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Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

US ‘pause’ on future liquefied gas exports throws doubt on fossil fuel’s place in energy transition

February 12, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Since the first cargo of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) left a terminal on the Gulf of Mexico bound for Brazil in February 2016, US exports of the fuel have boomed. In 2023 the US was both the world’s largest […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

US greenlights major transmission line for renewable energy in Western states

May 19, 2023

Via: Tech Xplore

The U.S. government is greenlighting a proposed multibillion-dollar transmission line that would send primarily wind-generated electricity from the rural plains of New Mexico to big cities in the West. The Interior Department announced its record of decision for the SunZia […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Mammoet wins contracts on two US offshore wind projects

March 27, 2023

Via: Renewables Now

Heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet on Monday said it has been awarded contracts on two large offshore wind projects in the US by undisclosed customers. Mammoet will execute a number of port scopes under the deals, including the load-in, […]


News and Policies, World

Scotland Beats US To Offshore Floating Wind Turbine Punch, Again

March 20, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The gigantic Ossian offshore floating wind turbine array will weigh in at an impressive 3.6 gigawatts when fully built out. It sounds like something that could easily fit anywhere inside the long, long coastlines of the US. However, it will […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Policy-Driven Supply Constraints Cause Steep Drop in Solar Installations in 2022

March 10, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The US added 20.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in 2022, a 16% decrease from 2021. This was due in large part to an investigation into new anti-circumvention tariffs by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as equipment […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US solar installations fall to 20 GW in 2022

March 9, 2023

Via: Renewables Now

New solar installations in the US fell 16% year-over-year to 20.2 GW in 2022 due to policy-driven supply constraints, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said on Thursday. The decline was mainly blamed on the US Department of Commerce’s investigation […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

More Than Half Of New US Electricity Generating Capacity In 2023 Will Be Solar

February 22, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

Developers plan to add 54.5 gigawatts (GW) of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity to the US power grid in 2023, according to our Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory. More than half of this capacity will be solar power (54%), followed by […]


News and Policies, U.S.

US Clean Energy Goals Hinge On Faster Permitting

February 13, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

Building renewable energy and transmission projects in the U.S. at the speed and scale the climate crisis requires will require reforms to the way they’re sited and permitted — at the federal, state, and local levels. The current timeframes needed […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

US set for record 19GW of new solar capacity installations in 2020

December 15, 2020

Via: PV Resources

New solar capacity installations in the US are expected to rise 43% this year as the industry recovers from the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Hawaiian Electric backs new solar-storage projects to ‘significantly advance’ energy transformation

September 17, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Hawaiian Electric has submitted eight contracts representing nearly 300MW of solar energy generation and about 2,000MWh of energy storage to be built on the islands of O’ahu and Maui. The investor-owned utility has sent the contracts to the Public Utilities […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

USA Could Hit 90% Clean Electricity By 2035

June 25, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Experts disagree about how fast the United States can replace coal and gas-fired power plants with zero-carbon electricity. Some say we can shift to 100 percent clean power by 2050 with little friction and minimal cost. Others say that’s unrealistically […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Amazon breaks China duck with first large-scale solar commitment

May 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Retail giant Amazon has unveiled plans for five further utility-scale solar plants, including its first in China. The US-based online retailer has greenlit five new solar farms, which will add to its sizeable portfolio of renewable energy projects. Included in […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Amazon gives green light to new solar projects in the US and Spain

December 3, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Amazon revealed details of new renewable energy projects in the U.S. and Spain Tuesday, with the tech giant seeking to ramp up the greening of its operations. Together, the three solar projects are expected to generate nearly 700,000 megawatt hours […]


News and Policies, U.S.

Walmart withdraws lawsuit against Tesla over solar install fires

November 6, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Walmart has called off a court campaign it had launched against Tesla three months ago, when it linked a string of store blazes to the latter’s alleged “gross negligence” with PV installs. The US retail giant and Elon Musk’s outfit […]


News and Policies, World

China, US lock horns over Trump-era solar tariffs

July 24, 2019

Via: PV Resources

A meeting this week of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has once again laid bare the animosity between China and the US over solar tariffs, with yet another formal dispute now possible. Beijing used a session of the WTO’s dispute […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Wild crude oil price swings may be new normal for markets as US, Russia and Saudis vie for influence

February 5, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

During just six months crude oil prices ripped higher by about 20 percent, plunged more than 40 percent and snapped back 25 percent, an intense volatility that analysts warn could be the new normal in the oil market. December was […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Europe is fast-becoming a natural gas battleground for Russia and the US

January 8, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

With 28 countries and a combined population of around 512 million people, the European Union is something of a prized market — and political battleground — for the world’s largest energy exporters, particularly when it comes to natural gas. Russia […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Facebook to be powered by 100MW of solar in New Mexico

October 22, 2018

Via: PV Resources

NM Renewable Development, LLC (NMRD), a joint venture between subsidiaries of utilities PNM Resources and American Electric Power, will build two 50MW solar PV projects in New Mexico to power Facebook facilities. Last week, PNM Resources’ New Mexico utility, PNM, […]


News and Policies, World

Enbridge starts natural gas pipeline construction at US-Mexico border

June 14, 2018

Via: Energy Global

Reuters are reporting that Canadian energy company Enbridge Inc. started construction of the offshore border crossing section of its US$1.6 billion Valley Crossing natural gas pipeline between Texas and Mexico, according to a US federal filing made available on Wednesday. […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Opec and oil market dynamics

April 27, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Opec’s goal of defending high oil prices may suit some members in the short run, but its long-term impacts could be damaging Since its historic agreement in November 2016, Opec’s efforts to manage the oil market have shown signs of […]