February 23, 2017

Optimal Renewable Energy Subsidization

The discussion surrounding energy subsidy reform is dominated by rhetoric and ideological pretext. It has been said that “energy policy is made in a political setting, it …

February 19, 2017

Offshore Wind Begins Energy Production in the US

Production Begins While offshore wind resources are more abundant and consistent than their land-based counterparts, until this past December, offshore wind had remained an untapped source of …

February 19, 2017

Texas Shale Willing to Spend to Get Ahead

The Texas energy sector is poised to revive drilling in the state for 2017. While big oil companies are planning to cut spending this year due to …

February 19, 2017

Five Takeaways from Trump’s America First Energy Plan

The Trump administration released the America First Energy Plan shortly after Trump’s inauguration. Here are the five key policy takeaways from the plan: Eliminating burdensome policies such …

 
November 16, 2016

Energy Politics in the South China Sea

Territorial claims in the South China Sea are typically viewed through a nationalist or military lens. However, these labels may obscure the true aim of nations seeking …

November 16, 2016

Oil Companies Look to the Tech Startup World to Breathe Life into Revenues Hit by Deflated Oil Prices

Introduction: The Current Oil Industry Landscape It is no secret that oil price volatility over the past year and a half has caused turmoil in the energy …

November 7, 2016

Seven Takeaways from the Most Recent World Energy Council Report

The World Energy Council—a global energy body accredited by the United Nations and made up of over 3,000 member organizations in 90 countries[1]—has released a report that …

 
November 7, 2016

Proposed Fed Rules Could End Financial Holding Companies’ Participation in Physical Commodities Activities

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve released proposed regulations on Financial Holding Companies’ (“FHC”) participation in physical commodities activities.[1] Upon review of these activities and …

October 31, 2016

Solar-Energy Companies Investigated Over Tax Incentives

The manner in which seven solar-energy companies — both foreign and domestically owned — use tax incentives paid out by the United States federal government has drawn …

October 30, 2016

Produced Water Management: A Comparative Study

The production of oil is a water-intensive endeavor. This is especially true in hydraulic fracturing, where a single well may require between 2.4 million to 7.8 million …