Tag: energy economics

Energy Economics

The Coronavirus Is Making The Energy Sector Ill But Ending The Trade War Would Heal It

March 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

With the threat of a worldwide pandemic, the Trump administration would be advised to quickly ease trade tensions with China. The coronavirus is disrupting global supply chains — a phenomenon that will likely continue for several months. China has promised […]

Energy Economics

Tax Credits and Solar Tariffs Affect Timing of Projected Renewable Power Plant Deployment

May 18, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The timing and magnitude of adding wind- and solar-powered electricity generators to the U.S. grid are sensitive to federal policies, especially federal tax credits that are currently scheduled to expire or diminish by 2022. In addition to the Reference case […]

Energy Economics

Is Another Bust Looming Over The Oil Industry?

April 12, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Global demand growth has been slowing over the last decades, and it is forecast to grow at around 1 percent or less into the future. The actual year-to-year figures, though, are volatile. Large-scale movements like increasing efficiency, decreasing costs of […]

Energy Economics

What Is Holding Renewable Energy Back?

January 18, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

Several agencies, from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab to the International Energy Agency, all confirm this rapid decline in costs. Capacity for solar is doubling, causing the supply chain to be lower for bank loan premiums […]

Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Low Price of Gas, Stagnant Economy, Are Killing Off U.S. Nukes

June 7, 2016

Via: Energy Collective

Exelon Corp. has announced that it will close its Clinton and Quad Cities nuclear reactors in Illinois after losing $800 million over the past seven years. The firm said that the failure of the State of Illinois to give nuclear […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

US community solar could be worth US$2.5 billion by 2020, Navigant says

March 30, 2016

Via: PV Resources

Community solar in the US could be a market worth as much as US$2.5 billion in revenues by 2020, but accommodating it will require a rethink of utility business models, a new report by Navigant Research claims. According to the […]

Energy Economics

Swift Energy gets loan approval from U.S. bankruptcy court

January 6, 2016

Via: Reuters US Energy

Swift Energy Co received U.S. bankruptcy court approval on Tuesday to borrow up to $15 million, giving the oil-and-gas exploration company time to negotiate a refinancing deal that is key to its turnaround. Swift filed for Chapter 11 on Dec. […]