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News and Policies, World

Oil-Rich Kazakhstan Begins The Long March Towards Renewables

October 18, 2019

Via: Forbes

The massive 20%-spike in oil prices following the Abqaiq-Khurais attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities has since completely evaporated. Brent crude peaked at $71.95 per barrel when markets reopened on Monday, September 16, but prices have now plummeted to […]


News and Policies, World

UK introduces low-carbon plans

October 15, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

The bill outlines proposals to strengthen the UK’s standards of environmental protection post-Brexit with the establishment of a new public body – the Office for Environmental Protection – which will also hold government and other public bodies to account on […]


News and Policies, State

California’s High Gasoline Prices Are No Accident

October 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

An October 8 CNN story about gasoline prices carried this headline: “California gas prices soar above $4, reaching the highest price in five years.” One can only wonder if most Californians understand that that is all part of their state […]


News and Policies, State

PG&E Shutoff: Up To 800,000 Californians Could Lose Power This Week

October 9, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: In an effort to prevent wildfires, California’s top electricity provider will shut off service for up to 800,000 residents, the largest intentional outage undertaken by the company. The company, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is proactively cutting off service […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Following Saudi Oil Attack, Aramco Pushes Ahead With IPO Plans and Restoring Oil Production

October 9, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: In the wake of last month’s attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the state oil giant has quickly recovered, aiming to restore full production and forging ahead with its plans for what would be the world’s largest-ever IPO later […]


News and Policies, World

New EU Energy Chief To Put Connections And Security At Heart Of Green Deal

October 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

In the European Union, no discussion of energy issues these days comes without a discussion about climate change. The bloc’s energy policy must now be in line with its climate objectives – something reflected in the new organization of the […]


News and Policies, World

Mexico: Shell starts importing fuel for its gas stations

October 3, 2019

Via: PetrolPlaza

Shell Mexico begun importing fuel from the United States for sale in its gas stations in the Bajío region, reports Forbes. The company announced the arrival of a freight train with fuel to a storage terminal in San José Iturbide, […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

The World Begins To Slowly Cooperate On New Nuclear Energy

September 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Canadian and United States nuclear regulators have signed a first-of-a-kind Memorandum of Cooperation that will see our two countries collaborate on the technical reviews of advanced reactor and small modular reactor technologies. Kristine Svinicki, Chair of the United States Nuclear […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

How Saudi Attacks Will Continue To Benefit American Oil Companies

September 27, 2019

Via: Forbes

Saudi Arabia is moving quickly to restore the 5.7 million barrels a day of oil production knocked out in the September 14 drone and missile attacks on its Abqaiq processing facility. But even if the kingdom can return output of […]


News and Policies, World

Saudi Oil Inventories Plunge As Production Is Restored

September 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Bloomberg is reporting that Saudi Aramco has restored oil production levels at the crude-processing plants at Abqaiq and at the Khurais oil field. Multiple reports that Saudi’s production would be back online quickly have helped push oil prices back down […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US Solar Industry Rallies Behind 20% Generation Target for 2030

September 24, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The solar industry met in Salt Lake City with a more sweeping and disciplined message than in some years past: Rally to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit and buckle up for a decade of massive industry growth. The hosts […]


News and Policies, State

Florida Will Be The First State To Swing On Climate

September 24, 2019

Via: Forbes

Worry over climate change is making its way up the political food chain, and the state where the issue is climbing fastest is Florida. Of the 25 U.S. cities most vulnerable to rising seas, 22 are located in the political […]


News and Policies, World

As World Leaders Gather At UN For Climate Talks, Trump Will Be Next Door

September 23, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

World leaders from 60 countries are coming to United Nations headquarters in New York City next week to discuss how they will respond to the climate crisis caused by humanity’s insistence on making the combustion of fossil fuels the basis […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Trump’s billion-dollar gambit: An ethanol deal to meet the demands of farmers and Big Oil

September 23, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The Trump administration appears to be moving toward a deal to placate ethanol interests who have blamed the president’s deregulatory push for forcing the closing of 17 ethanol plants. It’s a deal where the administration is trying to do damage […]


News and Policies, World

Iran Promises ‘All-Out War’ If Hit For Saudi Pipeline Attack

September 19, 2019

Via: Forbes

Topline: Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif warned Thursday that if the U.S. or Saudi Arabia strikes back over weekend attacks on Saudi oil pipelines, it would be considered an act of “all-out war,” the most threatening language used yet as […]