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S&P Global Platts Deploys Blockchain To Track U.A.E Oil Inventories

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:30:00 -0500

Data aggregator says deployment will offer operators security and a full audit trail to collate oil products storage data.


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From Weinstein To Equifax, Ruined Reputations Illustrate The High Costs Of Controversy

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Corporate reputations are hard-won, but when they are lost, the consequences can be momentous. RepRisk's Most Controversial Companies 2017 report highlights the damage that can be caused by issues ranging from bribery and corruption to poor cyber-security and sexual misconduct.


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U.S. Energy Dominance: Markets Trump Policy In 2017

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

In 2017, growth in oil and gas industry has been tied to market forces and liberal trade policies that promote crude and LNG exports. We expect this trend to continue with energy-policies introduced by current administration playing a supporting but tertiary role to markets and state-level policies.


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Texas Senators Cruz And Cornyn Fight To Push Competing Ethanol RFS Reform Plans

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:06:00 -0500

As Sen. Ted Cruz ventures to Pennsylvania to promote his own ethanol RFS reform, his Texas Senate counterpart, John Cornyn, is pushing a plan of his own to reach a grand bargain on the matter.


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An 'Onslaught' Of Lawsuits From The Blind Is Happening; Blame Obama's and Trump's DOJ

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:55:00 -0500

The U.S. DOJ has yet to release long-promised clarifications on the Americans with Disabilities Act that would help judges handle lawsuits that claim businesses’ websites are not handicap-accessible - and the blame isn't on just one of the country's last two very different presidents.


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Tepid Federal Support For Energy R&D Is A National Travesty, Bush Environmental Czar Says

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

Even if Congress prevent's Trump's effort to slash energy research and development, the tepid level of federal support for energy R andD remains a "national travesty," said James Connaughton, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality for George W. Bush.


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Saudi Arabia's Gift To America's Shale Producers: A Supertanker And An IPO

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:52:00 -0500

A sign of the new world oil order: February saw the first ever supertanker fill up on American crude. Now with Saudi Arabia propping up oil prices for its IPO, we see kicking into high gear the digitalization of oil fields that will boost output everywhere, but first and fastest in America.


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Einhorn Discusses Worst Ever Performance For Greenlight

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:59:00 -0500

Einhorn’s long portfolio declined 5.5% for the month, versus the nearly 6% rise in the S&P 500


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Blue Skies Ahead For Weatherford?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:58:00 -0500

A new debt financing plan will give the oilfield services company some breathing room for another two years, analysts say.


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Global Refiners Face Significant Carbon Transition Risks

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:01:00 -0500

New report suggests tightening regulatory climate and technological changes would impact demand growth for petroleum products.


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AT&T, The Internet of Things (IoT), And Sustainable Farming

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:00:00 -0500

The Internet of Things is changing many industries including agriculture - some interesting examples explained


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Will U.S. Natural Gas Prices Rise In Spring?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:01:00 -0500

High demand winter seems to be slipping away, but natural gas prices can still increase during the lower demand season of Spring.


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Trump Has Done Nothing To Save Coal, Bush Environmental Czar Says

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

I asked the chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality for the George W. Bush Administration whether Trump has done anything that will save the coal industry. "No," he said.


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Surge In Transmission Spending Draws Scrutiny In New England

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:31:00 -0500

Utilities spent a staggering $22 billion on expanding the nation’s transmission grid in 2016, according to data collected by federal regulators. But now some groups are complaining that the price tag is higher than it should be.


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More Energy Giants Moving Toward A Renewable Energy Future

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:10:00 -0500

EDF's recent earnings announcement indicated the company is planning a massive push into solar. This echoes moves by many energy giants that see the writing on the wall, and are beginning to allocate more capital to the emerging sustainable energy economy.


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The Elusive $35,000 Model 3: A Godot-Like Wait For The 'Mass-Market' Tesla

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500

The wait for an affordable Tesla keeps getting longer and it's unclear whether the patience of a half million or so reservation holders, particularly those hoping to get the base Standard car, will withstand additional production delays.


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The Duplicity Of California's Oil Collapse

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:52:00 -0500

The collapse of California's oil industry stands in stark contrast to the U.S. industry overall, which has been soaring to heights not seen in 50 years thanks to the shale revolution.


