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Energy Innovation

IEA Sees Renewables Overtaking Fossil Fuels and Nuclear by 2026

A record volume of renewable energy is expected to come online in 2021, with 290 gigawatts of new capacity. That surpasses 2020’s record, when renewables accounted for all of the new electricity capacity installed worldwide. Read More

topics: Electricity, IEA, Renewable Energy, Renewables, Solar
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Oil and the Economy

Omicron Ends Oil Rally. OPEC+ Decides to Wait and See

The emergence of the new Omicron variant has ended, at least for the moment, the surge in oil prices that has unfolded over the course of much of this year. Read More

topics: COVID-19, Global Oil Demand, oil, OPEC
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Oil and the Economy

Biden Taps SPR, But Remains at the Mercy of OPEC+

The U.S. government announced that it would release oil from the strategic petroleum reserve in coordination with a handful of other countries in an effort to tame oil prices. Read More

topics: Biden administration, oil, OPEC, SPR, WTI
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Oil and the Economy

IEA: Oil Price “Reprieve” On The Way

After months of oil prices steadily climbing amid a tightening market, the worldwide rally may soon take a breather. Read More

topics: Crude Oil, IEA, oil, Oil Markets, Oil Prices, OPEC
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Petropolitics

Russia’s Role in Europe’s Gas Crisis

Natural gas prices have spiked worldwide, with price surges most acutely felt in Europe. Read More

topics: Europe, Gas, Natural Gas, Russia
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Oil and the Economy

Biden Can’t Fix Short-Term Energy Prices, But Can Accelerate Transition

The global spike in commodity prices has resulted in expensive gasoline, which is always a political headache for whichever political party is in power. Read More

topics: Biden administration, Gas, Gasoline prices
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Energy Innovation

Progress at COP26, But Ambition Still Short of What is Needed

The pledges from the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow are coming in thick and fast, with new promises to transition to net-zero emissions and other commitments to cut financing for fossil fuels. Read More

topics: Climate, Climate Policy, COP26, Emissions, Energy Policy
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Oil and the Economy

Panic at the Pump: Biden’s Gasoline Dilemma

There’s no denying the salience of gasoline prices in domestic American politics. Read More

topics: Gas, Gasoline prices
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Petropolitics

Global Leaders Want More OPEC+ Oil and More Climate Action

OPEC+ will meet in the coming days to decide on next steps in regards to unwinding extraordinary production cuts. Meanwhile, in Glasgow, global leaders are trying to ratchet up the climate ambition. Read More

topics: Climate, Global Oil Demand, OPEC
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Energy Innovation

Supply Chain Crunch Encourages Miners To Look Closer To Home

As supply chain disruptions continue and permitting remains a lengthy process, mining companies are revisiting the tailings from previous operations. Read More

topics: critical minerals, mining, Strategic minerals
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Petropolitics

Saudi Arabia Says it is Aiming for Net Zero Emissions. How Serious is it?

Ahead of COP26, one of the world’s largest oil producers committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2060. Read More

topics: Climate, Electricity, OPEC, Saudi Arabia
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Energy Innovation

Will the U.S. Go to Glasgow Empty-Handed?

The stakes are high as President Biden nears COP26 with an ambitious U.S. climate change program hanging in the balance. Read More

topics: Biden administration, CEPP, COP26
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Oil and the Economy

New Gas-Fired Power Plants Should Be Cancelled

A new report has found that any new natural gas plant proposed today will be unable to recover its initial investment. Read More

topics: Climate, Energy Policy, IEA, Natural Gas
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Energy Innovation

The Campaign to Limit Fossil Fuel Supplies

With COP26 rapidly approaching, there is growing momentum to speed up the energy transition. Read More

topics: Climate, COP26, energy transition
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Oil and the Economy

China’s Energy Crisis Comes as World Urges Faster Climate Action

Stark mismatches in demand and supply have hit China's power sector as the international community urges a swift shift from fossil fuels. Read More

topics: China, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Energy Policy, Energy Security
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Oil and the Economy

Methane Crisis Needs Urgent Action

Slashing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry is one best and most urgent areas of climate action, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. Read More

topics: Methane, Oil Production, Shale Oil, Shale Oil Production
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Petropolitics

Oil Hits New High as OPEC+ Refrains From Larger Production Increase

Modest OPEC+ production increases push oil prices toward their highest in seven years - and can climb further as investors stay away from the industry. Read More

topics: Oil Demand, Oil Prices, Oil Production, OPEC
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Oil and the Economy

China's Power Crunch Hits U.S. Manufacturing, Semiconductors and Local EV Adoption

The impacts of China's power outages on manufacturing have gone global, as the ripple effects begin to emerge. Read More

topics: China, COVID-19, Power Demand, Power Generation