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Oil and the Economy

Study: Methane Leaks In BC’s Gas Operations Much Higher than Thought

A new study has found that methane emissions from natural gas drilling in British Columbia are roughly twice as high as previously thought,. Read More

topics: Climate, LNG, Methane, Natural Gas
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Uncategorized

Democrats Push Ambitious Climate Agenda in Infrastructure Package

Senate Democrats are moving forward with a sweeping infrastructure package aimed at accelerating the clean energy transition. Read More

topics: Clean Energy, Climate, Climate Policy, Energy Policy, Greenhouse gas emissions
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Oil and the Economy

Will Shale Drillers Return to Old Ways?

While U.S. shale has recovered from a brutal 2020, it remains to be seen how long it will stick to its "capital discipline" mantra. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Energy Innovation

Europe Announces Sweeping Climate Plan

This week EU unveiled arguably the most ambitious suite of climate policies globally. But several questions must be answered before these proposals can become law. Read More

topics: Climate Policy, European Union
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Energy Innovation

New Crisis Brings New Opportunities to Advance U.S. Manufacturing and Strengthen Its Global Presence

Meeting the decarbonization demands presented by the climate crisis will require a more advanced grid, greater diversity in power and fuel sources, and a rethinking of personal mobility. Read More

topics: Biden administration, Biofuels, ethanol, Hydrogen, Renewables, Transportation
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Energy Innovation

IEA: Gas Demand is Growing. That’s a Climate Problem

Natural gas consumption is expected to bounce back after a tough 2020 – at a time when governments are looking to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. Read More

topics: IEA, Natural Gas
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Petropolitics

No-Deal From OPEC+. But Analysts Say Stalemate is “Unsustainable”

The turmoil at the OPEC+ meeting injects uncertainty into the market—and may presage the challenges ahead. Read More

topics: Biden administration, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Saudi Arabia
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Oil and the Economy

Canada Announces Plans to Phase Out ICE Vehicles by 2035

The Canadian government announced a landmark new regulation that would ban gasoline and diesel vehicle sales by 2035, adding its name to the list of governments phasing out the internal combustion engine. Read More

topics: Canada, Electric Vehicles, Energy Policy
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Energy Innovation

Heat Dome Wreaks Havoc, Previews Future of Climate Disaster

The heatwave in the Pacific Northwest stretched power grids, squeezed energy supplies, melted infrastructure—and illustrated how far behind the U.S. is in preparing for the effects of the climate crisis. Read More

topics: Climate change, Energy Infrastructure
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Oil and the Economy

In Wake of Losses to Oil Majors, Path Forward Remains Unclear

Exxon's board reshuffle has sent shockwaves through oil companies, as a new era of corporate scrutiny beckons. Read More

topics: Equinor, ExxonMobil, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Royal Dutch Shell, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

OPEC+ Could Jump Into Action as Oil Prices Rise

OPEC+ is considering an increase in oil production as the global market tightens and prices rise – with some predicting a return to $100 oil. Read More

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Energy Innovation

EV Outlook “Brighter Than Ever,” But Long Way to Go For Climate

EV adoption is growing, but the window for achieving net-zero emissions in the road transport sector by 2050 is closing quickly. Read More

topics: batteries, Electric Vehicles, Net Zero
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Oil and the Economy

One Last Oil Boom?

The oil industry is booming. But as global financial markets change and the energy transition continues, it might be the industry's last. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production
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Energy Innovation

IEA: Global Clean Energy Investment is Too Low

Clean energy spending must rise from $150 billion in 2020 to $1 trillion annually by 2030 for emerging economies to reach net-zero emissions by mid-century. Read More

topics: Energy, IEA, Net Zero
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Petropolitics

Rich Countries Subsidizing “Dash for Gas” in Developing World

Rich countries are using public financing to expand the construction of natural gas infrastructure in poorer countries around the world. Read More

topics: Natural Gas, Renewables, Solar, wind
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Oil and the Economy

Biden Suspends Leases in ANWR, But Supports Other Arctic Drilling

ANWR leases have been suspended by the Biden administration, but new production will move forward in the NPR-A. Read More

topics: Alaska, ANWR, Biden, Low Oil Prices, npr-a, Oil Prices, Oil Production, Trump
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Petropolitics

Oil Prices Hit Highest Level Since 2019 as OPEC+ Regains Control

As Brent crosses $70, oil market narratives have flipped to questions over supply rather than demand. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC, Saudi Arabia
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Energy Innovation

Disorderly Transition Likely With G20 Behind on Climate Commitments

The world's major economies will need to yank the handbrake on emissions if they are to meet their climate goals, a new report warns. Read More

topics: energy transition, G20, Paris
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Oil and the Economy

Shell Loses Court Case, Exxon Loses Board Fight in Stunning Rebuke For Big Oil

In a stunning blow to a company not used to losing, activist investors have claimed two seats on the board of ExxonMobil. Read More

topics: activist investors, Climate, Engine No.1, ExxonMobil
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Energy Innovation

Ford’s Electric F-150 Could Accelerate Electrification

Ford unveiled the electric version of its bestselling F-150 - the biggest statement of EV intent yet among U.S. automakers. Read More

topics: Electric Vehicles, Ford, ford f-150