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Energy Quote of the Day: ‘We Will Create Our Own Oil Company’

April 19, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Oil Industry Changes

The changing global oil refining picture has seen several mid-range to large companies spin off their downstream operations in recent years, but the trend has yet to travel up the food chain to the world’s largest oil companies, despite pressure from investors to do so.[read more]

Report Challenges EIA's Renewable Energy Projections

April 18, 2014 by Tom Schueneman

Renewables and the Future

New research that was recently released by the SUN DAY Campaign challenges the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) assertion that only 16 percent of United States electrical generation in 2040 will come from renewable sources of energy.[read more]

Fueling the Industrial Heartland

March 31, 2014 by David Hone

Fueling the Heartland

There is no doubt that solar PV uptake is faster than most commentators imagined and it is clear that this is starting to change the landscape for the utility sector, but talk of “death spirals” may, in the words of Mark Twain, be an exaggeration.[read more]

Technology Emerging in 2014 with Potential to Reshape the Energy Space

March 14, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Future Technologies

Technology is the main driver for change and for increased productivity in the modern world. But for mankind to continue along this trajectory, appropriate investment is often dependent on the public’s understanding and awareness of promising technologies’ potential, as well as their application.[read more]

Can Entrenched Energy Systems Undergo Rapid Changes?

February 27, 2014 by Energy @ MIT

The world’s energy infrastructure — with its massive generating plants, mines, refineries, electric grids, and gas stations — is often likened to an aircraft carrier: Trying to change its direction is a slow and difficult process. But at times, such changes can take place with surprising rapidity.[read more]