EDF Grants 2017 / 2018 – History of Electricity and Energy

COMMITTEE FOR THE HISTORY OF ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY
GRANTS FOR 2017 / 2018
APPLICATION FORM

Since 2001, the Committee for the History of Electricity has three objectives focused on the history of electricity: to conduct or foster scientific research, to study and promote tangible and intangible heritage, and to share and impart knowledge.

In 2013, the Committee widened its scope to become the Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy.
The Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy offers grants varying from 1,500 to 3,000 euros to graduate students.

Applications can be written in French or English.

Selection will be based on the following criteria: originality of the subject, preparation and quality of presentation of the project. The project must deal, at least partly, with the history of electricity or energy in France, Europe or elsewhere in the world.

Payment of the grant will be conditional upon signature of an agreement. The thesis or dissertation may be written in the language chosen by the student. However, a summary in French or English must be submitted to the Committee for the History of Electricity and Energy for theses or dissertations written in any other language.

The application should include:
– the attached application form;
– a letter in which the candidate requests a grant, gives the precise subject of his/her research, as defined with his/her supervisor, and binds him/herself to respect the agreement if he/she is selected;
– a presentation of the research project mentioning the sources, the methodology, the questions to be raised, and a short bibliography (6-10 p.);
– a detailed curriculum vitae;
– a letter of recommendation from the research supervisor, appreciating the candidate and approving the project;
– a photocopy of the student card or an attestation of research delivered by the university or research centre with which the candidate is affiliated.

The application must be sent attached to an email stating the name, the forename, the postal address, the phone number and the email address of the candidate. It must be emailed by November 10, 2017.

E-mail: comite.histoire.electricite@gmail.com
For any further information, please contact us by email or by phone : +33 1 53 63 23 46

For more details :  Soutien d’aide à la recherche 2017-2018

 


 

COMITÉ D’HISTOIRE DE L’ÉLECTRICITÉ ET DE L’ÉNERGIE
AIDES À LA RECHERCHE 2017 / 2018
DOSSIER DE CANDIDATURE


Depuis 2001, le Comité d’histoire de l’électricité a pour mission de conduire et de susciter des recherches scientifiques, d’étudier et de valoriser le patrimoine matériel et immatériel, de partager et de communiquer les savoirs sur l’histoire de l’électricité.

En 2013, le Comité a élargi son champ d’intervention pour devenir le Comité d’histoire de l’électricité et de l’énergie. Il poursuit ses actions de soutien dans le domaine de l’histoire et du patrimoine de l’électricité et de l’énergie et contribue à sa diffusion auprès de tous les publics. Le Comité d’histoire de l’électricité et de l’énergie soutient les travaux d’étudiants en sciences humaines sur l’électricité et l’énergie à travers un programme sélectif de soutiens financiers à la recherche dont le montant est compris entre 1500 et 3000 euros.

Nous attirons l’attention des professeurs et des candidats sur les critères de sélection et de classement des dossiers qui seront les suivants : originalité du sujet, sérieux de la préparation de la recherche, qualité de la présentation du dossier.

Le dossier de candidature devra être rédigé en anglais ou en français.

Les sujets acceptés devront porter, au moins partiellement, sur l’histoire de l’électricité, ou plus généralement de l’énergie, en France, en Europe ou ailleurs dans le monde. Le versement des sommes est soumis au respect d’une convention d’études signée dès l’obtention du soutien financier. Le soutien donnera lieu à la rédaction d’un mémoire pour les masters ou d’une thèse pour les doctorants qui pourront être rédigés dans la langue du choix de l’étudiant. Néanmoins, ces travaux devront tous être accompagné d’un résumé en français ou en anglais.

Les dossiers doivent être envoyés par voie électronique le vendredi 10 novembre 2017 au plus tard à l’adresse suivante : comite.histoire.electricite@gmail.com

Les dossiers comprendront les documents suivants attachés à un courriel indiquant les nom, prénom, adresse, coordonnées téléphoniques et électroniques du candidat :
– le formulaire de candidature ci-joint dûment rempli ;
– une lettre par laquelle le candidat demande une aide pour un sujet défini en accord avec le directeur de recherches et s’engage à respecter la convention d’études s’il est retenu ;
– un projet de recherche dactylographié (6 à 10 p.), mentionnant la problématique générale du sujet, les sources et les méthodes qui seront utilisées, et des éléments de bibliographie ;
– un curriculum vitæ détaillé du candidat ;
– une lettre de recommandation du Professeur sous la direction duquel la recherche sera menée, présentant l’étudiant et approuvant son projet ;
– une photocopie de la carte d’étudiant ou une attestation de recherche fournie par l’université ou le centre de recherche du candidat.

