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  • Concrete jungle functions as carbon sink, researchers find
    Cement manufacturing is among the most carbon-intensive industrial processes, but an international team of researchers has found that over time, the widely used building material reabsorbs much of the carbon dioxide emitted when it was made.
    - 17 days ago, 21 Nov 16, 6:09pm -
  • Instrumented Drone Measurements Help Wind Farmers Site Turbines to Achieve Greater Efficiency
    Wind energy is a key part of the global energy future, expanding rapidly throughout the world in onshore and offshore settings. But to be sustainable, large scale, multi-megawatt (multi-MW) wind farming’s economic efficiencies need to be maximized…
    - 17 days ago, 21 Nov 16, 2:07pm -
  • Local grid solution for global energy transition
    What will intelligent, decentralized energy management look like in the future? A research team is exploring how to efficiently coordinate energy producers, storage systems, and consumers as well as how to test the innovative technologies required. T…
    - 22 days ago, 17 Nov 16, 1:24pm -
  • USGS estimates 20 billion barrels of oil in Texas' Wolfcamp Shale Formation
    The Wolfcamp shale in the Midland Basin portion of Texas' Permian Basin province contains an estimated mean of 20 billion barrels of oil, 16 trillion cubic feet of associated natural gas, and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids, according to a…
    - 22 days ago, 16 Nov 16, 11:43pm -
  • What factors are influencing electric vehicle purchases in China?
    In 2014, the 74,763 new energy vehicles sold accounted for only 0.3 percent of total automobile sales in China that year. So a group of researchers set out to find out what motivates or influences consumer to purchase electric vehicles within seven c…
    - 23 days ago, 15 Nov 16, 4:16pm -
  • Cheaper, more effective cleanup of abandoned oil and gas wells
    Abandoned oil and gas wells are a significant source of greenhouse gases but there are so many scattered across the United States that stopping the leaks presents a huge cost for states. Now, a research team including scientists has identified specif…
    - 24 days ago, 14 Nov 16, 9:23pm -
  • Battery cars a better choice for reducing emissions than fuel cells
    Many communities would be better off investing in electric vehicles that run on batteries instead of hydrogen fuel cells, in part because the hydrogen infrastructure provides few additional energy benefits for the community besides clean transportati…
    - 24 days ago, 14 Nov 16, 7:42pm -
  • Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year
    Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers.
    - 25 days ago, 14 Nov 16, 1:22pm -
  • What will increase economic investment for carbon-neutral technologies?
    Climate change is one of the most pressing concerns of the 21st century. But when it comes to tackling climate change, a new study exploring the benefits of carbon flux monitoring is a timely reminder that setting targets is just the beginning.
    - 29 days ago, 10 Nov 16, 1:40pm -
  • Can we meet global energy demands with nuclear power?
    An international team of scientists suggests that we must ramp up energy production by nuclear power if we are to succeed in warding off the worst effects of greenhouse gas emissions on climate change. The team suggests that beginning in 2020 we coul…
    - 29 days ago, 9 Nov 16, 4:09pm -

  • newThe Empire Strikes Back: It’s Way Too Soon To Write Oil’s Obituary
    The past two years have reminded many observers that black gold is tough to beat, no matter what commitments countries make, and that countries like China still have a lot of room to grow.The post The Empire Strikes Back: It’s Way Too Soon To Writ…
    - 5 hours ago, 8 Dec 16, 8:36pm -
  • How Will Indonesia’s Oil Industry Fare After OPEC Suspension?
    Even though Indonesia returned to the OPEC cartel for just one year, the country was able to strategically make its membership work to its advantage by securing large investments in its upstream resources after struggling to do so for some time.The…
    - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 16, 7:42pm -
  • Autonomous Vehicles: Boom or Bust for U.S. Jobs and Economic Growth?
    There’s a natural paradox when it comes to innovation—it often brings unexpected benefits to society, but it can also cause disruptions and upheavals, creating particular risks in the labor market. Experts discuss the risks and rewards of autonom…
    - 1 day ago, 7 Dec 16, 5:40pm -
  • OPEC’s Decision to Lead to More Volatility: IEA’s Birol
    The intense levels of collusion on a global scale between politicians of producer states, OPEC representatives, and even traders are a clear reminder that the cartel's operations undermine a fair, free, and transparent oil market. OPEC argues that it…
    - 2 days ago, 6 Dec 16, 4:30pm -
  • Video: Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih’s Full Comments Before OPEC Ministerial Meeting
    Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih comments on his expectations for an OPEC deal, cooperation from non-OPEC members, and timelines for market rebalancing.The post Video: Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih’s Full Comments Befo…
    - 6 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 6:12pm -
  • OPEC Deal and New Pipeline Approvals Throw Lifeline to Canadian Oil
    Approval from the federal government of two major pipelines, rising oil prices, and a the potential shift on Keystone XL mean that after two years of contraction, optimism has finally returned to Canada's oil patch.The post OPEC Deal and New Pipelin…
    - 6 days ago, 2 Dec 16, 5:39pm -
  • OPEC, Far from Dead, Agrees to Major Cut, Sparks Market Rally
    OPEC agrees to its first production cut in eight years, reminding the market of its enormous power, but the ultimate impact of the cartel's action is far from certain. The post OPEC, Far from Dead, Agrees to Major Cut, Sparks Market Rally appeared f…
    - 8 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 6:06pm -
  • Fresh Optimism Voiced on Morning of OPEC Ministerial Meeting
    Oil markets and analysts have been skeptical that a deal would emerge from this week’s OPEC meeting, following stonewalling from ministers and signals of willingness to walk away without a deal from Saudi Arabia. But cartel members struck an optimi…
    - 9 days ago, 30 Nov 16, 11:32am -
  • Saudi Arabia: Gambit, or Pivot Heading into this Week’s OPEC Meeting?
    On Wednesday, look for signs of a credible deal in the form of clear individual country quotas, but real proof that countries are following through with their commitments will take weeks or months to materialize in the export data.The post Saudi Ar…
    - 10 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 11:30am -
  • JBC Energy: Oil Markets to Remain Oversupplied Until 2021
    A major consultancy says that the oil market will still take longer to rebalance than many analysts had reckoned because of supply-side trends both in OPEC and outside the group. A slew of new non-OPEC fields will ramp up to increase the global crude…
    - 10 days ago, 29 Nov 16, 10:16am -

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