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Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Putting Safety First For Oil And Gas Workers

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

When it comes to the safety of oil and gas workers, nothing can be left to chance. It is not just the high-profile major incidents but the day to day healthcare of workers that needs to be managed. Moreover, this […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

Forecasts Of Peak Oil Demand Overstated

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

There will come a time in the future when oil demand stops growing, but recent forecasts putting that date in 2023, five years from today, should be viewed with skepticism. Long-term forecasts about oil market behavior are notoriously wrong and […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The Public Wants Renewable Energy & They Want It Now!

September 17, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Zachary and I were having a conversation in the CleanTechnica executive dining room the other day about renewable energy. While noshing on crostini and capers, the subject of George Lakoff came up, a writer and Democratic strategist known for such […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

IAEA highlights nuclear’s role in combating climate change

September 17, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

The report, Climate Change and Nuclear Power 2018, was published last week and has been updated from the last report released in 2016 “to include the latest scientific information and analyses on the link between energy production and climate change”. […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

OPEC sees global oil supply as robust, demand growth revised a touch lower

September 12, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Despite fears of disruptions to global oil supplies and curbs on production, major oil producing group OPEC sees global oil supplies as fine – it’s demand that should be worrying people. The 15-member OPEC said Wednesday in its latest monthly […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Trump’s sanctions on Iran could push oil prices above $100 per barrel

September 11, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

U.S. sanctions on Iran’s energy industry, when they come into effect in November, could potentially drive oil prices above $100 per barrel, according to an industry expert. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures traded at about $68 per barrel […]


News and Policies, State

How California Fires Affect Power Companies

September 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last year’s devastating northern California wildfires won’t bankrupt the state’s largest utility, PG&E (PCG). Nor will future natural disasters permanently damage the company and other in-state electric and gas providers Edison International (EIX) and Sempra Energy (SRE). On the last […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Sony lays out plans for 100 percent renewable electricity use

September 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Sony is aiming to use 100 percent renewable electricity for all its business sites by 2040, the company announced on Monday. The global tech giant has also joined the RE100, a global initiative made up of some of the world’s […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Natural gas will overtake oil to become North America’s ‘single largest energy source’ this year, risk management firm says

September 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil will be toppled as North America’s primary energy source this year, according to risk management firm DNV GL, with natural gas and electrification set to reshape the region’s energy future. The Norway-headquartered firm said Monday that overall energy demand […]


Energy Economics

Bank of America downgrades Chevron, citing risk of losing some overseas production deals

September 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is getting less optimistic on Chevron shares due to rising competition over energy deals. The firm lowered its rating to neutral from buy for Chevron shares, saying the renewals for the company’s key Asian projects […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Energy Institute – MIT Urges Measures to Grow Nuclear’s Vital Climate Solution Role

September 5, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

In a world that will increasingly need to make deep reductions in carbon emissions to mitigate the impacts of climate change, nuclear energy’s main value its massive potential to decarbonize economies must not be allowed to slip away, a new […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

5 Ways to Improve Solar PV Servicing

September 4, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

These days, customer service comes in a bewildering array of flavors — many of them robotic. Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other self-service technologies, companies are now automating traditional points of customer contact, such as call-in centers. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Report: Offshore Wind Would Bring Over $3.6 Billion in Economic Benefits to Atlantic Coast States

September 4, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Building and operating a new offshore wind farm would bring at least $600 million in economic benefits to the Eastern seaboard state where it’s constructed, according to a new analysis by BW Research on behalf of environmental advocacy group Environmental […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook just made a huge commitment on renewable energy

August 29, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Facebook has committed to cutting its greenhouse emissions by 75 percent and powering global operations with 100 percent renewable energy by the end of 2020. In a statement Tuesday, the tech giant said it had signed contracts for more than […]


News and Policies, World

Iran’s Oil Exports Plummet 600,000 b/d As U.S. Sanctions Force Key Buyers To Seek Alternatives

August 29, 2018

Via: Forbes

U.S. policy to deny Iran oil revenue is an existential threat to the survival of the Islamic Republic. And Washington is doing it through a Reagan-like economic warfare toolbox. Iran’s oil exports are down sharply since the beginning of August […]