U.S. CO2 Emissions Rise As Nuclear Power Plants Close

January 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

Closing perfectly good nuclear power plants decades ahead of schedule is a bad idea if you care about the environment, especially if you care about carbon emissions. That’s because nuclear is the best source of low-carbon energy and actually produces […]

NPD: oil and gas production to increase from 2020

January 10, 2019

“The activity level on the Norwegian Shelf is high. Production forecasts for the next few years are promising and lay a foundation for substantial revenues, both for the companies and the Norwegian society. There is considerable interest in exploring for […]

US refiners ramp up fuel exports

January 3, 2019

Surging fuel production will leave refiners well placed in 2019 to meet both domestic and external demand Major trends in new US refining capacity are adhering to Tier 3 (clean fuel) regulations, processing the wave of lighter crudes produced by […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Report: Solar EPC Market to Exceed $14 Billion by 2025

January 15, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) market across the U.S. is projected to exceed $14 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Regulatory measures to decrease the dependence on conventional fuels, favored by […]

News and Policies, World

India Plans 40 Gigawatts Of Solar & Wind Auctions Every Year Till 2028

January 14, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

India has reiterated its medium-term targets for renewable energy installed capacity. The targets, up to 2030, will result in a 40% share of renewable energy capacity in the overall power generation in India. A high-ranking official at the Ministry of […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Oil Sector Primed For Major Merger And Acquisition Activity

January 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Oil and gas merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has ground to a halt in recent months due to extreme volatility in commodity markets. But don’t expect that to continue, especially in the U.S. exploration and production (E&P) sector, where valuations […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Will the Renewables Industry Seize the Opportunity of Opportunity Funds?

January 11, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Clean energy advocates are working to raise awareness about a “giant money fire hose” made available to the industry starting this year. The glut of cash, tied to a portion of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Gasoline Prices Under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump

January 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

I have written many times about the limited impact a sitting President can have on gasoline prices. Presidents can pursue policies that over a period of time can influence gasoline prices in one direction or another, but their ability to […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

China reveals new subsidy-free solar and wind policy

January 10, 2019

Via: PV Resources

China’s top planning organisation has revealed new solar and wind policies for subsidy-free projects. Feed-in tariff (FiT) support was cut in May 2018 but under new plans, all relevant bodies will be asked to clear obstacles for those projects that […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

China to build 6GW of pumped hydro storage in bid to slash solar and wind power curtailment

January 9, 2019

Via: PV Resources

China’s State Grid Corporation will build 6GW of pumped hydro storage as part of ongoing efforts to cut rates of wind and solar power curtailment. Wasted electricity from solar projects in the country’s northwest has often been in double-figure percentages. […]