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Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Federal bill would allow clean energy companies to structure like oil companies

June 18, 2019

Via: Revolution Green

Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), […]


Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World, World

EU Set To Approve Plan For Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

June 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Though a plan to decarbonize the European Union looked to be in trouble last week, developments in recent days combined with political paralysis in choosing the EU’s top jobs means EU governments may take a surprise decision to endorse a […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

A Failure Of OPEC+ Could Turn The U.S. Oil Boom Into Another Bust

June 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

I have written about this topic before, but it deserves a review at this crucial point in time where the oil markets are concerned. Just half a year after they agreed to implement significant new cutbacks in their crude oil […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

California bioengineering firm completes adjacent 1 MW solar array

June 12, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

Many businesses which claim 100 percent renewable power use actually do so through virtual purchase agreements in which they help finance off-site clean energy projects which may or may not be delivered directly to the facility. A California-based bioengineering and […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Follow The Money: Global Investors Flee Coal Power Like A Hot Potato

June 11, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

It’s no secret that the long term outlook for coal power in the global market is rather gloomy these days, and the decline could accelerate as the money pipeline dries up. According to one recent analysis, since 2013 more than […]


Energy Consumption, World

New Energy Technology Requires Understanding People First

June 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

The production and consumption of energy – from wind and solar to fossil fuels and renewables – plays an enormous role in our economic and political systems and therefore elicits strong public reactions. In a new paper in Nature Energy, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

US wind energy industry is booming, but tariffs pose a threat

June 10, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

In 2008, Jason Urichich was at a crossroads. He lost his home and landscaping business in Youngstown, Ohio, and decided it was time for a change. He decided to pursue a six-month program at Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Michigan […]


News and Policies, State

Consumers Energy gains Michigan regulator approval for closing coal-fired units

June 10, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators on Friday approved a major utility’s plan to phase out its coal-fired power plants and rely increasingly on renewable sources and energy efficiency to provide electricity. Jackson-based Consumers Energy, which supplies power to much […]


News and Policies, World

Chile’s cheap power — sign of a solar future?

June 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

In Chile, Spain’s Solarpack Corp. Tecnologica has installed the first panels at its Granja Sola plant. The plant is due online by the end of the year, at which point it will become the cheapest generator of electricity anywhere in […]


News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Storage Market Sets Power Capacity Record with Q1 Deployments

June 4, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. energy storage industry installed a record amount of power capacity in the first quarter of 2019. The 148.8 megawatts of new grid storage capacity represented a 232 percent growth over Q1 2018, according to the latest edition of […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil price puzzle as sanctions choke Iran exports

June 4, 2019

Via: Petroleum Economist

Amid rising tension between Washington and Tehran, markets must also add into the mix the loss of barrels from sanctions-hobbled Iran and crisis-hit Venezuela, now also targeted by US sanctions. Brent crude was up 33pc since the turn of the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Is Coal Power The Global Insurance Industry’s $6 Billion Existential Threat?

June 3, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

Insurance companies face catastrophic damage from climate change, yet they continue insuring and funding the biggest cause of those damages instead of preventing the “existential threat” of inaction on climate policy. Extreme weather driven by climate change is creating record […]


Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

Nuclear energy era closes out in Massachusetts

June 3, 2019

Via: Power Engineering

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity, bring to a close the era of nuclear power in Massachusetts. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Moving To Clean Household Fuels Would Dramatically Improve India’s Air

May 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Air pollution is deadlier than anything else in the world, and Indian air pollution is notoriously bad. Nine of the ten cities with the world’s most polluted air are in India. This is according to the World Health Organization (WHO) […]


News and Policies, State

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority signs 100-MW solar PPA

May 29, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Today, Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and Lightsource BP announced the development of a 100-MW (AC) solar energy project in Montgomery County, Alabama. Lightsource BP will finance, develop, build, own, and operate the solar facility and will deliver energy to […]