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Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia proposes hiking oil output by 1 million barrels a day ahead of OPEC meeting

June 21, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

De-facto OPEC leader Saudi Arabia is pushing for the 14-member oil cartel and its allied partners to increase crude production by 1 million barrels per day (bpd) this week. Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said Thursday that the world […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

‘Oil is not a weapon’: Iran’s energy minister urges OPEC to condemn President Trump

June 20, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump’s attempt to politicize the oil market should be castigated by OPEC, according to Iran’s energy minister. The U.S. president has sought to publicly intervene in OPEC’s policymaking ahead of a key meeting for the 14-member oil cartel […]


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

Trump foreign policy and global hot spots could keep the oil rally going, analysts say

January 2, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices appear poised to level off after a nearly six-month rally pushed futures to 2½-year highs at the close of 2017, analysts say. But several geopolitical hot spots could keep the run-up in the energy complex alive. The oil […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

If the price of oil goes up, the appetite for social and economic reform will go down: IMF

October 31, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Changes abound in the Middle East and North Africa, but the pace of economic and social reforms needs to increase, according to one senior voice at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Global growth will be 3.6 percent for the fiscal […]


News and Policies, State

SolarWorld Americas supplies 14.2MW in PV panels for solar project in Nevada

September 1, 2017

Via: PV Resources

Crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer SolarWorld Americas announced Thursday that it has supplied 14.2MW of its solar panels for a project in Nevada that combines both complementary solar and geothermal power generation. The project at Patua, located about 40 miles east of […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Flooding knocks out US refineries, crude hit by supply disruptions

August 29, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Crude traded in a narrow but volatile range on Tuesday as the market grappled with the shutdown of some 13 percent of refining capacity in the United States, the world’s largest oil consumer, after a hurricane ripped through the heart […]


News and Policies, World

SolarStratos: First Solar-Powered Plane To Journey Into Space

August 22, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Having succeeded in making the first ever solar-powered round-the-world trip in 2012, the team behind PlanetSolar, the largest solar-powered boat in the world, have now set their sights on another solar-powered first — a journey into space. To further demonstrate […]


News and Policies, State

5 Important Questions About New York’s Energy Market Reform

August 16, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

It’s been over three years since New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision effort began. Under the initiative, regulators, utilities and third-party technology companies are coming together to recalibrate and optimize New York’s electricity market with distributed energy resources. There are […]


News and Policies, State

Duke Energy Renewables Purchases First New York Solar Project

August 15, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Duke Energy Renewables has purchased its first renewable energy project in New York. The 24.9-MW Shoreham Solar Commons project on Long Island, currently under construction in Brookhaven by Invenergy, is one of the largest solar projects in the state. When Shoreham […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

After Failure of Summer, Nuclear Backers Seek Federal Aid

August 15, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Proponents of nuclear power are pushing to revive a failed project to build two reactors in South Carolina, arguing that the demise of the $14 billion venture could signal doom for an industry that supplies one-fifth of the nation’s electricity. Even […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

4 Emerging Trends in U.S. Offshore Wind Technologies

August 14, 2017

Via: Renewable Energy News

Is offshore wind the next big thing? It could be for the United States. As global project costs continue to drop, America is building on the momentum of its first commercial offshore wind farm. The Block Island Wind Farm, off the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Good News About High U.S. Oil Imports

August 14, 2017

Via: Forbes

U.S. crude oil output is now closing in on 9.5 million b/d, the highest levels in two years and almost double what we were producing a decade ago. But, while our demand has basically been flat, oil is a global commodity and imports […]


Energy Economics

United States Expected to Become a Net Exporter of Natural Gas This Year

August 11, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook projects that the United States will export more natural gas than it imports in 2017. The United States has been a net exporter for three of the past four months and is expected to continue to export […]


News and Policies, State

Colorado develops largest low-income community solar project in US

August 11, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), GRID Alternatives (GRID), and Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) announced Thursday that it has developed a community solar project that will cut down on electric bills for qualified low-income residents. The installation, known as […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

If We Keep Subsidizing Wind, Will the Cost of Wind Energy Go Down?

August 10, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

There are high hopes for renewable energy to help society by providing a more stable climate, better energy security and less pollution. Government actions reflect these hopes through policies to promote renewable energy. In the U.S. since 1992 there’s been a federal subsidy to […]