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Trump proposes slashing energy research funding in 2021 budget

February 11, 2020

US president Donald Trump has once again advocated for slashing federal funding for clean energy in a budget proposal for fiscal year 2021, released on Monday. ‘A Budget for America’s Future’ is a largely symbolic document ahead of the federal […]


Oil rises, extending gains amid optimism over China coronavirus

February 5, 2020

Oil futures rose for a second day on Thursday amid investor optimism over unconfirmed reports of possible advances in combating the coronavirus outbreak in China as a sign fuel demand may rebound in the world’s biggest oil importer. Brent futures […]


Global power generator industry transitioning to gas and renewables

January 28, 2020

“Renewable power sources are reducing the need for large and efficient high-power generators,” said Wilmer Zhou, Senior Analyst, Manufacturing Technology, at IHS Markit Technology. “However, renewable power sources are not reliable for constant power generation. Because of this, they require […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Coronavirus outbreak in China impacting solar industry in Korea, India and Taiwan

February 14, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Manufacturing delays and supply chain constraints in China, caused by the coronavirus outbreak are starting to impact both upstream PV manufacturers and downstream installers in countries such as South Korea, India and Taiwan. Hanwha Solutions In a statement given to […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Coronavirus Infects U.S. LNG

February 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

China is the single most important growth market for liquefied natural gas (LNG). At the margins of LNG trade five years ago, government policy to improve air quality sparked a dash for gas. China has accounted for 40% of the […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Fitch: Solar Projects Much More Reliable Performers Than Wind Farms

February 13, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

It might be obvious to anyone in the renewable energy business, but a growing body of data collected by Fitch Ratings backs it up: Solar projects are a safer bet than wind farms when it comes to kicking out the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Electrifying Heat, Transport And Industry Can Lead To Deep Carbon Cuts

February 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

As decarbonisation of the power sector ramps up in earnest, attention is turning to the other key sectors of the economy that need to cut their emissions – transport, buildings and industry. If these three sectors are electrified at the […]


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

The U.S. Still Imports A Lot Of Oil

February 12, 2020

Via: Forbes

The goal of U.S. “Energy Independence” continues to be pushed across the spectrum. It rests on lowering oil imports, seen as a bugaboo for us since the crisis of the 1970s. And on the surface, this makes sense. In the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Is The US Coal Industry Completely Burned Out?

February 12, 2020

Via: Forbes

1. How big is the US coal industry, and what is its growth trajectory? US coal employment peaked in the 1920s and the whole sector (mining, transport, and power plants) currently supports about 174,000 jobs. In 2018, US mines produced […]


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

US budget request includes USD150 million for uranium reserve

February 11, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The uranium reserve funding is part of USD1.3 billion requested for the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy, which also includes USD295 million for the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR) project. The DOE’s total budget request is USD35.4 billion for the next […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Shell picks Australia’s Queensland for first large-scale solar play

February 10, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Royal Dutch Shell has set its sights on Australia as the home for what it says is its first ever utility-scale solar plant, a project it will use to power its nearby natural gas operations. On Friday, the oil and […]