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Demand

Key Charts Highlighting Significant Growth in U.S. EV Market

The latest Fact Pack from SAFE highlights developments in the U.S. EV market, which is poised to see significant growth in the coming years as a result of new models, lower battery costs, increased range, and growing consumer awareness. Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

How EVs, Fuel Economy & Autonomy Could Significantly Alter Long-Term Oil Demand Outlook

Two major forecasters see a sharp penetration of EVs in the next couple of decades. Although the outlook for EVs and the transportation sector is improving quickly, oil demand is likely to continue to grow. Read More

Demand

Energy Digitalization to Bring Significant Rewards, But Also Risks

Digital technologies may lower oil and gas production costs by 10 to 20 percent. As a result, technically recoverable oil and gas reserves could climb by as much as 5 percent globally, with the largest gains from shale gas. Read More

Demand

Bans on Internal Combustion Engines May Backfire

Even with an entirely different landscape due to EVs becoming a greater part of the fleet, there is essentially no way to avoid the fact that ICE vehicles will be around for a very long time. Read More

Demand

Don't Pull the Plug on the EV Tax Credit

Given the costs of oil dependence, maintaining and reforming the EV tax credit is of strategic importance to the U.S. The tax credit has been vital in helping EVs gain traction in today’s competitive car market. Read More

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles: Driving Employment for People with Disabilities

The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), with Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), is hosting an online dialogue about how autonomous vehicle (AV) technology can improve employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities. Read More

Demand

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

Demand

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

Demand

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

Demand

Video: AGS Seeks to Boost Efficiency of Oil and Gas Production

Peter Kuhn of AGS explains how his company's technology combines valves and algorithms to transform oil and gas production at the wellhead, reducing wastewater and gas flaring while improving company returns. Read More