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Energy Economics

China Can Help Supersize the Global Hydrogen Economy, According to Shell

November 19, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

China could have a crucial role to play in the development of a global hydrogen economy, with its massive demand for decarbonization technologies likely to drive large-scale deployments that will help cut costs around the world, according to oil major […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

The coronavirus pandemic is debunking some long-held myths of the energy industry

August 12, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed some hard truths to the world’s largest oil and gas majors, energy analysts have told CNBC, with many reeling after historic second-quarter losses laid bare the financial frailty of the industry. “Big Oil” companies, referring […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, State

California Vs. Texas: Electricity — Comparing The Two States 1 In 5 Americans Call Home

October 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

The two most-populous states, California and Texas, are home to one in five Americans. More alike than different in many aspects—diverse population and economy, abundant natural resources—the two states differ in one important respect: policy. With some exceptions, California is […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

NAFTA? Tariffs? TPP? Trade Deficits? Let’s Pay Attention To Oil

April 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

Lost amid all the controvery over NAFTA, TPP, Chinese tariffs and steel tariffs, and bilateral trade deficits is what will almost certainly have a far more significant and enduring impact on the global economy, on global security, on geo-politics, than […]


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 […]


Energy Economics

OPEC warns Trump’s trade policies could slow economic growth and dent oil demand

March 14, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade policies threaten to slow global economic growth and dampen oil demand, OPEC warned Wednesday. The potential fallout from Trump’s recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is one of several headwinds the 14-nation oil […]


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, Renewable Energy

Overpricing Renewable Power Is Dangerous

November 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

An old Soviet-era joke goes like this: Stalin wakes up in a hospital and is informed that glorious Soviet medicine has resurrected him, and it is now 2047. “You will be pleased to hear, Comrade First Secretary, that the entire […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Can Solar Benefit Rural America’s Economy?

April 4, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

In its heyday, the coal industry was the driving force behind rural communities across the nation. But as the fossil fuel’s popularity dwindles, so do the livelihoods of the towns dependent on it. Look no further than the mining towns […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Low Price of Gas, Stagnant Economy, Are Killing Off U.S. Nukes

June 7, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Exelon Corp. has announced that it will close its Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear reactors in Illinois after losing $800 million over the past seven years. The firm said that the failure of the State of Illinois to give nuclear […]


Energy Economics

Gas savings boost these industries

March 25, 2016

Via: CNBC energy

Falling gas prices helped restaurants and grocers last year, and consumers used their savings to spend more on cars, health care, online and travel, according to JPMorgan Chase’s latest Share of Wallet analysis. The report found the biggest losers were […]


Energy Economics

Energy Efficiency in Pennsylvania: Cutting Energy Costs, Combating Climate Change, and Creating Jobs

March 21, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

An unusual coalition of businesses and efficiency-minded groups, including NRDC, has written to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf urging him to take steps to ramp up efficiency investments to cut pollution and continue to plan for implementation of the Clean Power […]


Energy Economics

Is Oil Becoming Stranded?

March 18, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

The conventional wisdom regarding the recent plunge in the price of oil is that we are seeing a repeat of the 1985-1986 collapse, when Saudi Arabia ramped up production as part of a dispute with other members of the OPEC […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New US Wind Farms Invested $128 Billion Into US Economy Over Last 10 Years

February 26, 2016

Via: CleanTechnica

By simply building new wind farms, the US wind industry has contributed $128 billion into the US economy over the last 10 years. New figures published by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) this week revealed that building new wind […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Low Oil Prices are Not Helping the Economy. What Can We Do About It?

February 19, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

When oil prices started their precipitous drop in summer of 2014, just about everyone (including myself) thought that this would be unquestionably good for the American economy: less money spent on oil, and especially imported oil, means that more is […]


Energy Economics

U.S. mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015

February 11, 2016

Via: Penn Energy

Mining and exploration investment declined 35% in 2015, the second largest year-over-year decline since the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) began reporting the series in 1948. Most mining and exploration investment reflects petroleum exploration and development, but the category […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

US Wind Industry Sees Its Second-Best Quarter Ever

January 29, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

With the addition of 5,001 megawatts in the fourth quarter of 2015, total wind energy capacity in the U.S. is now just shy of 75 gigawatts, according to the latest market report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Last […]


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

Chemical Activity Barometer Notches Slight Gain as Signs of Slowing Growth Mount

January 26, 2016

Via: PRnewswire energy

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), ticked up slightly in January, rising 0.1 percent following a downward adjustment of 0.1 percent in December. All data is measured on a three-month […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

New Hydrogen Catalyst offers some hope for a hydrogen economy

October 12, 2015

Via: Revolution Green

One of the biggest problems with hydrogen is storing it and transporting it. The easiest and safest way is have it in another form like water or ammonia. The trouble is the energy it takes to release the hydrogen from […]