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Fracking Has Its Costs And Benefits -- The Trick Is Balancing Them

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:45:00 -0500

Thanks to fracking, U.S. production of oil and natural gas has surged, lowering energy prices and reducing emissions. But as communities grapple with whether to allow fracking, it is vital that they have all the facts on its impacts to ensure that we get fracking’s benefits and minimize its costs.


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Peak Tight Oil By 2022? EIA Thinks It's Possible, Without Even Accounting For This Risk

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:30:00 -0500

The latest Annual Energy Outlook from the Energy Information Administration suggests the possibility that U.S. oil production will stop growing in three to four years.


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An EU Law Change Could Render Home Solar Panels Worthless

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:23:00 -0500

The European Parliament will vote on whether small renewable installations should have easier conditions for accessing Europe’s electricity grids. If this easier access is scrapped, solar panels may not be economically interesting for homeowners and small communities.


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Smog Has As Much Deodorant As Diesel In It

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

A new report shows that smog is increasingly made up of volatile organic compounds from personal care products like hair spray and cleaning products. And their concentrations are now approaching those VOCs coming from burning fossil fuels.


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BP Boss Says Energy Industry 'In A Race To Lower Emissions, Not A Race To Renewables'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:57:00 -0500

Bob Dudley believes the world remains on a broad and historic course for the most diversified fuel mix ever.


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'Cross Examination Is Going To Be Brutal': NYU Law Prof Says Climate Change Litigation Is A Loser

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:18:00 -0500

California officials who made dire climate change predictions about their localities' futures in litigation against energy companies, but not in bond offerings, probably know by now their litigation is doomed, a New York University law professor says.


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Electric Vehicle Growth Could See Oil Demand Peak By 2030

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:52:00 -0500

New report says developments in 2017 show technological changes and greater product awareness could lead to annual sales of 10 million battery-powered EVs by 2025.


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Baker And Schulz Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree With Carbon Tax, Bush Advisor Says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

A growing body of conservative luminaries have called for a carbon tax to mitigate pollution and climate change in a manner consistent with conservative principles, but George W. Bush's former environmental advisor suggested last week that their energy is better spent elsewhere.


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When Will Renewables Become The Dominant Source Of Energy? It May Be Sooner Than You Think

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:00:00 -0500

Renewable sources of energy are expected to reach grid parity with fossil fuels by 2025 in the US, three years after China, as technology costs continue to fall. A standardized carbon price would bring huge amounts of investment from the oil and gas majors that would boost efficiency and innovation.


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Why This Kentucky Entrepreneur Is Looking Beyond Coal To Renewable Energy

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:12:00 -0500

It took a child from Kentucky’s coal country to rethink how we source energy. Kiran Bhatraju grew up in eastern Kentucky. After college, though, he was working on Capitol Hill as a legislative director where he saw the “arcane way utilities are structured, and how they produce and price energy.”


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Tax Reform Will Be Trump's Greenest Accomplishment, Bush Enviromental Czar Says

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:01:00 -0500

The repatriation of cash flowing in the wake of the Republican tax law will reduce pollution and energy use at home, according to the former Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality for the presidency of George W. Bush.


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The Amazing Rise In U.S. Oil Production Demands Policy Support

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:03:00 -0500

U.S. crude oil production continues to reach historic highs, and policy support can help buffer the rising influence of Russia and OPEC on the global market.


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Energy Storage Is Coming, But Big Price Declines Still Needed

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:46:00 -0500

While the recent FERC decision plays to energy storage’s benefit, the market is still relatively small. For energy storage to make a big play, the cost still needs to come down by about half, and the market itself might have to change.


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Congress Should Raise The Federal Gas Tax, With Or Without An Infrastructure Bill

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:10:00 -0500

With the nation's interstate highways and bridges in an increasing state of disrepair, President Trump's advocacy for a 25 cent per gallon increase in the federal gasoline tax as part of his infrastructure proposal seems like an idea whose time has come.


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Tesla Week: Toyota Prius Fade, Model 3 Tracker Live, 300,000-Made Mark

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 04:40:00 -0500

Tesla hit two milestones in production this week. Meanwhile, the Prius may be seeing a slow fade.


