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Category: Energy Economics


Energy Economics

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 […]


Energy Economics

Democrats’ Green New Deal Becomes The CLEAN Future Act

January 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, chaired by Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ), released an ambitious new climate plan to ensure the United States achieves net-zero greenhouse gas pollution by 2050. Supported by Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

The Giving Season May Be Over — But Not For Coal And Fossil Fuels

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

The giving season is over for most Americans. And some Democratic senators think it must also end for coal: They want a congressional watchdog agency to look into whether a $1 billion subsidy to chemically-cleanse coal is paying off. The […]


Energy Economics

A Millennial’s Perspective on the Green New Deal

December 27, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

The Green New Deal is getting a lot more attention as we get into the 2020 Presidential election. The Green New Deal is a set of proposed economic stimulus programs in the United States with a goal of addressing climate […]


Energy Economics

Trump is rolling back over 80 environmental regulations. Here are five big changes you might have missed in 2019

December 24, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump has taken historically unprecedented action to roll back a slew of environmental regulations that protect air, water, land and public health from climate change and fossil fuel pollution. The administration has targeted about 85 environmental rules, according […]


Energy Economics

Biden, Sanders And Warren Present The Oil And Gas Industry With A Stark Choice In 2020

December 23, 2019

Via: Forbes

At the December 19 Democratic presidential debate, leaders in the oil and gas industry were given a wake-up call by former Vice President Joe Biden, widely considered to be the most “moderate” and “electable” of the current slate of candidates. […]


Energy Economics

House Democrats Introduce Landmark 100% Clean Economy Legislation

November 22, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

In the shadow of public impeachment hearings, a group of House Democrats are attempting to advance a bold climate action plan that the entire party can rally around. On Thursday, House members introduced legislation that would set a nationwide goal […]


Energy Economics

How Decarbonizing Electricity Can Help Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050

November 20, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

Presidential candidates, state governments, and utilities are promoting “net zero” emissions targets to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and preserve a safe climate future by helping to limit global warming to well below 2°C. But few of them are […]


Energy Economics

A Carbon Tax Won’t Kill the Economy

November 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Would a national price on carbon emissions, designed to reduce the U.S.’ contribution to global warming, damage the country’s economy? Answers to this question have been emphatically partisan in Washington D.C. where, at various times over the past two decades, […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

EU To End All Fossil Fuel Lending In Two years

November 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

After months of contentious negotiations, the governing board of the European Investment Bank, the EU’s lending arm, voted yesterday to convert itself into a ‘climate bank’ – delivering a major policy promise of incoming EU Commission President Ursula Von Der […]


Energy Economics

US ‘green economy’ generates $1.3 trillion and employs millions, new study finds

October 16, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The green economy is driving growth and job creation in the United States, but as the rest of the world catches up, the U.S. will have to enact new and supportive policies to remain competitive, a new study from University […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump’s pledge to save US coal is failing, leaving coal country in crisis

October 8, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Pledges by President Donald Trump to save the U.S. coal industry and boost so-called clean coal technology are proving to be no match for the free market. Competition from lower-cost natural gas and renewables has led to a wave of […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Energy just fell 4% in a week—here’s the biggest area of weakness, according to one strategist

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Talk about losing energy. Now the only S&P 500 sector in the red for 2019, energy has had a difficult week, falling more than 4% as soft economic data reignited fears around slowing global growth and the impact of intercontinental […]


Energy Economics

US solar industry gets unlikely boost from the Trump administration

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Some U.S. solar stocks could get a boost after the Trump administration announced that it will impose tariffs on bifacial solar panels. This special type of panel, which absorbs light on both sides, will be subject to a 25% tariff […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, World

China’s Giant $400 Billion Iran Investment Complicates U.S. Options

September 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called violent attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure in Abqaiq and Khurais “an act of war,” as evidence suggests that Iran is the culprit. This marks the most dangerous escalation between the U.S. and Iran since […]