G7 agrees to Russian oil price cap, Putin shuts down Nord Stream, again, China locks down, again, widespread demand destruction, OPEC production cuts, unsustainable energy inflation across Europe, war in Ukraine, public sentiment, ESG visibility— In a period defined by global uncertainty still coming out of a global pandemic and...
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The United Nation’s annual climate conference is scheduled to begin on November 30th and is expected to be a historic event. This year's climate summit is not without its fair share of controversy, conspiracy, and high stakes. With the global oil market teetering on the edge of an unprecedented...
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Biden is hoping to spur green energy development to support the regeneration of low-income communities across the U.S. The development of renewable energy projects in low-income areas could promote job creation, economic development could help accelerate the green transition. This has already been seen at the state level in...
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  Major oil and gas news broke this month as Chevron announced it has completed negotiations to purchase Hess Corp. for $53 billion. While monetarily, this is not the biggest acquisition by major producers this month, it sets Chevron up to own one of the largest oil fields in the...
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Environmentalists and the state governments have been fighting to get abandoned oil wells plugged for decades without avail. Although the situation has improved in recent years, thanks to improved efforts by oil and gas companies and both state and federal funding, there continues to be an abundance of oil wells across the...
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As the world undergoes a green transition, we are seeing a rapid rise in demand for metals and minerals, particularly lithium, used for rechargeable batteries. These batteries will be key to the electrification of transportation, as well as for storage in renewable energy operations, to ensure the steady and...
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a delay in the restrictions proposed on CO2 emissions until after the 2024 presidential elections. EPA administrator, Michael Regan, made the decision to delay imposing restrictions until they can be thoroughly reviewed and reconsidered.  While many have called the EPA's proposed restrictions excessive and...
The U.S. has directed huge investments toward solar and wind power projects in a bid to rapidly develop its renewable energy industry. But this is not the only green potential America is setting its sights on, with a surge in interest in geothermal power over the last few years....
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Heading into the election year, President Biden has gone on a parade of boasting about the supposed upturn in the economy. The 81-year-old president claims inflation and unemployment are down while predicting lower interest rates in the near future. Meanwhile, Americans are not as optimistic about economic growth leading...
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The Future of Lithium Mining As the market for electric vehicles continues to rise rapidly, the need for lithium has also grown. This essential metal component of electric vehicle batteries is a highly sought-after and powerful metal. The World Economic Forum estimates that one in every seven cars is now...