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Oil Players Pump DrillCo Deals As Lower-Risk Bet On Sector Recovery

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:56:00 -0500

Though oil prices have recovered from their most depressed levels reached in 2016, the continued low-price environment has changed the formula – literally – for investing in stateside oil production



3 Reasons To Like LyondellBasell's $2.25B Acquisition Of A. Schulman

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:33:00 -0500

The purchase will help the buyer expand in specialty plastics, came at a good price and is better strategically than a hook-up with Brazil's Braskem, analysts say.


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In Defense Of Higher Gas Taxes

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

President Trump is reportedly considering a 25-cent-per-gallon increase in federal fuel taxes, which haven't changed since 1993. That's an idea worth considering.


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The LyondellBasell-A. Schulman Merger Illustrates America's Shale-Gas-Driven Chemicals Boom

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:57:00 -0500

LyondellBasell believes the acquisition of A. Schulman will allow it to diversify its business into what it calls "high-growth end markets" like agriculture, electronics and construction, hoping to take advantage of the growing economy.


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Could India Support Oil Bulls As Its Crude Demand Spikes To Record Highs?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:21:00 -0500

In its recent annual budget, New Delhi assumed an 11.5% nominal GDP growth for fiscal year 2018-2019, which if met, could mean even higher demand for crude oil from India.


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No Brake? No Problem. Accelerators Control Speed Well In Newest EVs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:18:00 -0500

Driver accustomed to using a brake and accelerator in conventional cars will need only a bit of adjustment in


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Shale Sector Settles Into New Sweet Spot At $65 A Barrel

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:41:00 -0500

Sustaining the current production surge among U.S. shale producers will require oil prices north of $60 a barrel. How far north remains to be seen, but the new environment of sustained investment among E&P companies is good for investors and service companies alike.


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Tax Credit May Rev Up Carbon Capture And Sequestration Technology

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:30:00 -0500

A new tax credit will provide a huge incentive to developers of carbon capture and sequestration technologies, which advocates say may do for coal what similar incentives did for wind and solar energy.


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Reducing Conflicts Between Hydropower And Fish Can Lower Investment Risk

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:32:00 -0500

Hydropower generates low-carbon electricity but can have large negative impacts on environmental and social resources, which can can lead to delays and cost overruns. Better management of environmental and social risks can therefore reduce investment risk.


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Defunding The Chemical Safety Board Is A Bad Idea And Likely To Increase Chemical Disasters

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:33:00 -0500

The Trump administration’s proposed 2019 budget zeroes out funding for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. Recent high-profile chemical disasters in Texas suggest that’s not a good idea.


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Can The Middle East Make A Success Of Renewable Energy? It May Not Have A Choice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:08:00 -0500

What explains the growing trend to develop renewable energy schemes in the world’s oil-producing heartland, the Middle East?


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The United States As A Clean Coal Leader

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:02:00 -0500

The truth is that a new wave of coal plants is coming around the world, and more U.S. exports of coal and clean coal technologies can help reduce energy poverty while also reducing emissions.


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The Oil And Gas Situation: Volatility Returns, As The Market Overreacts

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 07:38:00 -0500

The first two weeks of February saw a return of volatility to the oil markets, reflective of the concurrent upheaval in the global stock markets. But as with the overall economy, the situation in the oil market remains strong, and there is no need for panic.


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Rocks Stars Are Great Keynote Speakers, But Roadies Do The Work

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:36:00 -0500

Conferences are often dominated by exciting speeches, whose content is sexy but unrealistic.



Is American Energy On The Verge Of A New Golden Age?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:31:00 -0500

A “golden age of American energy dominance,” as President Donald Trump described it back in June, could be upon us sooner than anticipated, putting the U.S. on a path to dethrone Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s top oil powerhouse.


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Green Energy Is Hoping The President's Infrastructure Plan Doesn't Crumble

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:20:00 -0500

The president has formally introduced his infrastructure plan, vowing to raise $1.5 trillion for such things as roads, bridges and transmission. But cracks are already surfacing in the proposal, which green energy advocates hope they can mend.


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A Gas Tax Hike Would Generate $840 Billion, Add 1.2 Million EVs, Cut 1.3 Billion Barrels Fuel Use

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Research shows a $0.25 U.S. gas tax increase would raise $840 billion in revenue, add 1.2 million additional electric vehicles to the road, cut total fuel use more than 1.3 billion barrels and would equal a $29/ton carbon tax on the transportation sector.


