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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, 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Renewables’ share of electricity generation surpasses gas for first time in UK

December 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

The U.K. saw electricity generation from renewables hit 28.8 terawatt hours (TWh) in the third quarter of 2019, according to figures released Thursday, just bettering gas-generated electricity. The Department of for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Energy Trends publication shows […]


News and Policies, World

Global biodiesel production is increasing

December 13, 2019

Via: PetrolPlaza

Production of biodiesel, and, consequently, the use of feedstocks has increased all over the world. The percentages of feedstocks used remained virtually unchanged from 2017: 35% palm oil, 26% soybean, 16% rapeseed oil, 11% used cooking fats, 7% animal fats […]


News and Policies, World

EU Beats U.S., Adopts Its Own Green New Deal

December 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

The European Commission today adopted a vast strategy to combat climate change over the next 30 years – a plan designed to make the European Union carbon-free by mid-century. “This is Europe’s man on the moon moment” said Ursula Von […]


News and Policies, World

As China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of traditional stoves persists

December 5, 2019

Via: Science Daily Energy

China is ahead of most low- and middle-income countries in its energy transition: hundreds of millions of rural homes started using clean fuels such as electricity and gas in recent decades. Despite this, many Chinese homes continue using their traditional […]


News and Policies, World

New EU President Tells U.N. Leaders World Must Act Now On Climate

December 2, 2019

Via: Forbes

Ursula von der Leyen spent her first day as the European Union’s new president delivering bold promises at the opening of a U.N. climate summit in Madrid, and said the rest of the world should follow Europe’s lead. Von der […]


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Unrest In Colombia Could Disrupt A Vital Source Of Heavy Crude Oil

November 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have filled the streets of Colombia this week, proclaiming their desire to upend the way things are done. Could unrest impact Colombia’s economic relationship with the U.S.? Crude oil is Colombia’s biggest export. And despite […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

Chinese nuclear heating project starts up

November 18, 2019

Via: World Nuclear News

Shandong Nuclear Power Company (SDNPC) – a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) and the owner of Haiyang plant – announced on 15 November that, following a few days of trial operation, the demonstration district heating system had officially […]


News and Policies, World

Europe ‘on track’ for 53% renewable power by 2030 despite country gaps

November 8, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A mix of policy and economics puts Europe in a solid position to source more than half of its power supply from renewables by 2030 but not all countries will reach their targets equally as fast, according to Wood Mackenzie. […]