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News and Policies, State

Texas’ ‘Energy City’ Still Reeling from Hurricane Harvey

October 20, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Port Arthur, Texas, a crucial hub of the worldwide energy industry, is struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. The city of 55,000, also known as Energy City, is responsible for 6.3% of American oil refining through several […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

OPEC chief says global oil demand will pass 100 million barrels per day by 2020

October 19, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC General Secretary Mohammad Barkindo said Thursday that oil markets are rebalancing at “an accelerating rate” and that he foresaw “no peak” for oil demand for “the considerable future.” Speaking at the Oil & Money conference in London, Barkindo said […]


News and Policies, U.S.

The Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan Shortchanges the Benefits of Energy Efficiency

October 16, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The Environmental Protection Agency, in its proposal this week to repeal the Clean Power Plan, ignores the full benefits of energy efficiency — a key strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Much of the repeal language focuses on a legal […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Novel Power-to-Gas Tech Begins Testing in the US

October 16, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Last month, a team of researchers and engineers quietly installed a first-of-its-kind energy reactor on a campus of a government lab just west of Denver, Colorado. The device — a 25-foot-tall, thin mass of industrial silver pipes and tanks — […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil will crash to $10 a barrel with electric vehicle revolution, strategist says

October 13, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices are poised to crash to just $10 per barrel over the next six to eight years as alternative energy fuels continue to attract more and more investors, Chris Watling, chief executive of Longview Economics, told CNBC on Friday. […]


News and Policies, World

OPEC Doesn’t Understand The U.S. Oil Industry

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

This week some comments from OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo signaled that OPEC may not understand how the U.S. oil industry functions. Reuters reports that Barkindo urged cooperation from U.S. shale oil producers to help keep the global oil market […]


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

Princeton Grads’ Energy Startup Provides Power To Native Americans Protesting Oil Pipeline

October 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

The concept of using a pipeline to transport oil and gas isn’t complex. It’s not much different to the pipes that carry water from household to household. And for decades the oil and gas industry has used pipelines to transport […]


News and Policies, U.S.

EPA Head Pruitt Ready to Repeal Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017

Via: Power Magazine

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt on October 9 said he will sign a proposed rule Tuesday to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a signature initiative of former President Barack Obama’s administration that mandated cuts in carbon dioxide […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

New Solar Technology to Increase Energy Production by 30% Per Day

October 10, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

A new solar tracking technology is increasing energy production by 30% per day, adding to the return on investment of rooftop solar arrays. Edisun Microgrids, a solar technology company, and West Hills Construction, Inc. announced a partnership to develop up […]


Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Rooftop Solar & Storage – Cheaper Than Subsidising Old Coal

October 9, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Leading energy analyst Bruce Mountain says if governments were serious about lowering electricity prices for consumers, they would focus more on supporting rooftop solar and battery storage than seeking to subsidise ageing coal-fired power generators like Liddell. Mountain, the director […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Renewables Grew Further 10% In 1st Half Of 2017

October 5, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Renewable energy sources in the United States grew by another 10% in the first half of 2017, according to new figures published by the country’s Energy Information Administration and highlighted by Ken Bossong’s Sun Day Campaign. The US Energy Information […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

IEA hails new era in solar PV

October 4, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The International Energy Agency has highlighted the claimed 50% growth in solar PV installations in 2016, which reached over 74GW, is part of a new trend that showed renewable energy sources with almost two-thirds of net new power capacity that […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

ARC Energy Research Institute Report: How to Invest in Crude Oil in a Carbon Constrained World

October 4, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

CALGARY, Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Responding to the need for more vigilant action on mitigating carbon emissions, the ARC Energy Research Institute (“ARC”) has released “Crude Oil Investing in a Carbon Constrained World: 2017 Update.” The report provides investors, […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Module quality emerges as new marketing tool for the solar industry

October 3, 2017

Via: PV Resources

With many of the top-20 module suppliers to the solar industry now having multi-GW shipment volumes, attention has turned firmly to assessing metrics that companies can use to benchmark the quality and reliability of shipped products against their competitors. Almost […]


News and Policies, State

Garbage From Irma Will Fuel Florida’s Power Grid

October 2, 2017

Via: Renewable Energy News

When it comes to garbage, geography is destiny. Look at Texas and Florida, recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Homeowners and businesses not incapacitated by the storm have begun the arduous and emotional work of separating destroyed possessions and materials […]