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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, 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 — […]


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 […]


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, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Renewables Grew Further 10% In 1st Half Of 2017

October 5, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Renewable energy sources in the United States grew by another 10% in the first half of 2017, according to new figures published by the country’s Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong’s Sun Day Campaign. The US Energy Information […]


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

JinkoSolar Supplies 28 MWdc of Solar PV Modules to Jacumba Solar Project in the US

September 22, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it supplied 28.2 MW dc of its solar PV modules to Swinerton Renewable Energy, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

American Petroleum Institute – API welcomes effort to strengthen U.S. energy infrastructure, create jobs, benefit consumers

September 21, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

API today (9/20) welcomed the introduction of bipartisan legislation that would increase certainty, transparency, and efficiency in the permitting process for natural gas pipelines at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). S. 1844, the Coordinating Interagency Review of Natural Gas […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy – Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Integrated Biorefinery Optimization Projects

September 21, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Today (9/20), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries. These projects will work to solve […]


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

US shale—more where that came from

September 15, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

America’s shale industry is showing few signs of slowing down this year Oil bulls looking for signs of tight oil capitulation in the face of sub-$50-a-barrel oil were left disappointed in August’s earnings season. Some producers trimmed their capex plans, […]


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

US gas bulls beware

September 15, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

US gas production has been stronger than expected. The market will be hoping for a scorching summer and a quick ramp up of LNG facilities The market has turned against US gas price bulls, again. Production is rising again from […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Mosaic Will Sell $300 Million of Solar Loans to Goldman Sachs

September 13, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Solar loan provider Mosaic reached an agreement with Goldman Sachs in which the bank will buy $300 million in loans over time. This deal will clear up space on Mosaic’s balance sheet to finance more loans, and signals a prestigious […]