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News and Policies, U.S.

The Trump administration risks surrendering the source of US energy dominance – innovation

February 7, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The latest actions by the Trump administration – including the recently proposed slashing of the Department of Energy’s clean energy innovation budget by 72 percent, not to mention new tariffs on solar panel imports – call into question America’s commitment […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Spent Fuel Storage Still A Hot Topic in California’s Coastal Communities

February 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

Radioactive material from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) will be making a short trek from the now closed units to a spot next to the beach — a move that has outraged community activists, who fear it will […]


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

America’s Offshore Wind Boom Is Finally Here: Which State Will Win The Race To The Top?

February 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

Offshore wind has always seemed just out of reach in America, but the offshore wind boom has officially arrived in Northeast Atlantic states – and consumers, local economies, and investors all stand to benefit. 2017 was the year of ambitious […]


News and Policies, State

Who Is Strangling Solar Panels In The State Of Kentucky?

February 5, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The Canadians? Seriously? An organization with ties to Canadian tar sands oil is apparently behind an aggressive anti-solar lobbying campaign that recently fired up in Kentucky. The campaign is intended to rally support for a new state law that which […]


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

America’s Clean Power Plan Is Good For Our Planet, Our Economy, & Our Health

February 2, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Here’s the deal: The Trump Administration is working to repeal (and possibly replace) America’s Clean Power Plan. Backed by powerful oil, coal, and gas companies, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt claims the original Clean Power Plan design overstepped […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Record U.S. Production Vs Hedge Funds’ Bets: Why A $70 Oil Price Appears Odd

February 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

The relentless uptick in U.S. oil production, in light of firmer oil prices and industry efficiency gains, made it all but inevitable that the country would cap the 10 million barrels per day (bpd) mark at some point in the […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, World

Trump Plans Budget Cuts That Would Give China A Huge Gift In The Emerging Energy Economy

February 1, 2018

Via: Forbes

According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is prepared to ask Congress for a massive reduction in the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programs, cutting these efforts by 72% for fiscal 2019. While the Post […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind Expected to Surpass Hydro as Largest Renewable Electricity Generation Source

January 31, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

As one of the first technologies used to generate electricity, hydroelectric power has historically provided the largest share of renewable electricity generation in the United States. However, this year EIA expects wind power to surpass hydroelectricity, based on forecasts in […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump’s solar tariff gamble pays off for now

January 31, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Well that was fast. Barely one week after President Donald Trump announced a stiff 30 percent tariff on Chinese-made solar panels, a leading Chinese solar company announced plans to build a plant inside the United States. Jinko Solar made the […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Drillers holding fire

January 30, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Unless oil prices surge, drilling activity will remain subdued next year. Any increase will breed cost inflation The exploration and production sector begins 2018 after relative calm in 2017. The resolve of Opec has been matched by the resilience of […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US defends its oil-output data

January 30, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

What do the EIA’s weekly production figures tell the market—and what don’t they? Every Wednesday at 10:30am Eastern Time oily eyes turn to the Energy Information Administration’s website for a weekly insight into how much oil the US is producing, […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Natural Gas Prices, Production, and Exports Increased from 2016 to 2017

January 26, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

In 2017, natural gas spot prices at the national benchmark Henry Hub in Louisiana averaged $3.01 per million British thermal units (MMBtu), about 50 cents per MMBtu higher than in 2016. The higher prices in 2017 contributed to less natural […]


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

Trump Kills Solar Jobs, Taxes Families and Businesses, But He Can’t Kill Solar Competitiveness

January 26, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

With President Trump’s announcement this week to slap a 30 percent tariff on imported solar cells and modules, the solar industry once again finds itself in the firing line, targeted by the political whims of elected officials. This political posturing […]


Energy Consumption, World

Commentary: More policy attention is needed for renewable heat

January 25, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As winter temperatures plummet in the Northern hemisphere, renewable heat is increasingly being used to provide heat for warmth and comfort. Yet it has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuels, which currently provide more than […]


Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GE Renewable Energy Secured $10.4 Billion In Orders In 2017

January 25, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

GE announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 results this week, and its renewable energy division GE Renewable Energy highlighted its own performance, including a total of $10.4 billion worth of orders and $10.3 billion of sales. GE Renewable Energy […]