The Fuse

Energy Innovation

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Why Have EVs Taken Off in Some Markets but Not Others?

A favorable political environment is needed to support electric vehicle policies, and countries must be wealthy enough to afford subsidies. EV policy also needs to be clear and sustained to give consumers and automakers certainty. Read More

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Graphics Highlighting Prospects of Reducing Oil Demand Through Fuel Economy, EVs & Autonomy

Given the natural synergies between AVs and EVs, growth of self-driving cars will accelerate electrification and ultimately bring about more diversity in the transportation sector. Read More

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Could Small Changes in Land Use Cause Large Shifts in Vehicle Ownership?

If future population growth occurs in suburbs of lower-density and higher income, then vehicle ownership will likely rise, whereas if future population growth gathers in higher-density, lower-income cities, vehicle ownership may decline. Read More

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China’s SUV Sales Rise Sharply, Underpin Gasoline Demand

Despite the rise in EV sales in China, long-term trends of a rising population and a growing middle class will increase the country’s appetite for petroleum. Read More

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Fuel Implications of Suburb-to-Suburb Commuting

The largest proportion of commuting in U.S. metropolitan areas occurs from suburb-to-suburb, standing at 40 percent of metropolitan commuters as of 2015. Read More

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America’s Aging Vehicles Delay Rate of Fleet Turnover

The average light-duty vehicle now remains in service for over three years longer than it did two decades ago. With vehicles “living” longer, the fleet will take longer to replace itself. Read More

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Business Executives, Former Military Leaders Call for Bold Actions to Reduce Oil Dependence

Business executives and former military leaders launched recommendations this week for reducing dependence on oil and fostering the development of technological advancement in the transportation sector. Read More

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Why Every Entrepreneur Should Take a Closer Look at Clean Tech

The companies that succeed will do what smart new startups have always done: Focus on delighting customers and disrupting markets using creative combinations of technology, software, and business models. Read More

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The Myth of Energy Independence: Looking Back at Andrew Grove’s Advocacy

Andrew Grove, an early advocate of electric vehicles and former legendary CEO of chipmaker Intel, died this past week. Over the past decade, the tech mogul emerged as a prominent voice in dispelling the myth of energy independence and repeatedly urging reforms in transportation, particularly the adoption of EVs. Read More

Economics

Oil Industry Shaped by Changing Roles of IOCs and Service Companies

KPMG: Even as national and international oil companies continue to call the shots, oilfield service companies have emerged as the "unsung workhorse" of the oil industry. Read More

Economics

End of an Era? Oil and Gas Megaprojects Pushed to the Back Burner

Chevron, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and ExxonMobil are all announcing limits on megaproject spending to focus on shale oil and gas production. Read More

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Video: Two Startups Break Ground on Hyperloop Demonstration Facilities

Is the Hyperloop a transportation revolution waiting to happen, or a pipe dream? As two startups break ground on demonstration facilities, we speak with experts to determine if the Hyperloop is more than a hype machine. Read More