 

Pour plus de details :  Soutien d’aide à la recherche 2017-2018

Research Fellow (Distributed Ledgers and Decentralised Energy in Sub Saharan Africa)

University of Edinburgh – College of Arts, Humanities and Soc Scis

Working in Kenya, Tanzania and/or Uganda you will use ethnographic, human centred, participatory and collaborative methods to document and analyse the data practices of pay-as-you-go solar energy companies and customers to understand how data on the generation and consumption of solar energy is produced, transacted, valued and trusted. You will have an appropriate degree, normally a PhD, in social anthropology, politics or human geography, and typically two years relevant research experience including field based qualitative research on the digital economy in East Africa.

This full time, fixed term post is available for 35 hours per week from January 2018 for 16 months.

Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) on Monday 9th October 201

More info HERE

Postdoc in Energy History (2 years) Apply before September 20 2017

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Built Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The School of Architecture and the Built Environment is one of ten schools at KTH. We employ about 700 people and we have about 3 000 students. We have a unique breadth of subject range where we educate and research on future society, about how cities, buildings and infrastructure should be designed and built. On how to create a good living environment for people while taking into account environmental, energy, economic and social factors. We are proud of the good relations we have with industry and other players in the world.

Research and education at the Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment focus on technological change from a historical perspective. A starting point is that technology and science are cultural phenomena that shape and affect conditions for life on earth. Equally fundamental to our work is the idea that historical studies are crucial for understanding present situations as well as future developments

Job description

The post-doctoral researcher will be part of a dynamic research environment with a long track record in energy studies and in which historical studies are seamlessly integrated with studies with a more present-day focus.

Funded by the STandUp for Energy-strategic research programme (www.standupforenergy.se), the post-doc will further play an important part in strengthening the historical and societal dimension of KTH’s energy-oriented research.

The post-doc will carry out research about the history of energy supply. Within this broad frame, the post-doc will have considerable flexibility in defining his or her own research focus.

The post-doc may also be asked to participate, on a smaller scale (10-20%), in teaching and tasks of a more administrative character.

Qualifications

The successful applicant holds a PhD in history, STS, innovation studies or a related field. The PhD degree shall have been obtained within the last three years. Very good English skills are a must, since the post-doc will be working in a multi-cultural research environment and will be expected to publish in English. Earlier experience with energy-historical research is a plus.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.

Application

The application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Brief research statement with a description of your research so far and future research goals and interests
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Names and addresses of two or more reference persons

Please observe that all the documents above should be in English (or for official documents possibly in Swedish).

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2017-1741
Contact
  • Per Högselius, Universitetslektor, +46 8 790 8515
  • Sabine Höhler, Avdelningschef, +46 8 790 8741
Published 31.Aug.2017
Last application date 20.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

link to application here

Placement of 20 energy-SSH early-stage researchers into 10 Horizon 2020 energy projects

Social Sciences and Humanities for Advancing Policy in European Energy (SHAPE-ENERGY) is a €2m investment through the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Specifically, it represents a new European platform for energy-related social sciences and humanities (energy-SSH). Energy-SSH has played less of a role to date in shaping (European) energy policy than Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. In funding this project, the European Commission is supporting better integration of energy-SSH into the policy process. SHAPE-ENERGY is running for two years (from 1 February 2017), and is co-ordinated by the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK).

Through the ESR programme, ENTPE will manage the placement of 20 energy-SSH early-stage researchers into 10 Horizon 2020 energy projects. Working in pairs (2 researchers per project) they will support the project coordinators, over 2-4 week placements, to identify ways in which SSH can be embedded in their remaining deliverables.

These placements are an opportunity for host and interns to reflect on how to help social sciences and humanities work become embedded into existing energy initiatives to maximise impact.

