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What’s The Role of Electricity In The Circular Economy?

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

At the World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting at Davos, there’s a keen focus on the energy transition and how best to pivot to more zero-carbon solutions like renewable energy, renewable gas, hydrogen and other promising fuels. While the rise […]


EIA: Renewables Will Surge to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

January 16, 2020

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be […]


The Key Distinction Between U.S. Energy Independence And Energy Security

January 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

As crude prices react to escalating tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, now is an important time to understand the key distinction between energy “independence” and energy “security” as the terms apply to the U.S. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

First Light Crude From Guyana Signals Start Of New Oil-Producing Region

January 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

As the tiny nation of Guyana sends off its first tanker full of crude, the world welcomes a newcomer to the ranks of high volume oil producers. With fresh discoveries this month off small nearby countries, this small stretch of […]


News and Policies, World

Domestic solar and storage on the rise as Japanese market bounces back

January 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Japanese PV market has enjoyed considerable prosperity over the last few years. 2012 saw capacity more than double thanks on the back of subsidies and new installations in 2015 reached a peak value of 10.5GW. But as PV is […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US committee hears plea for Green Nuclear Deal

January 22, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

Shellenberger was speaking as an expert witness at the 15 January hearing, An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions. The president of research and policy organisation Environmental Progress, he was one of a panel of five expert […]


News and Policies, State

PG&E Gets $470 Million Tax Deduction For Fire Settlements

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

As bankrupt utility PG&E settles its fire liabilities, are taxes involved? You bet. A new regulatory filing says that PG&E’s $1.68 billion settlement agreement with California over wildfires could save the utility $470 million in taxes. Nearly all the wildfire […]


News and Policies, State

Solar generation increases in Hawaii

January 20, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Three solar arrays built by Clearway Energy Group totalling 110 MW and Hawaiian Electric’s West Loch solar array producing 20 MW came online on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2019. In addition, nearly 3500 new systems across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind energy powerhouse Vestas announces plans for ‘zero-waste’ turbines

January 20, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040. The wind turbine manufacturer explained that its goal would mean operating a value chain that produced no waste materials. This, it added […]


News and Policies, State

Pattern Energy to repower Gulf Wind facility in Texas

January 17, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Repowering the Gulf Wind facility will consist of removing the current wind turbines and replacing them with 118 new Siemens Gamesa SWT-2.3-108 turbines, which have 108m blades on 80m towers. The new wind turbines will generate 271 MW of capacity. […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

The China Trade Deal Might Not Have Much Effect On The U.S. Oil Industry

January 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

The phase 1 trade deal with China has been signed at the White House and includes the Chinese promise to ‘strive’ to import $50 billion worth of oil and natural gas from the U.S. this year and next. Although that […]