brussels this […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

OPEC ministers strike deal to increase oil production

June 22, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC ministers announced a deal on Friday that will increase oil supplies from the producer group, which has been capping output in order to balance the market and boost prices for the last 18 months. The agreement came after a […]


News and Policies, State

California Tries Again With Three Landmark Clean Energy Bills. This Time things Are Different

June 21, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The road ahead looks clearer for clean energy bills that stalled in Sacramento last year. California has championed clean energy and climate change mitigation, but legislators last year failed to pass SB 100, a 100 percent clean energy bill authored […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia proposes hiking oil output by 1 million barrels a day ahead of OPEC meeting

June 21, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

De-facto OPEC leader Saudi Arabia is pushing for the 14-member oil cartel and its allied partners to increase crude production by 1 million barrels per day (bpd) this week. Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said Thursday that the world […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

‘Oil is not a weapon’: Iran’s energy minister urges OPEC to condemn President Trump

June 20, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump’s attempt to politicize the oil market should be castigated by OPEC, according to Iran’s energy minister. The U.S. president has sought to publicly intervene in OPEC’s policymaking ahead of a key meeting for the 14-member oil cartel […]


News and Policies, State

New Jersey Is Now The United States’ Hottest Clean Energy Economy

June 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

When Governor Murphy recently signed a landmark clean energy bill into law, New Jersey reclaimed the national policy leadership it abdicated during years of stagnation under the Christie Administration, and jump-started the state’s clean energy economy. The state is now […]


News and Policies, World

Enbridge starts natural gas pipeline construction at US-Mexico border

June 14, 2018

Via: Energy Global

Reuters are reporting that Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc. started construction of the offshore border crossing section of its US$1.6 billion Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline between Texas and Mexico, according to a US federal filing made available on Wednesday. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

World Sets New Oil Production Record

June 14, 2018

Via: Forbes

This week the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy was released, which covers energy data through 2017. It is the definitive source for global energy production and consumption figures, and a primary source of data for numerous companies, government […]


News and Policies, U.S.

President Trump Tweet-Targets OPEC Again, But Why Now?

June 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

Early this morning, President Donald Trump tossed out another tweet targeting OPEC for what he considers to be an unduly-high price of crude oil , saying: “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!” This tweet […]