Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on eight cases (Reference, Low and High Economic Growth, Low and High Oil Price, Low and High Oil and Gas Resource and Technology, No Clean Power Plan implementation). This is the first time that EIA is publishing projections through 2050 in the AEO tables.
U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, both R-Alaska, today introduced legislation that would allow limited oil and natural gas development within the non-wilderness portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the Solar Energy Finance Association (SEFA) are joining forces and forming a new entity under SEIA to support wide-scale, low-cost solar deployment through better access to investment capital. Under SEIA, the two entities will better serve their membership and act as a single voice and organizing force for current and potential solar developers, investors and lenders.
Valuation Issues for the Clean Energy and Power Industry, Municipal Bankruptcy and Restructuring in...
Leading bankruptcy professionals and dealmakers will converge at “VALCON 2017: Emerging Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy and Beyond,” taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas March 1-3, 2017. Sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and the University of Texas School of Law, the conference will feature up to 14.5/15.5 hours of CLE/CPE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, with the opportunity to take part in special valuation fundamentals and technical valuation breakout program tracks.
Energy Department Announces American Institute of Chemical Engineers to Lead New Manufacturing USA Institute
Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Friedman announced that the American Institute of Chemical Engineers will lead the tenth Manufacturing USA Institute to be stood up during the Obama Administration. This announcement represents a critical step in the Administration’s effort to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Acting Assistant Secretary Friedman announced the new institute at the U.S. Council on Competitiveness’ 2016 National Competitiveness Forum
Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan released the following statement Wednesday after House Speaker Paul Ryan's office said the House would not consider the pending energy bill this year: “It’s just very frustrating to see Congress again fail to act on energy efficiency policies that have so much bipartisan political, business and public support, and that would help so many people and businesses save money on their energy bills.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is hosting its popular Finance & Tax Seminar in Washington D.C. next week. The two-day event dedicated exclusively to the most impactful accounting, finance and tax issues facing the solar industry will cover the biggest issues of the day including the potential impact of the election on the solar industry.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) commended the Baker Administration’s proposal to double solar energy development in Massachusetts today at a community solar project dedication hosted by Clean Energy Collective
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2016 Standard Scenarios: A U.S. Electricity Sector Outlook. The outlook shows significant projected growth in natural gas and renewables through 2050 driven by abundant, low-cost natural gas and renewable energy cost declines and performance improvements. The Standard Scenarios are designed to capture a range of possible futures across a variety of factors that could impact power sector evolution.
Obama Administration Announces New Financing For Renewable Energy Projects And Actions To Spur Innovation...
President Obama’s leadership has catalyzed a global transition towards a clean energy economy. From 2010-2015 alone, the U.S. has invested in more than $11 billion in international clean energy finance – including grant-based assistance, development finance, and export credit – to support countries as they work to meet their growing energy needs, while improving development outcomes and reducing carbon emissions
A program to help commercial building tenants cut energy consumption and lower energy costs was announced today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Called the Tenant Energy Optimization Program, it is a process that integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction and delivers significant investment returns through energy conservation.
Inland Empire Utilities Agency Launches Advanced Energy Storage System to take on Water-Energy Nexus
The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) will host a dedication event for their landmark water-energy project on October 20 at 11:00 a.m. The project is the first-of-its-kind to integrate renewable resources and energy storage at a public water agency. The system uses Tesla battery technology to integrate solar, wind, biogas and grid resources in order to optimize renewable generation, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower energy costs.
The Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently examined the carbon abatement potential of city actions in six policy areas as part of the DOE's Cities Leading through Energy Analysis and Planning (Cities-LEAP) project. The analysis uses new data on energy use in more than 23,400 U.S. cities and estimates the aggregate impact of city actions related to: building energy codes, public transit, building energy incentives, rooftop photovoltaics, smart growth, and municipal actions
The National Institute of Building Sciences will host a free webinar Thursday, October 6 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET, to highlight an emerging energy performance concept—outcome-based pathways. This new approach to achieving efficient energy use addresses the needs and challenges of numerous stakeholders in the building industry
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been named a key strategic partner in the new Better Communities Alliance, which was announced by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the White House this week. The Better Communities Alliance (BCA) is designed to ignite clean energy action in cities and counties across the U.S. USGBC, through its sister organization, Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), is utilizing PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to advance the goals of the BCA.
Scientists at the Energy Department's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will lead an effort to model the complex and turbulent flow of wind through large wind plants as part of DOE's Exascale Computing Project (ECP), which is gearing up U.S. computational capabilities to prepare for the next generation of supercomputers. NREL will also provide support to three projects related to combustion science, urban systems, and power grid dynamics
Consumers Energy’s interns made an impact on communities across Michigan this summer, helping feed over 3,000 people, picking up nearly 450 pounds of trash and providing educational programming for 120 children.
Consumers Energy is coordinating with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to install buoys this summer to help warn the public to stay out of potentially unsafe areas immediately downstream of hydro facilities.
Hearing Reveals Administration’s Apparent Double-Standard for Federally Subsidized Renewable Energy Projects On Federal Lands
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on the status of Ivanpah and other federal loan-guaranteed solar energy projects on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands.
Dr. Mark Davis is the new director of the Biosciences Center at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).