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Category: U.S.


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 […]


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, U.S.

Wind, Solar Provide 98 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in Jan/Feb

April 24, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Wind and solar accounted for more than 98 percent of all new U.S. electrical generation placed into service in the first two months of this year, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data just released by the U.S. […]


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

The Trump Administration Just Hatched Another Plan to Buoy Coal and Nuclear

April 20, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The Trump administration is mulling the use of a Truman-era law to make good on the promise to restore the coal industry, according to a Thursday report from Bloomberg. The Defense Production Act of 1950 offers the president power to […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

President Trump’s Tariffs Threaten To Blunt America’s Booming Energy Sector

April 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

President Trump has been a boon to the U.S. oil and gas industry since he took office last January, but his tough stance on trade the couple of past month threatens to reverse the substantial progress that’s been made. Make […]


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

American Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Exploding, BRC Reports

April 13, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Corporate renewable energy procurement has grown and diversified rapidly in the past decade, the Business Renewables Center reported in a new State of the Market Update published this week. The market in the United States started with four unique buyers […]


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

Record U.S. Natural Gas Production: The Good News And Bad News

April 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has good news and bad news for us this week where domestic natural gas is concerned: The good news is that the oil and gas industry will set a new record for natural gas […]


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

The US Wind Sector Toasts Trump’s New Love of Offshore

April 11, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. wind industry is celebrating after the Trump administration last week appeared to lend wholehearted support to the development of offshore projects. Announcing two wind energy leasing areas totaling nearly 390,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts, U.S. Secretary […]