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Category: Energy Economics


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 […]


Energy Economics

Trump orders Mnuchin to ‘substantially increase’ sanctions on Iran

September 18, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he ordered the Treasury Department to “substantially increase” sanctions on Iran. Trump’s announcement follows strikes Saturday on the world’s largest crude-processing plant and oil field in Saudi Arabia. The U.S. accused Iran of carrying out […]


Energy Economics

Bipartisan bill looks to simplify distributed solar permitting in US

September 10, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A Republican senator from Maine and a Democratic senator from New Mexico have introduced legislation that aims to slash costs and red tape currently complicating local permitting for distributed renewable energy, energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging systems. The […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump Loosens Methane Standards In A Win For Oil & Gas Industry

September 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

As the Amazon rainforest burns, and an unprecedented category 5 hurricane devastates the Bahamas and barrels towards Florida, the Trump White House is making it easier for U.S. companies to release heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere – for reasons which […]


Energy Economics

Trump says he’s unwilling to risk US energy wealth for windmill ‘dreams’

August 28, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump said he was not willing to sacrifice the abundant fossil energy wealth of the U.S. on “dreams” such as renewable power. “We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” Trump said Monday in France. “I’m not […]


Energy Economics

Toll of Trump’s Trade War Starting To Show In Oil Industry

August 27, 2019

Via: Forbes

President Donald Trump has done much to support the U.S. oil and gas industry since moving into the White House in 2017, but his approach to trade policy threatens to undo much of the good. Trump escalated the trade war […]


Energy Economics

Here’s why the worst isn’t over for energy stocks, technician says

August 6, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

It’s been a painful few days for stocks, but one corner of the market has had it even worse. Energy has plummeted more than 6% to start August, the worst S&P 500 performer and only sector in a bear market. […]


Energy Economics

Global Energy Transition at Risk From US-China Trade War

August 2, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Rising economic nationalism in the U.S. and China is dominating news headlines and making waves across the global economy. Less appreciated is the threat it poses to the energy transition. Already a dim prospect, the odds of keeping global warming […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

US President rejects request for uranium import quota

July 16, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

In their filing of January 2018, two mining companies, Ur-Energy USA and Energy Fuels Resources, had contended that imports are pushing US uranium production to the brink of collapse, and asked the Trump administration to impose a quota requiring that […]


Energy Economics

A President, A Parasite And A National Energy Policy Gone Awry

July 8, 2019

Via: Forbes

Donald Trump’s understanding environmental laws emanate from his days as a builder — a time when he had to work with local officials for zoning and permitting purposes. It has skewed his thinking while necessitating that he donate to those […]


Energy Economics

US winning on climate, economics and freedom thanks to natural gas

July 3, 2019

Via: Forbes

The Department of Energy recently approved additional export volumes of natural gas through the Freeport liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Texas, a move that promises environmental and economic benefits for the nation. Critics of natural gas mocked the decision […]