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Rep. Bob Latta tours the AEP energy storage system in Bluffton on Wednesday morning. Latta serves on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, specifically on the Energy Subcommittee, where he is focused a number of issues including how we can better work toward energy independence.

Congressman Latta visits Bluffton’s AEP grid battery system

Lima Ohio BLUFFTON — Congressman Bob Latta said Tuesday while touring an AEP storage system in Bluffton that energy storage technologies have the potential to increase the viability of renewable energy sources. “It’s about looking at nuclear energy, clean coal to natural gas, hydro and alternative energy,” Latta said. He said when looking at solar and wind energy it is helpful to have stations like AEP’s energy storage system. Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Congressman Latta has the right view of a balanced approach to energy. The power battery stations are still extremely expensive and are responsible for CO2 emissions when precious minerals and disposal are considered.  Latta toured the facility with approximately 20 AEP officials Tuesday morning to learn more about the system. He serves on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Scott Osterholt, AEP grid modernization director, said the storage facility was installed 10 years ago.[Read More…]

Ameren Corporation Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

Ameren Corporation Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

Ameren Corporation Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric utility, unveils its new logo. (PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy) (PRNewsfoto/Duke Energy)

Duke Energy reports fourth-quarter and year-end 2019 financial results

Duke Energy reports fourth-quarter and year-end 2019 financial results

The climate and equity dilemma: Bending the coal curve in South and Southeast Asia

The climate and equity dilemma: Bending the coal curve in South and Southeast Asia

Atlantic Council Growth in energy demand and electrification South and Southeast Asia are leading the world in terms of developing countries’ energy growth, with primary energy growth of over 5 percent per annum—India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan are leading the way in South Asia, and Indonesia and Vietnam lead in Southeast Asia. The growth in electricity generation in these subregions has been even higher, and total generation rose to over 2,900 terawatt hours (TWh) in 2018, representing about 10 percent of global electricity generation. These countries are also making significant strides in improving electricity access. At the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi in January 2020, Tawfiq-e Elahi Chowdhury, the power, energy, and mineral resources adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh, described progress in electricity access, especially the tremendous growth of decentralized solar home and village systems, in his country. Energy security and growing imports of oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and coal Growing[Read More…]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in the Democratic debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, on February 7, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Democratic candidates want to use trade to make other countries act on climate change

VOX Oil & Gas 360 Publisher’s Note: We as a combined community of humans need to work together to provide a path to lower emissions with the right balance of natural gas, oil, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal. It also looks like the Democrats are learning from President Trump’s playbook: trade policies work. We need to educate the people that do not understand that their lives are 100% effected positively by the oil and gas producers. Just try to text your buddy from a rock.  I for one, am proud to be in the Energy, and Oil & Gas market. (even a small part) – Stu Turley, Publisher, Oil & Gas 360 Democratic presidential contenders said they wanted to use trade to get other countries to act on climate change, but at the New Hampshire Democratic presidential primary debate on Friday, they were divided over the recent agreement between the US, Canada, and[Read More…]

CenterPoint Energy to Sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services

CenterPoint Energy to Sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services

CenterPoint Energy to Sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services

he new Sky Global Power One power plant west of Houston in Rock Island uses new technology from General Electric that stacks together natural gas-fired generation sets. The project includes six of GE's "J920

Fight to stop gas-powered generation plant may be futile

The Middletown Press “ISO-New England estimates that some 7,000 megawatts of electricity from higher-polluting coal- and oil-fired plants will be retired in the near future – creating a need for [NTE’s] cleaner, more efficient power,” Eves said. “To halt the Killingly project at this point would compromise power supply and reliability not just for the state of Connecticut but the entire New England region,” he said.   A coalition of activists is waging war against a gas-fired electric power plant to be built in Killingly, a forested town nestled along the Rhode Island border. The climate change protesters have held rallies and demanded a moratorium on gas-fueled plants, including this one. They have warned that new fossil fuel-powered plants will doom global efforts to keep temperature hikes at a sustainable level. And they called on Gov. Ned Lamont to stop the plant — although it’s not clear he has that power. Despite the uprising,[Read More…]

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2020 projects consumption growing more slowly than production

EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2020 projects consumption growing more slowly than production

EIA The AEO2020 Reference case projects domestic energy demand to grow 0.3% per year on average through 2050, slower than the average annual growth of 1.9% in U.S. gross domestic product. This projection is largely driven by continued increases in energy efficiency in the end-use sectors The AEO2020 Reference case, which serves as a baseline for exploring the effects of different assumptions about the economy, policy, and technology, projects renewables to be the fastest-growing source of electricity generation through 2050, driven by continued declines in the capital costs for solar and wind technologies. Slow growth in U.S. energy consumption, as a result of continued increases in energy efficiency, and technologically enabled growth in domestic oil and natural gas production lead the United States to remain a net energy exporter through 2050. The AEO2020 Reference case projects domestic energy demand to grow 0.3% per year on average through 2050, slower than[Read More…]

Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric utility, unveils its new logo. (PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy) (PRNewsfoto/Duke Energy)

Duke Energy Florida announces 2 new solar power plants, 2 others completed

Duke Energy Florida announces 2 new solar power plants, 2 others completed

The NY Public Service Commision's decision fails to protect ratepayers and does not comply with the CLCPA. New York State is on a clear and legally-binding path to quickly transition to a fossil-fuel-free future that the PSC and state-licensed utilities cannot be permitted to ignore. - Getty Images

NY Public Service Commission undermines CLCPA by approving CONED proposal that increases investment in fossil fuels and hikes customer rates

 Earth Justice The Pace Energy and Climate Center (Pace), represented by Earthjustice, is disappointed that the NY Public Service Commission declined to comply with the State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) and to step away from a business-as-usual approach to managing the energy transition to a clean energy economy. The decision to raise residential customer rates while spending ratepayer dollars on fossil fuel infrastructure that will last for decades betrays the public interest. While New York State leads the nation with groundbreaking laws and policies to combat climate change and transition to a clean economy, the Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a proposal last week by Consolidated Edison (ConEd) that ignores the aggressive greenhouse gas emission cuts required under the CLCPA and prioritizes utility profits over customer needs. ConEd’s proposal will increase residential customers’ rates, reduce incentives to save energy, and result in the investment of hundreds of[Read More…]

UK financing fossil fuel projects overseas ’emitting 69m tonnes of emissions’

UK financing fossil fuel projects overseas ’emitting 69m tonnes of emissions’

Energy Live News The projects are backed by UK Export Finance – a government agency in the Department for International Trade – that provides loans and financial guarantees to UK companies involved in major projects around the world A government agency in the UK is financing fossil fuel projects overseas that are estimated to emit around 69 million tonnes of greenhouse gases every year, according to a new investigation. The projects are backed by UK Export Finance (UKEF) – a government agency in the Department for International Trade – that provides loans and financial guarantees to UK companies involved in major projects around the world. Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced the government will put an immediate end to using taxpayers’ money to support coal mining and coal-fired power stations in developing countries. The research by BBC Newsnight and Greenpeace’s investigation unit Unearthed, however, found no coal plants have been[Read More…]

Georgia Power reminds customers to be vigilant, follow simple tips to avoid common scams

Georgia Power reminds customers to be vigilant, follow simple tips to avoid common scams

Georgia Power reminds customers to be vigilant, follow simple tips to avoid common scams

January 25, 2020 - 5:25 pm Power Generation, Press Releases

AutoGrid and Schneider Electric Announce a Fully Integrated ADMS and DERMS Solution to Digitize the Electric Grid of the Future

AutoGrid and Schneider Electric Announce a Fully Integrated ADMS and DERMS Solution to Digitize the Electric Grid of the Future

EIA projects less than a quarter of the world’s electricity generated from coal by 2050

EIA projects less than a quarter of the world’s electricity generated from coal by 2050

EIA By 2050, coal-fired generation comprises only 5% of the region’s generation mix. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019), global electric power generation from renewable sources will increase more than 20% throughout the projection period (2018–2050), providing almost half of the world’s electricity generation in 2050. In that same period, global coal-fired generation will decrease 13%, representing only 22% of the generation mix in 2050. EIA projects that worldwide electricity generation will grow by 1.8% per year through 2050. EIA projects that total world electricity generation will reach nearly 45 trillion kilowatthours (kWh) by 2050, almost 20 trillion kWh more than the 2018 level. Although growth occurs in both OECD and non-OECD regions, the growth in electricity demand in non-OECD regions far outpaces those in OECD regions. Even though electricity demand growth contributes to a region’s fuel share of generation, the scale and scope of that region’s policies[Read More…]

Largest CCA Renewable Project Comes Online

Largest CCA Renewable Project Comes Online

Largest CCA Renewable Project Comes Online

Saudi Arabia joins club of Middle East’s ‘green energy’ leaders

Saudi Arabia joins club of Middle East’s ‘green energy’ leaders

Arab News   Key Points: Government plans to invest up to $50bn in renewable energy projects by 2023 – Demand for electricity in the Kingdom is forecast to rise by up to 120 GW by 2030 ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia has become one of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s leaders in the race to use renewable energy, according to a new study. The Solar Outlook Report 2020 was launched at the Solar Forum of the World Future Energy Summit, a highlight of this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (Jan. 11-18). The report, prepared by Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), the largest regional body of its kind, said Saudi Arabia and Oman have joined the UAE, Morocco and Egypt as leaders in the renewables race. “Saudi Arabia is now in the third year of implementation of its massive target of 60 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy generation[Read More…]

