Category: EnergyJanuary 15, 2020
Renewable energy is more than a passing trend, and it is growing faster than expected. Today, organic waste is the second largest contributor to landfills (second only to paper products) and continues to be a growing problem in the U.S., affecting the environment and the economy.
Category: EnergyDecember 3, 2019
By 2020, experts predict that the global solar industry will take a massive leap, reaching the $422 billion mark. Here in the U.S., the continuous demand for alternative energy as a source of power is creating a growing need for qualified professionals.
Category: EnergyNovember 14, 2019
Despite being dependent on the level of precipitation and/or water runoff, hydroelectric power is a reliable source of energy. Nationwide, hydropower was the largest generator of clean, renewable electricity in 2018, representing 7% of total U.S. electricity generation and nearly 40% of renewable electricity generation.
Category: EnergyOctober 8, 2019
Like miniature electricity grids, microgrids draw power from on-site or local sources, helping to deliver clean and reliable energy for the future. Unlike wider grids that fall victim to extreme weather conditions and other emergencies, microgrids can be insulated against these types of disruptions.
Category: EnergySeptember 15, 2019
The majority of fatal injuries that occur in the renewable energy industry are caused by falls. It’s essential for companies to be aware of fall protection risks, as well as proactive ways to prevent accidents and injuries.
Category: EnergyAugust 12, 2019
In 2018, the U.S. energy storage market nearly doubled. It is expected to double again by the end of 2019, according to Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association’s report: U.S. Energy Storage Monitor 2018 Year-in-Review.
Category: EnergyJune 4, 2019
In the renewable energy industry, many companies depend on contractors to support their operations. This is why contractor pre-qualification is an important initial step, not only in determining the most suitable contractors for a project but also in helping mitigate costly claims.
Onshore Upstream Oil & Gas Production: An Overview of Onshore Upstream Oil and Gas Insurance, Part 3
Category: EnergyOctober 19, 2018
While oil pipelines are safer than trucks, they transport only a fraction of oil shipments. However, when pipelines do fail, the results can be catastrophic. Leaks and ruptures occur frequently, and experts warn that, as already aged pipelines grow older, accidents will only increase. What does this mean to insurance industry professionals?
Onshore Upstream Oil & Gas Production: An Overview of Onshore Upstream Oil and Gas Insurance, Part 2
Category: EnergySeptember 21, 2018
If prices continue to rise, rig counts will likely increase, creating market opportunities for retail insurance agents. According to Kiplinger, geopolitical worries “are pushing crude oil prices higher” and the industry continues to ramp toward a jump in oil prices and increased production.
Onshore Upstream Oil & Gas Production: An Overview of Onshore Upstream Oil and Gas Insurance, Part 1
Category: EnergyAugust 17, 2018
For those less acquainted with the oil and gas industry, this three-part article will help delineate the industry’s sectors and describe the insurance challenges faced by exploration and production companies. With the help of a wholesaler specializing in the oil and gas sectors, the retail insurance agent can tailor coverage to fit the demands of this challenging and rapidly innovating business sector.