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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, 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, 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 […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Solar Competition Is Putting $3 Million Behind Innovation in Manufacturing

June 8, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday launched the American-Made Solar Prize competition with a focus on supporting innovative ideas for solar industry manufacturing. The contest includes a series of three prize rounds designed to develop new products to be […]


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

Trump Orders Action to Stem Coal, Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

June 4, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump ordered his energy secretary to take immediate action to stem power plant closures, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the nation’s security at risk. “Impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US record oil exports bite into Russia, OPEC market share in Asia

May 29, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Record crude oil volumes exported from the United States will be heading to Asia in the next couple of months to take another piece of the market away from Russia and producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries […]


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

US gasoline prices rise near $3 a gallon ahead of driving season

May 25, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Filling the fuel tank for vacation driving this summer will be pricier than it has been in nearly four years for American motorists, as gasoline prices nationwide rise toward the expected average seasonal price of $3 a gallon. Lower-income consumers […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]