Tag: energy consumption

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 […]

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 […]

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, 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 […]

News and Policies, State

San Francisco Becomes First Major U.S. City to Sue Fossil Fuel Industry Over Costs of Climate Change

October 2, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

San Francisco and Oakland are suing Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, BP and Royal Dutch Shell—the five biggest investor-owned fossil fuel producers in the world—over the costs of climate change. The two Californian cities join the counties of Marin, San Mateo and […]

News and Policies, World

Is the Energy Sector Embracing Artificial Intelligence?

September 28, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be a huge opportunity for the energy industry — and AES, an energy and electricity company — isn’t passing up the chance to benefit from this new technology. writes, “AES manages 36 gigawatts of energy […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Why Do We Need Grids Today To Further Grow Renewables?

September 25, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Grids are needed to further increase the share of renewable energy sources in the system. We are in the middle of an energy revolution. The rate of change is massive, even if most of it goes unnoticed by many of […]

Energy Economics

End of a golden era for refiners?

September 22, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

Like upstream, the refining sector has been undergoing consolidation over the past decade. Bigger players are holding on to plum assets and smaller independents have adopted agile business models to eke out profits from what’s left. Those who stuck with […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

JinkoSolar Supplies 28 MWdc of Solar PV Modules to Jacumba Solar Project in the US

September 22, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (“JinkoSolar” or the “Company”) (NYSE: JKS), a global leader in the PV industry, today announced that it supplied 28.2 MW dc of its solar PV modules to Swinerton Renewable Energy, […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Automobile giant General Motors is going big on wind power in Ohio and Indiana

September 20, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

General Motors (GM) has announced that all its manufacturing facilities in Ohio and Indiana will have their electricity needs met by 100 percent renewable energy. In a statement on Tuesday, GM said it would purchase 200 megawatts (MW) of wind […]

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

US shale—more where that came from

September 15, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

America’s shale industry is showing few signs of slowing down this year Oil bulls looking for signs of tight oil capitulation in the face of sub-$50-a-barrel oil were left disappointed in August’s earnings season. Some producers trimmed their capex plans, […]

News and Policies, State

Virginia Could Soon Have More Than 2,500 MW of Solar. We Just Need Customers

September 13, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

A review of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality website reveals developers have at least started the permitting process for 64 solar farms across 40 jurisdictions, representing over 2,400 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity. This includes projects that are already […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Oil industry now worried about peak demand not peak production, says strategist

September 12, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices are being weighed down by concerns we have reached the limits of demand which is crippling valuations more than other factors such as the threat from electric cars and national policies geared at banning vehicles running on petrol […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

NEXTracker hits 10GW of global solar tracker sales

September 11, 2017

Via: PV Resources

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has become the first company to reach 10GW of solar tracker sales globally. This is a remarkable feat given that the firm only hit 3GW of single-axis tracker shipments in April 2016. The firm has sold […]