The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will plant vegetation this year at three Minnesota solar installations owned by Enel Green Power. The sites are among 15 around the country that will be part of the research project.
The obvious place to start is with electric utilities. Those burning coal would get the heaviest penalty. Those burning natural gas – the fuel favored by its low price and abundance in the nation -- some penalty, but not as heavy.
EIA forecasts that natural gas inventories will reach 3,263 billion cubic feet (Bcf) at the end of October, the lowest end-of-October level for U.S. natural gas inventories since 2005.
Wind and solar resources are unique among sources of electricity. Unlike most other generating technologies, grid operators generally do not dispatch wind and solar generation because these generators produce electricity only when the associated resources are available.
Most U.S. households can expect higher heating expenditures this winter (October through March) compared with last winter according to EIA.
Natural gas prices have spiked over the last few weeks as U.S. inventories run low ahead of the peak winter heating season. Natural gas prices have jumped nearly 15 percent over the past month, rising to roughly $3.30 per million Btu (MMBtu).
Roughly 28 percent of the Gulf of Mexico's natural gas production was shut down as of Tuesday, as the region braced for a powerful hurricane to make landfall.
Production and operating costs of oil and gas field operators went up by about 2 percent last year, the Oil and Gas Authority—said in a new report.
Renewable power generation will come to account for a third 2023 says the International Energy Agency.
Solar cell technologies need to fulfill three conditions to be worth commercializing: their conversion rate of sunlight into electricity must be high, they must be inexpensive to produce, and they must have a long lifespan.
Hurricane Gordon entered the Gulf of Mexico on September 3, triggering the first shut-in oil and natural gas production of the 2018 season.
According to EIA, Natural gas supply and demand grew significantly during the first half of 2018.