Category: U.S.

News and Policies, U.S.

The American Energy Storage Project Pipeline Doubled This Year

December 7, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The energy storage project pipeline in the United States doubled in 2018 to reach 32.9 gigawatts, according to the newly released US Energy Storage Monitor published by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). The US […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US offshore wind gets ready to join the party

November 20, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Danish energy firm Orsted’s October purchase of Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind represents a coming-of-age for the US offshore wind sector, which has previously lagged its European counterpart and the US onshore industry. US offshore wind’s slower progress thus far isn’t […]

Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Trump’s Trade Policies Could Soak The U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Industries

November 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

When Donald Trump ran for the presidency on the slogan of “America First,” he either failed to consider or failed to convey the global realities in which we live: free trade is integral to global commerce, especially for U.S. oil […]

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

Trump Admin. Cries Uncle: $46 Million For Solar Power & Grid Resiliency

October 16, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

File under this one under D for Do as I do, not as I say. For all of President* Trump’s bluster over bringing back all the coal jobs, the US Department of Energy is still pursuing its renewable energy mission […]

News and Policies, U.S.

When Fear Trumps Markets: Is The $100/bbl Oil Inevitable?

October 15, 2018

Via: Forbes

Is $100 a barrel (bbl) inevitable? Brent crude is now trading at $82/bbl, a four-year high, and most analysts believe it won’t stop there. The geopolitical and global financial climate is certainly hospitable to rising oil prices: Saudi Arabia’s Jamal […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Put Ethanol in People, Not Gasoline!

October 10, 2018

Via: Forbes

At a campaign rally in Iowa, President Trump indicated that he intends to support requiring a blend of 15% ethanol in the U.S. gasoline supply. The location was apt, since the only rationale for such a move is naked pandering […]

News and Policies, State, U.S.

Trump’s FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

October 5, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants. If confirmed, McNamee would fill a seat on the […]

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

Oil falls as Saudi and Russia quietly agree to output rise, US stocks swell

October 4, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices on Thursday fell from four-year highs reached the previous session, pressured by rising U.S. inventories and after sources said Russia and Saudi Arabia struck a private deal in September to raise crude output. Brent crude oil futures were […]

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

The Blue Wave And The Oil Industry: Will Fracking Be The Biggest Target?

October 2, 2018

Via: Forbes

The possibility of a Democratic wave in the November elections must be sending a chill through the oil industry, even though oil prices have often been high during past Democratic administrations (mostly by coincidence). The fear is that a more […]

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

US Tight Oil Piles Pressure On Refiners

September 27, 2018

Via: Forbes

US tight oil has revolutionized the global oil market. It is a strongly growing source of high-quality crude, the economics of which proved resilient to OPEC’s competition for market share. Brent – WTI differentials have been volatile, as producers and […]

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

US nuclear innovation legislation makes progress

September 19, 2018

Via: World Nuclear News

Bill S97, the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA), was passed by the House on 13 September. The bill, which would direct the Department of Energy (DOE) to prioritise partnerships with private innovators to test and demonstrate advanced reactor concepts, […]

Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Two Ways Energy Storage Will Be A True Market Disruptor In The U.S. Power Sector

September 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

The term “market disruptor” is seemingly thrown around for every new technology with promise, but it will be quite prescient when it comes to energy storage and U.S. power markets. New energy storage projects in the U.S. are making solar […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Utilities Recommit to Clean Energy in Wake of Trump Administration’s Power Plant Regulatory Rollback

August 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

By releasing a proposed replacement for the Clean Power Plan, the Trump administration once again showed its determination to save struggling coal-fired power plants. But some of the nation’s largest operators of the plants don’t appear to be reaching for […]

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

The Oil And Gas Situation: In The U.S., Stable And Strong

August 21, 2018

Via: Forbes

As the Trump Administration re-activates sanctions on Iran and its crude oil exports, now seems a good time to assess the current state of the U.S. oil and gas industry: The overall rig count continues its slow rise. – The […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US shale growth will offset global production problems over the coming months, analysts say

August 15, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

A sustained upswing in U.S. shale growth is likely to offset global production problems over the coming months, energy analysts told CNBC on Wednesday. The mood music in the energy market has been heavily influenced by a flurry of demand-side […]