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FERC regulators and smart grids

Smarter Grids need Smarter Guidance

Governments and regulators intervene in markets all the time but as the electricity markets undergo dramatic change, it is not clear yet is who is responsible for what and what the rules are to guide market participant behaviors

US crude production set to recover

Cuts in crude oil production by OPEC – plus some from its allies – and the boost in oil prices are proving highly beneficial to producers in the US, who are now able to restore reductions in their output forced on them by last year’s low prices
Trump and the impossible promise of US Coal jobs

Trump and the impossible promise of US Coal jobs

Donald Trump was adamant that he will bring coal mining jobs back but this seems an impossible task given market forces, environmental policy and technology.
LNG shipping

The global outlook for LNG

Softening demand, weak prices & growing oversupply are leading many LNG suppliers to rethink their plans. This post considers how the LNG market will have evolve over the next 15 years.

Insane, true energy fact of the day – Boing Boing

Exit signs are so ubiquitous that they're almost invisible. Every public building has them. In fact, they are so common that, taken together, these little signs consume a surprisingly large amount of energy. Each one uses relatively little electricity, but they are on all the time. And we have a lot of them in our schools, factories, and office buildings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that there are more than 100 million exit signs in use today in the U.S., consuming 30–35 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity annually.