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Christopher Guith

Past is prologue, as they say. As we look forward to what 2019 could bring for American energy, it’s worthwhile to look back at 2018 for some hints. With that in mind, here is our “look-back preview” of eight key trends and important issues that we believe will help to shape the year ahead.

Stephen Eule

This year’s annual Conference of the Parties (COP-24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held the first two weeks of December in Katowice, the heart of Poland’s coal country. This is the third time Poland has hosted a COP.

By Matt Koch and Dan Byers

Pop quiz: which President issued the following clarion call for action on permitting reform?

Dan Byers

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrated the one-year anniversary of an obscure guidance memorandum that surely deserves recognition as amongst the most arcane pol

Matt Letourneau

The goal of our EnergyInnovates initiative is to highlight promising and interesting technology and people that are at the forefront of new energy solutions.  This fall, I had a chance to spend some time with the dynamic team at NET Power who are the very definition of innovators—and are

Dan ByersStephen Eule

Mark Twain reportedly observed in 1919 that "A falsehood can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots." When it comes to the debate surrounding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recent rules, Twain’s quip still rings true.

Stephen Eule

The International Energy Agency (IEA) just released its latest global energy forecast, the World Energy Outlook 2018 (WEO2018).

It may not have received as much attention as marquee Senate and House races, but energy was very much on the ballot in the 2018 midterms.

The Global Energy Institute just released a scorecard covering the results of some of the most significant ballot referendums on Election Day. 

Dan Byers

The world is hungry for energy. The Department of Energy (DOE) projects that global energy consumption will increase nearly 30% between 2015 and 2040, driven primarily by developing countries seeking energy access to lift their populations out of poverty.

Hurricane season is far from over. Category 4 Hurricane Michael is poised to make landfall on the Florida panhandle today, accompanied by 100mph winds and a massive storm surge.

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