Regulation

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

We’ve stressed the economic benefits of lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports – GDP growth, job creation and consumer savings – because they’re considerable and would affect virtually every American in a positive way. No less important are the benefits for American security and foreign policy from letting U.S. crude trade freely in… Keep reading →

President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

After a year of consultations and house debate President Obama’s Clean Power Plan will be finalised early next week. [BBC] The oil giant also said it would cut  6,500 jobs as the drop in oil and gas prices hinders its vast global exploration and production operations. [The NY Times] U.S. stocks traded in a narrow… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

When New York officially banned hydraulic fracturing in late June 2015, many assumed the long-heated political debate was over and there would be no fracing in New York unless the courts overturned the ban.

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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 →

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.”

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 →

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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BP has reported a $5.8 billion loss in the second quarter, mostly from the costly settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. [The NY Times] The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee began its debate over the broad bipartisan energy bill, with potential conflicts already emerging. [The Hill] The UAE will raise gasoline prices… Keep reading →

Hillary Clinton Addresses Watermark Silicon Valley Conference For Women

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced her plans to install more than half a billion solar panels across the U.S. by the end of her first term if elected, outlining an expansive clean energy strategy. [CBS] Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has defended the Iran nuclear deal, stating that 24-day waiting periods for international inspectors would… Keep reading →

Oil Rigs Undergo Repairs After Hurrican Katrina

Mexico’s efforts to attract foreign private investment to its oil and gas industry for the first time in over seven decades only resulted in two companies registering successful bids for the 14 blocks that were on offer in the Round One leasing auction on July 15. According to the Secretaría de Energía de México (SENER),… Keep reading →

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