Germany’s Second-Biggest Utility Plans to Launch a Residential Solar-Plus-Storage Offering

Germany’s second-largest energy company, E.ON, is planning to launch a residential PV-plus-storage offering for the German market in April, the company has confirmed. The product will be based on Solarwatt’s MyReserve battery systems, which went on sale last year. “We will collect feedback from the market and from customers, and then fine-tune the product,” said … Continue reading Germany’s Second-Biggest Utility Plans to Launch a Residential Solar-Plus-Storage Offering

Small Modular Reactor Startup With Molten Salt Nuclear Design Wins $8M in Funding

Small modular reactor startup Terrestrial Energy just closed $8 million in funding from undisclosed sources for its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor design, according to SEC documents. The small nuclear reactors are intended for industrial process heat markets, with market deployment targeted "in the 2020s." Last year, Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn. … Continue reading Small Modular Reactor Startup With Molten Salt Nuclear Design Wins $8M in Funding

Why The U.S. Can’t Be Called A ‘Swing Producer’

Daniel Yergin and other experts say that U.S. tight oil is the swing oil producer of the world. They are wrong. It is preposterous to say that the world’s largest oil importer is also its swing producer. There are two types of oil producers in the world: those who have the will and the means … Continue reading Why The U.S. Can’t Be Called A ‘Swing Producer’

The Golden Age Of Coal In China Is Over

China’s coal consumption may have peaked in 2013, and with it, so have the coal industry’s fortunes. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that preliminary data suggests that China’s coal consumption in 2015 is lower than 2013 levels. Slower economic growth, lower energy-intensity of growth, and a campaign to reduce air … Continue reading The Golden Age Of Coal In China Is Over

2016 Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy

This is the annual look ahead for the global nuclear energy industry. While it is too early to predict whether the high concept promises of the COP 21 climate change conference will translate into concrete being poured for nuclear power stations, there are a number of positive developments.read more via The Energy Collective - The … Continue reading 2016 Look Ahead for Nuclear Energy

Iran Delusional About Oil Potential

After 37 miserable years of the so-called Islamic Republic (IR) and more than $1.6 trillion of oil income, Iran’s oil and gas infrastructure has become ineffective and is suffering from poor management and chronic corruption. As a result, the well-respected healthy national oil company, with a 6.3 million b/d crude production prior to the revolution, … Continue reading Iran Delusional About Oil Potential

Utility Regulators Were Busy in 2015. Here Are the Top 10 Issues They Dealt With

State public utility commissions grappled with a wide range of issues in 2015, ranging from rate design to comprehensive utility business model reform.  In this retrospective, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) looks back at the top 10 issues on commission dockets this year. With many of these proceedings still active in 2016, the coming year is bound … Continue reading Utility Regulators Were Busy in 2015. Here Are the Top 10 Issues They Dealt With