EIA expects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions to decrease annually through 2021

EIA expects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions to decrease annually through 2021

EIA Coal-fired generation alone has fallen from 28% in 2018 to 24% in 2019 and will fall further to 21% in 2020 and 2021. The natural gas-fired generation share rises from 37% in 2019 to 38% in 2020, but it declines to 37% in 2021. In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released on January 14, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts year-over-year decreases in energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through 2021. After decreasing by 2.1% in 2019, energy-related CO2 emissions will decrease by 2.0% in 2020 and again by 1.5% in 2021 for a third consecutive year of declines. These declines come after an increase in 2018 when weather-related factors caused energy-related CO2 emissions to rise 2.9%. If this forecast holds, energy-related CO2 emissions will have declined in 7 of the 10 years from 2012 to 2021. With the forecast declines, the 2021 level of fewer than 5 billion metric[Read More…]

How corporations big and small are betting on renewable solutions to combat climate change

How corporations big and small are betting on renewable solutions to combat climate change

How corporations big and small are betting on renewable solutions to combat climate change

One of Europe’s most modern gas-fired power plants: Coastal power plant in Kiel (Copyright: Stadtwerke Kiel AG)

Germany Launches One of Europe’s Most Modern Gas-Fired Power Plants Replacing Coal-Fired Power Station

Germany Launches One of Europe’s Most Modern Gas-Fired Power Plants Replacing Coal-Fired Power Station

Christien New, PTBPP Group chairman and the founder of NewX Energy.

NewX Energy In Joint Venture With PTBPP Group For Technology Infrastructure Projects Worth US$2.6 Billion

NewX Energy In Joint Venture With PTBPP Group For Technology Infrastructure Projects Worth US$2.6 Billion

Duke Energy Renewables acquires 20 MWac of solar projects in Georgia

Duke Energy Renewables acquires 20 MWac of solar projects in Georgia

January 15, 2020 - 11:53 am Power Generation, Press Releases, Renewable Energy
New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

EIA EIA expects 42 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions to start commercial operation in 2020. Solar and wind represent almost 32 GW, or 76%, of these additions. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, EIA expects 42 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions to start commercial operation in 2020. Solar and wind represent almost 32 GW, or 76%, of these additions. Wind accounts for the largest share of these additions at 44%, followed by solar and natural gas at 32% and 22%, respectively. The remaining 2% comes from hydroelectric generators and battery storage. Wind. Operators have scheduled 18.5 GW of wind capacity to come online in 2020, surpassing the record level of 13.2 GW set in 2012. More than 60%, or 11.2 GW, of wind capacity is scheduled to come online at the end of the year, in November and December of 2020, which is[Read More…]

Power to 112,000 Georgia Power customers restored following Saturday storm

Power to 112,000 Georgia Power customers restored following Saturday storm

Power to 112,000 Georgia Power customers restored following Saturday storm

January 12, 2020 - 12:06 pm Energy News, Power Generation, Press Releases
Peak Utility Services Group Acquires Riley Brothers, Inc.

Peak Utility Services Group Acquires Riley Brothers, Inc.

Peak Utility Services Group Acquires Riley Brothers, Inc.

Northwest Natural Holding Company (NYSE: NWN)

NW Natural Holdings Announces Dividend

NW Natural Holdings Announces Dividend

January 9, 2020 - 5:18 pm Earnings, Power Generation, Press Releases
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FirstEnergy Receives Industry Recognition for Outage Restoration Efforts

FirstEnergy Receives Industry Recognition for Outage Restoration Efforts

CleanSpark Announces Execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Shoreline Unified School District to Establish Grid Resiliency

CleanSpark Announces Execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Shoreline Unified School District to Establish Grid Resiliency

January 9, 2020 - 9:00 am Power Generation, Press Releases, Renewable Energy
PNM Resources Announces Public Offering of Common Stock with a Forward Component

PNM Resources Announces Public Offering of Common Stock with a Forward Component

PNM Resources Announces Public Offering of Common Stock with a Forward Component

Core Development Group Posts 2019 Revenue Growth -oilandgas360

Core Development Group Posts 2019 Revenue Growth

Core Development Group Posts 2019 Revenue Growth

January 7, 2020 - 10:00 am Power Generation, Press Releases, Renewable Energy
The Clean Energy Choice Act introduced in Virginia

The Clean Energy Choice Act introduced in Virginia

The Clean Energy Choice Act introduced in Virginia