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Renewable Energy Update – June 2018 #3

Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

Wind and solar could provide half of the world’s energy generation by 2050


With California’s cap and trade program suffering from legal challenges, decreasing auction revenue and general criticism of the program’s effectiveness

Leaks Found At Illinois Nuclear Plants

On Monday, the TVA announced that Watts Bar Unit 2 had successfully completed what is known as its final power ascension test.

Trucks with TRU waste

On May 4, 2016, the Environmental Integrity Project, National Resources Defense Council, Earthworks; Center for Health, Environment and Justice; and three other environmental groups filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Prime Minister Harper And Supporters Await Election Results

With polls now closed and the longest federal campaign in recent Canadian political history officially over, a Liberal government is the new reality for Canada.

Renewable Energy Update – July 2015 #4

Germany Debates Renewable Energy Investements

SunPower Corp., the second-biggest U.S. solar manufacturer, bought 1.5 gigawatts of projects under development in 11 U.S. states from the Australian developer Infigen Energy.

Mexico’s Energy Industry

Gulf Oil Spill Begins To Reach Land As BP Struggles To Contain Leak

On February 27, 2015, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH) published in the Federal Gazzette (or Diario Oficial de la Nación, DOF) the Call for Bidders No. CNH-R01C02/2015, the Bidding Guidelines and the Model Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for five mature contract areas located in shallow waters off the Gulf of Mexico coastlines of Veracruz, Tabasco and Campeche.

Congress Reconvenes After Midterm Elections

According to a Bloomberg BNA report, a representative of the Chamber of Commerce, one of the plaintiffs in National Association of Manufacturers, Inc. v. SEC, the conflict minerals case currently pending in the DC Circuit, claims that the litigation “is sparking new interest by Congress in the requirements.”

What Lenders and Investors In E&P Companies Need To Know As Oil Prices Drop

Oil Prices Fall To Lowest Level In Four Months

“In 2008, the United States produced on average approximately 5 million barrels of oil a day. By the end of 2014, that number had increased to more than 9 million barrels and the Energy Information Agency predicts production will continue to increase through 2015,” explains Latham & Watkins partner Michael Chambers. “However, during that same period worldwide demand increased by less than 1 million barrels a day, and in the US oil consumption has actually declined since 2008. The fact that US production has been growing faster than US consumption, and even world growth, together with the slowing of growth of some of the world’s major economies, has resulted in a class oversupply situation.”

Crude Oil Exports: A View from the 114th Congress

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The 114th Congress convened January 3 with energy at the top of its agenda. Both the House and the Senate kicked off the new session with approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. That was just the start. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the new Chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, has promised comprehensive energy legislation based on her Energy 2020 agenda.

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