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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 […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

The Higher Efficiency State: Massachusetts or California?

June 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

In 2017, Massachusetts was ranked No. 1 in energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for the seventh consecutive year. On the other side of the country, California was ranked a close second after tying with […]


Energy Consumption, World

Commentary: More policy attention is needed for renewable heat

January 25, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As winter temperatures plummet in the Northern hemisphere, renewable heat is increasingly being used to provide heat for warmth and comfort. Yet it has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuels, which currently provide more than […]


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 […]


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, U.S.

Energy commodity prices increased in the second half of 2017

January 2, 2018

Via: American Energy News

Less natural gas used in U.S. electricity generation during summer of 2017 compared with 2016 After decreasing nearly 20 per cent in the first half of 2017, the spot energy index in the Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Goldman Sachs Commodity […]


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.

What the Tax Bill May Mean for Energy Efficiency

December 26, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Although the tax bill passed by Congress will bring the largest changes to taxes (and government revenue) seen in decades, we don’t expect the bill to have such a dramatic impact on energy efficiency. The greatest impacts, both positive and […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Under Trump’s Nose, US Offshore Wind Energy “Revolution” Stirs Like A Mighty Beast

December 22, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

US President Donald J. Trump is famously not a fan of renewable energy, especially not wind power, and super-especially not offshore wind turbines. Nevertheless, under Trump’s watch the US offshore wind industry is beginning to realize its potential for killing […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

Coal demand to remain flat to 2022, resulting in a decade of stagnation

December 18, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

Global demand for coal should remain nearly flat between 2017 and 2022, resulting in a decade of stagnation for coal consumption, according to the International Energy Agency’s annual coal market report. Global coal consumption fell 1.9% to 5,357 million tonnes […]


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, 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 […]