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Energy Innovation

Rapid Renewable Energy Growth is the “New Normal”

The International Energy Agency believes the explosive growth in renewables, with installations soaring in 2020, is here to stay. Read More

topics: Electricity Generation, IEA, Renewable Energy
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Oil and the Economy

Colonial Pipeline Outage And Panicked Fuel Buying Leads to Shortages

The fallout from the Colonial Pipeline shutdown will almost certainly lead to greater scrutiny over the cyber security of American critical infrastructure. Read More

topics: Colonial Pipeline, Cybersecurity, Cyberterrorism, Gasoline, Gasoline prices, Pipeline
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Energy Innovation

Commodity Prices Surge, Raising Odds of “Super-Cycle”

Electrification and the wider energy transition has spurred an upsurge in commodity prices. Read More

topics: Commodity Markets, Copper, IEA, Strategic minerals, super-cycle
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Energy Innovation

IEA: Shortage of Critical Minerals Could Delay Energy Transition

The IEA warns that the current supply of critical minerals will not be enough to meet the energy transition demand. Read More

topics: batteries, China, Cobalt, Copper, critical minerals, IEA, Lithium, Paris Climate Conference, rare earths, Strategic minerals
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Uncategorized

Bakken Production Erodes as Industry Looks Elsewhere

The recovery seen in the Permian has not yet extended to the Bakken, as it struggles with higher costs and stagnant production. Read More

topics: bakken, Fracking, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Production, Permian, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

California Becomes First to Try to Wind Down Oil Production

Although relatively modest in scope, California Governor Gavin Newsom's plan to phase out oil production in the state is groundbreaking in political significance. Read More

topics: California, Fracking, Fracking Bans, Oil Production
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Energy Innovation

Carbon Capture: The Silver Bullet?

As governments announce more ambitious climate goals, interest in carbon capture and storage measures has increased. But how viable is the technology? Read More

topics: Biden administration, Carbon Capture, CCS
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Energy Innovation

As EV Costs Decline, Policy Aims to Accelerate Transition

As battery and EV costs decline, governments at the state and national level are eyeing a phase out of the internal combustion engine. Read More

topics: Biden, Climate, Electric Vehicles, EVs
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Oil and the Economy

U.S. Hosts Climate Summit as Global Emissions Spike

The U.S. is hosting 40 countries this week for an international climate summit, where new climate targets – aimed at restoring U.S. credibility in international climate negotiations – are likely to be announced by the White House. Read More

topics: Biden administration, Climate
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Oil and the Economy

Congress Eyes Major Program to Clean Up Old Oil and Gas Wells

Plans to clean up abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells are gaining momentum in Washington. Read More

topics: Biden administration, Climate, Environment, Oil and Gas, President Biden
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Oil and the Economy

Biden Takes No Action on Dakota Access. The Story is Not Over.

The administration declined to make a decision on the Dakota Access pipeline in an appearance in federal court on April 9, but the court could instead take action. Read More

topics: Biden, Dakota access, Pipeline
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Oil and the Economy

U.S. Shale Steps Up Drilling, But Production Rebound Uncertain

Drilling returns to the shale patch as oil prices rise, but it remains to be seen if this activity will result in production. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Low Oil Prices, Oil Demand, Oil Production, OPEC, Shale, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Oil and the Economy

Flaring in Permian Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels Even as Pressure for Action Mounts

U.S. oil production remains far below pre-pandemic levels, but methane emissions from the Permian basin are back at pre-Covid highs. Read More

topics: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Methane, Methane Regulations, Permian, Shale, Texas Railroad Commission
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Energy Innovation

Q1 EV Sales Signpost Electrification Acceleration

A strong Q1 after a surprising 2020 suggests vehicle electrification in the United States is on the rise. More must be done to ensure rising EV sales lift U.S. energy security with them. Read More

topics: Auto industry, Automakers, China, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Electric Vehicles
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Petropolitics

Iran’s Oil and the Nuclear Deal: What a Breakthrough Means for the Market

Removing Iranian oil sanctions could have a profound impact on the global energy market. Read More

topics: Biden, China, Iran, Iran Deal, JCPOA, Libya, Oil Markets, President Biden, Trump administration
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Energy Innovation

Financial Regulators Step Up Oversight of Climate Risk

Recent SEC opposition to oil and gas company sahreholder requests could be the start of a new era of climate regulation by federal financial regulators. Read More

topics: Climate change, greenwashing, Oil and Gas, SEC
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Energy Innovation

Fossil Fuel Investments Badly Trailed Renewables Over Past Decade

The gap between renewable and fossil fuel investments is closing, as the post-Paris Agreement performance of those fossil fuel investments falters. Read More

topics: fossil fuels, Investment, Paris Climate Conference, Renewables, Shale, Shale investors, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

Decarbonization Poses a “Political Risk Nightmare” for Oil-Dependent Countries

Oil-producing countries face severe financial and political risk as the world transitions away from oil. Read More

topics: Low Oil Prices, oil, Oil Demand, Oil Production, Oil Supply, Saudi Arabia