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Trump's Infrastructure Plan Needs Massive Renovation

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

President Trump presented his $1.5 trillion program that really only has $200 billion in federal funds, spread out over 10 years. State, local and private interests will have to make up the rest. We’ll all have to start paying tolls and bringing our own toilet paper to highway rest stops.


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Scooter Service Bird Raises $15 Million Amid Legal Spat With Santa Monica

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 -0500

Former Uber and Lyft executive Travis VanderZanden intends to take his "last-mile" transportation service nationwide while trying to resolve a lawsuit filed by Bird's hometown in December over its popular electric scooters.


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Climate Lawyers Hope 'Public Nuisance' Strategy Reverses Years Of Failure

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:57:00 -0500

San Francisco and several other California cities and counties have sued five major oil companies under the theory of "public nuisance," claiming they knowingly sell products that, when burned, emit greenhouse gases.


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Rising U.S. Oil Exports, Market Disruption, Brent-WTI Spread

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:11:00 -0500

What will U.S. tight oil growth do to crude markets? The build-up in volumes early this decade led to a supply glut that undermined prices in 2014.


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How New Technologies Are Changing The Electricity Sector [Infographic]

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:42:00 -0500

Utilities can take four steps to overcome the challenges of creating a smarter electric system.


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Nuclear Fusion Could Be A Silver Bullet -- And Just Around The Corner

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:15:00 -0500

Nuclear fusion is often seen as a magic bullet — the one energy source that is ample, clean and safe, although always out of reach. Now a private company says it may be on the verge of changing all that.


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'De-Risked' Mining Exposure: Why Anglo Pacific Goes Beyond Gold And Silver

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 02:35:00 -0500

Dabbling in precious metals is routine for natural resource royalty companies but one London-listed independent upstart is attempting to be different.


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Cellulosic Ethanol Falling Far Short Of The Hype

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 20:02:00 -0500

Nine years after the Renewable Fuel Standard mandated that cellulosic ethanol had to be blended into the fuel supply, billions of tax dollars have been spent to make cellulosic ethanol a commercial reality. Here's how that experiment is going.


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Tesla Week: More On The Model Y -- And More Delays For $35,000 Model 3

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 06:46:00 -0500

This week's earnings conference call was sprinkled with Model Y chatter. While Model 3 variant delivery dates apparently got pushed back.


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Dropping A Weight Down A Disused Coal Mine Is The New Way To Store Energy - And It Might Just Work

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:16:00 -0500

As more and more coal mines shut down, their mine shafts could become valuable real estate - and allow new energy storage facilities that use giant weights to generate power to be built underground.


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European Majors Increasingly Adapting To Lower Oil As Doubts Emerge Over Current Price Levels

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:13:00 -0500

Ratings agency Fitch says improved spending disciple has worked well for ‘Big Oil’


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Oil Market Fundamentals Remain Strong Despite Wild Stock Sell-Off

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:01:00 -0500

The stock market correction has less to do with concerns over growth and more about frothy equity valuations, fear of rising interest rates and the unwinding of short volatility trades. Of these, the biggest risk to oil prices is higher interest rates, which would boost the value of the U.S. dollar.


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Calling A Stock Market Or Oil Price Peak Is One Thing, Taking The Right Lessons From It Another

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 07:06:00 -0500

Although some of my predictions have proven prescient, I don't pretend I haven't made mistakes. Understanding why predictions are good or bad is more valuable than merely viewing a track record.


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Faced With Crippling Tariffs, How Are China's Solar Producers Planning To Survive?

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:41:00 -0500

With Trump’s new worldwide 30% solar tariff, previously tax-exempt exports from Chinese-owned Southeast Asian factories can no longer avoid absorbing the added cost and decreasing their margins, prompting many to consider their next move--most likely to the U.S.


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More Oil And Natural Gas Invalidate 'Keep It In The Ground' Movement

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 13:29:00 -0500

Policies intended to reduce oil and gas consumption are dubious: even if they work in the short-term, over time they just lower oil and gas prices and encourage more usage.


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EU Tells Trump: No Paris Climate Deal, No Free Trade

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 06:46:00 -0500

The European Union’s trade chief has said the bloc will not sign any free trade deals with countries that are not in the UN climate framework. Only one country matches that description.


