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Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil prices could rally to $100 a barrel if Middle East tensions ‘really kick off,’ analyst says

April 13, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices could soon skyrocket to more than $100 a barrel amid escalating tensions in the Middle East, one oil analyst told CNBC Friday. Crude futures surged to highs not seen since December 2014 earlier in the week, underpinned by […]


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 […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Google And Apple Lead The Corporate Charge Toward 100% Renewable Energy

April 12, 2018

Via: Forbes

America’s technology corporate giants have led the corporate renewables procurement trend, but two of the biggest names in tech just reached a new mark: Apple and Google are now both 100% powered by renewable energy . That means the company […]


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 […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Oil prices hit more than 3-year highs on Middle East tensions, US-Russia war of words

April 11, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices hit new 2018 highs as rebels in Yemen launched new missile strikes on top crude exporter Saudi Arabia and as the market continued to worry about escalating conflict between the United States and Russia in Syria. Brent crude […]


News and Policies, State

Secession Or Not, Big Win For Rooftop Solar In South Carolina

April 10, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The great state of South Carolina was very much in the national news last week because some members of the state legislature did some crazy, headline-grabbing stuff. That pretty much buried last week’s other big news out of South Carolina, […]


Energy Economics

Can Shale Oil Producers Restrain Their Animal Spirits?

April 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

Investors have been calling for shale producers to avoid overspending because it could mean too much production which would drive down oil prices and leave them unable to service their debt. Needless to say, other producers such as OPEC would […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

April 6, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

A new rooftop solar array for the Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo, Texas, is expected to offset 43% of the building’s energy needs, saving the owners $1.25 million over the system’s lifetime. Austin, Texas-based solar installation company Freedom Solar Power […]


Energy Economics

Tariffs On Chinese Solar Products Hurt U.S. Jobs – Here’s Why

April 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

President Trump recently imposed tariff increases on Chinese solar cells and modules, important components in solar energy generation. The intent was to punish China, whose solar giants like JinkoSolar, JA Solar, and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd. together dominate […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Solar power is burning bright. But it’s not quite twilight for fossil fuels.

April 5, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Solar panels are everywhere: perched on thatched roofs in rural Kenya, helping Indian farmers pump groundwater for their fields, and powering United States military bases. Solar power accounted for more than a third of all electricity generated from energy sources […]


News and Policies, State

Illinois Approves Path to 25% Renewable Energy by 2025

April 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

This week the Illinois Commerce Commission finalized the state’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, with tweaks that clean energy advocates say will boost installation and access to renewables in the state. It also officially places Illinois in the upper echelons […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Solar Array to be Constructed on Ohio Landfill

April 4, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

IGS Solar plans to begin construction this month on a solar array to be built on an unproductive landfill site. The 4 MW array is being built thanks to a power purchase agreement with Cleveland Public Power and the government […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

China to Start Building 6-8 New Nuclear Reactors in 2018

April 3, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

China’s National Energy Administration said in March that the country will announce sites for the start of new construction of six-to-eight new nuclear reactors. The decision ends a two-year freeze on new starts. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA) […]


Energy Economics

U.S. Energy Is Breaking All Kinds Of Records – Are You Participating?

April 3, 2018

Via: Forbes

If you recall, during the second presidential debate in October 2016, Hillary Clinton falsely claimed that the U.S. is “now, for the first time ever, energy independent.” Many were quick to point out the inaccuracies. For one, the U.S. has […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation – Remarkably Strong And Stable, For Now

April 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

As we move into the second quarter of 2018, the situation for the oil and gas industry – especially for oil – is as bullish as at any time since 2013. Here are some of the major elements that are […]