SolarWorld Files New Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Cases Against China and Taiwan Solar Cells

By | Renewable Energy Outlook | January 3, 2014

On December 31, 2013, SolarWorld Industries America Inc. petitioned the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission to begin antidumping investigations against the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan and a countervailing duty investigation against the People’s Republic of China, relating to crystalline silicon photovoltaic products (“solar cells”).

Clearing the Fog On the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision

Clearing the Fog On the PA Supreme Court’s Marcellus Shale Decision

There’s been a good bit of confusion in the early reactions to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Robinson Township et al v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., declaring that key aspects of the Act 13 revisions to Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Law are unconstitutional.

Natural Gas Power Saves Texas Water, May Reduce Drought Risk

By | North America Shale Blog | December 30, 2013

A recent study by researchers Bridget Scanlon, Ian Duncan and Robert C. Reedy of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas-Austin found that the state of Texas consumed less water as a result of using natural gas-fired power plants than it would have had it generated the same amount of electricity using coal-fired plants – even after taking into account the water used in hydraulic fracturing to source the natural gas used to generate the power.