South Australian Senator Believes There's Value in "Nuclear Waste"

March 20, 2015 by Rod Adams

Nuclear Energy and South Australia

South Australian Senator Sean Edwards sees economic opportunity in taking advantage of other countries’ fear of radioactive materials. He recognizes there billions set aside for safe disposal of used fuel. In most countries, however, there is no effective planning that will result in the desired result.[read more]

Saudi Arabia Budget Insulated from Effects of Lower Oil Prices

February 15, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Saudi Arabia and Oil Price Impacts

Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of crude oil and other petroleum liquids in the world, and their oil exports accounted for 89% of the country's total revenue in 2014. The recent decline in global oil prices is decreasing the value of these exports, leading to a potential budget shortfall.[read more]

Reading the Tea Leaves of the Saudi 2015 Budget

December 30, 2014 by Amy Myers Jaffe

Saudi Arabia and the Future of Fuel

Traders might be tempted to focus on the fact that Saudi Arabia’s 2015 annual budget would need an average of $80 oil for the year to balance its books as a sign that the kingdom thinks prices will rebound soon. But the kingdom has historically missed the mark between budget making and actual oil prices.[read more]

California Approves $415M for Behind-the-Meter Storage, Fuel Cells, Wind and Turbines

June 21, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

California's Self-Generation Incentive Program is about to be re-authorized by Governor Jerry Brown and will continue to provide $83 million per year (through 2019) for behind-the-meter generation technologies including wind, fuel cells and energy storage.[read more]

Green Scissors 2011: A Misguided Proposal for Budget and Environmental Reform

August 29, 2011 by Teryn Norris

In the aftermath of the debt ceiling crisis and as the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction seeks a second budget deal, many public interest groups are working hard to ensure that even while Congress cuts wasteful spending, it preserves vital public programs and expands smart investments in the nation's future.[read more]

The UK Must End Conflict Over Financing The Low Carbon Revolution

August 5, 2011 by David Thorpe

The Uk Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has just released figures showing that renewable sources generated just 6.8% of UK electricity in 2010, an increase of only 0.3% on the previous year.[read more]