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Five Asian Countries Dump More Plastic Into Oceans Than Anyone Else Combined: How You Can Help

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 22:18:00 -0400

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the half-year closure of Boracay to tourists starting April 26 to clean up the waste in the sea. What can be done on a personal level to combat this waste apocalypse facing global waters?

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Why This Filmmaker Thinks The Future Of Weed Is Female

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:48:00 -0400

A new independent film sheds light on the powerful role women are playing in the world of legal marijuana.

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Angry Tweets Will Not Trump OPEC's $100 Pipe Dream But Oil Market Fundamentals Might

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:54:00 -0400

As a tweet by the U.S. President disturbs the crude market, it's worth remembering a three-figure oil price has more meaningful obstacles ahead.

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6 Oilfield Services Stocks To Ride On The Back Of A Recovery

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:34:00 -0400

Given rising oil prices, dropping inventories and money flowing back into the industry, Schlumberger, Halliburton and Patterson-UTI might be good bets, one analyst says.

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Mr. President, High Oil Prices Are Actually Not That Bad For U.S. Anymore

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:22:00 -0400

As U.S. exports increase, high oil prices are turning into less of an economic negative for the country. Not to mention that oil-producing states overwhelmingly supported President Trump. So why is he complaining about high oil prices?

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Trump Engages In Twitter Diplomacy With OPEC, But Is It Really About Oil Prices?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:09:00 -0400

The president's Twitter attack on OPEC for 'artificially Very High' oil prices sent crude into a brief tailspin. But if the Trump really wants to impact global prices for the long term, his options for doing so are very limited.

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As Boulder Sues, 15 States - Including Colorado - Oppose Global Warming Lawsuits

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:44:00 -0400

The City of Boulder is suing energy companies over climate change, but the state's attorney general has voiced her displeasure with its legal theory.

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Tariffs And Trade Wars Pale For The U.S. Economy Compared To Impact Of Oil

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:38:00 -0400

The White House and Americans are getting distracted by the controversy over NAFTA, tariffs on Chinese goods and steel, and saber-rattling over bilateral deficits from developments in the U.S. oil industry that may have a far more enduring impact on the global economy and security.

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Bitcoin's Energy Consumption Can Power An Entire Country -- But EOS Is Trying To Fix That

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:09:00 -0400

The Bitcoin Proof-of-Work mechanism consumes the same amount of electricity to power a country like Switzerland. With new consensus algorithms in the horizon, 2018 will be the year their communities and the ecosystems will be tested.

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The Permian Oil And Natural Gas "Growth Wall" Is Short-Sighted

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:07:00 -0400

The Permian oil and gas production boom confronts pipeline issues, but make no mistake: the future remains very bright.

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Google Has Reached 100% Renewable Energy, So I'm Issuing A New Challenge

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:09:00 -0400

While Google’s achievement should be applauded, I believe it is achievable to set more ambitious targets.

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Half Of The Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:24:00 -0400

The world's largest coral reef system, visible even from outer space, has lost half of its coral in the past two years. The Great Barrier Reef, once a colorful and visible display of biodiversity and a symbiotic ecosystem, now resembles a ghost town where life once flourished.

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How Clean Coal Could Make A Tidy Profit

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:29:00 -0400

Because the program is designed as a carrot (tax credit) rather than a stick (carbon tax), the most polluting plants have the most incentive to retrofit.

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Five Reasons Why Gasoline Prices Go Up At This Time Every Year

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:55:00 -0400

If it seems to you that the price of gasoline goes up at this time every year, you're right. The reasons why are easily explained, and are not a result of a grand conspiracy by "Big Oil."

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Britain's Ovo Is Taking On Tesla To Forge The Future Of Energy

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:36:00 -0400

Ovo CEO Stephen Fitzpatrick has a plan to use smart batteries to help people save money by buying and selling their own home energy.

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President Trump's Tariffs Threaten To Blunt America's Booming Energy Sector

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:34:00 -0400

With the increased risk of conflict in the Middle East, Venezuela’s continuing slow meltdown, the likelihood of renewed sanctions against Iran, and broader talk of a looming oil supply gap, now is not the time for President Trump to handicap America’s oil sector with a trade war with China.

European Agriculture, Transport And Construction Get A Climate Target

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:24:00 -0400

Three sectors that have so far escaped emission reduction obligations for 2030 in the ETS now must reduce emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels.

