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Category: Energy Economics


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

US suspends plans to buy oil after funding is left out of $2 trillion stimulus package

March 26, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The U.S. Department of Energy is suspending its plans to buy crude for the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve after the requested $3 billion in funding for the project was left out of the $2 trillion stimulus package. “Given the current […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Texas Regulator To Trump: The ‘Appropriate Time’ To Intervene In Oil Markets Is Now

March 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

During his coronavirus Task Force press conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump said he was considering intervening in the situation with the global oil market “at the appropriate time”: “It’s very devastating to Russia because when you look at it, […]


Energy Economics

The Coronavirus Is Making The Energy Sector Ill But Ending The Trade War Would Heal It

March 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

With the threat of a worldwide pandemic, the Trump administration would be advised to quickly ease trade tensions with China. The coronavirus is disrupting global supply chains — a phenomenon that will likely continue for several months. China has promised […]


Energy Economics

Election-Year Politics Fires Up Mega-Energy Bill. Its Chances?

March 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

Spring is in the air. But it feels like Christmas on Capitol Hill. An enormous energy bill is now pending in the U.S. Senate — one that incorporates more than 50 previously introduced provisions, including giving money to green energy, […]


Energy Economics

Trump proposes slashing energy research funding in 2021 budget

February 11, 2020

Via: PV Resources

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 […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Washington Tightens Stranglehold On Iranian Oil, And Its Buyers

January 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

There is simply no sanctuary for Iran’s state run oil industry. China has all but abandoned it because of U.S. sanctions. France will be hard pressed to do business with them due to the extraterritorial nature of the Iranian sanctions, […]


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, […]