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What Has Gone Wrong with Oil Prices, Debt, and GDP Growth?

Our economy is a mystery to almost everyone, including economists. Let me explain the way I see the situation.

The Big Dutch Coal Mistake and the Future of Coal in Europe

RWE, Uniper and Engie have fairly quietly written off billions of euros on three brand new coal power plants in the Netherlands, according to a new report from independent consultant Gerard Wynn for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).

Can the U.S. Cut its Energy Use in Half by 2050? Yes, but We Will Have to Double Down on Our Efforts

Five years ago, ACEEE found that energy efficiency could reduce projected 2050 US energy use by 40–60%. As a result, ACEEE established a strategic goal to reduce projected 2050 energy use by 50%. We thought it was time to check on our progress and ask whether our goal still seems reasonable.

NEI CEO Marv Fertel on the Closing of Palisades Power Plant

Marv Fertel The following statement is from NEI President and CEO Marv Fertel concerning the closing of Palisades Power Plant. "Palisades has been churning out emissions-free electricity since the end of 1971. It provides 600 people with well-paid, year-round jobs, and it is the largest taxpayer in Van Buren County, in southwestern Michigan. Show More Summary

About 30% of Distributed Solar Capacity is Owned by Third Parties

Distributed solar capacity in the United States, which includes all solar power capacity other than utility-scale installations 1 MW or larger, totaled 12.3 gigawatts (GW) as of September. About 30% of that amount (3.7 GW) was owned by third-party owners.

A Look at Solar Powered Communities in the U.S.

It’s fair to say that solar power and ‘greener’ lifestyles are sweeping across cities and communities in the US. Despite variations in climate, we’re seeing solar homes, apartments, residential complexes and group/community purchasing...Show More Summary

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 8 December 2016

Josh is back after a hiatus of a few days. Apologies for not getting this out sooner. I have a very legitimate reason why it was not possible to send out the list on Tuesday for the first time in well over a year. But, that story is for another...

Ciena Saw Steady Growth in Fiscal Q4

Ciena reported its fiscal fourth quarter earnings this morning, offering its usual extra month of insight into the state of the market.... [visit site to read more]

Metro Bytes: Lumos, Comcast, UPN

Here are several interesting quick takes on news from the metro fiber sector:... [visit site to read more]

The Record Of The New EPA Head

Trump to pick oil ally Pruitt to head EPA Alex Guillen and Andrew Restuccia, December 8, 2016 (Politico) “President-elect Donald Trump [has selected] Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the EPA, putting one of the agency'sShow More Summary

The Undeveloped New Energy

Wave Power: The Alternative Energy Dark Horse Wayne Duggan, December 6, 2016 (U.S. News & World Report via Yahoo) “…[W]hile solar and wind energy seem to get the majority of the media headlines, an entire segment of the alternative energy...Show More Summary

Are You Making These Silly Mistakes?

Even after preparing extensively for the job search, perfecting your resume and capturing the attention of hiring managers, if you neglect to follow up properly and if you stop seeking out other potential positions after getting an interview, you could be making mistakes that drastically impact your opportunities and your future. Show More Summary

Walking On New Energy

These wood floors could generate energy from your steps Dana Varinsky, December 7, 2016 (Business Insider) “…Material science researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have figured out how to build wood flooring material that...Show More Summary

Electric Tractor For Emissions-Free.Farming

John Deere Unveils Latest All-Electric Tractor Prototype For Zero-Emission Agriculture Fred Lambert, December 5, 2016 (Electrek) "…[A]ll forms of ground transport will start to transition to electric propulsion relatively soon…[An example...Show More Summary

From boring 2016 to 2017 with some question marks

This article was authored by Jouko Ahvenainen, and was originally posted on This year didn’t bring much new in the telecoms and mobile device businesses, it was just more organic development, nothing really new or game changing. The network side is waiting for... [visit site to read more]

Meet the High-Tech Buses of Tomorrow

The Atlantic's CityLab has an interesting look at the future of urban transportation, including electric buses - Meet the High-Tech Buses of Tomorrow. While many speculate that the autonomous vehicle technology now being pioneered by...Show More Summary

Australian Government killed emissions scheme despite knowing it could shave $15 billion off electricity bills

The Australian government is copping a huge amount of flack about its lack of energy policy this week, having first flip flopped (at the behest of the fundamentalist wing of the party) on suggestions that it might consider reintroducing...Show More Summary

GMR Strikes Back

We previously informed you about the Radio Music License Committee’s (RMLC) antitrust lawsuit filed against the “fourth” performing rights organization (“PRO”), Global Music Rights (“GMR”) for engaging in anticompetitive conduct designed...Show More Summary

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