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A Ray Of Sunshine Falls On Puerto Rico

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Still blacked out, Puerto Rico may be getting some of the solar hybrid microgrid technology everyone says it needs to recover from Hurricane Maria, and to withstand the next big one. Louis Berger has installed two prototype systems to support a rural women’s shelter and a rural children’s shelter.


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Tesla's $675 Million Loss Pulls Elon Musk Back To Earth After Stellar SpaceX Launch

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:50:00 -0500

The company has its biggest-ever quarterly and annual losses but a slightly better than expected net loss. A jump in ZEV credit sales to $179 million in the final quarter of 2017 helped. Separately, Tesla's head of sales and service left to become Lyft's COO.


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Oakland Would Pay 23.5% Of Recovery From Its Global Warming Lawsuit To Private Lawyers

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:34:00 -0500

The City of Oakland – one of eight California governments going big-game hunting by suing the energy industry over climate change – will pay private lawyers almost one-quarter of any recovery and says it does not have to disclose any communication with the firm it hired.


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Pioneer's Decision Cements The Permian Basin's Status As 'Saudi Texas'

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:24:00 -0500

If you're in the oil and gas business in the United States, recent announcements by ExxonMobil and Pioneer Natural Resources are telling you that you need to be in the Permian Basin in order to maximize your success.


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SAPVoice: Saudi's Future Beyond Oil Depends On Women And Technology

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 09:09:00 -0500

Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest economies and least understood. A princely vision and a bold plan are in place for change, but it will take women and technology to make it happen


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Trump's Solar Tariffs Go Into Effect Today. So What?

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 06:15:00 -0500

If you play your cards right, you might be able to get the full solar tax credit and pay no solar tariff. Then again, it might not even matter.


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Despite Climate Objections, New Southern Gas Corridor Gets €1.5bn In EU Funds

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 04:24:00 -0500

The European Investment Bank says the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline will reduce dependence on both Russian gas and European coal. But a recent study says it could be as emissions-intensive as coal.


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Dow Jones Industrial Salvaged From 'Correction' By Dip Buyers In 1,000-Point Swing

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 23:42:00 -0500

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) staged a rebound this Tuesday following two heavy sell-offs in leading U.S. blue-chip stocks - and the biggest one day fall ever in the index on Monday. Despite seeing a swing of over 1,100 points the index closed up 2.33% and over 550 points higher.


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Novel Power Generator Tech Gains Traction

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 17:39:00 -0500

Researchers at universities across the United States are turning the so-called “triboelectric effect” into a new energy harvesting technology with lucrative commercial prospects.


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Ecuador Vote Paints Mixed Picture For Business, Extractives Sector

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 13:21:00 -0500

Ecuadorians voted in a 7-part referendum on Sunday to guide the country's political and economic policy. Foreign companies should take note.


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As ESG Goes Mainstream, Methane Disclosure Divide Looms Large On Investor Agenda

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 11:32:00 -0500

As financial markets increasingly recognize Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) risks, and increasingly embrace ESG strategies, oil and gas companies failing to report on environmental risks, like methane emissions, will be at a disadvantage.


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HSBC Thinks Market Correction 'Long Overdue'

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 11:20:00 -0500

How long does it last. And what to buy when the 'sky is falling'.


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Infiniti's 2019 QX50 Compact Crossover Sports A New Engine And Semi-Autonomous Technology

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 10:44:00 -0500

The 2019 QX50 will be the first Infiniti to debut the brand's VC-Turbo engine and Pro PILOT Assist.


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BP Playing 'Longer Wavelength Game' To Enhance Shareholder Value, Says Oil Giant's Chief Scientist

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:49:00 -0500

Dame Angela Strank says her company is at the forefront of the new age energy mix that’s emerging courtesy of the changing face of human mobility.


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Delivery Of Russian LNG Heats Up Discussion About U.S. Energy Dominance And Sanctions

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:35:00 -0500

The delivery of Yamal LNG into the U.S. leaves some observers questioning U.S. energy dominance and the effectiveness of U.S. sanctions. But a closer look into the issue tells a more nuanced story.


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Cyber Assault On Electric Grid Could Make U.S. Feel Like Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

U.S. utilities need to adopt cyber tools to avoid a national disaster.


