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Decentralized Energy Production Shakes Up Traditional Grids

Sep 29, 2023 at 08:17 | Haley Zaremba

The renewable revolution is forcing a major evolution in the way our power grids operate, as well as the way utilities regulate energy flow. While a major retooling of the…

Net Zero Rollback Scrutinized By UK Conservatives

Sep 29, 2023 at 08:12 | City A.M

New polling has shown Conservative voters still support net zero, don’t blame the policy for the cost of living and want the government to help them go green…

Analysts Raise Oil Price Forecasts As Market Tightens

Sep 29, 2023 at 07:51 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Analysts polled by Reuters raised their oil price forecasts for a second consecutive month, expecting the OPEC+ cuts to continue tightening the market, although few see $100 oil…

The Smoke And Mirrors Surrounding U.S.-Iran Relations

Sep 29, 2023 at 05:25 | Editorial Dept

Politics, Geopolitics & Conflict The smoke and mirrors surrounding developments in U.S.-Iran relations continued this week, with Israeli media insisting the Iranian leaders have agreed to direct nuclear talks with…

The Energy Implications Of A Renewed Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Sep 29, 2023 at 05:23 | Editorial Dept

A fierce resumption of the Armenia-Azerbaijan war over Nagorno-Karabakh is a direct reflection of a breakdown of Russian foreign policy and Russian domestic political uncertainty stemming from the…

Oil Traders Increasingly Bullish Despite Economic Uncertainties

Sep 29, 2023 at 05:19 | Editorial Dept

The global oil market has experienced a whirlwind of movements this week, with prices swinging between highs and lows, driven by a myriad of factors ranging from supply constraints to…

Oil Giants Embrace Exploration Revival

Sep 28, 2023 at 09:12 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Spending on oil and gas exploration is recovering from the pandemic lows as the energy security push is prompting companies to look for lower-cost barrels with a more disciplined capex…

Microsoft Eyes Nuclear Energy To Power Its Massive AI Ambitions

Sep 28, 2023 at 08:43 | Haley Zaremba

Bill Gates has been one of nuclear energy’s staunchest and most vocal advocates for years now. "Nuclear energy, if we do it right, will help us solve our climate goals,"…

Clean Hydrogen Dreams Delayed By Rising Costs

Sep 28, 2023 at 08:40 | Felicity Bradstock

There is currently not enough funding and support for hydrogen projects to roll it out on the scale they require to achieve the net-zero scenario by 2050, according to several…

Revolutionary Nickel-Gold Thermoelectric Surpasses Semiconductors

Sep 28, 2023 at 08:35 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology discovered excellent thermoelectric properties of nickel-gold alloys. These can be used to efficiently convert heat into electrical energy.

U.S. Oil Price Hits Highest Level In 13 Months

Sep 28, 2023 at 04:38 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The benchmark U.S. oil price rose early on Thursday to the highest level since August 2022, extending Wednesday’s surge as U.S. commercial inventories continue to decline more than expected. WTI…

Financial Uncertainty Surrounds Oil And Gas Funding

Sep 27, 2023 at 10:55 | Cyril Widdershoven

The world of hydrocarbon project financing remains a contentious topic for many investors, with conflicting reports challenging their commitments to energy transition and climate change goals. Even as…

Wind And Solar Dreams Clashing With Hard Economic Facts

Sep 27, 2023 at 09:03 | Irina Slav

Two years ago, in May 2021, the International Energy Agency published what many saw as a landmark report about the progress of the transition to net zero.…

$100 Oil Is Bad For The Economy (And For OPEC+)

Sep 27, 2023 at 09:00 | Haley Zaremba

Crude oil prices are on the rise, driven by stark cutbacks imposed by Saudi Arabia and Russia, the main forces behind OPEC+. The cuts, implemented by the oil cartel in…

U.S. Battery Storage Surge Helped Prevent Summer Blackouts

Sep 27, 2023 at 08:56 | Tsvetana Paraskova

While natural gas provided the largest share of electricity supply during this summer's heatwaves, growing battery storage capacity dispatched power during evening peak hours, helping the grids—including ERCOT in Texas—avoid…

Fusion Experiments Shatter Previous Energy Records

Sep 27, 2023 at 08:48 | Haley Zaremba

The conversation around nuclear fusion is changing. For years, the idea of commercial nuclear fusion has been a pipe dream at best and science fiction at worst. But now, a…

SEC Flags Deutsche's DWS Over False ESG Investment Claims

Sep 27, 2023 at 08:33 | ZeroHedge

Today in "the ESG narrative continues to crumble to the ground" news, it was announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission charged a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank, in…

China Set To Raise Fuel Exports Amid Higher Demand And Margins

Sep 27, 2023 at 04:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China is set to raise its fuel exports in October as refining margins and international jet fuel demand rise and refiners are expecting another batch of fuel export…

Hydrogen Economy Gets A Boost With Advanced Catalyst

Sep 26, 2023 at 11:39 | Brian Westenhaus

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) researchers have developed a new tantalum oxide-supported iridium catalyst that significantly boosts the oxygen evolution reaction speed.

Suriname’s Oil Boom Finally Gets The Green Light

Sep 26, 2023 at 11:16 | Matthew Smith

After a flurry of oil discoveries in Suriname’s offshore waters since 2020, it was believed the impoverished former Dutch colony, among the poorest countries in South America, would shortly join…

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