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Will the steel market bears bite back in 2017?

Consensus forecasts suggest iron ore delivered into China will average around $55-$60/dry mt this year, following the surprise upside seen in 2016 when prices finished up over 80% and averaged at $58.45/dmt CFR. Last year prices were...Show More Summary

Comedy Gold

There's a part of me that think that the new revelations that Putin has videotape of Trump indulging in golden showers with Russian prostitutes are probably made up - but as I can't prove they aren't true and I can't see why the CIA / NSA et al would make it up I'm going to assume they are on the level. Show More Summary

Green Energy Carried 2016. Will It Do the Same in 2017 Under Trump?

Wind and solar energy are expected to account for more than half of the 24 gigawatts of new generation that fed into the power grid in 2016, the Energy Information Administration reports. That marks three years running. Can it hold during the Trump administration? The momentum is attributed to in... Read more »

Should Fuel Economy Standards Be Tied to Gas Prices?

Automakers say the EPA’s fuel-efficiency standards are neither achievable nor cost-effective. A new study proposes indexing the standards to rise and fall with the price of gasoline.

Waste, Recycling Company Acquisitions Continue

2017 kicked off with a couple major waste and recycling company acquisitions and this trends towards consolidation seems to be continuing with new deals announced today.

Which Firms Leads the Environmental Consulting, Environmental Monitoring Markets?

The global environmental consulting market reached $28.5 billion in 2015, up 2.1 percent from the previous year, and is forecast to reach $32.5 billion by 2019.

Eight Indiana-Based Recycles Get $1 Million in Grants

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management’sRecycling Market Development Program is giving 8 Indiana-based recycles $1 million to them in an effort to benefit local environments and to create jobs

TODAY’S STUDY: The State OF The U.S. Energy Transition, Part 1

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 second installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER 1.2)...Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, January 10: Business Shows The Right Climate Path To Trump; New Energy Dominated 2016 U.S. Power Build; Tech Giants Leading In New Energy

Business Shows The Right Climate Path To Trump Businesses and investors renew plea to Trump: don't ignore climate change; A letter released today contains signatures from 530 companies including Campbell Soup and Johnson & Johnson, urging the president-elect to take action Carol J. Show More Summary

The End of the Energiewende?

The prominent German economist Heiner Flassbeck has challenged fundamental assumptions of the Energiewende at his blog site According to Flassbeck, the former Director of Macroeconomics and Development at the UNCTAD inShow More Summary

Risks of Going It Alone: States, Emissions, and Climate Change

A number of cities recently rang in the New Year with spectacular professional fireworks shows. Some parts of the US also allowed individual consumers to purchase fireworks and put on their own shows. That was the case where I grew up in the suburbs of Houston, Texas.

$1 Billion in Loans Available for Water Infrastructure Projects

The EPA announced about $1 billion in credit assistance for water projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program, which will provide long-term, low-cost loans and loan guarantees.

Manufacturers Have More Responsibility for Managing E-Waste Under New Jersey Law

Manufacturers will bear more responsibility under a new New Jersey law, which requires better management of electronic waste.

Oil Prices Running Out Of Reasons To Rally

Oil prices faltered at the start of the second week of the year, as fears set in about a rapid rebound in U.S. shale production. For the better part of two months, optimism surrounding the OPEC deal has buoyed oil prices, but bullish sentiment from speculators are showing early signs of abating, raising the possibility that the oil rally is running out of steam.

Monetizing Utility Data: The ‘Utility Data as a Service’ Opportunity

As the energy and utilities industry continues to rapidly transform, the area of utility data monetization is becoming increasingly a critical topic. Currently there is no universal data sharing model that has been endorsed by customers, regulators, utilities and those operating at the edge of the grid.

Coal Production Declines in 2016, with Average Coal Prices Below Their 2015 Level

U.S. coal production in 2016 is expected to total 743 million short tons (MMst), 17% lower than in 2015, and the lowest level since 1978. Falling production in 2016 continues an eight-year decline from peak production in 2008. Production in all major coal regions fell by at least 15%.

Like Clockwork: California Utilities Should Embrace Clean Energy Solutions when Testing Time-of-Use Electricity Rates

California’s three major utilities – Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) – have proposed plans to move Californians to electricity prices that vary with the time of day. Show More Summary

Does the U.S. Military Actually Protect Middle East Oil?

John Glaser America’s experience in the Middle East over the past fifteen years has been bruising, to say the least. For his part, President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly, if inconsistently, exploited Americans’ frustration with what are widely viewed as foreign policy failures in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. Show More Summary

President Obama Defends His Renewable Legacy in an Academic Journal

President Obama took to the academic journals to defend a lynchpin of his legacy: renewable energy, and how it has not just been a healthy environmental move but also a job creator.

Journal of Nuclear Medicine article: Fear of medical radiation is based on bad science

Radiology and nuclear medicine subject matter experts have published an article in the January 2017 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine that provides numerous reasons why people should never worry about properly controlled radiation doses used in medical imaging. Show More Summary

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