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News and Policies, World

Growing Opportunity For China-US Collaboration On Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions

December 11, 2017

Via: Forbes

Every November, the International Energy Agency publishes its annual World Energy Outlook – a comprehensive assessment of the economic, technological and geopolitical trends shaping world energy markets. That makes it essential reading for anyone interested in preserving the Earth’s climate. […]


News and Policies, World

Why Mergers and Acquisitions Will Define the Distributed Energy Boom

December 7, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

We’re in the middle of a boom in utility mergers and acquisitions. The biggest power companies in the world are scrambling to buy up new startups in order to stay at the forefront of the distributed energy transition — and […]


News and Policies, World

Here Are Solar’s Next Gigawatt-Scale Markets

November 29, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

When this year comes to a close, GTM Research expects eight countries will top the 1-gigawatt mark in annual PV installations. By the end of 2018, that number will grow to 13 countries. According to GTM Research’s latest Global Solar […]


News and Policies, World

Here’s why coal mines could be crucial cogs in the transition to renewables

November 17, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Seen by many as Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany is also looking to be a leader when it comes to green energy. Its Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has described the expansion of renewable energy as “one of the […]


News and Policies, World

Artificial intelligence will have huge impact for oil and gas, Microsoft executive says

November 17, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to have the biggest technological impact on the oil and gas industry over the coming years, according to Microsoft’s oil and gas director for the Middle East and Africa. Speaking at the Abu Dhabi International […]


News and Policies, World

IEA launches the Clean Energy Transitions Programme to support clean-energy development

November 14, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

The International Energy Agency announced today (11/7) the launch of the Clean Energy Transitions Programme, a new multi-year, EUR 30 million plan backed by 13 countries to support clean energy transitions around the world. This new Programme will leverage the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Digitalization set to transform global energy system with profound implications for all energy actors

November 6, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in coming decades, making it more connected, reliable and sustainable. This will have a profound and lasting impact on both energy demand and supply, according to a new report by […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Will The Security Premium Return To Oil?

November 6, 2017

Via: Forbes

When oil went from $20 to $40 then $60 after 2000, there were numerous explanations for the surge, especially given that there didn’t appear to be actual physical shortages of oil. Although many blamed speculators who are the “usual suspects,” […]


News and Policies, Uncategorized, World

Oil and gas professionals discuss the industry at ADIPEC 2017

November 3, 2017

Via: PetrolPlaza

Transformation, diversification and evolution will be top keywords at the world’s leading annual conference for oil and gas professionals, the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC). ADIPEC is renowned as a global hub for knowledge exchange in the […]


Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World, World

Column: Booming oil demand is eroding inventories

November 2, 2017

Via: American Energy News

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Global oil consumption is growing rapidly, helping account for the decline in reported inventories, the recent surge in prices and the shift in futures markets from contango to backwardation. Consumption is much harder to measure […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

OPEC must address these potential deal killers to sustain oil market’s ‘positive glow,’ analyst says

November 1, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC must tackle several unknowns ahead of its upcoming meeting if the oil market’s “positive glow” is to be sustained, Stephen Brennock, oil analyst at PVM Oil Associates, said Wednesday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries is scheduled to […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

If the price of oil goes up, the appetite for social and economic reform will go down: IMF

October 31, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Changes abound in the Middle East and North Africa, but the pace of economic and social reforms needs to increase, according to one senior voice at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Global growth will be 3.6 percent for the fiscal […]


News and Policies, World

OPEC Doesn’t Understand The U.S. Oil Industry

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

This week some comments from OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo signaled that OPEC may not understand how the U.S. oil industry functions. Reuters reports that Barkindo urged cooperation from U.S. shale oil producers to help keep the global oil market […]


News and Policies, World

SolarWorld Americas wants limit on solar module imports to US

September 29, 2017

Via: PV Resources

SolarWorld Americas has highlighted its remedial policies to the US ITC Section 201 case that include not only a minimum import price (MIP) but a total import limit of solar cells and modules at levels around half the demand in […]


News and Policies, World

Is the Energy Sector Embracing Artificial Intelligence?

September 28, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be a huge opportunity for the energy industry — and AES, an energy and electricity company — isn’t passing up the chance to benefit from this new technology. Greentechmedia.com writes, “AES manages 36 gigawatts of energy […]