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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA Update: Unmistakable Trends in American Wind and Solar

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  American Wind Energy Association, Arizona Public Service Co., Business, California Energy Commission decision, Central Arizona Project, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, Energy Policy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, GE, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Newsletter Daily, NREL, NV Energy, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Oxford PV, Pacific Gas & Electric, Salt River Project, solar, Solar Energy Industries Association, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Utility trends, Wind  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA Update: Unmistakable Trends in American Wind and Solar

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Price, public policy, and technological gains are driving market-share gains The uptake of renewable energy across the U.S. is occurring now at a speed that almost defies description. At the end of 2007, some 16.7 gigawatts (GW) of wind-generation capacity had been installed; total capacity this year […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA Australia: A Gas Cartel Run Amuck

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  AGL, Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, Australia, Business, Commentary, Commodities, Cribb Point, Economy, Energy, Energy Policy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, ExxonMobil, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, JERA, Marubeni, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Mitsubishi Pelican Point, Natural Gas, Newsletter Daily, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA Australia: A Gas Cartel Run Amuck

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Producers continued to starve the domestic market while making super profits off consumers NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia — “Australia may soon be importing gas.” What a bizarre, implausible statement. Australia is the second largest exporter of gas in the world. Why would we ever import gas? Our […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA Europe: France, Germany and the U.K. are not on the same nuclear power page

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  BP, Business, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Emmanuel Macron, Energy, Energy Policy, English, Europe, Exploitation, Exploration, France, Fukushima, Gas, Germany, Global Economy, Hinkley Point C, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Newsletter Daily, nuclear, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, U.K., United Nations  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA Europe: France, Germany and the U.K. are not on the same nuclear power page

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Policy muddle as one big EU economy hits pause on reactor buildout, another moves toward shutdown, a third plans expansion LONDON — Europe’s three leading economies are taking three radically different approaches to nuclear power, reflecting contrasting national public priorities in a transition from fossil fuels, and […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA Update: PREPA privatization law invites more contracting scandals

By   /  July 7, 2018  /  Alpine Group, Business, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, ITC/Fortis, Kindle Energy, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Newsletter Daily, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico-PREPA, Rob Bishop, Shell  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA Update: PREPA privatization law invites more contracting scandals

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis The door is wide open for conflicts of interest and political hires; New law will not lead to much-needed transformation of energy generation Puerto Rico’s new law to privatize the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), enacted by the legislature and signed by governor last month, has […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA India: Something short of an ‘amazing opportunity’ for U.S. coal

By   /  July 6, 2018  /  Adani Powere, Asia, Business, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, IEA, India, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, International Energy Agency, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Newsletter Daily, NPTC, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Tata Power, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA India: Something short of an ‘amazing opportunity’ for U.S. coal

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Exporters will likely be disappointed at a policy- and cost-driven decline in important demand SYDNEY — In describing India as an “amazing opportunity,” U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry presumably is eyeing it as a long-term export destination for American coal that would be used to power plants built […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA op-ed: India is helping bring the era of coal to an end

By   /  July 4, 2018  /  Business, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, Energy Markets, Energy Policy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Coal Markets, Global Economy, India, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Newsletter Daily, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, Transition, Utility trends  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA op-ed: India is helping bring the era of coal to an end

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Project postponements and cancellations are harbingers of a new Asian energy economy SYDNEY—Tony Abbott, Australia’s former prime minister, was photographed in Parliament just a couple of weeks ago clutching a document titled, “Coal era is not over.” According to Australia’s pro-coal “Monash Forum” parliamentarians, of which Abbott […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA update: Indonesia’s high-risk flirtation with resource nationalism

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  Asia, Business, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, Energy Policy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Indonesia, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Minister of National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro, Newsletter Daily, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, PLN, Transition  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA update: Indonesia’s high-risk flirtation with resource nationalism

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis A dangerous overreliance on the coal industry and state-owned enterprises Next spring’s presidential and parliamentary elections are fast approaching, and a classic Indonesian pre-election syndrome that combines nationalism and populism has become widely apparent. As with many countries, Indonesia is dangerously susceptible to such fervor, which can […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA update: The U.S. coal industry’s war with itself

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  Alliance Resource Partners, Business, Cloud Peak Energy, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, Energy Policy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Murray Energy, Newsletter Daily, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, US Coal Markets  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA update: The U.S. coal industry’s war with itself

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Company versus company, and skirmishes between regions When the current presidential administration took office, one might not have expected it to be the beginning of a new coal war—of company against company, region against region—each seizing the industry mantle, but none representing it as a whole. Industry […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEFFA Update: Looking for innovation in the wrong place, ExxonMobil opens an energy-trading desk

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Business, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, Energy Investment Trends, Energy Markets, English, Exploitation, Exploration, ExxonMobil, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Newsletter Daily, Oil, Oil industry, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEFFA Update: Looking for innovation in the wrong place, ExxonMobil opens an energy-trading desk

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis As its core business falters, an oil major seeks speculation-driven profits ExxonMobil is said to be seeking a much-needed lift through an initiative on which the company has issued no official detail but is planning to vastly expand its trading capabilities. Hopes are, evidently, that by opening […]

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MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA op-ed: Why the SEC should conduct the investigation of Puerto Rico’s debt obligations

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Business, Commentary, Commodities, Economy, Energy, English, Exploitation, Exploration, Federal Oversight Management Board for Puerto Rico, FOMB, Gas, Global Economy, Industry, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Kobre & Kim, MIL Oil-Energy Sector OSI, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Economics, Mining Sector, Newsletter Daily, Oil, Oil Rigs, Open Source Intel, PREPA, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Commission for the Comprehensive Audit of the Public, Puerto Rico-PREPA, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI Energy: IEEFA op-ed: Why the SEC should conduct the investigation of Puerto Rico’s debt obligations

Source: Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis One agency is well-positioned to do a thorough and fair review Puerto Rico’s non-bondholding creditors — companies that have supplied the commonwealth with goods and services such as oil deliveries — have asked the court overseeing the commonwealth’s bankruptcy proceedings to let them conduct an investigation into […]

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