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Semiconductor Nanowires Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:19:00 -0400

Sol Voltaics and a group of scientists from Lund University believe that semiconductor nanowires are the way forward for a world with better solar cells. With their patented Aerotaxy process, they aim to manufacture low-cost gallium arsenide solar cells.

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Are We Headed For Single-Grade Gasoline?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:33:00 -0400

Automakers want to make premium the new regular, but will consumers stand for the added cost?

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BP Venture Partner Leads India, U.K. Government Investment In $715M Renewable Energy Fund

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:45:00 -0400

India has an installed renewable energy capacity of 60 GW, but the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stated his ambition of doubling it by 2022-23.

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OPEC Strategy Bears Fruit As Oil Prices Break Out

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:24:00 -0400

OPEC embarked upon a disastrous strategy in 2014 when it decided to defend market share against U.S. shale oil producers, but its new strategy is having the desired effect on the oil markets.

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Amid Rising Tensions With US, China Looks To LatAm For M&A

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:25:00 -0400

Last year saw record Chinese outbound M&A into Latin America

Cummins CEO Says Innovation, Sustainability, And Regulations Are Good For Business

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:52:00 -0400

As head of the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world, Tom Linebarger has set lofty environmental goals for Cummins, including cutting energy intensity from company facilities by a third by 2020.

Dutch Energy Decisions May Impact Foreign Investment

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:30:00 -0400

Foreign investors have always felt safe in the Netherlands but recent decisions to close power stations and limit natural gas production without compensation has some worrying whether current and future investments could be at risk.

Air Pollution Contributed To More Than 6 Million Deaths In 2016 [Infographic]

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:35:00 -0400

The annual State of Global Air Report was published on Tuesday by the Health Effects Institute and it found that over 95 percent of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air while long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to the deaths of 6.1 million people in 2016.

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Nuclear Power Under Attack Again - This Time From The Ballot Box

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Arizona, our biggest power plant, is under another political attack that could cause Arizona to lose not only its biggest source of electricity of any type, but its biggest source of low-carbon energy, ten times what all of its renewables are producing.

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Emerging Business Aviation Hub Promises 'Cost Effective' London Alternative

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 05:05:00 -0400

In an exclusive interview, Stobart Jet Centre’s boss Stephen Grimes says private jet operators should look at London Southend Airport for better ‘time, space and fuel economies’.

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In Leaked Memo, Musk Orders Model 3 Assembly Speed-Up, Threatens Tesla Contractors

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:59:00 -0400

The billionaire CEO is temporarily shutting down production to make assembly line upgrades, after which Tesla factories will operate 24/7. And once again he blames contractors for some of the company's problems.

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Japan Is Committing To China's Belt & Road Initiative, But What's In It For Them?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:00:00 -0400

Why is Japan joining China's pride and joy infrastructure project? Japan got onboard partly because the 5-year-old Belt and Road Initiative helps its multinationals expand in other countries. Beijing's grand designs happen to advance Tokyo's own broader economic ambitions in Asia too.

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Who Is Buying U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:14:00 -0400

South Korea is quickly catching up with Mexico to become the largest buyer of U.S. LNG. But, the real action in future will be those nations where we have no free-trade agreement with, so U.S. policy must catch up.

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Russian Curbs On Uranium Fuel Exports To The U.S. Would Only Hurt Russia

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:10:00 -0400

Russian lawmakers' threat to impose sanctions on exports of nuclear fuel to the U.S. shows that they don't understand the global nuclear fuel market, and the investors bidding up Western uranium miners in reaction don't get it either.

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Expanded Panama Canal Feels Benign Impact Of U.S. Oil And Gas Exports To Asia

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:13:00 -0400

One of the world's most iconic maritime arteries is poised to feel its own U.S. shale windfall over the coming years.

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Fatal Tesla Crash Exposes Gap In Automaker's Use Of Car Data

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:10:00 -0400

For all the sensor and camera data Tesla harvests for autonomous driving R&D the fatal Model X crash in Silicon Valley suggests it's not yet able to log road hazards in the way Alphabet navigation app Waze can and using machine learning to help owners avoid them.

