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Renewable Energy’s Stake in the Export-Import Bank Fight

Renewable Energy’s Stake in the Export-Import Bank Fight

Renewable energy companies in the United States might lose a friend in the coming months. Conservative Republicans are trying to kill the Export-Import Bank, the independent and self-sustaining federal agency founded during the Great Depression that helps finance the purchase of American-made goods and services by overseas buyers. The bank’s current authorization expires at the… Keep reading →

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky Holds First Press Conference Since Prison Release

A European court ruled former Russian oil company Yukos’ shareholders are entitled to $50 billion because the Russian government illegally expropriated assets and orchestrated the firm’s demise. Collecting the money, however, will be no easy task. “It is the tribunal’s view that Yukos was the object of a series of politically-motivated attacks by the Russian… Keep reading →

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While in Pittsburgh earlier this week, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz stopped by a construction site to speak with some of the all-union workers who are building the Tower at PNC Plaza, a super-efficient 33-story office building in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.Energy efficiency is often overlooked when talking about America’s clean energy future, but it’s… Keep reading →

Construction Boom Continues In Singapore Despite Asia's Recent Downturn

Last week saw the completion of two exciting finance transactions that will increase investment in and reduce costs for clean energy projects. In the first transaction, Renovate America, announced that it raised $50 million in venture capital funds to expand operations. The San Diego-based company develops residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs, which allow… Keep reading →

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Reading content produced by opponents of the oil and natural gas industry, you see a lot of distortion, misinformation, myth and falsehood. Yet, it would be hard to identify something as packed with baloney as the supporting arguments for an idea that’s being advanced by a pair of Chicago aldermen – mandating that all of… Keep reading →

Germany Victory Celebration - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

After having just won the World Cup title in soccer in Brazil, Germany raked in another title – this time outside the soccer stadium – as the world’s most energy efficient economy. So both instances illustrate the significance of efficient play. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranked in its 2014 International Energy… Keep reading →

Wincono Wind Farm In Larnaca Cyprus

The New York Power Authority recently posted a series of interviews with their female engineers. The first entry features a Q&A session with NYPA Senior Electrical Engineer Mei Lee. 1. How did you enter the engineering field, and how did you decide on your specialty? I attended Brooklyn Tech High School, where I majored in… Keep reading →

Burbo Bank Wind Farm Now Fully Operational

The Department of Interior has issued a proposed sale notice of approximately 344,000 acres in the New Jersey Wind Energy Area. On July 21, 2014, the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) published a Proposed Sale Notice for commercial wind energy leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) offshore New Jersey.  The… Keep reading →

U.S. Trade Deficit Reaches All-Time High

A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan reportedly just rounded the Florida pan handle and is scheduled to land in Galveston, Texas. The buyer is unclear and Iraq’s official crude oil marketer SOMO is threatening to sue anyone purchasing the cargoes, which the government in Baghdad views as violating the… Keep reading →

Aerials of U.S.-Canada Border Along The Niagara River

Washington – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for DOE and its partners and lays the foundation for future efforts. Present day water and energy systems are tightly intertwined.  Water is used in all phases of energy production and… Keep reading →

Democratic National Convention: Day 1

Breaking Energy readers: Do you have experience working with lawyers who specialize in energy industry sectors? Does your company have relationships with law firms known for their energy practices? We want to hear your opinions on the relative strengths and weaknesses of law firms with energy practices. Click here to access our brief survey and… Keep reading →

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