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Will Stem's Battery Systems Combined With Kyocera's Solar Boost Energy Storage Adoption?

October 21, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Energy Storage Adoption

The convergence of rooftop solar PV and behind-the-meter batteries continues. On Tuesday, Japanese solar module giant Kyocera announced it has teamed up with Stem to “offer an integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage solution for commercial power users.”[read more]

LanzaTech's Vulnerability

October 21, 2014 by Robert Rapier
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LanzaTech proposes to take waste carbon monoxide from sources like steel manufacturers and ferment that to produce ethanol. Holmgren says that the bacterium they use for their fermentation, Clostridium autoethanogenum, is highly ethanol tolerant.[read more]

EU Commission: Europe Could Face 5 to 9 bcm Winter Natural Gas Shortfall

October 21, 2014 by Roman Kilisek
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EU Natural Gas Shortfall

The EU Commission released the first “Energy Security Stress Tests” in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. The European Network of Transmission System Operators for gas modeled two disruption scenarios for a period of one or six months: Halt of Russian gas imports, and disruption of Russian gas imports via Ukraine.[read more]

Will the Export-Import Bank's Office of the Inspector General Ignore Human Rights Violations?

October 21, 2014 by Justin Guay

Energy Development and Human Rights

Sudarshan Rajak disappeared under suspicious circumstances after protesting the relocation of families for Reliance Power's 4,000-megawatt Sasan coal project in Singrauli, India. Some of his neighbors believe he was in his house when it was bulldozed by Reliance.[read more]

The Impact of the Global 'Sweet' Crude Bulge

October 20, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

When the US went to war in 2003, the price of oil embarked on a trend that took it from around $30 per barrel to nearly $150 before collapsing in 2008. This time, as a new US-led coalition takes on ISIS with a bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria, the price of oil is falling, down 20% in the last two months.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'They’re Running Out of Luck'

October 18, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Oil Price and Supply

 

Oil market crystal balls are working overtime trying to find a floor to the current precipitous oil price decline that has seen both benchmark Brent and WTI dip below $90 per barrel. Most analysts agree that at the macro level weak demand coupled with ample supply are pushing down prices.[read more]

The Case for Electric Vehicles, Part 2: EV Costs

October 15, 2014 by Edward Dodge
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EV Costs and Benefits

Electric Vehicles today are considered to be more expensive to purchase than their Internal Combustion Engine automobile counterparts. But the purchase price of EV’s versus ICE vehicles tells an incomplete story about the comparative costs of these cars.[read more]

Arizona Poised to Open New Market for Energy Storage

October 14, 2014 by Matt Roberts

A settlement that Arizona Public Service (APS) and the Residential Utility Consumer Office (RUCO) negotiated on purchasing new generation capacity will open up opportunities for energy storage, demand response, energy efficiency and renewables in the Grand Canyon State.[read more]

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The Future of Energy: Will 'Cheap as Dirt' Batteries Transform the Grid?

October 13, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins
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Energy Storage Innovation and the Future

What if batteries were as cheap as dirt? In a new video produced by investment advisors Alger, Donald Sadoway explains how truly cheap, scalable energy storage could change the way the electric grid has worked for the last one-hundred-and-fifty years.[read more]

Future Energy Fellows post

Gilded Age of Gas

October 12, 2014 by Imran MacMillan
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If we are entering the ‘Golden Age of Gas,’ a phrase used by the IEA since 2011 to describe the expansion of global Liquid Natural Gas trading and the US shale gas boom, the implications for producer nations like Qatar should be ubiquitously positive.[read more]

Tesla's Powertrain Group: Driving the Grid-Scale Energy Storage Business

October 11, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Tesla Innovation

While Tesla may have recently made its big announcement, we also recently heard from Tesla's Director of Powertrain Business Development, Mateo Jaramillo, the keynote speaker at last week's Energy Storage North America. He spoke of Tesla's aggressive efforts in stationary storage.[read more]

Oil and Gas Investor Editor Leslie Haines: We Will Never Stop Importing Oil, but We May Start Exporting

October 11, 2014 by Jim Patrick

Leslie Haines is editor-in-chief of Oil and Gas Investor magazine. In November 1992, the Independent Petroleum Association of America awarded Haines with the 2nd Annual Lloyd Unsell Award for Excellence in Petroleum Journalism. She is a former president of the Houston Producers' Forum.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'The Best Storage is Gas in the Pipeline and Fast-Reacting Turbines'

October 11, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Energy Storage and Energy Usage

There is enormous market opportunity for grid-scale energy storage solutions on both the power supply and demand side, but historically low US natural gas prices appear to represent a headwind moderating widespread energy storage deployment.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'The Gulf Coast is Going to be the Place for Having Any Storage'

October 9, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Gulf Coast Storage

The US Gulf Coast is becoming the country’s preeminent petroleum storage hub as shale oil and natural gas liquids flow south to the refining and export center. In a move designed to capitalize on that trend, Enterprise Product Partners announced the $4.4 billion acquisition of storage company Oiltanking.[read more]

Report Finds Opportunity for Natural Gas Job Growth, But it's Not Where You Think

October 9, 2014 by EDF Energy Exchange

Energy Industry Job Growth

In 1933, Milton Heath senior opened a small firm to find leaks from natural gas pipelines in New England Fields. More than 80 years later, the family business has grown substantially, and now the Texas-based company provides more than 1,200 manufacturing and service jobs across the country.[read more]