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Category: News and Policies


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 […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US low-carbon power seeks way past pandemic

March 25, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has written to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, requesting assistance to ensure continued nuclear operations during the COVID-19 crisis, and also to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow on the nuclear […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Pandemic affecting solar delivery schedules and ability to meet project deadlines

March 17, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with 13.3 gigawatts (GW) installed. Despite policy challenges and a second year of […]


News and Policies, World

Could Coronavirus Beat Green Deal In Slowing Climate Change?

March 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

Last week’s unveiling of a landmark climate law in the European Union has come with a variety of new obligations for European companies. Each will have to do their part to meet the EU’s goal of completely decabonizing by 2050. […]


News and Policies, State

New Jersey Finalizes Transitional Solar Incentives, Giving Industry Price Certainty

March 10, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New Jersey will offer a flat 15-year price for its Transition Renewable Energy Certificates, the program designed to carry the state from its successful legacy incentive program to its next, more moderate scheme. In an order issued on Monday, the […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Canada, UK strengthen nuclear collaboration

March 6, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

CNL and NNL’s action plan, announced on 4 March, includes exploring joint research projects and studies, information exchange workshops and other resource and knowledge-sharing opportunities. They have identified research related to advanced nuclear reactor fuel, targeted alpha therapy and medical […]


News and Policies, World

The European Union’s proposed climate law has not gone down well with Greta Thunberg

March 5, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

A proposed climate law to enforce the European Union’s commitment to be climate-neutral by the year 2050 has drawn criticism from environmental organizations and activists including Greta Thunberg. Plans for the European Climate Law, as it’s known, were unveiled by […]


News and Policies, State

Cutting Emissions With Stronger California Climate Policies Could Spark A $7 Billion Economic Opportunity

March 4, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

California is a global leader in the clean energy transition, with some of the world’s most ambitious decarbonization policies. But even the Golden State, which met its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction target four years early, should be doing more. […]


News and Policies, State

Port of Seattle supports state-wide low carbon fuel standard in Washington, US

March 3, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

The Port of Seattle in the US state of Washington has supported the state-wide implementation of a low carbon fuel standard. The Port of Seattle Commission and executive director Stephen Metruck sent a letter to the Senate Environment, Energy and […]


News and Policies, World

Energy Storage Set To Charge Into Central Role In Global Markets

February 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

Energy storage is set to take an increasingly central role in the global economy, growing almost tenfold over the next decade and a half, new research suggests. The total energy storage market is expected to grow to $546 billion in […]


News and Policies, World

Coronavirus delays 135MW solar duo by Philippines utility

February 25, 2020

Via: PV Resources

As global efforts to contain the coronavirus step up, the disease continues to affect the solar industry, with a subsidiary of major Filipino utility Meralco announcing that the commissioning of 135MW of solar projects has been delayed due to the […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Duke Energy Florida installs 1 millionth solar panel

February 25, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Duke Energy Florida plans to install a significant amount of additional solar energy over the next 10 years across the state. Duke Energy Florida will have a total of almost 515 MW of solar under construction or operating by mid-2020. […]


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

Life Outside The Permian: New Report Shows Other U.S. Crude Oil Basins Stagnating

February 24, 2020

Via: Forbes

A new report from Enverus (formerly Drillinginfo) tells a now-familiar story for U.S. producers drilling for oil and gas in basins outside of the Permian: A focus on cutting costs, increasing efficiencies and prioritizing drilling for oil over natural gas. […]


News and Policies, World

Coronavirus Is Poised To Disrupt Solar And Battery Storage Sectors

February 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

When a financial crisis begins to unfold, it’s hard to assess the impact until well after the fact. The dot-com crash that started in 2000 and the subprime mortgage crisis that started in 2007 played out over several years. The […]


News and Policies, State

New York Power Grid Proposes Adding Carbon Costs To Market Prices For Electricity

February 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

The tension between aggressive state-level carbon reduction goals and wholesale competitive electricity markets looks like it may to come to a head in 2020. Connecticut is expressing displeasure with the New England grid operator concerning some natural gas plants it […]