Tag: energy

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Study: Wind Availability To Shift Away From the United States

December 15, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Researchers from the University of Colorado published a new study this week showing that GHG emissions are shifting wind energy resources from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, Wired reported. For companies in the north banking on renewables, this […]

Energy Consumption, World

How Supercomputers Will Help To Accelerate The Emerging Energy Economy

December 13, 2017

Via: Forbes

Meeting global carbon reduction goals will not be easy, but the good news is that this heavy lift is getting a little lighter each day. In some places, renewable energy technologies are now delivering the cheapest electrons on the planet. […]

News and Policies, World

Growing Opportunity For China-US Collaboration On Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions

December 11, 2017

Via: Forbes

Every November, the International Energy Agency publishes its annual World Energy Outlook – a comprehensive assessment of the economic, technological and geopolitical trends shaping world energy markets. That makes it essential reading for anyone interested in preserving the Earth’s climate. […]

News and Policies, State

Want More Solar in Virginia? Here’s How to Get It

December 8, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

If there is an energy issue that Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it is support for solar energy. It’s homegrown and clean, it provides local jobs, it lowers our carbon footprint, and it brings important national security and emergency […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Nearly Half of All U.S. Electricity Customers Have Smart Meters

December 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Installations of smart meters have more than doubled since 2010—almost half of all U.S. electricity customer accounts now have smart meters. By the end of 2016, U.S. electric utilities had installed about 71 million advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) smart meters, […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Goldman Sachs raises 2018 oil price forecast

December 5, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

A stronger than anticipated OPEC-led commitment to extend production cuts will support prices through 2018, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs. In a research note published late Monday, Goldman lifted its Brent price forecast for next year to $62 a […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil prices are spiking toward 2½-year highs after OPEC extends output cuts

December 1, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices spiked higher on Friday, heading toward 2½-year highs the morning after two dozen crude-producing nations agreed to limit their output through the end of 2018. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude prices rocketed up 98 cents per barrel, or […]

News and Policies, State

Which States Will Have The Highest Energy Costs This Winter? [Infographic]

December 1, 2017

Via: Forbes

On Thursday evening, President Trump lit the national Christmas tree in Washington DC, wishing America and the world a very merry Christmas. With temperatures hovering in the mid-50s, he also said that the weather is the best it’s been in […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil prices will probably sell off after a key meeting of big producers. Here’s why

November 28, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Market watchers see few opportunities for oil prices to rally — but plenty of room for them to fall — after a critical meeting of energy ministers later this week. About two dozen oil exporters, including top producers Saudi Arabia […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

OPEC predicts oil and gas to remain world’s most important energy source to 2040

November 15, 2017

Via: PetrolPlaza

The latest edition of the OPEC World Oil Outlook predicts oil will remain the world’s largest source of energy over the next two decades, despite the increasing importance of renewables. Released in an exclusive briefing to senior industry executives at […]

Energy Consumption, World

Continuous disruption is new normal for oil and gas industry, Baker Hughes CEO says

November 14, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Continuous disruption in the oil and gas industry should be viewed positively, Baker Hughes CEO Lorenzo Simonelli said Tuesday. Speaking at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC), Simonelli said, “We have to look at disruption as being our […]

Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World, World

Column: Booming oil demand is eroding inventories

November 2, 2017

Via: American Energy News

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Global oil consumption is growing rapidly, helping account for the decline in reported inventories, the recent surge in prices and the shift in futures markets from contango to backwardation. Consumption is much harder to measure […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

If the price of oil goes up, the appetite for social and economic reform will go down: IMF

October 31, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Changes abound in the Middle East and North Africa, but the pace of economic and social reforms needs to increase, according to one senior voice at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Global growth will be 3.6 percent for the fiscal […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Renewable Energy: Labor Department: Solar, wind jobs to boom over next decade

October 27, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledges to revive the nation’s struggling coal mines, but new data from the federal agency that tracks employment growth suggests blue-collar job seekers would do better to look to clean energy. According to projections […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Financial Indicators Suggest Oil Market Is Close To Being In Balance

October 26, 2017

Via: Forbes

There are so many opinions on the date of oil market “rebalancing” that it is hard to remember that “balanced” is a very fuzzy concept. Does it mean production matches consumption, i.e., no change in inventories? Inventories that have reached […]