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Category: Energy Economics


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 […]


Energy Economics

Trump Ends Waiver Grace Period For Iran’s Oil Customers

April 29, 2019

Via: Forbes

Waivers that allowed certain countries to continue importing Iranian oil without penalty will end next month, leading to a game of chicken between the Trump administration and some of the world’s largest economies. According to the White House announcement on […]


Energy Economics

Renewable Energy Job Boom Creates Economic Opportunity As Coal Industry Slumps

April 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

Renewable energy jobs are booming across America, creating stable and high-wage employment for blue-collar workers in some of the country’s most fossil fuel-heavy states, just as the coal industry is poised for another downturn. Economics are driving both sides of […]


Energy Economics

Israel’s Natural Gas Discoveries Are Bridging Political Divides And Are Forging Economic Ties

April 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

Even more natural gas has been found off Israel’s coastline, which may help shift the global energy paradigm. Greek oil and gas developer Energean has discovered what it says is between 28-42 billion cubic meters of natural gas, all on […]


Energy Economics

Trump issues energy infrastructure orders affecting natural gas lines

April 11, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

President Trump signed a pair of executive orders intended to streamline energy infrastructure, according to the White House. The orders have to do mostly with liquified natural gas extraction projects and cross-border infrastructure permits. “Inefficient energy infrastructure forces Americans to […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics, Nuclear

Trump Administration makes good on $3.7B promise to Vogtle nuclear plant

March 25, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in a generation, calling the expansion of […]


Commercialization, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy

Renewable, energy efficiency groups mount united front vs. Trump budget

March 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Energy efficiency programs, clean energy and environmental regulations could take deep cuts if President Trump’s proposed budget gets everything what he wants, although it’s politically likely that he will not. The administration’s fiscal 2020 budget would trim the Department of […]


Energy Economics

Trump said to again seek deep cuts in renewable energy funding

March 8, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

The Trump administration is again seeking severe cuts to the U.S. Energy Department division charged with renewable energy and energy efficiency research, according to a department official familiar with the plan. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia’s oil deal with Russia is now ‘more fragile than ever,’ analyst says

February 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

A rolling oil pact between Russia and Saudi Arabia which seeks to support prices by reducing output looks to be on shaky ground with only the Arab nation appearing to fulfil its promises. Late last year, OPEC producing countries, and […]


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, […]