energy industry development

Can China Create a Demand Response Industry From Scratch?

March 11, 2015 by Jeff St. John

China and Demand Response

China may be the world’s biggest emerging market for renewable energy and smart grid technology. But to date, it has lagged behind North America and Europe on implementing another important technology to manage its electric grid: demand response. But that’s starting to change.[read more]

Galvanize Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Clean Energy

December 22, 2014 by Devashree Saha

Cleantech and Foreign Support

The United States has made great strides in developing its clean energy sector. Clean energy investment reached $36.7 billion in 2013, increasing by nearly 250 percent since 2004. Despite the gains, the United States will need to continue investing. Where will this investment come from?[read more]

Texas Leads Nation in Growth in Oil and Natural Gas Production Jobs During 2013

November 8, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Texas Energy Economy Growth

Texas added more than 19,000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production over the course of 2013, almost six times the number added in New Mexico, the next highest state for oil and natural gas production jobs added last year.[read more]

Opening the Multi-Trillion Dollar Market for Energy Management

August 19, 2014 by Elias Hinckley

Energy management is one of the most important parts of our changing energy landscape. It is a market made up of part energy efficiency, part Big Data solution and part Internet of Things. Energy management will be a multi-trillion dollar industry that will reverberate across industrialized economies.[read more]

High-Energy Africa

Africa and Energy Development

Six of the best performing economies have come from Africa in the past six years, but energy poverty continues to be a significant barrier for development goals. Sub-Saharan Africa will need to power its factories, hospitals, schools, and other foundational infrastructure with cheap and reliable sources of electricity.[read more]

Tar Sands Expansion Cools Down Without Keystone XL

July 3, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Tar Sands and Pipelines

A series of recent energy industry announcements is pouring the proverbial cold water on the argument that tar sands development will happen at the same pace and scale with or without major infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL Pipeline.[read more]

Energy Law's Moment: Turning Points, A Growing Field, and the New Energy Law and Policy Book

May 23, 2014 by James Coleman

Energy law is at a renaissance moment. Nearly every day, judges and regulators across the continent are making decisions on energy policy and infrastructure that will go on to determine the energy future of the United States for decades to come.[read more]