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Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

EU grants another subsidy to Baltic Pipe under the CEF 2018

July 18, 2018

Via: Energy Global

The subsidy under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for preparatory works within the Baltic Pipe project was awarded in the CEF Energy 2018 call for proposals launched by the European Commission in March this year. The action titled ‘Reinforcement of […]


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, 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 […]


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, 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 […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia’s oil output spikes ahead of OPEC’s decision on production caps

June 12, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Saudi Arabia opened the taps in May, increasing its oil output ahead of a critical meeting of crude-producing nations that will determine whether it’s time to unwind a deal to limit production. The Saudis reported the supply spike following reports […]


News and Policies, World

Uneconomic Coal Could Be Squeezed Out Of European Union Power Markets By 2030

June 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Deteriorating economics and stronger climate policies are squeezing European Union coal generation like a vise grip, closing power plants and threatening huge stranded asset costs. The symbolic beginning of the end for EU coal generation came in April when the […]


News and Policies, World

US Power Africa Initiative Backs $1BN of Solar, Wind Projects

June 8, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

With financial backing from the U.S. government, an Israeli solar developer Gigawatt Global Cooperatief UA signed a deal with the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States to build $1 billion of renewable energy projects in the region. The U.S. […]


News and Policies, World

Why Did China Tap The Brakes On Its Solar Program?

June 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

Chinese solar companies sold off sharply on Monday following an announcement by the Chinese government that it would take measures that may curb the astronomical growth of its solar industry. The South China Morning Post reported: “A joint statement put […]


News and Policies, World

Trump’s Iran Sanctions to Shake Up Oil Supply Lines

May 9, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

Washington’s decision to reinstate Iranian sanctions is likely to slowly cut off a chunk of the world’s crude supply—a shift that could redraw global supply lines and require Iran’s big customers to find alternative sources. The Trump administration’s move rattled […]