Top

Category: News and Policies


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

2020 Looks Like Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

August 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the clock, with just 25 years to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]


News and Policies, World

Will the U.S And The European Union Get Sucked Into the Russian-Ukrainian Natural Gas Conflict?

August 22, 2019

Via: Forbes

The internal conflicts now occurring inside the United States are diverting attention away from a pesky problem — Russia’s belligerence toward Ukraine and how it is using its leverage to squeeze financially its former ally. The two countries have been […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Breaks Records to Become Global Leader in Oil and Natural Gas Production

August 21, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

The U.S. energy revolution that’s taken place since 2000 catapulted the country to become the global leader in petroleum, including oil, and natural gas production in 2018, according to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration: “Last year’s increase […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, State

Energy Transitions And Local Action: The Case Of Colorado’s Coal Transition

August 21, 2019

Via: Forbes

The energy transition is underway. While this transition is occurring across many dimensions of the energy value chain having a dynamic impact on consumers and producers alike, it is often simply described as a move to a cleaner, low- or […]


News and Policies, State

Massachusetts to Incorporate 6 New Energy Storage Projects of More Than 20 MW

August 20, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) recently announced six additional energy storage projects of more than 20 MW at municipal power plants throughout New England including Madison, Maine, and Ashburnham, Templeton, Wakefield, Middleton and Taunton, Massachusetts. The new projects follow the […]


News and Policies, State

Texas’ Power Price Spike and Designing Markets for a Carbon-Free Grid

August 19, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Last week as Texas’ ERCOT grid reached its price cap of $9,000 per megawatt-hour and the price map on ERCOT’s home page became a solid and deep red, many energy market wonks highlighted that this is a feature, not a […]


News and Policies, World

Off-Grid Solar Power Is Making Africa’s Emerging Economies A Little Brighter

August 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Things around the world are looking a little bit brighter thanks to off-grid solar technologies. They are, for example, allowing those in Nigeria and the Ivory Coast to get clean electricity for notably less than keeping a generator on hand […]


News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia is dramatically changing its oil exports to China and the US

August 15, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Saudi Arabia has seriously ramped up its oil exports to China in recent months. How dramatic is the change? Take a look at this graph, which uses data from oil tanker tracking firm TankerTrackers.com. The Saudi Kingdom’s crude shipments to […]


News and Policies, World

Net zero carbon emissions ‘impossible’ without hydrogen says UK energy alliance

August 15, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

The UK’s North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) is calling for government investment in hydrogen projects to meet ambitious carbon reductions targets in Britain. Earlier this year the UK government enshrined in law a commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Energy Companies Are Not Winning The American Trade War With China

August 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Trying to keep up with the latest counter offensives in the U.S.-Chinese trade war is dizzying. But all that works to China’s favor, which only has to keep the thumb screws on Donald Trump for a few months longer before […]


News and Policies, World

Spain now has 900 unmanned petrol stations

August 13, 2019

Via: PetrolPlaza

Out of the 11,646 petrol stations in Spain, only 882 are fully unmmaned, accounting for 7.5% of the total. According to the latest study by the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC), it would be advisable for both the […]


News and Policies, State

US industry acts to unblock disputed 584MW solar pipeline

August 12, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A dispute holding up a solar project backlog of nearly 600MW in Michigan is now one step closer to resolution, under a truce brokered with the help of industry representatives. Last Friday, US solar body SEIA urged the Michigan Public […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy – Energy Department Invests $40 Million in Enhanced Oil Recovery

August 5, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) selected five projects to receive approximately $39.9 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under funding opportunity announcement (FOA), Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Oil Recovery. DOE […]


News and Policies, State

Boston, San Francisco and Seattle Rank Highest on National ‘Clean Energy Scorecard’

July 29, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

US cities are ramping up their clean energy efforts, notably with stricter energy-saving rules for buildings, but only a few cities appear on track to meet their community-wide climate goals, according to the “2019 City Clean Energy Scorecard,” released today […]


News and Policies, State

Can New York Keep The Lights On While Ignoring Gas From The Marcellus Shale?

July 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

Two neighboring northeast states, each with immense amounts of Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits, will provide the test case on how we use energy in the next decade. Pennsylvania, home to the lion’s share of the Marcellus heritage, welcomed the […]