Tag: Trump

News and Policies, U.S.

SCOTUS Reinstates Trump-Era Environmental Certification Rule

April 7, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 6 reinstated a Trump-era environmental rule that limited state and tribal roles in enforcing a section of the Clean Water Act (CWA) related to project certification. The order is a temporary triumph for eight […]

News and Policies, U.S.

U.S. Department of Energy to Support America’s New National Space Policy

December 10, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Today (Dec 9), the Trump Administration announced the release of the National Space Policy, which advocates for developing and deploying nuclear power and propulsion systems on U.S. space missions. President Trump’s National Space Policy affirms the Nation’s commitment to leadership […]

Energy Economics, News and Policies, U.S.

Trump unveils plans to end bifacial exemption, raise solar import tariff rates

October 12, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The Trump Administration in the US has set in motion plans to repeal the exemption for bifacial panels within Section 201 trade tariffs, while also increasing the proposed tariff from 15% to 18% from next year. The White House has […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Did The U.S. Become The World’s Top Oil Producer Under President Trump?

September 29, 2020

Via: Forbes

As the presidential election approaches, I am increasingly seeing claims that President Trump put the U.S. back on top as the world’s leading oil producer. So, let’s take a closer look. Here is a 2013 article from the Daily Mail […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Trump Administration Pivots To Nuclear Energy, Finds Lever Against China, Russia

August 7, 2020

Via: Forbes

Expanding U.S. commercial nuclear power abroad could become the Trump administration’s strongest lever against Chinese hegemony and Russian expansion in the global market. The U.S. Department of Energy, which is leading the national initiative, is on an aggressive timeline—five to […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Trump’s pledge to save US coal is failing, leaving coal country in crisis

October 8, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Pledges by President Donald Trump to save the U.S. coal industry and boost so-called clean coal technology are proving to be no match for the free market. Competition from lower-cost natural gas and renewables has led to a wave of […]

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, 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 […]

News and Policies, World

Trump Attacks OPEC, Europe Gas Dependence At UN General Assembly

September 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

When President Donald J. Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 25, he didn’t mince words about U.S. and allied energy security. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the oil cartel headed by America’s key Middle […]

News and Policies, World

Saudi Arabia faces a tightrope walk between Trump and fellow oil producers at OPEC meeting

September 21, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Analysts don’t expect Saudi Arabia and its allies to make a major policy decision at this weekend’s meeting of oil- producing nations, but the Saudis face another challenge: appeasing President Donald Trump while keeping the kingdom’s vision for a grand […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Report: Cheap Natural Gas and Renewables Could Close Half of U.S. Coal Fleet by 2030

August 16, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The U.S. coal power plant fleet has been shrinking for years, with the official tally of coal plants closed exceeding those still open as of late last year. Another 43 gigawatts, or about 18 percent of the remaining 249 gigawatts […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The wind farm that Trump tried to stop goes live

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

An offshore wind farm in Scotland, that was fervently opposed by President Donald Trump a few years ago, has commenced operations. Called the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the plant produced power for the first time Sunday, its developer […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Trump Or Not, Pollution From US Power Plants Is Going Down

June 26, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

Emissions from power plants in the US have been on a downward slide for years, thanks to the retirement of older coal power plants in favor of natural gas and renewables. Meanwhile, the long term economic trend is up, up, […]

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

Trump Orders Action to Stem Coal, Nuclear Plant Shutdowns

June 4, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

President Donald Trump ordered his energy secretary to take immediate action to stem power plant closures, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the nation’s security at risk. “Impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Why Trump shouldn’t revel in latest US solar manufacturing expansions

May 31, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Hanwha Q CELLS became the latest company to make a gigawatt-scale manufacturing commitment in the US. However, no overseas firm has committed any new cell capacity, suggesting the longer term value to the US economy is likely less than hoped. […]

News and Policies, World

Trump’s Iran Sanctions to Shake Up Oil Supply Lines

May 9, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

Washington’s decision to reinstate Iranian sanctions is likely to slowly cut off a chunk of the world’s crude supply—a shift that could redraw global supply lines and require Iran’s big customers to find alternative sources. The Trump administration’s move rattled […]

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

The Trump Administration Just Hatched Another Plan to Buoy Coal and Nuclear

April 20, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The Trump administration is mulling the use of a Truman-era law to make good on the promise to restore the coal industry, according to a Thursday report from Bloomberg. The Defense Production Act of 1950 offers the president power to […]

Energy Economics

How President Trump and Congress Can Make Energy Infrastructure Great Again

April 18, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

President Trump has been vocal on the need to improve America’s infrastructure. Given his background as a businessman and high profile for building things, upgrading the nation’s infrastructure has been a natural fit. Much of the public dialogue and the […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Economics

Oil prices hit more than 3-year highs on Middle East tensions, US-Russia war of words

April 11, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices hit new 2018 highs as rebels in Yemen launched new missile strikes on top crude exporter Saudi Arabia and as the market continued to worry about escalating conflict between the United States and Russia in Syria. Brent crude […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Trump’s protectionism spooks energy industry

March 2, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Steel tariffs could slow booming pipeline and downstream infrastructure construction and feed producer inflation America’s oil and gas industry is steeling itself for Trump’s tariffs. The White House has kept details of the new taxes close to the vest, but […]