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Energy To Be Front And Center For Decision 2016

Energy To Be Front And Center For Decision 2016

Hilary Clinton’s speech on Monday in Des Moines, Iowa in which she outlined an energy agenda that plans to generate 33% of the United States electricity from renewables reinforced the importance of energy in the 2016 election. The contrasting view between Republican candidates and Clinton on climate change underscores the partisan nature of the climate debate… Keep reading →

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Given the global political, economic, and corporate forces involved in drilling for oil in the Arctic it is… cute that 13 Greenpeace activists and a “coalition of kayaks” think they can effect meaningful change. Yesterday, Greenpeace choked off the shipping channel on the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon to stop Royal Dutch Shell from getting… Keep reading →

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The prospect of oil prices falling below $40 receded earlier this year amid a crude rally, but with futures sliding again, investors shouldn’t rule out a three-handle, Again Capital founding partner John Kilduff said Thursday. “Christmas time we’ll probably be rebounding off new lows off of the mid to low 30s,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk… Keep reading →

German Electricity Grid Insufficient For New Energy Needs

With utility service providers increasingly joining the smart systems movement, it has become clear that continued progress greatly depends upon customer buy-in, either through rate cases or the customers’ own installation of smart devices at the home. Creative education efforts can place customers in a partnership role with utilities and can help users understand the… Keep reading →

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Determining how much electricity your appliances and home electronics use can help you understand how much money you are spending to use them. Use the information below to estimate how much electricity an appliance is using and how much the electricity costs so you can decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance. There… Keep reading →

Scottish Windfarm Starts Producing Electricity

Germany has hit a new milestone by using solar, wind, and other sources of renewable to meet 78 percent of its energy demand for a given day. [Yahoo News] French energy giant Total recent net profits dropped 4 percent in the second quarter as higher production helped offset a steep drop in the price of oil. [ABC/AP]… Keep reading →

House Votes On Full Passage Of Keystone Pipeline

On July 21, the Senate Finance Committee approved by a vote of 23 to 3 a bipartisan tax bill to renew for two years more than 50 expiring and expired tax provisions known as “tax extenders.”

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology,… Keep reading →

Tamar, The Natural Gas Production Platform Off The Israeli Coast, Is To Begin It's Natural Gas Production

President Anastasiades will likely use this week’s summit to build momentum toward the development of offshore gas reserves, with Iran and other issues making the agenda well. On July 28, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will visit Cyprus for discussions concentrating on natural gas, among other key topics such as Iran, counterterrorism, and the Palestinian… Keep reading →

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When it comes to saving energy at home, there are many low-cost and even no-cost options to keep your energy bill low. But what if you’re ready to take a bigger step? If you’ve successfully addressed the low-hanging fruit – like performing energy audits, installing programmable thermostats, and sealing air leaks – it may be… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy Update – July 2015 #3

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

A U.S. Senate committee has voted to extend more than 50 tax policies, including production and investment tax credits that incentivize wind farm construction.

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