Category: U.S.

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 […]

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, 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 […]

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

US adds 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in third quarter, new figures show

December 12, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The solar market in the U.S. added 2.6 gigawatts of solar photovoltaics in the third quarter of 2019, with total solar capacity — which includes both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power — hitting 71.3 GW, according to a new report. […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US Exported More Oil Than it Imported For the First Time in Over 70 Years

November 18, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

Based on preliminary data and model estimates, EIA (US Energy Information Agency) estimates that the United States exported 140,000 b/d more total crude oil and petroleum products in September than it imported; total exports exceeded imports by 550,000 b/d in […]

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

U.S. Oil Production Set To Keep Rising

November 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Along with slower global demand growth, surging U.S. oil production has been the primary bearish factor in the oil market. Per U.S. Department of Energy numbers, domestic crude output is at all-time records of 12.6 million b/d, some 80% of […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Walmart withdraws lawsuit against Tesla over solar install fires

November 6, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Walmart has called off a court campaign it had launched against Tesla three months ago, when it linked a string of store blazes to the latter’s alleged “gross negligence” with PV installs. The US retail giant and Elon Musk’s outfit […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Record Growth In Residential Energy Storage In Q2

September 13, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

Between April 1 and June 30, 2019, behind the meter residential energy storage in the US experienced its greatest increase in history — 35 megawatt-hours, according to a new US Energy Storage Monitor report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables […]

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DOE: U.S. onshore wind projects achieving record capacity, employment

August 26, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Record low costs helped drive U.S. utility-scale onshore wind development to all-time highs in employment and capacity, according to a new federal Department of Energy report. The U.S. land-based wind industry installed 7,588 MW of capacity last year, bringing the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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, U.S.

There’s A Cancer On The U.S. Economy: It’s Climate Change Denial

July 23, 2019

Via: Forbes

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before Congress this Wednesday, Donald Trump will be the guest of a coal magnate in Wheeling, W.V. He will once again make the case for “big beautiful coal,” although the facts don’t bear […]