PhD researchers could for example:

  • undertake additional analysis of collected data;
  • reach out to SSH researchers who may be interested in the project;
  • interview project partners to help evaluate the project;
  • assist with events, and talk to stakeholders about their engagement with the project;
  • attend consortium meetings, and observe cross-partner working.

The 20 placements will take place between September and December 2017. Travel bursaries (1.030€ for travel & accommodation) will be provided to facilitate the involvement of ESRs. It is still time to apply and several European projects on energy are waiting for contact to work with PhD students in SHS!

For more information please contact Dr. Delphine Burguet (delphine.burguet@entpe.fr) and Dr. Nathalie Ortar (nathalie.ortar@entpe.fr).

Permanent Sustainability Research Fellow opportunity

Permanent Sustainability Research Fellow opportunity

The Global Sustainability Institute (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK) is looking to recruit a new permanent Research Fellow, who will bring a strong portfolio of research to complement the existing work of our collaborative and interdisciplinary institute. Whilst the post-holder will join at Research Fellow level, the career ladder will allow for subsequent progressions to Senior Research Fellow, Principal Research Fellow/Reader, and Professor. Details are available here.

Since the GSI was established in 2011, it has built a reputation for high impact publications across a broad range of sustainability issues. We are part of the £6m ESRC Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, have won grants from five of the seven UK research councils (ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC, BBSRC, NERC), are currently leading three EU projects (e.g. SHAPE ENERGY) as well as contributing to others (e.g. MEDEAS), and also received recognition for world-leading research and impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The GSI has three research themes (Consumption & Change; Education for Sustainability; Global Risk & Resilience), and the new post-holder will have the opportunity to work within, across and/or between these themes. The backgrounds of our academic staff are diverse and encompass economics, geography, international relations, psychology, sociology, science and technology studies, environmental social science, climate change, mathematics and computer modelling.

The closing date is 10 September 2017. Interviews will take place on 4 October 2017. Informal enquiries before application are welcome.

SHAPE ENERGY Research Design Challenge

Control, Change and Capacity-Building in Energy Systems

European and worldwide energy policy and research are largely influenced by knowledge and disciplines from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Yet the challenges energy transitions entail concern social patterns as well, like individual or organisational behaviour and their management. These issues are covered by energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities (energy-SSH) disciplines. In fact, according to the European Commission (EC) Horizon2020 work programme on energy, knowledge from numerous fields of research is necessary to realise the ambitious goals of energy transitions concerning emissions reductions, renewable energy shares and the concomitant changes in social organisation. In what ways different energy-SSH disciplines design a research challenge related to overarching energy research problems is the objective of this call. Ultimately, it aims at inferring consequences for multi- and interdisciplinary energy-SSH research that serves both the academic and energy policy community.

Therefore, the SHAPE ENERGY platform, represented herein by the partner institution Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), invites European SSH researchers to take part in our ‘Research Design Challenge’. This challenge contains three sub-challenges framed as social science research problems on energy relating to control, change and capacity-building in energy systems (see below). The Research Design Challenge is an attempt to deepen our understanding of interdisciplinarity by analysing how different social sciences and humanities disciplines research the same scientific problem. Across multiple SSH disciplines, up to 15 teams of at least 2 researchers from at least 2 European countries will be selected and funded with up to 2.500 Euros to foster collaboration (funded to cover travel to meet up). In the wake of current EC initiatives, applications to this call for abstracts could be, among others, appealing for researchers who plan on follow-up applications with H2020 or EU-related programmes like COST or Marie Skłodowska-Curie, for instance. We seek your application for an eventual 3.000-4.000 words paper on one of these challenges if you are researching in one of the following SSH disciplines: Business; Communication Studies; Criminology; Demography; Development; Economics; Environmental social science; Education; Gender; History; Human geography; Law; Linguistics/languages; Philosophy; Planning (architecture); Politics; Psychology; Science/tech studies; Sociology; Social anthropology; Social innovation; Social policy; Theology. However we note that it is fine to include SSH disciplines from outside this list.  

