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    November 9, 2017

    B-I-N-G-O at COP-23

    If it’s November 9, that can only mean one thing—it’s BINGO day! “What’s BINGO day?” you ask. No, its not a day to gather to play a game in a church hall. It’s the day devoted to business and industry at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP-23 meeting in Bonn, Germany. BINGO is
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    November 6, 2017

    UN Climate Talks Underway in Bonn, Germany

    Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Bonn, Germany over the next two weeks to hash out details of the Paris Agreement on climate changes agreed to two years ago. The talks are being held under the rubric of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC ). The Paris
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    November 3, 2017

    Fully Loaded and Ready to Go

    It has been two years since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) enjoyed its full complement of five commissioners to deliberate and decide some of the most pressing energy issues facing our nation. Luckily, the long wait for a full FERC is nearly over. On Thursday, the United States
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    October 23, 2017

    Introducing the Global Energy Institute – Beveridge & Diamond Energy Tracker

    Introducing the Global Energy Institute – Beveridge & Diamond Energy Tracker Let’s face it—the constant flurry of energy news coming out of Washington is dizzying. Miss even just a day or two of news, and even the most committed of energy observes can quickly feel behind the times. But help is on
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    October 19, 2017

    Records Continue to Be Broken As US Crude Exports Flow

    The numbers are in from the first half of 2017, and American crude oil exports reached a record high of 900,000 barrels per day (b/d)—an increase of more than 300,000 b/d from the first half of 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Not only has the volume increased
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    October 13, 2017

    CPP Revisited: the Flexibility Façade

    EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) has been on quite the roller coaster ride since it was first announced in June 2014. The agency’s sweeping attempt to transform America’s electricity sector was the centerpiece of President Obama’s domestic policy legacy and is now one of the prime targets of President
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    September 28, 2017

    U.S. Energy Security Risk: How Low Can You Go?

    America’s energy security risk in 2016 was at its lowest point in two decades, according to the 2017 edition of the Global Energy Institute’s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk . This latest edition of the Index, the eighth in the series, incorporates the most recent historical data and updated
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    September 22, 2017

    EIA Gazes into its Crystal Globe

    The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO) is hot off the presses. It provides a look at global trends in energy supply and demand from 2012 out to 2050. With the normal caveats about the difficulty of predicting the future, let’s take a look at some