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Energy Economics

The Coronavirus Is Making The Energy Sector Ill But Ending The Trade War Would Heal It

March 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

With the threat of a worldwide pandemic, the Trump administration would be advised to quickly ease trade tensions with China. The coronavirus is disrupting global supply chains — a phenomenon that will likely continue for several months. China has promised […]


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

Pandemic affecting solar delivery schedules and ability to meet project deadlines

March 17, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with 13.3 gigawatts (GW) installed. Despite policy challenges and a second year of […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Central Asia Needs A Financing Solution To Low Oil Prices

March 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

The ongoing slide in global oil prices – catalyzed by the novel Coronavirus and fueled by structural issues including excess supply from oil giants like the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia, and slowing demand growth – is creating a new […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Oil And Gas Companies See Opportunity In Offshore Wind Energy

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

Oil and gas markets are ensnared by oversupply and falling prices, not to mention a global pandemic. It illustrates the need to be more responsive to changes in the energy climate. And the good news is that the signs are […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Clean Power Crowds Out Dirty Coal As Costs Reach Tipping Point

March 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

The global economy needs power to enable it to function. For a century, the cheapest, most efficient way to do that was to burn fossil fuels to produce steam to turn a turbine. But not any more. The dominance of […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

EU nuclear sustainability needs expert review, utilities say

March 13, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

On 9 March, the technical expert group advising the European Commission on sustainable finance published its final recommendations on the EU taxonomy, including “substantial new user guidance” to help investors and companies meet obligations for reporting against the framework. In […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

What Does The Oil Price Crisis Mean For The Energy Transition?

March 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

The current crisis facing the oil industry happened seemingly overnight, the result of a two-pronged situation: the economic slowdown caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic and the predatory attempt by Saudi Arabia and Russia to eliminate competition from the American […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil drops as much as 8%, on pace for worst week in more than a decade

March 12, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices dropped as much as 8% on Thursday as crude continues to take a hit on both the supply and demand side. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude is now down more than 25% this week, putting it on track […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Nuclear Steps Up Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

March 12, 2020

Via: Forbes

The world is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in China and is now spreading across the globe, just yesterday determined to be a pandemic by the World Health Ogranization. […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Saudi Arabia unveils plans to maximize oil output, escalating a price war with Russia

March 11, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia unveiled plans Wednesday to dramatically ramp up oil production, raising the stakes of an all-out price war with non-OPEC leader Russia. State-owned oil behemoth Saudi Aramco said Wednesday that it had been asked by the Saudi […]


News and Policies, World

Could Coronavirus Beat Green Deal In Slowing Climate Change?

March 10, 2020

Via: Forbes

Last week’s unveiling of a landmark climate law in the European Union has come with a variety of new obligations for European companies. Each will have to do their part to meet the EU’s goal of completely decabonizing by 2050. […]


News and Policies, State

New Jersey Finalizes Transitional Solar Incentives, Giving Industry Price Certainty

March 10, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

New Jersey will offer a flat 15-year price for its Transition Renewable Energy Certificates, the program designed to carry the state from its successful legacy incentive program to its next, more moderate scheme. In an order issued on Monday, the […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Is This The Next Oil Price Collapse?

March 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

While OPEC and its compatriots struggle to cope with the demand weakness caused by the covid19 virus, it must be asked if this is more than a brief interlude in an otherwise robust oil market (robust in terms of price, […]


Energy Economics

Election-Year Politics Fires Up Mega-Energy Bill. Its Chances?

March 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

Spring is in the air. But it feels like Christmas on Capitol Hill. An enormous energy bill is now pending in the U.S. Senate — one that incorporates more than 50 previously introduced provisions, including giving money to green energy, […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

OPEC deal in jeopardy as Russia stalls over deepest round of supply cuts since 2008

March 6, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC and non-OPEC allies have so far failed to agree on how much production to cut amid the coronavirus outbreak, with Russia reportedly refusing to give the green light to the deepest supply cuts since the global financial crisis. Oil […]