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IMO 2020, a shipping regulation that may reshape global coal trade

It is not uncommon for people in various commodity sectors to believe that their markets exist in some kind of a happy bubble, where only the obvious supply and demand forces or targeted regulations can make or ruin their day. This often applies to the world of coal too. Show More Summary

Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant

The Guardian has a look at the UK's disastrous Hinkley Point nuclear power project - Hinkley Point: the ‘dreadful deal’ behind the world’s most expensive power plant. Hinkley Point, on the Somerset coast, is the biggest building site in Europe. Show More Summary

Venezuela to issue $5.9 billion in oil-backed cryptocurrency

Reuters has a report on Venezuela's plans to issue an oil backed alternative currency, apparently trying to leverage the crypto-currency boom to circumvent US sanctions. Using a fossil fuel to back the currency is bad but no worse than...Show More Summary

I am Eric Trump !

McSweeney's has a weird and possibly satirical article explaining Eric Trump's public silence - I AM ERIC TRUMP. MY FAMILY WON’T LET ME TALK BECAUSE I AM AN ANARCHO-FEMINIST COMMITTED TO KURDISH LIBERATION. Over the past few years, I have been mocked on late-night comedy programs as a silent dolt. Show More Summary

Jan-Dec energy price averages rally late in first year of Trump: Of Presidents and Prices

Seven of the benchmark commodity prices being tracked by S&P Global Platts since US President Donald J. Trump took office closed out 2017 higher than when President Obama left. Until Q4 2017, most commodity prices had struggled to see...Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: The UK’s Record-Breaking New Energy Boom

Energy Trends December 2017 December 2017 (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) Section 6 – Renewables Key results show: Renewables’ share of electricity generation was 30.0 per cent in 2017 Q3, up 4.6 percentageShow More Summary

QUICK NEWS, January 9: Interior Dept. Trades Public Lands For Profits; Energy Dept Plan To Boost Coal And Nukes Bloocked; Southeast Utility Giant Misguided on New Energy

Interior Dept. Trades Public Lands For Profits The Interior Department Has Cleared the Way for Energy Developers to Destroy Natural Habitats; And opened the door for lots of lawsuits. Elizabeth Shogren, January 6, 2018 (Mother Jones) “…[The...Show More Summary

Xcel Energy’s Bidding Process Shows Energy Storage Prices Keep Falling

Price has always been considered the primary obstacle to building out energy storage systems -- until now. Xcel Energy said that it has received hundreds of bids to help it integrate energy storage into its wind and solar energy networks,...Show More Summary

Surprising Result Shocks Scientists Studying Spin

Findings on how differently sized nuclei respond to spin offer new insight into mechanisms affecting particle production in proton-ion collisions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

December sees lower crude imports from Iraq, Latin America: In the LOOP

Following a year-end selloff of crude to trim taxes on US Gulf Coast inventories, crude imports at the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port fell 3.235 million barrels month on month to 8.021 million barrels in December, according to US Customs Bureau and Platts Analytics data. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: How To Get More Distributed Energy On The Grid Faster

Optimizing the Grid: A Regulator's Guide to Hosting Capacity Analyses for Distributed Energy Resources Sky Stanfield and Stephanie Safdi, December 2017 (Interstate Renewable Energy Council) Executive Summary From coast to coast, states...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, January 8: Hottest-Ever Earth In Cold Winter; Strengths And Weaknesses Of Solar; New York Steps Up To New Energy

Hottest-Ever Earth In Cold Winter 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report Alister Doyle, January 4, 2018 (Reuters) “…[2017] was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016, with signs...Show More Summary

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