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IEA: OPEC Must Extend Cuts To Balance Oil Markets

U.S. shale is poised to outlast OPEC. It has long been the suspicion of many oil market analysts that the U.S. shale industry was likely too nimble for OPEC to really hammer it into oblivion. That proved to be the case after two years of low prices – shale production came off from peak […] The post IEA: OPEC Must Extend Cuts To Balance Oil Markets appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Smart mat detects early warning signs of foot ulcers

While completing his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in the mid-2000s, Jon Bloom saw his fair share of foot amputations among patients with diabetes. The culprit: infected foot ulcers. “Some days, I would spend the entire day doing nothing but amputations,” Bloom says. “It's a major problem we haven't really moved forward on.” Now Bloom's startup, Podimetrics, has developed a smart mat that can detect early warning signs before foot ulcers form, which may drastically reduce …

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Petrol Car Ban Won’t Work Without a Huge Investment in Electric Infrastructure

The UK government is proposing a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, in a move that echoes a recent announcement in France. Setting this sort of media-friendly target is a positive and welcome response to the challenge of air pollution across UK cities, write Richard Brooks and Jason Begley of Coventry University. […] The post Petrol Car Ban Won't Work Without a Huge Investment in Electric Infrastructure appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Petrol Car Ban Won’t Work Without a Huge Investment in Electric Infrastructure

The UK government is proposing a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, in a move that echoes a recent announcement in France. Setting this sort of media-friendly target is a positive and welcome response to the challenge of air pollution across UK cities, write Richard Brooks and Jason Begley of Coventry University. […] The post Petrol Car Ban Won't Work Without a Huge Investment in Electric Infrastructure appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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U.S. DoE Report Shows How Renewables Can Help Utilities Avoid Risky Investments

It's no secret rising demand for clean electricity has upended America's utility sector, making building new fossil fuel generation a difficult proposition. But a related challenge caused by this trend is challenging utilities – the need for flexible planning and procurement to avoid risky investments. Utilities previously accustomed to a business model of making capital investments […] The post U.S. DoE Report Shows How Renewables Can Help Utilities Avoid Risky Investments appeared first on The Energy Collective.

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Energy News: In a Bout Between Advanced Energy Technologies, Who Wins? Everyone

Think of it as a championship prizefight between contenders for meeting peak power needs: In the red corner, at a size somewhere between a shipping container and an office building, but with a brain that's hard to beat, it's the GE Digital Gas Peaker Plant! In the blue corner, it's battery storage, which bulks up […] The post Energy News: In a Bout Between Advanced Energy Technologies, Who Wins? Everyone appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Virginia Utilities and Advocates Square Off Over Net Metered Solar

Advocates of distributed solar energy in Virginia are watching nervously this summer as electric utilities and the solar industry negotiate the future of net metering, the policy that makes rooftop solar economically viable in a state with no other incentives. Virginia utilities finally see the value of solar to themselves, which is good news […] The post Virginia Utilities and Advocates Square Off Over Net Metered Solar appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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UK Care Home Gets Solar + Storage, Part of “Grey Fleet to Green Fleet” Project

Along with investment partner Janom, Wattstor has created a battery storage system for the Broom Court assisted living facility owned by Blackwood Homes in Stirling, Scotland. UK Care Home Gets Solar + Storage, Part of “Grey Fleet to Green Fleet” Project was originally …

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Proterra Electric Buses Up To 8x More Efficient Than Their CNG-Powered Cousins

A study by NREL shows that electric buses can be up to 8 times more energy efficient than CNG powered buses when operated on the same route. Proterra Electric Buses Up To 8x More Efficient Than Their CNG-Powered Cousins was originally published on

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The Messy Politics Surrounding the Solar Trade Case

As the U.S. International Trade Commission holds its first public hearing on the Suniva and SolarWorld trade case today, many solar stakeholders are already thinking ahead to the fall -- and about President Trump. To be sure, the ITC holds a lot of sway in this case. The commission is expected to complete its investigation of the Section 201 trade petition by September 22, and if the trade body determines foreign imports have caused no injury to the domestic solar industry, the case will be thrown out. However, …

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5 Important Questions About New York’s Energy Market Reform

It's been over three years since New York's Reforming the Energy Vision began. Under the initiative, regulators, utilities, and third-party technology companies are coming together to recalibrate and optimize New York's electricity market with distributed energy resources. There are still a lot of unanswered questions about how the state will achieve its goals. In advance of Greentech Media's