New Technology & Innovation

Devastation in Puerto Rico could produce a revolutionary power grid

Devastation in Puerto Rico could produce a revolutionary power grid

Weeks after Hurricane Maria, only 15 per cent of Puerto Rico has electricity By Lewis M. Milford and Mark Muro Disasters often lead to unexpected and swift technology innovation. The calamitous collapse of Puerto Rico’s electricity system might be the next example of that phenomenon. As we know, Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Now, just a few weeks […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Declining energy research budgets cause for concern – IEA

Declining energy research budgets cause for concern – IEA

Clean energy sectors increased energy research spending but did not compensate drop By Simon Bennett, IEA Energy Technology Analyst and Remi Gigoux, IEA Energy Data Manager Investment into energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) has delivered crucial breakthroughs that have contributed to an increasingly sustainable, accessible and affordable global energy system. But despite this success – as […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ExxonMobil expands algae biofuel and carbon capture research facility

ExxonMobil expands algae biofuel and carbon capture research facility

Expansion of ExxonMobil research center expected to be completed by 2019 ExxonMobil announced today that it has broken ground on the expansion of its research facility in Clinton, N.J., a key center of innovation that supports research and development programs, according to a press release. “The expansion of our New Jersey research and engineering center will […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Markham on Energy

A message for Trudeau’s ‘Generation Energy’ conversation: Don’t kneecap $15 billion pipelines to get re-elected

A message for Trudeau’s ‘Generation Energy’ conversation: Don’t kneecap $15 billion pipelines to get re-elected

Nanos polls shows many Canadians think Canada does a poor job regulating energy, providing right environment for investors Generation Energy wrapped up this week in Winnipeg. The federal government leading a national conversation about the future of energy seems like a fine idea. But is it, really? The Trudeau Liberals already have a well-defined worldview […]

(Video) Alberta fugitive methane emission regulations: Prescriptive, carbon levy, or let industry lead?

(Video) Alberta fugitive methane emission regulations: Prescriptive, carbon levy, or let industry lead?

First priority is to understand how much methane is actually leaking from Alberta oil/gas operations – Read Both the Alberta and Canadian governments want fugitive methane emissions reduced 45 per cent by 2025. But how best to achieve that goal isn’t clear. Industry watchdogs are pushing prescriptive regulations that producers fear will inflate compliance costs […]

Energy East pipeline: Risky business gamble or Liberal regulatory, political machinations?

Energy East pipeline: Risky business gamble or Liberal regulatory, political machinations?

TransCanada blames “regulatory uncertainty” for Energy East withdrawal, evidence thus far supports that view Someone is lying about why the Energy East pipeline project was cancelled. Either it’s TransCanada, which blamed the “substantial uncertainty around the scope, timing and cost” of the federal review. Or it’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who on Saturday penned a […]

Energy Politics

Trump Country home to newest US solar growth region

Trump Country home to newest US solar growth region

Eight of 10 fastest growing US solar markets in states that voted for Trump The US solar market in the Western, Midwestern or Southern states is booming, thanks to falling development costs, some government subsidies and in spite of President Donald Trump’s vow to revive the coal industry. Eight of the 10 areas with the […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New analysis shows Canada benefits from responsible energy development- CAPP

New analysis shows Canada benefits from responsible energy development- CAPP

By 2:1 margin, people around globe prefer oil from countries with climate change policies Population growth around the world is increasing demand for more energy in every form, creating a chance for Canada both to share its energy prosperity abroad and drive to a lower-carbon economy at home, according to an analysis and forthcoming report […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ENGO argument against Energy East pipeline ‘egregious’ and without merit – op-ed

ENGO argument against Energy East pipeline ‘egregious’ and without merit – op-ed

ENGOs should demand that Trudeau government clarify if carbon pricing is Canada’s primary carbon policy mechanism By Dennis McConaghy, former TransCanada VP The Trudeau government’s support for the NEB’s re-scoping the Energy East crude oil pipeline project hearing justifiably generated wide spread condemnation and dismay across the Canadian political spectrum, from the Notley government to […]

By October 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Energy News

Column: Britain tries price cap for gas and electricity customers

Column: Britain tries price cap for gas and electricity customers

2016 review showed retail gas, electricity markets not working well in Britain By John Kemp LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s government has published draft legislation which would cap gas and electricity prices for most residential customers until the end of 2020, the most startling intervention since privatisation three decades ago. The caps come after […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
China natural gas demand rises on shift from coal

China natural gas demand rises on shift from coal

China natural gas demand set to outpace US over coming 20 years As China pivots from powering the nation with coal to cleaner burning fuels and renewables, analysts say the country is in a “golden age” for natural gas, and will likely be the largest consumer of the fuel worldwide sometime between 2040 and 2050. […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Shift to natural gas may threaten China’s power supplies this winter

Shift to natural gas may threaten China’s power supplies this winter

Push to complete natural gas pipelines before winter hits As part of the Beijing’s efforts to use cleaner burning fuels, the Chinese government is hoping to heat millions of homes in northern China this winter with natural gas instead of coal. To reach their goal, the government has ordered state oil companies to rush construction […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Energy Financial

Oil prices down after recent gains due to profit-taking

Oil prices down after recent gains due to profit-taking

Oil prices down over 1 per cent After four days of gains, oil prices were down over 1 per cent on Thursday on larger-than-expected product inventories in the US and profit taking. Brent crude ended the day down 75 cents, or 1.6 per cent, landing at $57.23/barrel and US WTI fell by 7 cents to […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Oil prices steady despite increased US gasoline, diesel stocks

Oil prices steady despite increased US gasoline, diesel stocks

Oil prices dip early in trading, but recover throughout the day Brent oil prices retreated from three-week highs reached earlier on Wednesday, but recovered throughout the trading day, despite a decline in US refining runs and an unexpected increase in gasoline and diesel inventories. Brent rose 27 cents to $58.15/barrel by 4:06 p.m. EDT and […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Oil prices steady, despite increasing US production

Oil prices steady, despite increasing US production

Bank of America Merrill Lynch said it was raising its forecast for oil prices Oil prices fell early in the day on concerns over US crude production and exports, but by the end of the session, prices had settled up slightly. After rising early in the session by nearly 1 per cent, Benchmark Brent landed […]

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