power plant japan
On January 1st, a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck a remote Japanese peninsula, causing a wave of devastation along the northwestern coast. In the wake of this disaster, a grim outlook overtook Japan’s recent resurging nuclear activity. While the aftermath and reparations take place, the Japanese people seem less...
the debt ceiling fallout and energy reform
Congress recently passed the agreement reached by President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to increase the national debt ceiling. Of course, this increase in the debt ceiling allows the US government to avoid a default on its debt. It also represents a crucial moment for energy reform.  Within the...
nuclear power plants for an article about setbacks for us nuclear power
Following years of stagnation, the U.S. is ambitious about reinvigorating its nuclear power industry through conventional power plants and smaller, modern alternatives. Having struggled to keep the industry ticking over, the Biden administration is welcoming greater investment in the sector and discussing potential opportunities for development with other world...
Human Resources
The amount of HR support an organization’s workforce receives is defined as HR cost per employee. By determining this cost, companies can evaluate whether spending should increase, decrease, or shift towards investing in additional HR resources.  According to the Gartner HR Budget and Efficiency Benchmark Report, the average HR cost per...
As much of the world continues to battle with energy shortages and rising oil and gas prices, it has become clear just how much we continue to rely on a few specific powers to provide the world with much-needed fossil fuels. While a comprehensive transition to green energy sources...
building reflecting sunshine and greenery for article about which us state has best record for green energy
The U.S. has been gradually developing its renewable energy capacity over the last decade to become a major producer of solar, geothermal and hydropower. Since the introduction of the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) last year – the country’s most far-reaching climate policy to date, states have been...
There is one city in the U.S. that’s well known for its cinematography, its food scene, its tech giants, and its tourism, but not so much, for its oil, which is hidden behind false façades and artistic towers. Los Angeles has been hiding a dirty secret for decades, away...
tesla charging station

Will EV Sales Pick Back Up?

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Automakers are betting big on electric vehicles (EVs), backed by government pledges to phase out the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in favour of the less polluting EVs. And demand has been rapidly increasing as the market becomes more competitive, making EVs more affordable. However, there has...
lithium
The U.S. wants to strengthen its energy security through the development of diverse domestic energy operations and regional agreements. However, encouraging support for new projects needed to accelerate a green energy transition is proving difficult. Although the U.S has huge lithium reserves, most remain untouched due to state level...
picture of alaska wilderness for article about president biden canceling oil leases in alaska
The Department of the Interior announced an aggressive move to cancel the seven remaining oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This polarizing decision to hamper a significant portion of Alaskan oil production was announced on September 6, 2023.  While some have praised the move as bold...