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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Americans Are Using Less Electricity Today Than A Decade Ago

August 10, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Recently, SCANA Corporation, a major utility company in South Carolina, announced it is suspending construction on two nuclear power plants. Part of the problem was spiraling costs to complete the project. But another equally important reason was that the demand for […]


News and Policies, U.S.

In New Trend, U.S. Natural Gas Exports Exceeded Imports in 3 of the First 5 Months of 2017

August 9, 2017

Via: Energy Collective

The United States exported more natural gas than it imported in February, April, and May of 2017 according to the latest EIA’s Natural Gas Monthly. The United States has been a net natural gas importer (on an average annual basis) for […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear capacity could more than double by 2050, says IAEA

August 8, 2017

Via: World Nuclear News

The long-term potential of nuclear power remains high, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest high case projection, which sees global nuclear generating capacity increasing 123% by 2050 compared with its current level. The IAEA has provided a comprehensive […]