 THE CHALLENGE(S)

For the Research Design Challenge, we are interested in your theories, methods and approaches to an energy related research problem from your disciplinary point of view (see list above to qualify). The prerequisite is that you find at least one more partner (individual[s] from European academic institution[s]) from a different European country (H2020 eligible countries) to collaborate on the challenge. The challenge itself is kept relatively general in order for many potential researches being able to connect to it. They relate to the overarching research problems of control, change and capacity-building in energy systems from a social science and humanities perspective (concept and concomitant challenges based on: Büscher/Sumpf 2015, see website download for details). Please consider the following three sub-challenges to relate to:

  • Challenge A:  From your (disciplinary) point of view, how would you approach the (research and real-world) problem of control in future energy systems? What theories and methods would you apply to research this problem? What approaches would you suggest to act upon this problem?
  • Challenge B:  From your (disciplinary) point of view, how would you approach the (research and real-world) problem of stability and change toward future energy systems? What theories and methods would you apply to research this problem? What approaches would you suggest to act upon this problem?
  • Challenge C: From your (disciplinary) point of view, how would you approach the (research and real-world) problem of capacity-building, i.e. fostering the actions necessary to realise consumer involvement? What theories and methods would you apply to research this problem? What approaches would you suggest to act upon this problem?

 Deadline for applications is October 6th, 2017. Please send your application and any questions prior to submission to Patrick Sumpf, ITAS/KIT, Germany (sumpf@kit.edu).

 

Eligibility: Please note that each abstract submission must include at least two collaborators, covering between them a single or multiple academic disciplines, and at least two Horizon 2020 eligible countries.

 Further details are available here, including elaborate details on the challenges, an indicative timeline, full information on eligibility, and funding guidelines. Note also that the Research Design Challenges will be published online (open access), and that once completed the Collection will be submitted to the EC’s strategy unit for energy research and innovation.

Registration now open: Powering the Planet- Why the world needs Anthropologists

To register to the event and workshops click HERE.

 

For full programme click HERE.

 

Why the World Needs Anthropologists: Powering the Planet

28-29 October 2017. Durham, UK

The fifth edition of the annual symposium “Why the World Needs Anthropologists” will take place this year in Durham, 28-29 October. The event will explore how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better. Energy is an indispensable part of our domestic and working lives. We thus need to develop smart and sustainable energy systems that are environmentally responsible and people-friendly.

Be inspired by top speakers.

Improve your skills during thematic workshops.

Visit exhibition stands at the Energy Hotspot and meet new people.

 

Keynote speakers:

  • BENJ SYKES (UK Country Manager and Head of Programme Asset Management in DONG Energy’s Offshore Wind Power)
  • TANJA WINTHER (Associate Professor at Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo)
  • SOPHIE BOULY DE LESDAIN (Expert Researcher at Electricité de France (EDF))
  • VERONICA STRANG (Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University)

 

Registration for this free event will open on 1 September 2017. However, you can subscribe now at www.applied-anthropology.com and follow updates also on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1292845360803687

ENERGY HOTSPOTs

During the day, our co-organisers, sponsors and partners will present at the Energy Hotspot. Do not miss the opportunity to mingle with enthusiasts from all sorts of different domains in academia, energy industry and non-for-profit sector.

WORKSHOPS

Accounting for Energy (Energethics)
The roles of corporations in aiming for a sustainable future, and how anthropological insights help asking the right questions.

Ethno-Engineering (LCEDN)
How to work appropriately with technical practice innovations in culturing skills for renewable energy.

Insightful Jobs (ASA Apply)
Demonstrating the Value of Reflexive Thinking.

Mining History (Durham Energy Institute)
A walking tour of Durham featuring its hidden history as the centre of what was once the largest coalfield in England.

 

LCEDN Annual Conference 2017: Equity and Energy Justice (11-12 Sept, Durham)

The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network is pleased to invite you to our Annual Conference 2017, which will be held at Durham University on the 11th and 12th of September 2017. The theme for this year’s conference is “Equity and Energy Justice“.

Speakers include Dr Rosie Day (University of Birmingham), Professor Benjamin Sovacool (University of Sussex), Dr Vanesa Castan Broto (University College London) , Professor Joy Clancy (University of Twente) and Simon Trace (former CEO at Practical Action).Working within the broad framework of the UN’s policy of promoting Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) the conference is based on the principle that without equity of access and energy justice, there can be no sustainability, and the conference aims to further understandings of how equity and justice are essential components of sustainability.Issues we are hoping to address include (but are not limited to):

  • Inclusivity/marginalization
  • Technology justice
  • Climate justice
  • Intersectional and structural inequalities
  • Governance and citizenship
  • Contestation
  • Socio-technical imaginaries and normative projects for social change
  • Research collaborations

This year’s annual conference (our 6th) is the first during the new phase of funding under DFID’s Transforming Energy Access programme. In this, the LCEDN has a role in consolidating existing relationships and collaborations among relevant UK academics and researchers, policy communities, NGOs and the private sector, and is extending partnerships in the global south for skills development. This conference is an opportunity to network, learn and develop partnerships across sectors.

