Tag: Donald Trump

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

Oil Industry Surprised By Trump’s Extension Of Offshore Drilling Ban. The Only Question Is ‘Why?’

September 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

At a campaign event in Jupiter, Florida on Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that didn’t garner a lot of media attention. The President ordered his Department of Interior (DOI) to extend the moratoria that currently exist on […]

Energy Economics

Sanders, Warren rally behind calls for post-pandemic lifeline for US renewables

June 8, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The calls on the US to rescue its COVID-hit renewables sector are gathering steam, with high-profile Democrats now lobbying for new aid after the first stimulus package left the industry out. In recent days, former Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders, […]

Energy Economics

Trump Ban on Foreign Bulk Power Equipment Triggers New Uncertainty

May 7, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Declaring a national emergency over threats to the U.S. bulk power system (BPS), President Trump in an executive order (EO) on May 1 issued a sweeping ban on transactions by U.S. persons for electric equipment sourced abroad if the U.S. […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

6 Questions About Trump’s Oil Deal Announcement With Russia And Saudi Arabia

April 2, 2020

Via: Forbes

On Thursday Morning, President Trump announced that he spoke with the Saudis who spoke with the Russians, and that they planned to cut at least 10 million barrels of oil production. This is a huge cut, but it may be […]

Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

US suspends plans to buy oil after funding is left out of $2 trillion stimulus package

March 26, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is suspending its plans to buy crude for the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve after the requested $3 billion in funding for the project was left out of the $2 trillion stimulus package. “Given the current […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Texas Regulator To Trump: The ‘Appropriate Time’ To Intervene In Oil Markets Is Now

March 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

During his coronavirus Task Force press conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump said he was considering intervening in the situation with the global oil market “at the appropriate time”: “It’s very devastating to Russia because when you look at it, […]

Energy Economics

Trump proposes slashing energy research funding in 2021 budget

February 11, 2020

Via: PV Resources

US president Donald Trump has once again advocated for slashing federal funding for clean energy in a budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, released on Monday. ‘A Budget for America’s Future’ is a largely symbolic document ahead of the federal […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, U.S.

US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

February 11, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The uranium reserve funding is part of USD1.3 billion requested for the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, which also includes USD295 million for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project. The DOE’s total budget request is USD35.4 billion for the next […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Trump solar tariffs failing to kickstart US upstream turnaround, review finds

February 10, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The protectionism of US president Donald Trump has failed to halt the decline of domestic PV cell makers and will not suffice to defeat China’s “state capitalism”, a US review has found. The US market has seen “large increases” in […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil Markets Prove Resilient In Aftermath Of Iran Attacks – For Now

January 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

Markets responded positively to President Donald Trump’s January 8 address in the wake of Iranian rocket attacks against Iraqi bases housing US troops, with traders interpreting his overtures for peace and cooperation with the Islamic Republic as a sign of […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The Iran Nuclear Deal And The Killing Of Soleimani

January 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani is just the latest escalation in hostilities between Iran and the United States since President Trump scuttled the Iran Nuclear Deal. When America pulled out of the Deal, which was hammered out in Switzerland […]

Energy Economics

Trump is rolling back over 80 environmental regulations. Here are five big changes you might have missed in 2019

December 24, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump has taken historically unprecedented action to roll back a slew of environmental regulations that protect air, water, land and public health from climate change and fossil fuel pollution. The administration has targeted about 85 environmental rules, according […]

News and Policies, World

EU Politicians Say Only Way To Save Climate Is A Trump Defeat in 2020

November 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

One year from today, the United States will become the only country in the world that is not a signatory to the 2015 Paris climate accord. That is, if Donald Trump gets his way. Yesterday the Trump Administration began the […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump’s pledge to save US coal is failing, leaving coal country in crisis

October 8, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Pledges by President Donald Trump to save the U.S. coal industry and boost so-called clean coal technology are proving to be no match for the free market. Competition from lower-cost natural gas and renewables has led to a wave of […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Trump’s billion-dollar gambit: An ethanol deal to meet the demands of farmers and Big Oil

September 23, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The Trump administration appears to be moving toward a deal to placate ethanol interests who have blamed the president’s deregulatory push for forcing the closing of 17 ethanol plants. It’s a deal where the administration is trying to do damage […]

Energy Economics

Trump orders Mnuchin to ‘substantially increase’ sanctions on Iran

September 18, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he ordered the Treasury Department to “substantially increase” sanctions on Iran. Trump’s announcement follows strikes Saturday on the world’s largest crude-processing plant and oil field in Saudi Arabia. The U.S. accused Iran of carrying out […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump Loosens Methane Standards In A Win For Oil & Gas Industry

September 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

As the Amazon rainforest burns, and an unprecedented category 5 hurricane devastates the Bahamas and barrels towards Florida, the Trump White House is making it easier for U.S. companies to release heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere – for reasons which […]

Energy Economics

Trump says he’s unwilling to risk US energy wealth for windmill ‘dreams’

August 28, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump said he was not willing to sacrifice the abundant fossil energy wealth of the U.S. on “dreams” such as renewable power. “We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” Trump said Monday in France. “I’m not […]

Energy Economics

Toll of Trump’s Trade War Starting To Show In Oil Industry

August 27, 2019

Via: Forbes

President Donald Trump has done much to support the U.S. oil and gas industry since moving into the White House in 2017, but his approach to trade policy threatens to undo much of the good. Trump escalated the trade war […]

News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Energy Companies Are Not Winning The American Trade War With China

August 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Trying to keep up with the latest counter offensives in the U.S.-Chinese trade war is dizzying. But all that works to China’s favor, which only has to keep the thumb screws on Donald Trump for a few months longer before […]