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Category: Energy Economics


Energy Economics

A Trade Detente Would Fuel The U.S. Energy Sector And China’s Environment

December 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

Donald Trump’s trade war with China is causing uncertainties in both the financial markets and the overall economy. To that end, the U.S. oil and natural gas sectors could get seriously hurt unless both sides can save face or one […]


Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Home Solar Laws Could Triple US Solar Base By 2045

December 4, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

If other states follow the California proposal to require solar on all new home builds, the United States could have three times as much solar power as it does now, reckon analysts at Environment America who have produced a new […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Trump’s Trade Policies Could Soak The U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Industries

November 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

When Donald Trump ran for the presidency on the slogan of “America First,” he either failed to consider or failed to convey the global realities in which we live: free trade is integral to global commerce, especially for U.S. oil […]


Energy Economics

What a New Congress Could Do on Clean Energy

November 8, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Democrats have claimed the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections. It gives the party powerful new oversight authority. But will it translate to meaningful action on climate and clean energy? Several moderate Republicans were voted out of Congress […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, State

California Vs. Texas: Electricity — Comparing The Two States 1 In 5 Americans Call Home

October 25, 2018

Via: Forbes

The two most-populous states, California and Texas, are home to one in five Americans. More alike than different in many aspects—diverse population and economy, abundant natural resources—the two states differ in one important respect: policy. With some exceptions, California is […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, State

US carbon fight moves to Washington state

October 23, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

US oil majors are still pouring funds into a fierce referendum scrap in Washington state over proposed a carbon “fee”, even though the prospect of a US environmental levy on fossil fuel consumption appears even more distant under the Trump […]


Energy Economics

No Energy Policy, No Problem For US Oil Producers

October 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

It is a clichĂ© to say the United States has no energy policy, and in the formal sense, it’s true. The federal government has never passed sweeping legislation aimed at advancing U.S. energy security that addresses both supply and demand. […]


Energy Economics

The global economic impact of $100 oil ‘isn’t trivial’: Here are the likely winners and losers

October 11, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The prospect of an abrupt supply shock in the energy market is making investors increasingly nervous about the possibility of oil prices soaring above $100 a barrel before year-end. Oil prices have surged more than 25 percent this year, prompting […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Trump’s Import Tariffs Will Make U.S. Wind Power More Expensive

October 3, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump’s trade war won’t wreck the U.S. wind industry, but it will raise the cost of power. Tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports, as well as on metals from Europe and elsewhere, could raise the cost of […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Two Ways Energy Storage Will Be A True Market Disruptor In The U.S. Power Sector

September 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

The term “market disruptor” is seemingly thrown around for every new technology with promise, but it will be quite prescient when it comes to energy storage and U.S. power markets. New energy storage projects in the U.S. are making solar […]


Energy Economics

Bank of America downgrades Chevron, citing risk of losing some overseas production deals

September 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is getting less optimistic on Chevron shares due to rising competition over energy deals. The firm lowered its rating to neutral from buy for Chevron shares, saying the renewals for the company’s key Asian projects […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Billions At Stake: Should We Invest In Struggling Power Plants Or Communities Facing Closures?

August 23, 2018

Via: Forbes

FirstEnergy Solutions’ coal and nuclear power plants are facing serious economic challenges, along with the workers and communities that depend on them, and are hoping for a billion-dollar annual bailout from the Trump Administration. The company filed a deactivation notice […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Tax Equity Financing For Utilities: Another Helping Of Renewable Energy, But Hold The Tax Credits

July 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

Many consumers want more of their electricity to come from clean energy sour1ces like wind and solar. And many regulated utilities have responded, adding a record number of renewable energy projects to their portfolios, relying, in part, on federal tax […]


Energy Economics

Global energy investment in 2017 fails to keep up with energy security and sustainability goals

July 17, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The electricity sector attracted the largest share of energy investments in 2017, sustained by robust spending on grids, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row, as the energy sector moves toward greater electrification, according to […]


Energy Economics

Trump’s China Tariffs May Deal Solar a Second Tariff Blow

June 18, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump’s latest batch of proposed tariffs includes a familiar target — solar. Buried as an obscure-sounding item in a 10-page Trump administration list of Chinese products that are set to be taxed at an additional 25 percent are […]