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The Worst Is Still To Come In Energy Markets

August hasn’t been a great month for the stock market this year. However, energy stocks are taking the largest hit and are the only sector currently in a bearish state. Due to the U.S. – China trade war, crude oil prices lowered and the domino effect into the energy industry is projected to worsen. With the sector trending downward, Ari Wald from Oppenheimer recommended to CNBC to “stay away from energy”.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 7 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/worst-still-come-energy-markets-230000716.html

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Huge victory for the Arctic!

The oil drilling ban protecting the Arctic Ocean was brought to court in an attempt to be overthrown. However, Earthjustice fought for it to be restored. Their goal to preserve the wild is a constant battle and unfortunately not everyone believes in the importance of defending it. Efforts to prevent environmental destruction benefit the entire planet and our ecological systems. The fight continues with the hope to preserve various areas including the Western Arctic and all inhabitants.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 7 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information: https://earthjustice.org/features/photo-essay-arctic?utm_source=crm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=info&utm_campaign=190402_Info_Arctic&utm_content=ResponsiveImageLink

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Where are the world’s BILLIONAIRES investing?

Three of the richest people on the planet (Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma) along with other investors are pouring billions into clean-tech energy ventures.

As retirements of existing coal plants continue and funding for gas-fired energy declines, breakthrough technologies that will power the next energy revolution are being built.

Investment in all sorts of energy technology is rapidly advancing and investors are devoting billions to further advancements.

Consider the following:

  • Investment in coal and gas-fired power generation has experienced a second year of declines.
  • Renewable energy will surpass coal-based energy by 2030.
  • More money has been invested in energy transmission and storage technology in the last 5 years than was invested in the previous 30 years.

The current pattern is following the history of Governments requiring divestiture away from fossil fuels if followed by lots of investment in various technologies. This will identify the most promising followed by the largest institutional investments.

The future will certainly bring challenges and technology will attempt to offer solutions.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 7 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/28/gates-bezos-and-other-investors-are-pouring-billions-into-clean-tech.html

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A Clean Energy Revolution Is Rising in the Midwest

Major utilities envision reducing carbon emissions and using clean energy to facilitate those plans. The Midwest has stepped up to the plate promoting the shift to renewable energy. Low costs of wind power and growing use of solar are propelling Midwest utility executives to take charge in the climate change battle. Xcel, Consumers, and NIPSCO have proposed several plans to embrace renewable resources. Howard Learner, President and Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center says “utilities are beginning to make decisions based on the market of the future rather than that of the past” and “It’s a matter of environmental value and economic justification.”

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 7 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional Information: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02012019/renewable-energy-tipping-point-midwest-2018-year-review-utilities-wind-solar-xcel-100-percent

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Experts: Clock is ticking to cut back greenhouse gas emissions

According to reports, we only have a short time to cut back on greenhouse gases to limit climate change. By the end of this century, temperatures are expected to rise so high that consequences would be severe. Many solutions are available such as using renewable energy, limiting carbon pollution, investing in efficient energy technologies, and more. Sustainability needs to be widespread to have a positive impact on climate related issues.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Realgy owns and operates 7 solar plants in Illinois and is looking to invest in additional locations.

Additional information:
https://energynews.us/2018/02/13/midwest/experts-clock-is-ticking-to-cut-back-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

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DOE EIA Weekly Gas Storage Report

Working gas in storage was 3,726 Bcf as of Friday, November 17, 2017, according to EIA estimates.

This represents a net decrease of 46 Bcf from the previous week. Stocks were 319 Bcf less than last year at this time and 121 Bcf below the five-year average of 3,847 Bcf. At 3,726 Bcf, total working gas is within the five-year historical range.

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How the House Tax Bill Would Impact Wind, Solar, Electric Vehicles and Utilities

Will Congress' attempt at tax reform spell danger for clean energy?

Long term planning is what all businesses and countries seek right?

The U.S. passed laws to encourage the investment in renewable energy technology and innovation. Since then, companies, states and municipalities have invested $BILLIONs to achieve commercially available energy products, sustainable energy and reduced pollution/greenhouse gases. Renewable energy has been a top job producer.

The House Republicans and Senate have unveiled tax reform bills that would undermine this planning and progress.  Proposed reforms would include:

  1. Curtail wind construction
  2. Stop long term investment in solar development
  3. Stop investment in electric vehicles

These 3 items represent the majority of jobs created in the electric energy industry over the last 8 years.

One addition was incentive for small wind turbines, fuel cells and geothermal. This is a good plan as none of these technologies are currently commercially viable. That will take a long-term plan. While the Republican tax reform gets finalized, look at what is done to the engines of job growth in the energy industry and for those that carry out long term planning.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Additional Information:

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/house-tax-bill-impact-on-wind-solar-electric-cars#disqus_thread

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Electric cars will wipe out oil demand equal to Iran’s output by 2025, Barclays says

A Tesla Model S vehicle being charged.

Due to the growing demand for electric vehicles (sales rose 40% last year), oil consumption could drastically decrease over the next 20 years. Various markets have proposed banning or curbing vehicles that burn fossil fuels and more are considering the same. Barclays analysts project that by 2025, 3.5 million barrels a day of oil demand could be wiped out. To compare, Iran is the 3rd largest OPEC producer and pumps a total 3.8 million barrels a day. The projections only increase as time goes on. However, there are still hesitations to electric vehicles especially with consistently low gasoline prices encouraging larger vehicle purchases.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Additional Information:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/05/electric-cars-could-cut-oil-demand-roughly-equal-to-irans-output.html

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Another Nebraska family installs solar panels in path of Keystone XL pipeline

solar panels

The Keystone XL oil pipeline path would be from Canada through several states, threatening the health and businesses of many Americans. Landowners have been fighting the proposal, some by installing solar panels in the path of the pipeline. This resistance to the expansion of fossil fuel usage shows the need to focus on creating more renewable energy systems.  They continue to urge the commissioners to deny this project a permit.

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Additional Information:

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/news/another-nebraska-family-installs-solar-panels-in-path-of-keystone/article_24c00750-9ed2-11e7-ae4f-dff624ea7575.html

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States Are Using Social Cost of Carbon in Energy Decisions, Despite Trump’s Views

What would you pay to have a beach to go to, fish on the shore, or not have to move your manufacturing plant inland due to flooding?

Such questions are being asked today by corporations and States in considering the price of Carbon and other greenhouse gases. Yes, these social factors can be quantified into $/kWh, some as high as $43/ton of carbon. Put simply, the social cost of carbon is a dollar estimate of the future damages from droughts, sea level rise, heat waves and other climate impacts wrought by each ton of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.

Consider how one utility regulator explained the cost imposed on his utility due to social costs;

“We know that climate change makes our [power] generation fleet less efficient. We know that it causes wildfires and other natural disasters that affect our transmission and distribution system. We know that there are actual costs to utility customers that come from not acting to prevent catastrophic climate change.”

The federal Government recently relaxed the social cost provisions due to the “impact to the economy and jobs”.  Such federal shortsightedness is not new but, passing the pollution onto future generations in the hopes of retaining current jobs seems like a false promise for such a huge impact on future generations.

Social Cost of Carbon in the States

Realgy Energy Services is a registered Retail Energy Marketer in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. We offer Service Plans that will provide electric and natural gas at wholesale pricing direct to customers without any utility markup. Our Service Plans work with the local utility to provide seamless service and annual energy savings. Service Plans include Guaranteed SavingsTM, ManagedPriceTM, ManagedGreenTM Index, Fixed and PriceAssuranceTM.

Additional Information:

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11082017/states-climate-change-policy-calculate-social-cost-carbon

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