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Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

OPEC sticks to its bullish oil demand forecast, but now sees more US output growth

December 13, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC forecasts strong global appetite for crude oil in 2018 but now sees output from the United States and elsewhere growing more than previously expected. The 14-member oil cartel’s latest read on supply and demand comes just two weeks after […]


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. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

A Hand Writing on the Wall for Natural Gas

December 12, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

We have seen the fall of coal. The Dow Jones Coal Index, which stood at over 723 at its high in 2008, was down over 94% to 41.36 on December 8. Just as telling, all of the companies that were […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Goldman’s Green Inspiration? The Marketplace

December 12, 2017

Via: Forbes

When Goldman Sachs decided in 2012 to begin developing a 68-megawatt wind project in Pennsylvania to cut 200,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions from its annual energy use, it was part of a plan the 148-year old investment bank devised […]


News and Policies, State

California’s Biggest Solar Project Will Be Located at an Oil Field

December 11, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

A newly announced project at California’s Belridge oilfield will bring solar and fossil fuels together in the state’s biggest solar project. The partnership, between Belridge field operator Aera Energy and solar thermal power company GlassPoint, will feature a 26.5-megawatt photovoltaic […]


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. […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Isn’t Perfect, But It’s Far Better Than Fossil Fuels

December 6, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

In their efforts to discredit renewable energy and support continued fossil fuel burning, many anti-environmentalists have circulated a dual image purporting to compare a lithium mine with an oilsands operation. It illustrates the level of dishonesty to which some will […]


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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Government Department Secures Financing for 15 New Solar Array Sites

December 5, 2017

Via: Energy Manager Today

Standard Solar, a solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today announced it will finance solar arrays on 15 new sites for the DC Department of General Services (DGS), approximately 2,000 megawatt hours […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Gas prices drop over 7 cents in two weeks

December 4, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks to $2.54. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the spike comes despite a jump in oil prices. […]


News and Policies, World

Here Are Solar’s Next Gigawatt-Scale Markets

November 29, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

When this year comes to a close, GTM Research expects eight countries will top the 1-gigawatt mark in annual PV installations. By the end of 2018, that number will grow to 13 countries. According to GTM Research’s latest Global Solar […]


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 […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Overpricing Renewable Power Is Dangerous

November 28, 2017

Via: Forbes

An old Soviet-era joke goes like this: Stalin wakes up in a hospital and is informed that glorious Soviet medicine has resurrected him, and it is now 2047. “You will be pleased to hear, Comrade First Secretary, that the entire […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Senate Tax Bill Offers Benefits for Advanced Energy, But Faces an Uncertain Vote

November 27, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

If you are looking for information to share at the Thanksgiving table about how the tax bills pending in Congress will affect the advanced energy industry, you’re in luck. A whirlwind November brought proposals from House and Senate Republican leadership, […]


Emerging Technologies, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

Commentary: Plotting a path for greater bioenergy use

November 27, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

The recent discussions on renewable energy are mostly focused on the rapid growth of wind and solar deployment and their impressive drop in cost. While these developments are remarkable, they also overshadow what remains the most important source of renewable […]