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Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

First Light Crude From Guyana Signals Start Of New Oil-Producing Region

January 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

As the tiny nation of Guyana sends off its first tanker full of crude, the world welcomes a newcomer to the ranks of high volume oil producers. With fresh discoveries this month off small nearby countries, this small stretch of […]


News and Policies, World

Domestic solar and storage on the rise as Japanese market bounces back

January 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Japanese PV market has enjoyed considerable prosperity over the last few years. 2012 saw capacity more than double thanks on the back of subsidies and new installations in 2015 reached a peak value of 10.5GW. But as PV is […]


News and Policies, State

PG&E Gets $470 Million Tax Deduction For Fire Settlements

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

As bankrupt utility PG&E settles its fire liabilities, are taxes involved? You bet. A new regulatory filing says that PG&E’s $1.68 billion settlement agreement with California over wildfires could save the utility $470 million in taxes. Nearly all the wildfire […]


News and Policies, State

Solar generation increases in Hawaii

January 20, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Three solar arrays built by Clearway Energy Group totalling 110 MW and Hawaiian Electric’s West Loch solar array producing 20 MW came online on Oahu, Hawaii, in 2019. In addition, nearly 3500 new systems across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui […]


News and Policies, State

Pattern Energy to repower Gulf Wind facility in Texas

January 17, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Repowering the Gulf Wind facility will consist of removing the current wind turbines and replacing them with 118 new Siemens Gamesa SWT-2.3-108 turbines, which have 108m blades on 80m towers. The new wind turbines will generate 271 MW of capacity. […]


News and Policies, World

EU Unveils Fund To Woo Poland On Climate

January 14, 2020

Via: Forbes

Poland may have balked at the last minute at supporting an EU plan to completely decarbonize by 2050 last month, but the European Commission is still honoring its end of a deal meant to get Warsaw and other reluctant Eastern […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy – U.S. Department of Energy Selects Brookhaven National Laboratory to Host Major New Nuclear Physics Facility

January 10, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Today (1/9), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, as the site for a planned major new nuclear physics research facility. The Electron Ion Collider (EIC), to be designed and constructed […]


News and Policies, State

New York Planning 1GW-Plus Offshore Wind Solicitation in 2020

January 9, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New York confirmed plans to issue its second solicitation for offshore wind farms this year, expected to add at least 1 gigawatt to the state’s pipeline. The upcoming solicitation, to be overseen once again by the New York State Energy […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The Iran Nuclear Deal And The Killing Of Soleimani

January 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

The assassination of General Qasem Soleimani is just the latest escalation in hostilities between Iran and the United States since President Trump scuttled the Iran Nuclear Deal. When America pulled out of the Deal, which was hammered out in Switzerland […]


News and Policies, World

Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

January 7, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The ministry said the amendment had been made in response to a request from Saudi Arabia that Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) participates in the project as the company’s experience in the construction and operation of power reactors would […]


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

The Key Distinction Between U.S. Energy Independence And Energy Security

January 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

As crude prices react to escalating tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, now is an important time to understand the key distinction between energy “independence” and energy “security” as the terms apply to the U.S. […]


News and Policies, World

UK energy suppliers unveil mixed bag of solar export tariffs

January 3, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Energy suppliers in the UK have unveiled a mixed bag of tariffs for domestic solar exports, with O&G major Shell’s supply business unveiling a tariff of just 0.001p/kWh. Under new legislation, dubbed the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), UK based energy […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

U.S.-Iranian Tensions Will Keep Oil Prices On The Boil

January 3, 2020

Via: Forbes

The U.S. killing of General Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds force, will certainly see a response by the Iranian government and/or its Revolutionary Guards, and this will definitely keep oil prices higher, with Brent already approaching $70 and […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

New Jersey Backs 45 Community Solar Projects

December 23, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on Dec. 20 announced it has approved 45 applications in the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The NJBPU in a statement Friday said the projects, with total generation […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Top Five U.S. Energy Developments Of The Last Decade: From Drill Bits To Data Bytes

December 20, 2019

Via: Forbes

The last decade has brought more disruption than the energy sector in the United States has seen since the 1970s, when the Arab oil embargo led to long lines at gas stations, stoked energy security fears, and prompted Congress to […]