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Lima Climate Talks: A Catalyst for Global Change? A Future Energy Fellows #EnergyChat Webinar

December 15, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

TEC #EnergyChat

Is the UNFCCC still a viable pathway to confront climate change? Are bilateral deals, like the US-China partnership, an alternative to the UNFCCC process? In collaboration with Shell's Future Energy Fellows Program we hosted an #energychat webinar to find out how experts felt about the subjects.[read more]

Origins of the Next Wave of Innovation in the Oil & Gas Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 9, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Energy Industry Innovation

Future oil and natural gas production as well as exploration is expected to take place in some of the most remote and inaccessible places in the world. Reservoirs with the highest commercial potential are seen to be located offshore in deep waters or in the Arctic.[read more]

Mental Model for Managing CO2 Emissions

February 26, 2013 by David Hone

Most approaches to emissions control rest on the assumption that responding to climate change depends on managing the rate of emissions from the global economy, not how the atmosphere sees our emissions of CO2.[read more]

Editor's Choice: Five Important U.S. Energy Stories Of 2012

December 30, 2012 by Joseph Romm

The presidential and congressional elections dominated the American news cycle in 2012. And although climate change took a backseat during the campaign, energy played a surprisingly prominent role.[read more]

Shell's Natural Gas Marketing Aiming Squarely at Nuclear Energy Sweet Spot

November 1, 2012 by Rod Adams

Many, if not most, of my nuclear energy colleagues believe that our biggest hurdle is overcoming public fears. They believe that the main reason nuclear energy is not more popular is that the public is misinformed by the media. What they do not understand is that selling energy is perhaps the world’s largest and most influential business...[read more]

Is Big Oil Really Serious About Renewables?

June 22, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

On Chevron’s website there is a green mission statement. Alongside a video featuring some earnest-looking members of the public and Chevron employees talking about the importance of renewables, the statement says this:“It’s time oil companies get behind the development of renewable energies.”image via ShellElsewhere on the same page the...[read more]

Is Shell still interested in cellulosic ethanol?

June 10, 2012 by Doris de Guzman

On Codexis' 8-K filing, the company said its cellulosic ethanol research collaboration between Iogen and Shell will now be terminated effective June 30, 2012.  The question here is Shell's commitment in cellulosic ethanol, and if Codexis will still have Shell for its research collaboration partner after this news.Shell dropped...[read more]

Terry Engelder on the Federal Role in the Shale Gas Revolution

January 6, 2012 by Breakthrough Institute

As a part of the Breakthrough Institute's in-depth investigation of shale gas extraction and the role of the federal government in the development of many of the key enabling technologies, we interviewed Terry Engelder, professor at the University of Pennsylvania and one of Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers. Dr. Engelder has authored...[read more]

Media’s Scant Attention to Royal Shell’s 1.68 Million Gallon Spill

January 3, 2012 by Rod Adams

Mainstream media outlets treat nuclear energy in a way that is diametrically different from energy sources that advertise heavily.Advertiser supported media sources wrung their collective hands and did everything they could to promote and extend the legs of the story about damage to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors. That frequently covered...[read more]

It's Carbon Tax Time!

November 10, 2011 by Marc Gunther

“I was a huge supporter of cap and trade,” said Wayne Leonard, the CEO of Entergy, a $11 billion utility company. “We developed enormously elegant solutions, but they couldn’t get done.” Taxing carbon emissions is the next best way to deal with the threat of global climate disruptions, he said, in part because it would give the energy...[read more]

Shell May Shut Its Largest Refinery Following Fire

October 4, 2011 by Ee Mien Low, : Shell's fire-hit Pulau Bukom oil refinery may remain shut for at least a month. Shell is tight-lipped about how much money is going up in smoke due to the incident at its biggest refinery. But some analysts said disrupted production would affect regional supplies of Shell's products in the short...[read more]

Tar Sands Means C02 Game Over

June 28, 2011 by Jonathan Smith

Image via Wikipedia While this blog disagreed with Hansen’s position on nuclear power for base-load electric power, this blog agreed with the position this leading climate scientist takes on tar sands. Treehugger began their interview on Climate Change and Intergenerational Justice by noting Hansen’s concern: “...[read more]

What New Ethylene Plants, or "Crackers", Tell Us

June 27, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

Sometimes a news item informs us about much more than the event in question. I think the recent announcements of new petrochemical projects in the US fall into that category. Both Shell and Dow Chemical are planning new ethylene crackers in the US, a market in which established ethylene facilities were being shut down only a few...[read more]

Video: New Technology May Prevent Another Oil Spill Like BP's

June 23, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

Last year, the nation watched and waited for months during many failed attempts to cap the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, with the well capped and killed, the industry has responded with new response plans and equipment designed to keep future oil spills from getting out of control. energyNOW! anchor Thalia Assuras looks at one of these new sub-sea containment systems, the Helix Rapid Response.[read more]

Video: Alaska's Offshore Oil - Hope or Peril?

May 24, 2011 by Silvio Marcacci

The U.S. government is considering plans to increase oil and gas production off Alaska, and major companies are eying untapped resources in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. But these potential oil and gas fields are in pristine areas, called “the garden” by native Inupiat tribes, that have been hunted and fished for thousands of years. energyNOW! correspondent Dan Goldstein travels to Alaska’s North Slope to find out if offshore drilling can co-exist with an ancient way of life.[read more]