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Five Reasons Why Oil Prices Could Move Even Higher

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:01:00 -0400

Forecasts by major banks for 2018 crude prices have gone up in recent days. When all market drivers are taken into considerations, it's not hard to understand why.

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Buckle Up For The Coming 'Carpocalypse Now' Over Electric Cars

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:09:00 -0400

A 'carpocalypse' is coming due to a vast over-supply of new electric vehicles on the market.

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Methane Leaks Are Burning Oil And Natural Gas Producers -- But They Are Not Sitting Still

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:27:00 -0400

Methane leaks are burning oil and gas producers, forcing them to collectively address the problem. A new study says that current technologies will allow them to cut those fugitive emissions by 75% at little cost.

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Is Germany Protecting Russia's Gazprom From Latest Anti-Trust Discovery?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:08:00 -0400

Someone within the EU's anti-trust body seems to have leaked some documents potentially damaging to Russia's Gazprom.

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Valero Is Standing On An Ocean Of Oil

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 06:48:00 -0400

Oil is on the rise and as such we took a look at the energy sector using the CressCap five factor model analysis that identified Valero Energy Corp.

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U.S. Energy Security Begins At Home

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:35:00 -0400

More U.S. energy production, infrastructure, and exports are needed to counter the rising influence of OPEC, Russia, and China. Not that importing energy is a bad thing, but we want to be as self-sufficient as possible.

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For The First Time, Maritime Shipping Has A Climate Target

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:31:00 -0400

After years of prevarication, the International Maritime Organization has agreed to subject global shipping to a an emissions reduction target. What will it mean for global trade?

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Billionaire Bruce Flatt Reveals Brookfield's Huge Bet On China's Ascendance

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:30:00 -0400

Amid talk of trade wars and tariffs, globetrotting billionaire Bruce Flatt says Brookfield will plow a third of its assets into China in the next quarter century. Inside the plan of the $285 billion in assets investing giant.

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Two Thumbs Up For EDF's Methane Detecting Satellite

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:37:00 -0400

The Environmental Defense Fund plans to launch a satellite to detect methane emissions. This could make a significant contribution to efforts to reduce GHGs.

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Tesla Week: Why One (Famous) Person Chose Chevy Bolt Over Tesla, Elon Musk On Model 3, Model Y News

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 04:34:00 -0400

This week Elon Musk had a lot to say about Model 3 production. Also: why someone (famous) chose a Bolt over a Tesla. And more visibility on the Model Y and the Tesla big short.

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Oil Price Is Highest Since 2014 But Syria's Geopolitical Black Hole Won't Be Primary Market Driver

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 12:24:00 -0400

Ongoing tension in the Middle East is contributing to oil price upsides, but it's not the main factor influencing futures market sentiment just yet.

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Why We Aren't Seeing More Radical Phone Designs

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:15:00 -0400

A lack-lustre CES and Mobile World Congress has got businesses, analysts and consumers wondering where the next stand-out design leap will come from. Are we even ready for a design leap?

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Dear Fellow YIMBYs: Yes, Urban Density Is Wonderful. But We Also Need More Suburbs.

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:42:00 -0400

YIMBYs rightly demand more urban density. But bringing down the cost of housing is going to also require new suburbs.

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Gas Prices Will Run 14% Higher This Summer. How Do You Like That Big SUV Now?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:30:00 -0400

Gas prices could wind up even higher if crude oil prices continue their upward trend.

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States Are Breathing New Air Into Nuclear Energy To Preserve Jobs And Environment

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:05:00 -0400

The Nuclear Energy Institute told Wall Street analysts yesterday that its future is now in the hands of the states, which have bills pending that would recognize nuclear energy's economic and environmental contributions -- and that plants have years to live.

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Double Your Efforts To Cut Out The Carbon Or Face More Regulation, Cement Makers Told

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:00:00 -0400

Cement production is one of the most carbon-intensive activities on the planet. A new report from climate research group CDP highlights the gap between the industry's efforts to cut carbon and what is needed to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement.

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Pundits Bet On Next Big Deal In The Permian Basin

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:27:00 -0400

After the Concho Resources-RSP Permian hookup, Callon Petroleum and Lilis Energy could be next to be swallowed up but potential buyers may be few.

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President Trump Punts On Ethanol Decision

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:30:00 -0400

This week President Trump tried to broker a deal between refiners and ethanol producers. After a deal failed to materialize, he tabled a decision and will revisit the issue in three months.

