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Energy Economics

Clean energy ecosystem proposed for USA

February 8, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Advancing the Landscape of Clean Energy Innovation was commissioned by the Breakthrough Institute and prepared by consulting group IHS Markit and the non-profit Energy Futures Initiative, under the leadership of former US Secretary of Energy and Energy Futures Initiative founder […]


Energy Economics

The Oil Industry Demonstrates Why Limits On Share Buybacks Are Unwise

February 6, 2019

Via: Forbes

Senators Bernie Sanders and Charles Schumer have issued a call to limit share repurchases by companies, saying in a New York Times op-ed, “…companies, rather than investing in ways to make their businesses more resilient or their workers more productive, […]


Energy Economics

U.S. Oil Sanctions On Venezuela Could Be An Energy Windfall For India And China

January 31, 2019

Via: Forbes

Oil sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela earlier this week could prove to be an energy windfall for India and China. The Trump Administration announced sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PetrĂłleos de Venezuela, S.A., or PDVSA, targeting the […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Oil’s ‘ticking time bomb’ set to detonate — and the price reaction will be ‘anything but muted’

January 28, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Crisis-stricken Venezuela has been thrust back into the energy spotlight, analysts told CNBC on Monday, with a further slide into political chaos likely to trigger wild swings in the oil price. The oil-rich, but cash-poor, South American country is embroiled […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Anything other than a US-China trade deal ‘wouldn’t make sense,’ energy executives say

January 28, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

An escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies would be nonsensical, according to executives from the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Oil giants and energy companies are increasingly interested in LNG — a form of natural gas chilled […]


Energy Economics

How Trump Could Burn West Virginia, Causing It To Lose An $84 Billion Gas Deal With China

January 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

West Virginia may personify the trade war with China — a state with $84 billion on the line and money that would transform the area. State officials and economic developers are working hard behind the scenes. But they are hampered […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

US will ‘reinforce its leadership’ as the world’s top crude producer in 2019, IEA says

January 18, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The level of crude output from the U.S. will once again be a major factor this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said its closely-watched report on Friday, with the energy giant on track to reaffirm its position as the […]


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 […]