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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

High-Resolution Aerial Maps Come to Solar

July 26, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The adage goes that a picture is worth 1,000 words. But in the solar industry, a picture is worth about $500 – and maybe a lot more. At least that is one conclusion that can be drawn from a recent […]


Energy Economics

Global energy investment in 2017 fails to keep up with energy security and sustainability goals

July 17, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The electricity sector attracted the largest share of energy investments in 2017, sustained by robust spending on grids, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row, as the energy sector moves toward greater electrification, according to […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Our Energy Dependence Lessens, But Global Impact Is Limited

July 6, 2018

Via: Forbes

In January 1977, the awful day arrived. U.S. petroleum imports passed the magical 50% mark. Yet somehow the world failed to end. Now, with U.S. net imports comprising only 20% of our usage (including NGLs), the supposed energy dominance of […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Not Quite

March 13, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The head of Swedfund, the development finance group, recently summarized a widely-held belief: “Access to reliable electricity drives development and is essential for job creation, women’s empowerment and combating poverty.” This view has been the driving force behind a number […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

What Does the ‘Electrification of Everything’ Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out

January 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Widespread electrification is not only coming, it is likely necessary to decarbonize the global economy. “Mounting research suggests that aggressive electrification of energy end uses — such as space heating, water heating, and transportation — is needed if the United […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Diversity! Diversity! Diversity! What Bomb Cyclones Teach Us About Our Fuel Sources

January 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

It’s all about diversity. Whether in biology, in culture or in technology, when conditions change you survive if there is sufficient diversity to adapt. Otherwise you die. And things always change. This is no less true for how we produce […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Commentary: The clean energy transition requires action on electricity demand

January 10, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As a fundamental rule, electricity supply and demand must be balanced at all times. Traditionally, this has been achieved by adjusting electricity supply to match demand that varies at different times of the day. But this poses a problem as […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Goldman’s oil analyst gives his tips on making money in a flat market

January 9, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil traders are well-positioned to generate returns despite the likelihood of prices falling away from multiyear highs over the coming months, according to a senior analyst at Goldman Sachs. Oil prices rose to their highest level since mid-2015 on Tuesday, […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Average US gas price jumps 3 cents to $2.54 for regular

January 8, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past three weeks to $2.54. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the increase is due to higher crude oil costs. […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Trump’s offshore drilling plan ‘juices up’ the Democrats in upcoming elections, says expert

January 5, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal to open nearly all federal waters to offshore drilling has fired up many Democrats and could very well backfire in upcoming congressional elections, according to an expert. “This just juices up the Democratic base,” Peter […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

East coast freeze and low supply could push fuel oil price higher

January 4, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Fuel oil is set to lead the energy market higher as a current supply shortage coincides with the big freeze hitting the U.S. east coast, according to an analyst. More than 40 million people up and down the eastern seaboard […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New Tax Bill Offers Unexpected Benefits to Commercial Solar Installations

January 3, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The commercial solar industry entered the holiday season with an unexpected policy gift from Washington. The new tax plan passed by Congress introduced two provisions favorable for commercial solar installations: a reduction in the corporate tax rate and the expansion […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US energy: what to watch in 2018

January 3, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Oil production, trade, renewables and technology top our list of major questions facing America’s energy industry heading into the new year The US energy sector is undergoing a period of deep transformation: from booming oil and gas output to a […]


News and Policies, World

Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution?

December 28, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

It’s been an interesting year for mergers and acquisitions in the distributed energy space, with some unexpected developments. We haven’t seen the same massive M&A deals of years past, such as GE’s purchase of Alstom or Honeywell’s acquisition of Elster […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The State Of The U.S. Oil And Gas Industry Is Strong As 2017 Comes To A Close

December 27, 2017

Via: Forbes

Now that Christmas has come and gone, and my stomach somehow remains full from all the pecan pie and sweet potatoes I filled it with on Monday, it is time to take a look back at the events of 2017 […]