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News and Policies, World

China’s solar curb

August 10, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Beijing’s move to curtail solar power subsidies is far from terminal for the global market. China’s suspension of approval for new subsidised grid-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar projects has led to sharply reduced forecasts for global capacity expansion in 2018. But […]


News and Policies, World

US sanctions against Iran could make maintaining the world’s oil supply ‘very challenging,’ IEA says

August 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

A U.S. plan to impose targeted crude sanctions against Iran could significantly impact global supply and exhaust the world’s spare oil capacity cushion, according to the latest monthly report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA’s closely watched report […]


News and Policies, U.S.

China tariffs create headache for next wave of US natural gas export projects

August 9, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

China’s threat to slap tariffs on U.S. natural gas exports is injecting uncertainty into a construction boom for the multi-billion dollar facilities that ship American shale gas around the world. By the end of next year, six facilities in the […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Corporations Increase Green Energy Purchases, Overshadowing Trump’s Environmental Policies

August 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

In an effort to combat climate change and to satisfy customer demand, the corporate community is expected to buy 7.2 gigawatts of green energy this year, which surpasses the roughly 5.4 gigawatts it purchased in 2017. The movement is taking […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

If You Blinked, You Missed The Big Offshore Wind News — Almost!

August 8, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The mighty offshore wind energy beast of the USA is finally beginning to stir, just in time to celebrate American Wind Week. Never heard of American Wind Week? Join the club! It’s annual celebration of all things wind hosted by […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Yes, The U.S. Is The World’s Top Energy Producer

August 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last night President Trump spoke to business leaders at a dinner. Daniel Dale, the Washington correspondent for the Toronto Star, posted several tweets about the dinner. In one, he wrote “Quick fact check: Trump spoke to business leaders for 14 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

EIA: Solar, Wind Investment Flourishes, but Gas-fired Biggest Bargain

August 7, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Wind and solar generators took the greatest leap in new installed capacity and construction investment, while natural gas-fired generation proved to offer the most bang for the buck per project, according to the most recent data available on generator costs […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil Industry Needs Dealmaker To Come Through With China, Saudi Arabia

August 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

President Donald Trump better be as good of a negotiator as he claims. U.S. oil and natural gas producers – and American consumers – have a lot riding on President Trump’s unorthodox approach to foreign affairs and trade. The president […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Negative Electricity Pricing Abounds As Wind, Solar Flood the Grid

August 6, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants. With wind and solar farms sprouting up in more areas — and their power getting priority to feed into the […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

US sanctions on Iran could push oil prices above $90 a barrel by year-end, analyst says

August 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

U.S. sanctions on Iranian crude could soon push oil prices above $90 a barrel, one oil analyst told CNBC Monday, amid heightened energy market fears of a looming supply shock. “As we go more towards (the fourth quarter) … that’s […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil market braces for “major supply shock”—and it could propel crude prices skywards, analysts say

August 3, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices could soon rally above $90 a barrel amid growing concerns over the prospect of steep declines in Iranian crude, according to industry analysts. Brent crude was on track to post a fourth week of declines in five on […]


News and Policies, State

California’s EV Growth Benefits Outweigh Energy System Costs, Report Says

August 3, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

As California readies for rapid electric vehicle growth, the state’s energy system will require upgrades, but the costs are likely to be low compared to the benefits, according to a new report from Next 10. The nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank […]


Emerging Technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Drones and AI Deployed for Solar Maintenance in Massachusetts

August 3, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) and Raptor Maps signed a deal to co-develop utility-scale solar asset management technologies to optimize the field operations and maintenance of solar assets. Under an MoU signed this week, the two Massachusetts companies plan […]


News and Policies, State

Community Choice Is Driving California’s Precocious Energy Revolution

August 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

California is on track to meet its clean-energy goals a decade early thanks in part to communities demanding and delivering renewable energy faster and cheaper than utilities can, according to a report released this morning. A growing number of Community […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Pending Stricter Marine Fuel Regulations Roiling Oil Markets

August 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

Oil markets don’t need more uncertainty right now. There’s plenty of concern already about crude oil supply disruptions to make the market skittish. But looming regulations mandating the use of marine low-sulfur diesel fuel in global shipping are a coming […]