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WoodMac Sees $1 Trillion At Risk for Clean Energy Investments Under Trump

May 21, 2024 at 16:41

A second Trump presidency could place a huge part of renewable energy investments at risk, increase carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes more by 2050 and delay peak fossil fuel…

Bitcoin Just Got a Lot More Interesting for Investors

May 21, 2024 at 19:48

With Bitcoin prices up more than 126% since last October – and with many experts predicting even higher prices in the months ahead – the question for investors is...   …

Argentina Is Positioning Itself as a Mining Giant

May 21, 2024 at 10:36

In commodity circles, Argentina is known for its agricultural produce and for the Vaca Muerta shale play. But the country has recently started drawing attention to other kinds…

Climate Funding Helps U.S. Farmers Slash Their Energy Bills

May 21, 2024 at 16:34

After reeling from soaring energy costs in 2022, when diesel prices in the U.S. hit a record high, American farmers are taking advantage of provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act…

Russian And Iran’s New ‘Energy Corridor’ Is Packed With Dangers For The West

May 21, 2024 at 08:33

Two announcements made on consecutive days last week may have far-reaching consequences for the security of the Middle East and the West for years to come if they reach the…

China's Solar Executives Fear Western Trade Barriers Could Jeopardize Exports

May 21, 2024 at 12:25

Solar executives in China are railing the U.S. and Europe over trade protectionism, claiming that the West should instead “let the best technology win” in their respective markets. The Financial Times 

A Promising Solution to Boosting Ethanol Production

May 21, 2024 at 11:54

Osaka Metropolitan University researchers have found that persimmon tannin, known for its antioxidant properties, improves the growth of yeast in the presence of ethanol. It’s a case of naturally derived…

Explaining the Strategic Importance of an Afghan Oil Hub for Russia

May 21, 2024 at 07:20

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Substack, Afghanistan’s acting Industry and Trade Minister Nooruddin Azizi told Reuters earlier this month that his country agreed with Kazakhstan and…

What Could Derail The Copper Rally?

May 21, 2024 at 08:47

Via MetalMiner.com Overall, the Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose 17.36% from April to May. The copper price uptrend accelerated throughout April. Bullish momentum saw prices surge nearly…

Are Hybrids and EVs Incompatible?

May 21, 2024 at 09:11

The trade writers and auto guys have changed their tune. Before, hybrid vehicles supposedly were a technological dead end with nowhere to go. Electric vehicles (EVs) representing the future would…

Demand Concerns Boost Bearish Sentiment In Oil Markets

May 21, 2024 at 09:55

Bearish sentiment appears to have taken hold of oil markets lately, with demand concerns dragging prices lower. Oil bulls will be looking to OPEC+ to lift prices at its upcoming…

Will the Death of President Raisi Alter Iran’s Policies?

May 21, 2024 at 05:38

The helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has sent shock waves around the Islamic Republic and the region. But Raisi's death is not expected to bring major changes…

China Tightens Its Grip On Iraq With Major Successes in Licensing Rounds

May 20, 2024 at 08:28

Iraq remains crucial to China’s ongoing efforts to establish dominance over the Middle East for three main reasons, which is why the slew of new ‘fifth-plus’ and sixth oil and…

4 Bitcoin Trends to Watch in 2024 

May 20, 2024 at 18:32

Bitcoin's price swings make headlines, but the real power play in the crypto world is about to shift.  If you think the only way to profit from this surging market…

Endangered Lizard Threatens Oil and Gas Development in the Permian Basin

May 20, 2024 at 09:33

A rare lizard that lives in Texas and New Mexico has become the latest potential threat to oil and gas production growth in the Permian. The dunes sagebrush lizard was…

Coal Still Powers More U.S. Electricity Than Any Renewable Energy Source

May 20, 2024 at 09:39

Despite a continuous decline in U.S. coal power generation, the share of coal in America’s electricity mix is still above 15%, more than any renewable energy source.    All renewable…

7 Global Economic Myths Shattered

May 20, 2024 at 13:09

There are many myths about energy and the economy. In this post I explore the situation surrounding some of these myths. My analysis strongly suggests that the transition to a…

Game-Changing Research Unlocks New Wind Energy Potential

May 20, 2024 at 08:43

EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) researchers have used a genetic learning algorithm to identify optimal pitch profiles for the blades of vertical-axis wind turbines. Vertical-axis wind turbines with their…

BYD Set to Supply London's Electric Double-Decker Buses

May 20, 2024 at 08:04

Rapidly expanding Chinese automaker BYD is close to a deal that would see it supply all-electric double decker buses in London. Transport giant Go-Ahead Group is set to…

Millennials Drive EV Adoption in the U.S.

May 20, 2024 at 09:17

The decision to switch from a fossil-fuel-powered car to a more emission-friendly model can be governed by a variety of factors, ranging from monetary to ideological. As Statista's Florian Zandt…

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