Sat Jun 25, 2016
Whether successful or not, the Tesla Solar City merger offers a teaching opportunity about the scale problems with dreams to ?green? the highways and the grid using batteries.
Fri Jun 24, 2016
The UK voters have spoken; they want to leave the EU by a margin of 52% to 48%. The split should provide a boost for the UK's nuclear energy program. It should also improve its energy resiliency and improve the effectiveness of it effort to reduce CO2 emissions.
Members states of OPEC lost more money in 2015 than they have in 10 years; and are facing a combined deficit not seen since 1998.
Bearish options traders and short sellers have swarmed struggling JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. More downside could be ahead, if analysts throw in the towel on the solar stock.
Thu Jun 23, 2016
With 600-million people living in sub-Saharan Africa without access to electricity, a new $36-million initiative by USAID and President Barack Obama's Power Africa initiative aims to inspire entrepreneurs and investors to connect 20-million homes in the region.
Between January and May, Iran’s reported oil production jumped from 2.93 million barrels per day to about 3.6 million barrels per day. Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zangeneh, claims Iran’s production will increase to 4 million barrels per day by the end of the year and 4.8 million in the next several years.
In an era of “big data,” powerhouses like Amazon and Netflix have figured out how to put enormous amounts of consumer data to use to target their products and services, boost sales and make consumers happy. Consumers in turn have come to expect that their laptops and smart phones will tell them what they want to watch, listen to or buy next. The same revolution is possible to help save energy.
Wholesale gas prices rise sharply on news that the UK's largest gas storage facility is being shut down for 42 days.
Wed Jun 22, 2016
The plane is an incredible feat of engineering. But we?re years away from solar being a reliable energy source for transportation.
As electricity access is one of the most pressing problems for businesses in Africa, a solar energy company is expanding from providing solar kits for homes to offering clever solar power for small businesses.
OPEC says in new report that 2015 oil export revenues slump 46% to a 10-year low
The potential for a disruption of Venezuelan oil supply has increased, but the market impact should be small. A more stable Libya, however, could add enough high-quality crude to push prices down. If Nigerian production is restored also, prices could fall $10/barrel.
Tue Jun 21, 2016
Elon Musk aims to combine the electric car company with a source of renewable energy as he chases his dream of a sustainable future.
Mon Jun 20, 2016
A new startup intends to undercut the prices of traditional UK utilities while also offering 100% generation of energy from renewable sources.
Coming on the heels of the last few articles about DUCs (drilled uncompleted wells) another discussion that is beginning to occur between analysts and companies is the shortage of equipment and manpower. Since pricing began to slide in 2014 over 350,000 people have lost their jobs across the United States and around the world from service companies, E&P’s, etc. While these cuts were necessary due to the cuts in CAPEX and D&C budgets. The question is what occurs if pricing and liquidity in the commodities market opens up allowing for E&P’s to begin drilling and completing wells again? According to the IEA’s outlook oil market is set to balance in second half of 2016 begging the question of whether this shortage will occur sooner rather than later.
Living Power is raising £2m to support its renewable energy business
Sun Jun 19, 2016
The chief executive of French energy giant EDF writes to its UK staff outlining what he says are the benefits of continued EU membership.
The long, hot summer is just beginning for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — one that will ultimately reveal what is at the core of each candidate. Mrs. Clinton has taken the heat for 25 years. Can Mr. Trump? At issue here is whether the New York real estate tycoon is a con man and whether the former secretary of state is trustworthy — all questions to be examined here through the spectrum of energy and the environmental issues. The verdict is, literally, still out for Mr. Trump, who will stand trial civilly in late November on allegations that he “defrauded” students at the for-profit Trump University. Voters, though, will assess the facts for themselves before the November election. Certainly, some of Trump’s primary opponents have said as much, maintaining that he had screwed the working class and that he had presided over a number of other failed ventures. A forerunner of how a Trump presidency would look?
Qatar Navigation said the deal was expected to be in the range of $110 million to $180 million
The Department of Energy quietly released a draft this month of a plan to double America's nuclear power capacity, not only with the small modular reactors championed by Secretaries Ernest Moniz and Steven Chu, but also with advanced reactors that do not rely on water for cooling.