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New Jersey's Nuclear Plants Have Been Saved, But At A Hefty Price

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:15:00 -0400

For pro-nuclear advocates, the lesson is clear from New Jersey's passage of legislation to prevent the premature closure of the state’s nuclear plants: advocacy works. But the victory required expensive subsidies for renewable energy to win support from anti-nuclear environmental groups.

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Eurasian Utilities Embracing Blockchain But Mass Adoption Is Some Way Away

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:03:00 -0400

The utilities sector would see a sizable chuck of blockchain investment dollars even if widespread usage does not appear imminent.

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Disclosure Is About Risks And Opportunities, Not Politics

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:00:00 -0400

Climate and environmental information reporting is becoming mainstream. The focus on risk disclosure means it doesn’t matter whether you believe in climate change or not – what matters is transparency about corporate risk.

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Google And Apple Lead The Corporate Charge Toward 100% Renewable Energy

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:50:00 -0400

Google and Apple recently announced they have both reached 100% renewable energy, and they're leading an international corporate trend spurring new wind and solar investment, opening up new power markets, cleaning up supply chains, and saving money.

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Record U.S. Natural Gas Production: The Good News And Bad News

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:39:00 -0400

The prospect of record natural gas production for years to come likely means low natural gas prices will continue. This presents a challenge to producers of the commodity, but is excellent news for consumers and the economy.

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Will Oil Prices Blow Up With The Middle East?

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:04:00 -0400

A U.S. attack on Syrian forces and the threat that the conflict will broaden should keep oil prices elevated for a time, but the worst case scenarios that would pose the gravest threat to oil markets seem unlikely,

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Supersize It! Building Bigger Pipelines Over Old Ones Is A Good Idea

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

Supersizing pipelines is a great way to address the dearth of pipelines in areas where oil production has increased but can’t get to refineries, and in places where increasing natural gas use is accompanied by strong resistance against pipelines. It's also safer and more environmentally friendly.

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Rich But Running Low, Tiny Brunei Joins China's Grand Belt & Road Design

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:00:00 -0400

Brunei faces a decline in energy reserves and falling world oil prices. China has stepped up economic cooperation since last year to help it.

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Solar Investment Powers Ahead And Africa Opens Up

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 10:39:00 -0400

Solar deployment in 2018 is expected to outpace the 2017 record of 98GW, according to the latest analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Emerging markets continue to drive growth, and the African solar market is growing rapidly.

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Trump May Greenlight An $8 Billion Attack On Competitive Energy Markets

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:53:00 -0400

President Trump may soon grossly distort competitive markets for electricity.

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Cleaner Cars Are Ready In Europe. So Why Aren't They On The Roads?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:42:00 -0400

A new report accuses European automakers of delaying rolling out more efficient models to maximize profits. Automakers say they’re going as fast as they can.

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Calling Generation Z: The Energy Industry Reaches Out To Its Future Workforce

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:15:00 -0400

Oil and gas companies are facing a staffing crunch as current workers hit retirement age, but the future workforce they will need has serious concerns about the industry. Energy companies must fight back.

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Blockchain: Downfall Or The Future Of Utilities?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:55:00 -0400

Energy may be the lifeblood of civilization but that simply means that as the energy market changes, so does the way we do business. Blockchain is being touted as the solution to almost every problem but, in the energy markets, it might just be the key to transformation.

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Trump's Trade War With China Could Leave West Virginia's Energy Sector Seriously Wounded

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:35:00 -0400

While in West Virginia on a campaign stop, President Trump referenced his proposed tariffs on Chinese imports — a pitch that fell flat in a state that is trying to woo its biggest energy investment ever, which involves a Chinese energy company.

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The Quiet Rise In U.S. Offshore Oil Production

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:13:00 -0400

We all know about the U.S. onshore shale oil revolution, but in recent years offshore production has also been impressively rising.

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FERC, Perry Struggle To Define And Address Grid Resiliency

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:17:00 -0400

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's reluctance to invoke emergency powers to keep several northeastern nuclear and coal power plants in operation illustrates the ongoing struggle at DOE and FERC to appropriately address the issue of grid resiliency.

