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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
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Oil and the Economy

IEA Says No New Oil And Gas Projects Needed in Call for Phaseout

In a bombshell report, the International Energy Agency states that the world must stop new fossil fuel projects immediately to hit net-zero emissions by 2050. Read More

topics: Energy Policy, IEA, Low Oil Prices, Natural Gas, Net Zero, Oil Demand, Oil Dependence, Oil Production
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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