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News and Policies, U.S.

In Setting 2050 Decarbonization Target, Joe Biden Would Be Joining The World

October 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced today that the government is commiting to a goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. The announcement comes after heavy criticism of the country, which is the the world’s 7th largest […]


News and Policies, U.S.

USA: Quarles Petroleum acquires Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation

October 26, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Quarles Petroleum acquires Virginian-based Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation, one of the region’s largest independent suppliers of retail propane, heating oil, commercial fuels, and lubricant products. Dixie, a company founded in 1946, serves 10,000 customers in 17 counties throughout Virginia […]


Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Trump unveils plans to end bifacial exemption, raise solar import tariff rates

October 12, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Trump Administration in the US has set in motion plans to repeal the exemption for bifacial panels within Section 201 trade tariffs, while also increasing the proposed tariff from 15% to 18% from next year. The White House has […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Behind the rise of US utility-driven solar

October 5, 2020

Via: PV Resources

As the US tilts towards a presidential election that will very much decide the country’s path for the next four years, federal policy towards renewables and, indeed, climate action in general, hangs in the balance. But in the absence of […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Californian wildfire smoke slashed solar generation last month

October 1, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Smoke from wildfires in California caused solar-powered generation in the state to nosedive last month as airborne particles blocked out sunlight, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In the first two weeks of September, average solar generation in […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Hawaiian Electric backs new solar-storage projects to ‘significantly advance’ energy transformation

September 17, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Hawaiian Electric has submitted eight contracts representing nearly 300MW of solar energy generation and about 2,000MWh of energy storage to be built on the islands of O’ahu and Maui. The investor-owned utility has sent the contracts to the Public Utilities […]


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

Oil Industry Surprised By Trump’s Extension Of Offshore Drilling Ban. The Only Question Is ‘Why?’

September 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

At a campaign event in Jupiter, Florida on Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that didn’t garner a lot of media attention. The President ordered his Department of Interior (DOI) to extend the moratoria that currently exist on […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Thin layer protects battery, allows cold charging

August 26, 2020

Via: Science Daily Energy

“The lithium metal battery is the next generation of battery after the lithium ion battery,” said Donghai Wang, professor of mechanical engineering and a key researcher in the Battery and Energy Storage Technology Center, Penn State. “It uses a lithium […]


News and Policies, U.S.

An insurance policy for cutting emissions: New research strengthens the case for climate backstops

August 11, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

Protecting lives during the COVID-19 crisis, confronting systemic racism, and providing much-needed economic relief to workers and businesses should be the top priorities for federal policymakers right now. As attention turns to recovery and rebuilding, we must use the opportunity […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Tesla Can Win With Breakthroughs in Batteries, Factories or Self-Driving

August 10, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

In mid-2019, Nextbigfuture predicted that 2020 would be year that Tesla would begin dominating the world with dry battery technology. Gali at Hyperchange is predicting that the major announcement from the September 22, 2020 Tesla battery day will be the […]


News and Policies, U.S.

USA: United Pacific closes on 95 store acquisition

July 31, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Leading Californian convenience stores and gas station operator United Pacific announced that it has acquired 95 sites from Platinum Energy and its related entities. The majority of the store assets are located in Southern California. In addition to gas stations […]


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

USA: CW Petroleum to expand business in fuel, c-store retail

July 27, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

CW Petroleum Corp (CWPE) has recently engaged a major investment bank to raise a combination of debt and equity to expand the company’s business in the United States. CWPE has also entered into discussions with a top 10 convenience store […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Microsoft announces firm’s single largest green energy PPA

July 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Microsoft has unveiled its single largest renewable energy portfolio investment through a new deal with US energy firm Sol Systems. The power purchase agreement (PPA) will see Sol Systems finance, develop and operate a portfolio of over 500MW of solar […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Dover Fueling Solutions launches groundbreaking DFS Anthem UX™ user experience platform

July 20, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

This revolutionary user experience platform is making its debut in North America on DFS’ Wayne Ovation® fuel dispenser. Featuring a 27” touchscreen display, super-intuitive functionality, personalized content, multi-language selection and multiple media options through DX Promote™, part of the DFS […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Did Congressional Lawmakers Create the Most Complete Climate Policy Plan Ever?

July 20, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A group of House lawmakers recently released a 547-page report on climate change. Reporters at E&E News called it “arguably the most comprehensive climate policy plan in American politics.” The report spells out in great detail how to use Congressional […]