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Angela Merkel May Be Souring On Russia's Nord Stream

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:08:00 -0400

Germany has been the biggest EU proponent of a new gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea. But now Chancellor Merkel is cautioning that 'political considerations' need to be taken into account.

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Can Shale Oil Producers Restrain Their Animal Spirits?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:25:00 -0400

Investors have expressed concern that shale oil companies might be spending too much, but the data so far does not seem to support that.

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China And Vietnam Explored Almost A Decade Together For Oil. What Went Wrong?

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 18:00:00 -0400

China and Vietnam renewed a deal four times to explore together for energy in the Gulf of Tonkin. But they evidently didn't find much. Now drillers from both sides are finding more elsewhere.

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Seeking An Antidote To Global Trade Jitters? Check Out These Buying Opportunities!

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 16:38:00 -0400

After being mostly absent in 2017, volatility has made a comeback. Gold performed as expected during the quarter, serving as a safe haven and delivering positive returns, while the price of oil surged more than 5 percent on U.S. dollar weakness and news that OPEC and Russia could be cooperating.

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Solar Power Investment Outstripped Coal, Gas And Nuclear Combined In 2017

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 10:00:00 -0400

Investment in renewable energy continues to surge, led by the solar power sector and by China in particular. More money went into solar power than in coal, gas and nuclear power combined in 2017 driven by falling costs, technological improvements and an increasingly favorable policy environment.

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Steel Yourself For Higher Consumer Prices

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 08:55:00 -0400

Will President Trumps trade tarrif on foreign steel and aluminum products result in higher consumer costs in surprising ways? In my latest column I'll explain why these well-intentioned decisions will backfire on the U.S. economy.

The Evolution Of U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Points [Infographic]

Mon, 9 Apr 2018 08:25:00 -0400

In 2008, the U.S. had a mere 430 outlets for charging electric vehicles. A decade later, the situation is very different.

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U.S. Ethanol Policy Under Siege

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 18:00:00 -0400

The U.S. ethanol industry is facing the most intense pressure to reform since the 2005 Renewable Fuel Standard was implemented.

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Local Farmers Will Replace Oil And Electric Companies, If A Purdue Prof Gets His Way

Sun, 8 Apr 2018 00:01:00 -0400

Solar collectors being developed by Purdue Professor Rakesh Agrawal and his colleagues would capture ultraviolet and infrared light for energy production while letting visible light pass through to crops.

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U.S. Shale Players Focus On Capital Efficiency As Oil Price Oscillates In Predictable Range

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 15:57:00 -0400

If the oil price continues to lurk above $50 per barrel, cash flow optimization in step with incremental U.S. barrels is more or less guaranteed.

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Bolton Selection Signals Greater Geopolitical Uncertainty, Higher Oil Prices

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 14:26:00 -0400

A shakeup in President Trump’s foreign policy team is bad news for the future of the Iran nuclear deal, but is bullish for oil prices. The latest reshuffling shifts America's foreign policy in a hawkish direction, departing from the policies of Obama and injecting greater uncertainty.

From Connected Street Lights To Smart Cities

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 12:18:00 -0400

Chicago’s program to replace 270,000 city lights over the next four years with LEDs and intelligent controls is a good example of the growing scale and ambition of street lighting projects. This initiative could eventually save Chicago $10 million a year in energy costs.

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A Catch 22 Is Ensnaring Hydroelectricity And Salmon In The Northwest

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 08:30:00 -0400

The Pacific Northwest is dependent on clean hydroelectricity to sustain its economy. But at least four dams there are said to be killing off the salmon population. What can be done and can the dams and fish live in harmony?

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Dennis Kucinich Wants To Bring Regulation Back To Ohio's Electricity Market

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0400

Nuclear power is under attack from the deregulated energy market in Ohio, but Kucinich, a longstanding opponent to nuclear power, seems to understand the problem better than most. He wants to re-regulate the energy market and doesn’t want to close Ohio’s nuclear plants.

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Tariffs On Chinese Solar Products Hurt the U.S. Rather Than Help It -- Here's Why

Fri, 6 Apr 2018 03:15:00 -0400

Despite President Trump's statements to the contrary, cheap Chinese solar has been great for American jobs. Trump should be thanking China, not waging a trade war against it.

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2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE's Mileage Is Now Equal To Prius': Which Is 'Better?'

