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  • US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster
    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for protecting Americans from nuclear-waste fires at dozens of reactor sites around the country, according to a recent article. Radioact…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 6:15pm -
  • Fuel from the air technology provides a path to new business for OPEC countries
    Pioneering technology makes OPEC countries prime regions to produce synthetic fuels. This could be a key asset in phasing out fossil fuels after the Paris Agreement, while also keeping some of the existing oil industry value chain intact.
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 12:46pm -
  • Computer code that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests uncovered
    An international team of researchers has uncovered the mechanism that allowed Volkswagen to circumvent US and European emission tests over at least six years before the Environmental Protection Agency put the company on notice in 2015 for violating t…
    - 4 days ago, 23 May 17, 12:18pm -
  • Fueling the future
    New research investigated the full life cycle impact of one promising 'second-generation biofuel' produced from short-rotation oak. The study found that second-generation biofuels made from managed trees and perennial grasses may provide a sustainabl…
    - 8 days ago, 19 May 17, 4:40pm -
  • Not all cool pavements are created equal
    Cool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research many reflective pavements have some unexpected drawbacks relative to conventional pavements when considering the entire life cycle of the materials.
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 17, 2:41pm -
  • Energy transition: Smart, interconnected, sustainable
    Many elements are required for making the energy system more sustainable. Among them are smart solar storage systems, smartly interconnected energy grids, and electricity-based synthetic fuels (e-fuels).
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 17, 12:53pm -
  • Public divides over environmental regulation and energy policy
    A 54 percent majority of US adults believe that 'government regulations are necessary to encourage businesses and consumers to rely more on renewable energy sources,' while 38 percent support the notion that 'the private marketplace will ensure that…
    - 11 days ago, 16 May 17, 6:34pm -
  • Salt domes and the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve
    Scientists have examined how salt domes behave and conclude that the U.S. Department of Energy is justified in extending the life of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
    - 11 days ago, 16 May 17, 3:53pm -
  • New, more efficient catalyst for water splitting
    Physicists have discovered a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, composed of easily available, low-cost materials and operating far more efficiently than previous catalysts. That would solve one of the primary hurdles remaining in…
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 17, 7:07pm -
  • Diesels pollute more than lab tests detect
    Because of testing inefficiencies, maintenance inadequacies and other factors, cars, trucks and buses worldwide emit 4.6 million tons more harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) than standards allow, according to a new study.
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 17, 3:15pm -

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  • Chart of the Week: U.S. Gasoline Demand Poised to Hit a Record This Summer
    Stay on top of the latest developments in oil markets, geopolitical risk, and alternative fuel vehicles with the SAFE policy team's Chart of the Week.The post Chart of the Week: U.S. Gasoline Demand Poised to Hit a Record This Summer appeared first…
    - 2 days ago, 26 May 17, 9:00am -
  • OPEC Promises Market Stability and Clarity, but Deal Extension Is an Inkblot Test for Analysts
    As the group doubles down on its production cut, questions linger about exit strategy, capability, and size.The post OPEC Promises Market Stability and Clarity, but Deal Extension Is an Inkblot Test for Analysts appeared first on The Fuse.
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 8:15pm -
  • India Likely to Fall Short of Its Ambitious EV Target
    While India is making a concerted effort to implement reform in its transportation sector, it is far behind other countries in putting EVs on the road. Despite the government's best intentions, India's oil demand should double by 2040. The post Indi…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 17, 2:09pm -
  • Brazil Engulfed in Political Crisis, But Oil Production Will Still Rise
    Recent reforms scrapped the requirement that Petrobras own a 30 percent stake in all pre-salt oil fields, essentially opening the door to private international companies. As a result, Brazil's oil production is flourishing. The post Brazil Engulfed…
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 7:40pm -
  • OPEC Stays Course on 9-Month Extension Narrative; Signals Possibility of 12-Month Deal
    Likely with window dressing.The post OPEC Stays Course on 9-Month Extension Narrative; Signals Possibility of 12-Month Deal appeared first on The Fuse.
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 17, 5:35pm -
  • Ford’s Bold CEO Move Reflects Its Commitment to Autonomous Vehicles
    Ford's appointment of Jim Hackett as its new CEO makes good strategic sense, given the automaker’s commitment to AVs and the necessity of taking more bold steps in this area. The move further deepens Ford’s commitment to becoming a modern mobilit…
    - 4 days ago, 23 May 17, 6:58pm -
  • Expect OPEC to Game Expectations
    More and more market watchers are making the case that OPEC should just leave well enough alone and let the free market set the price. While trying to influence sentiment and fundamentals, on nearly a daily basis, OPEC has already destabilized the ma…
    - 5 days ago, 22 May 17, 3:29pm -
  • Elections Loom Over Iran’s Oil Industry
    Iranian oil output has come a long way since the nuclear deal went into effect and tough sanctions were lifted in January 2016, but the outlook now very much depends on the outcome of the May 19 presidential election.The post Elections Loom Over Ira…
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 17, 6:52pm -
  • Will Argentina’s Shale Revolution Finally Begin?
    The outlook for Argentina’s Vaca Muerta is arguably more positive than it has ever been, with some oil majors recently giving the go-ahead on big shale investments in the country.The post Will Argentina’s Shale Revolution Finally Begin? appeared…
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 17, 6:38pm -
  • Autonomous Vehicles’ Political Capital for Israel
    Transportation must be the new growth sector in the US-Israel relationship, and AVs are the door. With its natural benefits to the security and prosperity of both nations, the table is set to yield both commercial and political value. The post Auton…
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 17, 2:05pm -

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