Jim Rogers, Former CEO of Duke Energy, addresses cleantech professionals, academics and students at the BERC Energy Summit. “Cleantech opportunity today is as great as it has ever been.” That’s how Jim Rogers, Former CEO of Duke Energy, kicked off this year’s BERC Energy Summit on Friday, February 24. Unfortunately, a bright future does not […]
On November 6, 2015, Obama rejected the proposed Keystone XL project. Why did he do this, and what does this mean for the U.S.? The Keystone XL had several major concerning issues associated with it: first, the tar sands crude oil are significantly dirtier in greenhouse gas emissions than conventional crude oil; second, the oil would largely be exported and sold abroad; third, the risks to the American people as a result of the pipeline are very real.
Justin Trudeau has indicated that environmental protection would be more of a priority under his leadership. On the other hand, Trudeau is expressing support for Chinese investment in the Canadian oilpatch, and has spoken in favor of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline.
With its high demand for energy, China has become the largest importer of oil as of the end of last year according to the US Energy Information Administration.
Global installations of renewable energy technologies continue to increase. A recent study of the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicates that despite the continued growth of renewables, oil and gas will continue to dominate the energy future. The IEA published six energy trends that will shape the future of energy industry, all of which involved fossil fuels.
Immediately following the devastating 2011 Japanese magnitude 9.0 earthquake and the resulting tsunami, scientists from Japan and around the world came together to study the geophysical mechanisms of the quake and the resulting tsunami.
A report released this week highlights how the vast reserves of natural gas unlocked by new fracking technologies have fundamentally altered the energy landscape. The U.S. has upped its natural gas production by almost 50% since 2005, and that has sent a supply shock through global energy markets.
Michael Bloomberg gave a keynote that was both lighthearted and serious at last week’s Fourth ARPA-E Annual Innovation Summit.