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New Projects Show Carbon Capture Is Not Dead

Petra Nova, the world's biggest CCS project started up last week, and other sites show that it's not just for coal anymore

TODAY’S STUDY: The State OF The U.S. Energy Transition, Part 2

Transforming the Nation’s Electricity System: The Second Installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review January 2017 (U.S. Department of Energy) Summary for Policymakers: The Electricity Sector: Maximizing Economic Value and Consumer Equity This chapter discusses the role of the electricity sector in creating economic value. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, January 16: What Would Dr. King Do About Climate Change?; U.S. To Export Natural Gas; Where Corporates Are Boosting New Energy

What Would Dr. King Do About Climate Change? Faith leaders reframe climate change as moral issue Marion Renault, January 16, 2017 (Columbus Dispatch) "…[Would Martin Luther King have joined the fight against climate change? Faith-based] advocacy has emerged as a powerful tool in the environmental movement. Show More Summary

What Would Dr. King Do About Climate Change?

Faith leaders reframe climate change as moral issue Marion Renault, January 16, 2017 (Columbus Dispatch) "…[Would Martin Luther King have joined the fight against climate change? Faith-based] advocacy has emerged as a powerful tool in the environmental movement. Show More Summary

U.S. To Export Natural Gas

EIA's AEO2017 projects the United States as a net energy exporter in most cases January 5, 2017 (U.S. Energy Information Administration) “…[The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017)] presents updated projections for U.S. Show More Summary

Where Corporates Are Boosting New Energy

Which States Make It Easy for the Advancement of Renewable Energy? John Rogers, January 14, 2017 (EcoWatch) “…[The top states for making corporate renewables purchases easy are Iowa and Illinois but New Jersey, California, and Texas round out the top five. Show More Summary

History and promise of high temperature gas cooled reactors

By: Diarmuid Foley A small modular nuclear reactor to replace coal plants could be on the market within 5 years. In 2014, the Generation IV international forum[1] confirmed the Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) as one of 6 promising...Show More Summary

U.S. Energy Under Trump

Next week's presidential inauguration will trigger the biggest policy and regulatory shift for the US energy industry in at least ten years. That's how long it has been since energy policy was set by a Republican president and Congress. Show More Summary

The Clean Power Plan and a New President: What Now?

For more than two years, AEE has been watching the Clean Power Plan (CPP) very closely; we have dissected and analyzed key aspects of the rule, followed the relevant regulatory proceedings, tracked state planning processes, and assessed modeling results. Show More Summary

Rooftop Solar: Too Expensive to Meter

Ernie Moniz, US Department of Energy, and the solar industry proclaim inexpensive dollar-a-watt solar panels. Let’s look at society’s cost for providing energy this way. Society’s cost is the total cash outlay, whether paid by power producers, ratepayers, taxpayers, or investors. Show More Summary

Nuclear Deal or Not, Trump Will Turn Iran Into a Hot Spot

Donald Trump could easily annul the Iran nuclear deal, writes Rajan Menon, Professor of International Relations at City College of New York and Senior Research Fellow at Columbia University’s Saltzman Institute. However, whether or not he will do so, is not the most important question, writes Menon.

EIA 2017 Outlook Shows Energy Transition Will Trump Trump

The Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook is always chock full of interesting data, and the 2017 version, released uncommonly early last week, is certainly no exception. For its part, EIA highlighted the prospect of the U.S. Show More Summary

Natural Gas Prices in 2016 Were the Lowest in Nearly 20 Years

Natural gas spot prices in 2016 averaged $2.49 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) at the national benchmark Henry Hub, the lowest annual average price since 1999. The monthly average price fell below $2.00/MMBtu from February through May, but later increased, ending the year at an average of $3.58/MMBtu in December.

A Tale of Two Countries: China’s Betting on Renewable Energy While Trump Dreams of Coal’s Glory Days

That whoosh you just heard was China passing the United States in the race for the 21st century energy economy. Or is it the 21st century jobs race? Or the “world’s only superpower” race? Unfortunately, it might be all three.

Time for the bunker industry to come clean: Fuel for Thought

In Denmark a former bunker trading CEO is being sent to prison for defrauding his customers, and no one in the industry seems particularly surprised. Last month a court in Denmark named Monjasa as the previously anonymous company fined...Show More Summary

Investments to Meet Emissions Goals are Driving Innovation and Growth in U.S. Auto Industry

The past couple of weeks have seen a whirlwind of announcements related to the U.S. auto industry. The century-old industry has been hailed as the fastest U.S. job creator – expanding payroll by “nearly 35 percent” in recent years. Manufacturers have introduced dozens of new, fuel-efficient models.

A Call To Climate Action From Al Gore

Going forward, things won't happen like they have for the last eight years - but that means taking action is even more important. From Climate Reality via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!dShow More Summary

A Closer Look At Wind And Solar

New Energy is now the economic and practical choice almost everywhere. From Discovery Education via Vimeo Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Why Solar Beats Coal

Tell the incoming administration: New Energy is what the markets want. From Bloomberg Technology via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

New Year’s Resolution for 21 U.S. Communities is to Benchmark Data

December was a big month for building efficiency in U.S. cities. The cities of Orlando, Los Angeles and Denver have adopted policies that double down on the power of information through building energy and water benchmarking.

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