Energy Secretary Moniz Delivers Address On Energy Supply And Exports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced $125 million across 41 cutting-edge energy technologies awarded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). These new projects are funded under ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 program and come in advance of the COP21 U.N. Climate Negotiations in Paris next week. The announcement was… Keep reading →

Renewable Energy And Climate Change Update

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International negotiations on climate change have been ramping up.


The electoral victory of Justin Trudeau, the son of former Canadian Premier Pierre Trudeau, may have caused American energy leaders to sit up and take notice. Trudeau’s victory caps a resurgence for the left-wing New Democratic Party who have been out of power since 2006. Trudeau plans to initiate a series of clean energy reforms that… Keep reading →

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The IEA has stated that if commitments at the Paris Climate Summit are met, it would result in rapid slowdown in growth of carbon from the energy sector. [The Guardian] Mexico is planning to quadruple its wind-power capacity as part of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s effort to transform the country’s energy industry. [Bloomberg] A federal… Keep reading →

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Chief executives from 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies have pledged their support for reaching a climate change agreement at the upcoming conference in Paris. [FT] Oil prices seesawed on Friday as traders awaited Baker Hughes’ weekly rig count at the end of a week that saw prices slide nearly 7 percent.… Keep reading →

California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

The signing of California’s Clean Energy bill (SB 350) by Gov. Jerry Brown represents a significant shift towards clean energy investment from California in the coming decades. The bill will see California attempt to produce half its electricity from wind and solar technologies by 2030.   It will also push homeowners and businesses to double… Keep reading →

US billionaire Warren Buffett arrives at

Warren Buffet came in for criticism after his company, Berkshire’s NV Energy, Nevada’s dominant utility opposed the proposal to increase a cap on the amount net metering for state citizens. “While the billionaire’s famed holding company has reaped tax credits from investing in wind farms and solar arrays, net metering is often seen by utilities… Keep reading →


After a landmark U.S.-China climate announcement and combined pledges of nearly $10 billion to the Green Climate Fund, there is strong momentum leading into the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 20) in Lima, Peru. At COP 20, climate change negotiators will meet to help build the… Keep reading →

Coal Shortage Causes Short Supply Of Power in China

With the global climate talks in Lima, Peru halfway done, climate observers are watching with baited breath to see how far countries get to hammering out a draft agreement that can be formalized next year in Paris. However, there are lots of steps being taken to address greenhouse gas emissions at the personal, local and… Keep reading →

World Leaders Speak At UN Climate Summit

While governments around the globe prepare to attend the next UN climate change conference in Lima (Peru), which is another important milestone on their ultimate journey to Paris in December 2015 – where the post-2020 international framework is to be agreed – the UN Environment Program (UNEP) released the updated Emissions Gap Report 2014. This… Keep reading →

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