The Future is Here for Clean Energy Technology

July 16, 2018

From solar power and wind to LED lighting and electric vehicles, clean energy technologies are transforming the U.S. economy.   Read more here:  

If Oil Prices Climb, The U.S. Is Less Able To Play The Role Of Swing Producer Than Some Think

July 12, 2018

World oil prices continue to increase, recently surpassing $75 per barrel. There are a number of factors contributing to the increase, including at least two geopolitical crises that are weighing on the markets. To what extent can the U.S. oil producers play the role of swing producer when additiona

IoT is the Key

July 5, 2018

Squeezed margins and heightened levels of competition are not going away for the petrochemical industry. This article discusses how predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) can boost bottom line performance by improving asset usage and overall economic competiti

Independence Day Fast Facts

July 2, 2018

Happy 4th of July! Here are some interesting facts about this holiday:

U.S. Wind Turbine Database

June 25, 2018

The U.S. Wind Turbine Database was a collaboration that began in 2016. The goal was to create a joint product that would be more accurate and comprehensive than the individual wind turbine data sets. Federal agencies began using the combined data in 2017 and in April of this year, the data was relea

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2018

The summer solstice, which takes place on June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere, is the longest day of the year and the shortest night.   Read more about the celebrations and facts associated with it here:  

ISO New England hits Milestone: More Grid Power used at Night than Midday

June 18, 2018

Mild weather and high levels of solar output resulted in a daytime peak lower than in the middle of the night one day in the New England ISO. Distributed solar energy output neared capacity one early afternoon. Grid demand from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. that day, was less than that at mi

Oil Job Market Hasn’t Caught Fire yet as Drillers Wary of Recovery

June 14, 2018

Employment in the oil sector remains stagnant even with rising oil prices, most notably for engineering and science professionals. Less than 10% of jobs lost since 2014 have been recovered, most of those in the extraction fields. The slow recovery in jobs has been attributed to a reluctance to hire

No, Wind And Solar Do Not Inherently Increase Electricity Prices

June 4, 2018

Joshua Rhodes (Energy Institute and the Webber Energy Group) counters the argument that solar and wind are responsible for higher power prices in many markets, as recently claimed by Michael Shellenberger, a California gubernatorial candidate. Rhodes explains that many factors have impacted power

Now that Russia has Apparently Hacked America’s Grid, Shoring up Security is more Important than Ever

May 24, 2018

The threat of cyber-attacks on America’s electric grid has been a common topic in the news recently. This article explains that while securing the grid from these attacks is of upmost importance, grid operators have a number of obstacles precluding deployment of a sound defense system. Read mo