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Energy industry says Rick Perry’s proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power costly, unsupported by evidence

Energy industry says Rick Perry’s proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power costly, unsupported by evidence

Record does not support discriminatory payments proposed by DOE A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies recently submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing. Action by […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
American CO2 emissions from coal fell by record amount in 2015, led by Texas and Midwest

American CO2 emissions from coal fell by record amount in 2015, led by Texas and Midwest

Most decrease in coal-fired electricity generation was replaced with increases in natural gas-fired generation Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with coal consumption in the United States fell by a record 231 million metric tons in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. More than 60 per cent of the annual decrease occurred in 10 […]

By November 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US exports of crude, gasoline, distillates, LPG booming

US exports of crude, gasoline, distillates, LPG booming

US exports of crude over 2 million b/d recently As US exports of crude topped 2 million barrels per day (b/d) in recent weeks, gasoline, distillate and LPG exports have also increased. Enterprise’s Morgan’s Point terminal located on the Gulf Coast came online last year along with Sunoco’s Marcus Hook terminal on the East Coast.  […]

By November 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Coal stockpiles at US power plants have fallen since last year

Coal stockpiles at US power plants have fallen since last year

 57% of US coal-fired electricity generating capacity had over 60 days of burn In Aug. 2017, coal stockpiles at electric power plants were 144 million tons, the lowest monthly level since late 2014, according to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. Coal stockpiles at U.S. coal-fired power plants typically follow a seasonal pattern of increasing during the spring […]

By November 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
EIA forecasts growth in world nuclear electricity capacity, led by non-OECD countries

EIA forecasts growth in world nuclear electricity capacity, led by non-OECD countries

 United States operates world’s largest nuclear fleet with 99 reactors The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects global nuclear capacity will grow at an average annual rate of 1.6 per cent from 2016 through 2040, led predominantly by countries outside of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). EIA expects China to continue leading world […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
House Republicans propose scrapping $7,500 EV tax credit

House Republicans propose scrapping $7,500 EV tax credit

Dumping of EV tax credit panned by automakers, environmentalists US House Republicans looking for ways to fund tax cuts are proposing to eliminate the $7,500 EV tax credit which helped boost sales of electric vehicles. Currently, the EV tax credit phases out after an automaker sells 200,000 plug-in vehicles.  The tax credit was implemented to […]

By November 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Australian oil company buys into Alaska’s Nanushuk play

Australian oil company buys into Alaska’s Nanushuk play

Nanushuk play on Alaska’s North Slope Oil Search Ltd, the Australian company that operates all the producing oilfields in Papua New Guinea, is spending $400 million on three blocks in the Nanushuk play, located in Alaska’s North Slope. The company is buying the roughly 26 per cent stake in the play from privately owned Armstrong […]

By November 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Column: California’s real gasoline tax problems

Column: California’s real gasoline tax problems

Gasoline tax goes up 12 cents in California on Wednesday By Severin Borenstein Who wouldn’t like to pay lower taxes and get cheaper gasoline? That’s why there will be a lot of grumbling Wednesday when California’s gasoline tax goes up by 12 cents per gallon. There’s already enough pushback that it’s easy to imagine a proposal to repeal […]

By October 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Largest oil and gas lease sale in US history set for Gulf of Mexico in March

Largest oil and gas lease sale in US history set for Gulf of Mexico in March

March 2018 sale to offer 76.9 million acres in Gulf of Mexico U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Department is proposing the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States – 76,967,935 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, […]

By October 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Puerto Rico electricity service slow to return after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico electricity service slow to return after Hurricane Maria

2/3 of electricity generation located in south portion of island, most of population in north More than one month after Hurricane Maria made landfall, electricity service has not been restored to most residents of the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. As of Monday morning, the Puerto Rico Electric […]

By October 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →