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Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Tax Equity Financing For Utilities: Another Helping Of Renewable Energy, But Hold The Tax Credits

July 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Many consumers want more of their electricity to come from clean energy sour1ces like wind and solar. And many regulated utilities have responded, adding a record number of renewable energy projects to their portfolios, relying, in part, on federal tax […]


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 […]


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

A Breakdown of Tesla’s Solar and Storage Delays and Deliveries

July 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Tesla is facing blowback after numerous reports of delayed solar and energy storage installations. The company was excoriated in a recent Business Insider story for failing to meet delivery timelines for the solar roof and Powerwall home battery product. Several […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind Turbines to See ‘Unprecedented’ Growth in Size and Capacity

July 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Onshore wind turbine size and capacity is on track to continue increasing at a steady pace, while offshore equipment will grow in leaps and jumps in the coming years, according to a recent note from MAKE Consulting on the future […]


Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Why Big Oil Is Helpless To Prevent A Supply Crunch

July 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

With OPEC’s supply cut agreement effectively dead, and Saudi Arabia and Russia racing to hike production, the oil market has clarity on a critical component of global supply. Under pressure from President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia is preparing to max […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Could TaaS Offset EV Impact On Oil Demand Growth?

July 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

While there is concern about the potential for growth in electric vehicles (EVs) to suppress oil demand growth, a recent report argues that Transportation as a Service (TAAS) could provide an alternative source of fossil fuel demand. Kimmeridge Energy has […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Oil’s New Technology Spells End of Boom for Roughnecks

July 10, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

After 20 years in the oil-and-gas industry, Eric Neece was used to its booms and busts. He wasn’t surprised when he was laid off by GE Oil & Gas in Conroe, Texas, in 2015 after oil prices plummeted. He figured […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Why President Trump Is The Biggest Player In World Oil Markets Today

July 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

If President Donald Trump is not the most significant player in global oil markets today, he’s at least its biggest wild card. Tweets savaging OPEC, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela, and a precarious trade policy that threatens the health […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Investment Down Nearly 20% From the First Half of 2017

July 9, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

New data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance shows a 19 percent reduction in solar financing in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year. Continued declines in project costs, along with a policy shakeup in China, […]


News and Policies, World

China Is Swallowing A Bitter Pill And Trying To Cut Its Coal Use

July 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Chinese government is swallowing a bitter pill, forcing both its local provinces and the industries that are domiciled there to reduce their pollution levels. The moves are needed to both improve living standards and to lift the nation’s standing […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Solar Developers May Be Able to Avoid Solar Tariffs Under New IRS Tax Credit Guidance

July 3, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

At the end of June, the U.S internal revenue service (IRS) clarified the rules surrounding when solar developers are allowed to take the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar projects. The 30 percent tax credit is available until […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The wind farm that Trump tried to stop goes live

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

An offshore wind farm in Scotland, that was fervently opposed by President Donald Trump a few years ago, has commenced operations. Called the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the plant produced power for the first time Sunday, its developer […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Will President Trump Save The Oil Market?

July 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

It seems like only yesterday that “it came from the internet” was a snarky comment about the reliability of a fact, and so it seems surprising that so many try to parse the meaning and/or truth of President Trump’s tweets. […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

The Link Between Crude Oil And Gasoline Prices

June 27, 2018

Via: Forbes

Although oil prices have been all the talk, given last week’s OPEC+ decision to add 1 million b/d of new supply, let’s hit on oil’s most important product: gasoline, where prices have been falling from their four-year highs. Crude oil […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Trump Or Not, Pollution From US Power Plants Is Going Down

June 26, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Emissions from power plants in the US have been on a downward slide for years, thanks to the retirement of older coal power plants in favor of natural gas and renewables. Meanwhile, the long term economic trend is up, up, […]