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Solving The Plastic Problem
Plastic is a modern wonder – lightweight, flexible, and tough – perfect for holding everything from carbonated drinks to frozen dinners to houseplants. But if humanity does not solve the problem of plastic waste, we will literally be swimming in it.
Jun 21, 2019
Deepwater's Back In The Money
Momentum is building. Overall upstream investment is set to rise for the third year in a row following the 2016 low. It’s not just the U.S. Lower 48. The conventional sector is generating its own flow of major new projects coming forward for final investment decision.
Jun 20, 2019
Food and Climate -- It's Not Just About Hamburgers
Where you get your food really matters to the climate. The carbon footprint of one cup of coffee may be fifteen times that of one made from a different crop of beans. The same with a hamburger. We need to change farming practices and replace a lot, not all, of our beef with plant-based protein.
Jun 19, 2019
To Electrify Myanmar, Build The Grid From The Outside In
Minigrids could hold the answer to the speedy and cost-effective expansion of electricity access. A minigrid could be built in 16,000 villages by 2030, providing electricity to 9.4 million people, pushing the electrification rate to 80% and reduce CO2 emissions by 1.6 million tons.
Jun 14, 2019
Culture Change For Climate Change
What do fishermen, school cafeterias, and the Catholic Church have in common? Turns out they have central roles to play when it comes to climate change.
Jun 14, 2019
Message To Ohio Electricity Customers -- Stop Closing Nuclear Plants
Debate rages in the Ohio Legislature over House Bill 6, legislation that is highly misunderstood. It would replace the State’s prescriptive renewable-only subsidies and green energy mandates in favor of more general subsidies to all clean-energy sources, which includes all renewables and nuclear.
Jun 14, 2019
OPEC's Battle for Control of the Oil Market
Oil supply is confounding expectations. Wood Mackenzie has raised its forecasts for non-OPEC production, the latest in a series of incremental increases. Cumulatively, volumes for 2025 have risen by 9 million b/d compared with our 2016 forecast. Non-OPEC supply will hit 60 million b/d this year.
Jun 13, 2019
Threats To Shale's Strength Lurk Under the Surface
The US-China trade dispute, regional turmoil in Venezuela and the Middle East are spurring concerns about a potential global slowdown that could undercut demand for oil and gas, pushing prices even lower. The markets are clearly anticipating a slowdown and are reacting accordingly.
Jun 13, 2019
EU Prepares For Battle Over 2050 Net-Zero Emissions Goal
The U.K. has announced it will reduce its emissions to almost zero by 2050, committing nationally to a goal being discussed at EU level. A summit in Brussels next week, pitting East against West, will determine whether the EU sets the same target.
Jun 12, 2019
Yes, Electric Cars Will Be Cheaper
A combination of key policies and market expansion can quickly tip the scales in favor of EVs—making them a powerful tool to reduce climate change, improve air quality, create jobs, and save a truckload of money on the road to a cleaner future.
Jun 10, 2019
Can Cities Help Speed Up The Energy Transition?
Cities have rarely been seen as drivers of environmental change. A number of major cities are aiming to become catalysts for the energy transition – speeding up the move away from fossil fuels, and using technology to become a catalyst for a sustainability.