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As eastern Kenya solar power expands the work day, incomes rise

As eastern Kenya solar power expands the work day, incomes rise

Kenya solar power brings security, boosts incomes By Kagondu Njagi EMBU, Kenya, Dec 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Violet Karimi spends her days as she always has, attending to household chores and working on her farm. But when the sun goes down, she now has a second job, thanks to the arrival of solar lights […]

By December 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Natural gas, wind, lowest-cost generation technologies for much of U.S.

Natural gas, wind, lowest-cost generation technologies for much of U.S.

Nuclear generation found to be lowest-cost option in 400 out of 3,110 counties nationwide AUSTIN, Texas — Natural gas and wind are the lowest-cost technology options for new electricity generation across much of the US when cost, public health impacts and environmental effects are considered, according to new research released by The University of Texas […]

By December 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Electric vehicles 15% to 35% of world’s vehicle sales by 2040 – IHS

Electric vehicles 15% to 35% of world’s vehicle sales by 2040 – IHS

IHS Markit announces launch of major new multiclient study on electric vehicles, Reinventing the Wheel WASHINGTON – Electric vehicles could make up 15 to 35 per cent of total new vehicle sales globally in 2040. The findings are part of a new research project, Reinventing the Wheel, that will be conducted over the first half of 2017. […]

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Markham on Energy

Ezra Levant organizes a carbon tax rally that turns really, really weird

Ezra Levant organizes a carbon tax rally that turns really, really weird

Levant accuses AFL head of having an Ashley Madison account and a progressive blogger of planting fake offensive signs, while Bernard the Roughneck throws his shoes at the Legislature Disgruntled Albertans gathered at the Legislature Saturday afternoon to protest the Rachel Notley government’s soon to be implemented carbon tax…and then things turned weird. They were so […]

Jim Carr’s promise to unleash police on violent Trans Mountain protesters not same as Standing Rock response

Jim Carr’s promise to unleash police on violent Trans Mountain protesters not same as Standing Rock response

Carr pledged Canadian government will encourage peaceful Trans Mountain dissent, but prosecute law-breakers A few days ago in Alberta, Jim Carr warned that law breaking protesters upset over the construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline will be met with the full force of Canadian law, perhaps enforced by the military, if necessary. Opponents of the recently […]

Are federal Liberals about to screw up Trans Mountain Expansion strategy?

Are federal Liberals about to screw up Trans Mountain Expansion strategy?

Vancouver opponents won’t forget about Trans Mountain, Liberals have the right message, Tory votes might be available “How are the [BC Trans Mountain Expansion] protesters going to keep this issue alive when the next election is almost three years away and nothing is going to happen between now and then?” said a Liberal with direct knowledge of […]

Energy Politics

Pipelines carrying Marcellus gas improving health, saving New Yorkers millions

Pipelines carrying Marcellus gas improving health, saving New Yorkers millions

Majority of New Yorkers  live in real world that means an increasing need for infrastructure like pipelines By Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth “Ironic” doesn’t even begin to describe the situation in New York when it comes to the subjects of fracking and natural gas. First, the state banned its own residents from producing the shale beneath […]

By December 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
America’s energy crisis: Learning lessons from the 1970s

America’s energy crisis: Learning lessons from the 1970s

In 1970s, policymakers were planning their own big energy transition, from fossil fuels to nuclear By John Kemp, Reuters The biggest mistake analysts and decision-makers routinely make is to assume we are smarter than people were in the past or, and this amounts to the same thing, that the problems and choices we face are […]

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OPEC expected to deliver only half of target production cut – Kemp

OPEC expected to deliver only half of target production cut – Kemp

By John Kemp LONDON (Reuters) – OPEC will achieve some but not all of the production cuts the organisation agreed last month, according to an informal survey of energy professionals conducted after the agreement was announced. Most energy professionals expect OPEC output will decline to around 33.0 million barrels per day in Jan. 2017, down […]

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Energy News

Dutch renewable energy subsidies end in long-term climate strategy

Dutch renewable energy subsidies end in long-term climate strategy

Dutch to stop subsidizing renewables in long-term climate strategy   AMSTERDAM – (Reuters) – The Netherlands will gradually phase out subsidies for renewable energy and shift its climate change strategy to areas such as energy saving and carbon capture, the government said on Wednesday. A week ago, the Netherlands announced a 33 percent increase in […]

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US drillers add to rig count the most since July, 2015

US drillers add to rig count the most since July, 2015

Rig count up by 27, Canadian count up 30  Dec 9 (Reuters) – U.S. energy companies this week added the most oil rigs since July 2015, extending the seven-month drilling recovery as crude prices rose to a near 17-month high. Drillers added 21 oil rigs in the week to Dec. 9, bringing the total count […]

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PetroChina, Unipec to ship more than 2 million barrels US crude in Dec

PetroChina, Unipec to ship more than 2 million barrels US crude in Dec

US crude production should increase if OPEC deal goes through Dec 9 (Reuters) – Chinese state-owned oil traders PetroChina and Unipec have chartered ships to load more than 2 million barrels of US crude oil in December, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The shipments come on top of nearly 3 […]

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Texas Life

Texas wind generation output tops 17,000 MW in ERCOT region

Texas wind generation output tops 17,000 MW in ERCOT region

More than 17,000 MW of installed wind generation capacity serving the ERCOT system Wind generation set a recently, providing more than 15,000 megawatts of the electricity used in the ERCOT region for the first time ever. Specifically, the ERCOT system used 15,033 MW of electricity from wind at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, representing […]

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Texas drilling permits, completions statistics for Nov. 2016

Texas drilling permits, completions statistics for Nov. 2016

Texas rig count as of Dec. 2 was 286, representing about 48% of all active rigs in the US AUSTIN – The Railroad Commission of Texas issued a total of 673 original drilling permits in Nov. 2016 compared to 687 in Nov. 2015. The Nov. total included 581 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, […]

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Medallion Midstream announces Delaware Basin oil pipeline

Medallion Midstream announces Delaware Basin oil pipeline

Pipeline is expected to have initial capacity of 100,000 b/d IRVING, Texas – Medallion Midstream, LLC announced it entered into a letter of intent to construct a new Delaware Basin crude oil pipeline system to provide crude oil gathering and transportation services for Parsley Energy, according to a press release. The new pipeline will be anchored by Parsley’s […]

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Energy Financial

Junk rated energy companies storm market, sell off debt

Junk rated energy companies storm market, sell off debt

Six junk rated energy companies tap market for US$4.425 billion By Davide Scigliuzzo NEW YORK, Dec 9 (IFR) – US junk rated energy companies came steaming into the bond market this week, selling more debt than in any other week in more than two years thanks to a rally in oil prices. Six companies including liquefied natural […]

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Oil traders see no market rebalancing until later in 2017: Kemp

Oil traders see no market rebalancing until later in 2017: Kemp

Traders are signalling they expect oil demand to exceed supply in 2nd half of 2017, throughout 2018 By John Kemp LONDON – Crude traders expect the oil market to begin tightening and gradually move into deficit, but the shift is not forecast to occur much before the second half of 2017. The expected timetable for rebalancing is […]

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Shell to provide $400M financing in PDVSA joint venture company

Shell to provide $400M financing in PDVSA joint venture company

Venezuela says Shell to provide $400 mln financing for oil venture CARACAS, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell Plc will provide some $400 million in financing to boost oil output at Venezuela’s Petroregional del Lago, a joint venture with state-run PDVSA, the South American country announced on Tuesday. Petroregional, which operates the Urdaneta oilfield […]

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