Bay Area Climate News from CRI – April 2018

BAY AREA CLIMATE NEWS FROM CRI April 2018      THE BIG PICTURE   GHG Emissions Rose in 2017 — Renewables growing fast…but not fast enough The New York Times breaks down the top 5 reasons why global GHGs rose in 2017. While renewables grew faster than any other energy sector, they couldn’t match the growth in overall energy demand. […]

Energy News for April 18, 2018

CNBC: Farm state senators tell EPA to stop giving big oil refiners a pass on biofuels rules Platts: Pennsylvania case threatens gas sector, long-held ‘rule of capture’: Southwestern Energy Utility Dive: FERC chair takes up coal lobby line on plant retirements Platts: Lawmakers grill FERC on response to resilience issues, out-of-market state actions The State: […]

Energy News for April 16, 2018

Bloomberg: Trudeau Seeks Talks With Kinder After Failing to Ease Pipeline Spat CNBC: API opposes bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions, asks Trump administration to ‘let the markets work’ Politico: FEMA’s plan underestimated Puerto Rican hurricane Utility Dive: Idaho regulators accept Rocky Mountain Power’s planned shift from coal to renewables CNBC: Tesla ships flawed parts from suppliers […]

Energy News for April 12, 2018

Reuters: Trump administration weighs high-ethanol fuel waiver to placate farmers Bloomberg: OPEC Sees Tighter Market as Oil Output Drops to Lowest in a Year Houston Chronicle: Texas producing more oil with fewer people, rigs Washington Examiner: Army Corps says Puerto Rico power grid in ‘much better condition,’ but 50,000 still in dark Utility Dive: MISO […]

Energy News for April 11, 2018

Reuters: Trump to put biofuel reform push on ice, for now: sources S&P Global Platts: OPEC president says Russia pact to allow more nimble market response The Wall Street Journal: Big Oil’s New Favorite Toy: Supercomputers Bloomberg: Trump Ethanol Moves May Be Worse for Farmers Than Soy Tariff Reuters: Cushing’s oil market clout wanes amid […]

Energy News for April 10, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Exxon, Qatar in Talks on U.S. Shale Deal Reuters: Canada explores options as Kinder Morgan halts pipeline workE&E News: States, enviros make latest bid to save methane rule Bloomberg: U.S. Agencies Agree to Slash Approval Times for Infrastructure Projects Washington Examiner: New England faces ‘horror story’ of expensive power Utility Dive: […]

Energy News for April 9, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Americans Face Highest Pump Prices in Years Bloomberg: Saudis See Chemical, Oil-Refining Bonanza Along U.S. Gulf Coast Reuters: Kinder Morgan halts most work on disputed Canada pipeline expansion Bloomberg: Cyberattack ‘Wake-Up Call’ Puts Pipeline Industry in Hot Seat Washington Examiner: No more ‘second-class’ treatment, rural utility providers tell Congress Bloomberg: Your […]

Energy News for April 6, 2018

Reuters: Russia says wider cooperation arrangement with OPEC could be indefinite Bloomberg: Trump Says He’s Looking at Emergency Aid for Battered Power Plants Reuters: Texas oil output surge clogs pipelines, depresses prices The New York Times: Solar Power Is Burning Bright. But It’s Hardly Twilight for Fossil Fuels. Bloomberg: Hidden by Model 3 Mess, Tesla’s […]

Energy News for April 5, 2018

Reuters: U.S. ethanol groups bristle as EPA frees refiners from biofuels law CNBC: The energy industry will likely emerge from any trade war with China unscathed The Wall Street Journal: Activist Investors Try to Wake Up a Slumbering Energy Sector Bloomberg: Cyberattack Bleeds Into Utility Space With Billing Delays UtilityDive: ISO-NE seeks to keep 1,600 […]

Energy News for April 4, 2018

Reuters: Oil giants stay in their own backyards in U.S. auction Houston Chronicle: ConocoPhillips sells Permian assets and expands elsewhere Bloomberg: OPEC Output Falls to Lowest in a Year Amid Venezuela Woes Bloomberg: Four Gas Pipeline Data Systems Shut Down as Cyberattack Hits The Post and Courier: S.C. lawmakers vote to remove Santee Cooper board, […]