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After the 2016 Autumn Statement: The Low Carbon Transition, Still Blowing in the Wind?

The Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter famously described the “winds of creative destruction”: a process of industrial transformation in which product and process innovations revolutionise the existing industrial structure, destroying the old one by creating a new one.

The New Fire project nears completion. Please prove there’s an eager market

Advanced nuclear reactor development is so vibrant, interesting and important that it has attracted a filmmaking team. The filmmakers, led by David Schumacher and Derek Wiesenhahn, are telling a story about some of the projects that aim to produce new ways to use fission to power society. Show More Summary

Can Nuclear Fusion Get A Gust Of Wind With Trump’s Supposed Support?

If there is an ideal energy form, it is nuclear fusion. But the technology is one of those that is always within reach but still so far away. With that, though, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that it is advancing the ball, as is a group of nations hard at work trying to build the first fusion reactor before 2035.

Textile Company Saves Water, Money with Wastewater Recycling System

A water recycling system will help Tri-Star Dyeing and Finishing meet pollutant limits for its discharged water effluent — an environmental challenge that had cost the Santa Fe Spring, California-based fabric-dyeing company valuable time and money for years. Show More Summary

EPA Raises Renewable Fuel Requirements, But Can It Survive Trump?

The EPA has raised the amount of renewable fuel that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply, drawing an immediate attack from the oil industry. The final Renewable Fuel Standards, announced last week, raise the levels from 18.11 billion gallons this year to 19.28 billion gallons in 2017. This is a 5 percent increase […]

Danish wind nears 100% of demand over weekend

RNE reports that Danish wind power generation is getting close to power demand on good days - Graph of the Day: Danish wind nears 100% of demand over weekend. Wind energy had a good run in Denmark over the weekend, with the nation’s wind farms at times generating enough electricity to meet demand over the course of Saturday, November 26.... Show More Summary

WSJ: Oil Industry Anticipates Peak Oil Day of Reckoning

The Wall Street Journal has an article on the looming prospect of peak oil demand - Oil Industry Anticipates Day of Reckoning. Last month Shell finance chief Simon Henry caused a stir when he said the company sees oil demand peaking in five to 15 years. Show More Summary

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level

The Guardian has a look at the melting arctic - Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level. Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe. Show More Summary

Indonesia’s biodiesel mandate—the long road ahead: Fuel for Thought

The Indonesian government should be congratulated for keeping its biodiesel blending mandate afloat despite a prolonged period of low oil prices. But the road to full B20 implementation is a long one and several factors including a recovery in oil prices, biodiesel exports and logistics will play an important role. Show More Summary

20 Billion Barrels Of Oil Was Not Discovered In The Permian Basin

The media recently reported a massive new oil discovery in West Texas. That's inaccurate, as Robert Rapier explains.

Maria Korsnick describes nuclear industry strategy under incoming Trump Administration

Maria Korsnick, the new President and CEO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, recently talked with Monica Trauzzi, host of E&E News’s OnPoint. Korsnick and Trauzzi discussed the nuclear industry’s near term future and its public information strategy under the coming Donald Trump Administration. Show More Summary

The Killer App for The Internet of Things? Combating Climate Change

When Elon Musk announced his lower-priced Tesla 3 electric car in the spring of 2016, he opened the press conference with rhetorical questions. “Why does Tesla exist? Why are we making electric cars?” The audience of car fanatics and...Show More Summary

The Economist on The future of oil

The Economist has a special report on energy, looking at how to break the oil habit - The future of oil. For all its staying power, oil may be facing its Model T moment. The danger is not an imminent collapse in demand but the start of a shift in investment strategies away from finding new sources of oil to finding alternatives to it. Show More Summary

Why President Trump Can’t Stop New Energy

The New Energy value proposition is now undeniable, thanks to what was done during President Obama’s tenure. From greenmanbucket via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

7 Things Climate Change Will Mean

Things nobody wants to happen. From Strange Mysteries via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Wireless EV Charging Stations

Just pull up and get charged. Next comes charging while driving. From U.S. Department of Energy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

The University Carbon Fund: How Your School Can Cut CO2 and Invest in Climate and Energy Solutions

Two years ago, I imposed a Carbon Tax on Me. It was a very simple idea needing no government intervention, regulation or political posturing. And it worked! The concept has a certain attraction in today's post-election climate and energy world. How else might it be applied?

A Trump adviser wants to scale back NASA’s ability to study climate change

Vox has a report on a Trump "science" adviser speculating about cutting NASA's earth science research to cut down on all that annoying global warming data being captured (echoing the Australian government's attempts to purge itself of climate scientists) - A Trump adviser wants to scale back NASA’s ability to study climate change. Show More Summary

LNG: Having spent $200bn to export gas, is Australia about to import it?

Now the Australian building boom for LNG plants (exporting natural gas from the north west and coal seam gas from the north east) is over, local utility AGL is wondering if the easiest source of gas in future may be LNG imports from elsewhere - LNG: Having spent $200bn to export gas, is Australia about to import it?. Show More Summary

A Picture Of Climate Change

National Geographic asked photographers to show the impact of climate change, here’s what they shot – One against five November 23, 2016 (National Geographic) “…I was on an expedition exploring Franz Josef Land archipelago. There was a polar station where people brought dogs as guards against polar bears. Show More Summary

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