Source - Forbes Energy

Total reposts: 18

 20180119 America Need Not Remain Solar Powerless In The Face Of Trade Abuse

Ист.: Forbes Energy

The battle over Solar Panel tariffs has heated up significantly since my Forbes piece of January 4th. In that post, I urged the Administration to consider the outrageous theft of American funded R&D when deciding what action to take in response to a unanimous finding by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that Chinese manufactures conspired to dum...
Мета: Solar Panel tariffs, U.S., Trump, China, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Война,


 20180114 Renewable Energy Will Be Consistently Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels By 2020, Report Claims

Ист.: Forbes Energy

The cost of renewable energy is now falling so fast that it should be a consistently cheaper source of electricity generation than traditional fossil fuels within just a few years, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The organisation – which has more than 150 member countries – says the cost of generating ...
Мета: International Renewable Energy Agency, onshore wind, solar, Adnan Amin, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,


 20180109 On Course To Miss 2020 Climate Targets, Germany Opts To Scrap Them

Ист.: Forbes Energy

In November, as delegates from all over the world gathered in the former German capital of Bonn for the annual UN climate summit, their hosts were feeling a bit embarrassed. Germany likes to champion itself as a climate leader. But when delivering her headline speech to the summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel was unable to make any new climate commitments. T...
Мета: German, Merkel, Hubert Weiger, Friends of the Earth, Lars Klingbeil, Темы: Энергетика,


 20180106 Natural Gas Demand Hits Record As Cold Bomb Targets Northeast

Ист.: Forbes Energy

Brutal cold brought record low holiday temps from the midwest through New England. Boston hasn"t seen such a cold spell since 1872. Power prices in New England have exploded to $190 per megawatt-hour today, with a peak last night of $289 per mwh (versus an annual median closer to $50 per mwh). It could get worse. A snow-and-ice bomb is on its way up the eas...
Мета: Eversource, LNG, NIMBY, Eversource and National Grid, Темы: Энергетика, Будущее,


 20171227 U.S. Mining Reforms Are Crucial To Energy Security

Ист.: Forbes Energy

One quietly growing problem in the U.S. energy sphere is our rapidly growing reliance on foreign nations for commodities that are crucial to our economic growth and national security. Back in the mid-1950s, we were fully reliant on foreign sources for just 8 minerals. Today, that number has more than doubled to 20, most importantly including "rare earth" ele...
Мета: U.S., USGS, Paris Agreement, BNEF, CIA, China, Silver Peak, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Война, Будущее,


 20171220 The China Carbon Market Just Launched, And It"s The World"s Largest. Here"s How It Can Succeed.

Ист.: Forbes Energy

On Tuesday, December 19, China formally launched its national carbon market. By setting a carbon price on the country"s largest greenhouse-gas emitters, China has launched a new, crucial endeavor in its efforts to tackle pollution and climate change . While the first phase of the market only covers power generation, this step will still have major climate...
Мета: China, national carbon market, carbon, Paris Agreement, Northeast U.S. Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Темы: Энергетика,


 20171214 What Was The Point Of Emmanuel Macron"s Climate Summit?

Ист.: Forbes Energy

Paris was swirling with activity today as political and business leaders converged on the city to attend French President Emmanuel Macron’s One Planet Summit. It had two objectives. On one, Macron succeeded. But on the other, the results were discouraging. The summit marked the two-year anniversary of the signing of the Paris climate agreement in t...
Мета: Emmanuel Macron, Donald Trump, Paris Agreement, MaroÅ¡ Å efčovič, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jorgo Riss, Greenpeace EU, Темы: Энергетика, Социум,


 20171212 How To Dodge The Fake News Amid Energy Headlines

Ист.: Forbes Energy

The internet is to public discourse what pamphleteering was in the 18th century: an outlet for opinions that require minimal input. Using a search engine allows a pundit to find support for almost any opinion, which is very useful if you’re trying to win an argument as opposed to get to the truth. In this post, I will show how easy it is to find diame...
Мета: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Germany, Fatih Birol, Темы: Энергетика, Война,


 20171205 The China Belt And Road Initiative Could Help - Or Hurt - Clean Energy In Emerging Economies

Ист.: Forbes Energy

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the broad infrastructure and market-building initiative of the world’s second-largest economy, has a different feel than trade agreements initiated in the West – and it could have major implications for the future of energy across many parts of the world. That’s partly because unimpeded trade a...
Мета: China, Belt and Road Initiative, Темы: Энергетика,