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 18:23:00 -0400

Who wins in the Prius vs. Camry Hybrid rumble, now that each achieves over 50 miles per gallon? We test both.

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Prices Are Up, But Challenges Remain For Oil And Gas Companies

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:24:00 -0400

With oil prices relatively stable and substantial offshore discoveries being announced, these sound like good times for oil and gas companies. But between negative public perceptions, fraught geopolitics and aggressive decarbonization policies, there may be trouble ahead.

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Geopolitical Risks Not Fully Accounted For In World Oil Markets

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 15:40:00 -0400

Geopolitical risk has helped push oil prices toward $70 a barrel, but the possibility of supply disruptions arising from political or security issues around the world is still not fully appreciated.

How To Take The Risk Out Of Sustainable Fishery Investments

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:49:00 -0400

If managed sustainably, wild fisheries have the potential to yield more fish in the water, more food on the plate and more prosperity for fishing communities, but a large funding gap—about $200 billion—exists to finance the transition to sustainable fishing.

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Despite Political Uncertainty, Mexico Lures Oil And Gas Firms

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 11:29:00 -0400

In election year, firms aim to increase footprint in Mexico’s upstream sector.

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Retired Coal Plant Site To Help Launch East Coast Offshore Wind Industry

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 10:03:00 -0400

Brayton Point - the site of a former 1,600 MW coal plant in Somerset, MA - is poised to be reborn as a key location for supporting the East Coast offshore wind industry.

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Kenyan Tycoon Narendra Raval Raises $97 Million For Cement Plant Expansion

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0400

Kenyan multi-millionaire businessman Narendra Raval, popularly referred to as ‘Guru’, has raised $97 million in the form of debt and equity from the International Finance Corporation to fund the construction of new cement plants for his company, National Cement.

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The Permian Basin's Looming Bottleneck

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 08:30:00 -0400

Permian Basin oil production is booming, but the growth rate is being threatened by rapidly growing volumes of associated natural gas.

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3 Ways Crypto Is Disrupting The Energy Markets

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 21:02:00 -0400

Crypto assets on the blockchain promise a global transformation that will touch every industry, market and participant, with energy at the epicenter of disruption.

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Are New Pipeline Infrastructure Projects Doomed?

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 18:14:00 -0400

With all the support from the Trump Administration one would think infrastructure projects, especially oil and gas projects wold be off to the races. The truth is however that the fossil fuel industry faces more headwinds than ever.

One Reform EPA Should Make To Fuel Economy Rules That No One Is Talking About

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 15:58:00 -0400

In its effort to slash vehicle emissions rules, EPA is about to miss out on improving one of the most innovative and cost-effective aspects of fuel economy standards: credit trading. A well-functioning greenhouse gas credit market would reduce compliance costs and maintain environmental benefits.

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Why Bahrain's Huge Oil Discovery Might Not Provide The Windfall It Is Hoping For

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 13:41:00 -0400

As more details emerge about the 80 billion barrel oil discovery, analysts have raised warnings about the likely difficulty and cost of exploiting the offshore field.

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Easier Fuel Economy Standards Could Hurt Automakers' Transition To EVs

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 13:37:00 -0400

Companies that interpret Monday’s EPA rejection of Obama-era fuel economy standards for 2022 through 2025 as a reprieve may find themselves in the kind of crisis that put General Motors and Chrysler into bankruptcy a decade ago.

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ConocoPhillips' Permian Asset Sale Is Part Of A Well-Received Strategic Plan

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 10:48:00 -0400

While ConocoPhillips' strategy of selling non-core Permian acreage may run counter to current larger market trends, the company's strategic goal of insulating itself from exposure to price volatility is being well-received by investors.

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The Insidious Attack On Green Energy Is Not What You Think

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 08:30:00 -0400

The insidious attack on green energy is coming from an unexpected source — transmission planners, who are underestimating the upsurge in demand from corporate buyers. If left unresolved, the New Energy Economy could unravel.

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Are Electric Vehicle Charging Corridors The Best Way To Spend Volkswagen's Dieselgate Billions?

Wed, 4 Apr 2018 07:45:00 -0400

Billions of dollars are flowing into electric vehicle charging infrastructure from Volkswagen's Dieselgate settlement, including interstate EV charging corridors in the Western and Northeastern U.S. But are EV charging corridors the best way to spend that money?

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