The full programme is available HERE.

Registration for the conference is open until the deadline of Thursday 7th September at 13:00 GMT – please register here.

 

Weekly Energy News Update-September 2nd

Indeed that was a looong break. I won’t be able to catch up with all the major headlines over the past month but will have a highlights section below before digging into this weeks most recent headlines.

I am still on a trip across the US, this time from Montana to Boston. I have to share one tidbit from the journey. While driving through Cleveland I realized that I had never actually seen the waters of Lake Erie (or Ontario…but I did that two days later, now I’ve seen all the Great Lakes). I needed to get gas and take a break after about 3.5 hours of non-stop driving. I decided that Conneaut, the last town in Ohio while heading East on I-90, would be best, as it had a little harbor area where I could walk around. After noticing that the harbor water was not in the best condition for “feet-dipping”, I began to return to my car and saw this (sorry about the angle):

This was a first for me. Luckily, a local woman was hanging out on a bench by the harbor; I had to ask. She told me that the wind turbine had been struck by lightening years before leaving some damage. The company patched it up, but then in recent months during a very strong storm, the turbine was struck by lightening again and the wind blew the damaged blade right off of the turbine. According to her there was a renewed debate within the community about whether or not to repair the blade, but apparently many people were upset with the local family who had it installed on their property in the first place. I was able to find a number of local news articles about the issue and it appears the situation has placed the town in quite the bind as they signed a 10 year contract to allow energy generation at the site until 2020. Repairs may require the town to extend that contract.

Conneaut wind turbine facing uncertain future (Star Beacon)

My feeling is that Conneaut is a fairly typical “rust belt” town with many factories and even department stores that have been completely shutdown for many years. Even the old public library, which still bears the Rockefeller name, was boarded up and displayed small tags of graffiti here and there. The woman I talked to expressed surprise when I told her I was just driving through. “No one ever stopped here in the past,” she said. “Now with the internet, were getting on the map, people are starting to notice there’s a beach down the way and stop for a short visit. But in the past no one used to do that.” Perhaps the town will try to draw on tourism to support their future, but I cannot imagine a stalled wind turbine with a blown-up blade will be their seaside attraction.

Ok on to some more recent news


Speaking of storms…

Harvey’s Toll on Energy Industry Shows a Texas Vulnerability  (New York Times)

Gas shortages in Texas as Harvey knocks out refineries (CBS)

Retail U.S. gasoline prices surge after Harvey, global impact felt (Reuters)

New Hazard in Storm Zone: Chemical Blasts and ‘Noxious’ Smoke (New York Times)

Harvey Victims Face Toxic Pollution as Hurricane Recovery Begins (Intercept)

Houston Chemical Plant Refuses to Release Inventory Details After Explosions (Fortune)

Surrounded by Oil Refineries, Port Arthur, TX Faces New Environmental Crisis Following Harvey Floods (Democracy Now)

I have tried to collect a number of articles about Harvey that are most directly related to energy; Democracy Now has in particular been recording a number of very critical pieces that I have been listening to on the radio while driving. I just want to note, that Arkema Inc.’s refusal to provide transparent information regarding their chemicals is very disturbing and reminds me of the lack of transparency in the aftermath of the massive explosion in Tianjin China in 2015 that killed 173 people.