 20171204 Can President Trump And Congress Slow Down The New Energy Economy?

Ист.: Forbes Energy

Both chambers of Congress have now passed tax bills that favor the fossil fuels over the New Energy Economy promoted by many Democrats and President Obama that"s based on renewables and cleaner-burning natural gas. While those policies couldn"t be any more different, the trend toward a low carbon future remains unyielding. Early Saturday morning, the U.S....
Мета: New Energy Economy, The Solar Energy Industries Association, American Council on Renewable Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, Marsden Hanna, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики,


 20171204 The 4 Climate Projects Ernest Moniz Says We Must Do Right Now

Ист.: Forbes Energy

We"re wasting time, former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says in a podcast released today, by not working fervently on four large-scale projects for managing the carbon responsible for anthropogenic climate change. The Nobel Prize winning physicist sat down Friday to record a conversation with economist Michael Greenstone, the director of the Energy Polic...
Мета: Ernest Moniz, Michael Greenstone, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago, Темы: Энергетика, Транснацики, Будущее,


 20171204 How Not To Talk About Climate Change In Red States

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Former Republican Congressman Bob Inglis was in Houston last month, speaking to a Rice University audience about Milton Friedman"s argument for taxing polluters, when a man in the front row rose suddenly, muttering angrily. A woman sitting beside the man reached for his arm, but he slipped her grasp. The man approached Inglis so quickly that raised a hand...
Мета: Baker III Institute of Public Policy, Baker-Shultz plan, Catrina Rorke, Темы: Энергетика,


 20171203 Goldman Is Right: The Oil Market Is Overly Jittery

Ист.: Forbes Energy

Bloomberg carried a report late last week titled "Goldman Says Oil Market"s Too Jittery When There"s No Need to Be." The report summarized a memo from Goldman Sachs analysts positing that the just-completed extension of the deal between OPEC and Russia to limit oil exports "indicates a reduced risk of both unexpected increases in supply as well as excess dra...
Мета: OPEC, Russia, Темы: Энергетика,


 20171202 Morningstar

Ист.: Forbes Energy

Morningstar analysts broke with the pessimistic consensus on nuclear power this fall when they predicted the industry would not just hold its own against renewables and cheap natural gas, it might even grow up to 5 percent. But that prediction, which appeared in the October/November issue of Morningstar magazine, has already fallen flat. "At the time w...
Мета: Morningstar, Scana, Santee Cooper, Exelon, Dominion Energy, Southern Company, FirstEnergy, Темы: Энергетика,


 20171201 Local Entrepreneurs Are Using Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies To Rebuild Puerto Rico

Ист.: Forbes Energy

Almost 40% of Puerto Rico has still not been reconnected to the power grid. 30% of the cell towers are still down. People are still in shelters because their homes have not been rebuilt, and many other challenges remain. Sounds like a problem for blockchain and cryptocurrency? "We’re leapfrogging the developed world," Enrique Martinez, CEO of Web...
Мета: Puerto Rico, WebCapitalists, Темы: Энергетика,


 20171130 Move Over, Tesla: China Holds The Keys To Electric Vehicles

Ист.: Forbes Energy

Earlier this month, I shared with you a quote from Arnoud Balhuizen, chief commercial officer of BHP Billiton, the largest mining company in the world. In a September interview with Reuters, Balhuizen called 2017 the “revolution year [for electric vehicles], and copper is the metal of the future.” Balhuizen’s assessment couldn’t ...
Мета: Arnoud Balhuizen, BHP Billiton, China, New Energy Finance, Volvo Cars, Great Wall Motors, BMW, IEA, International Council on Clean Transportation, ICCT, Темы: Энергетика, Социум,


 20171129 Ukraine

Ист.: Forbes Energy

Ukrainian energy giant Naftogaz has hired a small DC lobbying firm called Yorktown Solutions to help them counter what they say is a Russian war chest armed against them. The little-known consultancy is run by Daniel Vajdich, a Republican political operative who has worked on both Ted Cruz and Scott Walker campaigns and served as a staffer for Eurasian Af...
Мета: Naftogaz, Yorktown Solutions, Russia, Daniel Vajdich, Victor Pinchuk, Nord Stream II, Nord Stream I, Andrey Kobolyev, European Commission, Amos Hochstein, Barack Obama, Burisma, The Podesta Group, Paul Manafort, Темы: Энергетика, Социум, Война, Будущее,


 20171128 Apple And Samsung Top Amnesty International Sustainable Cobalt Supply Chain Report

Ист.: Forbes Energy

NGO Amnesty International has praised Apple and Samsung for their engaged approach to managing cobalt in the supply chain in a recent study. But other companies, such as Microsoft, Lenovo and Vodafone, have been criticized for their lax governance of the key battery material. The NGO and campaigning organization has looked into the battery supply chain an...
Мета: Amnesty International, Apple, Samsung, cobalt, Greenpeace, Dodds-Frank Act, Темы: Энергетика,