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America's Offshore Wind Boom Is Finally Here: Which State Will Win The Race To The Top?

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500

America's offshore wind boom has finally arrived. Major project announcements in Maryland and Massachusetts combined with record-setting auctions expected in New York and New Jersey have set off a "race to the top" to capture clean energy's economic opportunity.


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Spent Fuel Storage Still A Hot Topic In California's Coastal Communities

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 07:48:00 -0500

Where to store spent nuclear fuel has always been a politically powerful issue and one that the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is now debating, all in response to the plant's closure in 2013.


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U.S. Rail May Not Be Adopting New Technologies Fast Enough To Keep Up With Rivals And Other Nations

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 07:43:00 -0500

U.S. railroads appear to be falling behind counterparts overseas and the trucking industry when it comes to adopting the latest technologies. This reluctance will make the pivot away from coal—traditionally a big cargo revenue source—particularly painful.


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Potential Not Wasted: 5 Clean Tech Innovations Of The Future

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 19:00:00 -0500

From collision-tolerant drones that can navigate complex places to a smart personal micro-herb farm in your kitchen, here are some up and coming clean tech innovations to watch.


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Continental And NVIDIA To Partner On 'The Complete AI Self-Driving Solution'

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 18:34:00 -0500

Continental and NVIDIA said Monday they will team up to deliver a Level 3 semi-autonomous vehicle system by 2021.


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A $1.5 Trillion Opportunity You Wouldn't Want To Miss

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 16:26:00 -0500

On the campaign trail, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump pledged to invest as much as $1 trillion in U.S. infrastructure if he were elected. Last week during his first State of the Union address, now-President Trump added half a trillion dollars more to that figure.


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Investors Turn To Science And Big Data To Make More Sustainable Investments

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 11:48:00 -0500

More and more investors are looking to manage their money more sustainably, but there is a lack of visibility on what individual companies are doing and how they compare with their peers. A new project aims to change that, and promote the Sustainability Development Goals at the same time.


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Talking Sustainability, Soup And Stout With Campbell's Dave Stangis

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 11:38:00 -0500

As Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer at Campbell, Dave has built the company’s reputation for setting a high bar on sustainability and corporate responsibility in the food industry.


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Tesla Week: More Model 3 Reviews, Quality Concerns, Dual-Motor Option, VIN Count

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 15:12:00 -0500

Another week, another pile of owner reviews of the Model 3. And a not-so-positive pre-teardown assessment of the car.


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New Hampshire Blocks Major Power Transmission Project

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 12:43:00 -0500

Hardly a a week ago, a proposal to build power transmission lines that would carry hydropower from Canada through New Hampshire and into Massachusetts seemed like a fait accompli. That just changed.


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Belgium's Neighbors Fear A Nuclear Incident

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 10:43:00 -0500

Germany and the Netherlands are worried about cracks in Belgian nuclear reactors close to their borders. But a report this week finds that despite the concern, the three governments are not coordinating.


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The Oil Industry Is Missing An Opportunity Related To The Trump Tax Cuts

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 07:48:00 -0500

Oil and gas company names are oddly absent from a list of the more than 300 U.S. businesses that have rushed to announce employee bonuses in the wake of the Trump tax cuts. Trying to figure out why is a challenge.


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Russia Tops U.S. In Global Energy Company Rankings

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 15:12:00 -0500

Russia has the best oil and gas companies in the world, according to S&P Platts.


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Detroit Is Binging On Trucks Even As It Promises To Go On An EV Diet

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 14:22:00 -0500

The rush of investment in electric vehicles promised by automakers stands in contrast to the big, gasoline-thirsty trucks that dominated the Detroit auto show.


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Bondholders To Receive More Electric Shocks From Puerto Rico's Power Utility

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:43:00 -0500

With Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello'sproposalto privatize the utility, bondholders now have even more to worry about.



Record U.S. Production Makes A $70 Oil Price Target Seem Odd

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 09:13:00 -0500

Oil market's long term bearish bias has not dissipated despite the bullish sentiment being peddled on Wall Street.


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Dirty Dozen: The Ecologically 'Meanest' Cars For 2018

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 08:52:00 -0500

Populated with big trucks and super-powered SUVs, these are the least environmentally friendly rides on the road.


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