USDOE’s Grid Reliability Report

Coal, Nuclear Power Would Benefit From Energy Department’s Power Grid Study (NPR)

Grid Reliability: DOE Throws Down Red Flags On Unreliable Wind And Solar (Forbes)

What to watch in the wake of the DOE grid study (Utility Drive)

Apologies for putting focus on two US pieces of news, I think both are worth paying attention to because they have global consequences. I highly recommend even digging into the actual Staff Report

Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability (DOE)


Finance

World’s No. 1 solar panel maker wants slice of Brazil market (Reuters)

China Is Creating the World’s Largest Power Company (Bloomberg)

Norway’s wealth fund should boost investments in renewables (Reuters)

India’s dodgy energy contracts risk turning away investors (Bloomberg)

Peru’s state oil firm Petroperu to sell $1 billion in bonds in 2019 (Reuters)

ExxonMobil says completes Singapore refining-petchem plant acquisition (Reuters)


Pipelines

TigerSwan Responded to Pipeline Vandalism by Launching Multistate Dragnet (Intercept)

New York denies gas pipeline permit for CPV power plant over climate concerns (Utility Dive)

New Bill Would Force Arrested Protesters to Pay Police Overtime, Other Fees(Intercept)

New Canada hearings for Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion route (Reuters)

Nordic investors reject Dakota pipeline operator’s allegations (Reuters)


Politics

Brazil’s new 20 percent ethanol import tax rule takes effect (Reuters)

Midnight rush for power in electricity-starved Gaza (AFP)

Rosneft, traders lend more to Kurdistan ahead of referendum (Reuters)

The impacts of Kurdistan’s independence from Iraq could have major implications for the petroleum industry. It seems some corporations are already jockeying for position…

Big Customers Demand 100 Percent Renewables—and Utilities Look Set to Deliver (IEEE)

Vietnam prosecutes more oil firm officials for alleged mismanagement (Reuters)

Venezuela probing ‘spectacular’ overpricing in Orinoco oil contracts (Reuters)

U.S. senator asks FBI to probe Icahn over biofuels push (Reuters)

No U.S. plan to call for oil embargo on North Korea (Reuters)


Transportation

China likely to unveil NEV car quotas soon, but delay implementation (Reuters)

Britain faces huge costs to avoid power shortages with electric car plan (Reuters)

Renault-Nissan to build electric cars with China’s Dongfeng (Reuters)


Coal

Finland to introduce law next year phasing out coal (Reuters)

China plans safety inspections at coal mines, chemical plants (Reuters)

China’s war on smog shakes up ports; Tianjin loses, rivals benefit (Reuters)

Adani says to start Australian coal mine with own funds (Reuters)


Gas

U.S. halts LPG shipments to Asia amid storm havoc; buyers hold back (Reuters)

French energy giant Total to expand LPG infrastructure in India (India Times)

Gazprom says sanctions won’t stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline project (Reuters)

Australia’s Santos steps up effort to avert LNG export curb (Reuters)

Exxon Mobil Vietnam gas project could start in November (Reuters)


Hydropower

Nigeria awards dam power plant contract to Chinese state firm again (Reuters)

West Balkans’ energy bills surge as drought curbs hydropower output (Reuters)

Tanzania invites bids for hydropower project in game reserve (Reuters)


Nuclear

The U.S. Backs Off Nuclear Power. Georgia Wants to Keep Building Reactors. (New York Times)

U.N. nuclear watchdog opens uranium bank in Kazakhstan (Reuters)

Brazil looks to China to finish nuclear power plant (Reuters)


Petroleum

Latin America fights for fuel in Harvey’s wake, cargoes diverted (Reuters)

Here we can see the global impact of Harvey already taking shape.

Exxon Misled the Public on Climate Change, Study Says (New York Times)

Environmentalists oppose Illinois’ approval of fracking permit (Reuters)

Russian Tanker Completes Artic Passage Without Aid of Icebreakers (New York Times)

As oil prices weather storm, OPEC looks for long-term boost from Harvey (Reuters)

Yes I am sure they do…

Brazil regulator rejects Total study on drilling at Amazon River basin (Reuters)

Norway’s Arctic oil ambitions suffer setback as most promising well yields none (Reuters)

Libyan navy seizes tanker over suspected smuggling (Reuters)


Solar

Man Who Brings The Light lifts Romania’s poor out of darkness (AFP)

Kind of an uplifting Energy News story for a change

India bars states from independently exiting, modifying solar projects (Reuters)

Tesla starts production of solar cells in Buffalo (AP)

Chinese green firm to begin construction of Indian plant; will give jobs to 1,000 people (IANS)


Wind

Wind turbine maker Vestas receives order for largest wind park in Mongolia (Reuters)

Dutch Will Use Wind Power to Green Airports, But Solar is the Future Elsewhere (IEEE)