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Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

We may not see $100 oil ‘for a long time,’ says Chevron CEO

January 23, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Chevron CEO Michael Wirth told CNBC on Thursday that oil prices may not reach $100 for a “long time” thanks to the boom in U.S. shale production. “Oil markets have really changed over the last decade or so,” Wirth said […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

US committee hears plea for Green Nuclear Deal

January 22, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

Shellenberger was speaking as an expert witness at the 15 January hearing, An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solutions. The president of research and policy organisation Environmental Progress, he was one of a panel of five expert […]


News and Policies, State

PG&E Gets $470 Million Tax Deduction For Fire Settlements

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

As bankrupt utility PG&E settles its fire liabilities, are taxes involved? You bet. A new regulatory filing says that PG&E’s $1.68 billion settlement agreement with California over wildfires could save the utility $470 million in taxes. Nearly all the wildfire […]


Energy Economics

What’s The Role of Electricity In The Circular Economy?

January 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

At the World Economic Forum’s 50th Annual Meeting at Davos, there’s a keen focus on the energy transition and how best to pivot to more zero-carbon solutions like renewable energy, renewable gas, hydrogen and other promising fuels. While the rise […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind energy powerhouse Vestas announces plans for ‘zero-waste’ turbines

January 20, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Danish firm Vestas said Monday that it was aiming to produce “zero-waste” wind turbines by the year 2040. The wind turbine manufacturer explained that its goal would mean operating a value chain that produced no waste materials. This, it added […]


Energy Economics

Democrats’ Green New Deal Becomes The CLEAN Future Act

January 15, 2020

Via: Forbes

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, chaired by Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ), released an ambitious new climate plan to ensure the United States achieves net-zero greenhouse gas pollution by 2050. Supported by Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Future of the Oil Company

January 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

When it comes to the future sustainability (excuse the pun) of oil companies, there are two trains of thought, one of which is that they should ‘stick to their knitting’ and just focus on what they are good at, which […]


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 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Five 2020 Energy Predictions: Solar Surge, Coal Crash, Gas Exorcism, Clean Energy Incentives, Public Mobilization

January 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

2019 may have been the year clean energy irreversibly turned a corner toward dominance in the United States. After all, who could have foreseen last January that America would realize existing coal can’t compete against new renewables, see new solar-plus-storage […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

The Oil And Gas Situation: In The Midst Of A Major Global Boom

January 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

Forty years ago, the conventional wisdom about oil was that we were running out of it and needed to find ways to conserve. Twenty years ago, it was faddish for people in the oil business to talk about the then-assumed […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil prices will climb above $100 a barrel if Iran blocks the Strait of Hormuz, analysts predict

January 8, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices would skyrocket if Iran moved to completely cut off the Strait of Hormuz, energy analysts told CNBC on Wednesday. Elevated geopolitical tensions have sparked fears of a widening conflict in the Middle East, with energy market participants increasingly […]


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 […]


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. […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Middle East Tension Will Bring More Oil Market Speculators And Yet More Barrels

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

In the small hours of Friday (January 2) morning, the global oil market got its first geopolitical jolt of 2020 after a U.S. airstrike in Iraq took out Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian General of the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

The Giving Season May Be Over — But Not For Coal And Fossil Fuels

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

The giving season is over for most Americans. And some Democratic senators think it must also end for coal: They want a congressional watchdog agency to look into whether a $1 billion subsidy to chemically-cleanse coal is paying off. The […]