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Energy Quote of the Day: Keystone XL has Become Perfect Symbol of Washington’s Dysfunction

Michael Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor, said in a recent op-ed that President Obama should use the Keystone XL pipeline as a bargaining chip in negotiating a broader climate deal with Canada.Canada is one of the USA’s most important...

Posted March 2, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: On Utilities' Role in the EV Charging Market

Power utilities are starting to get into the EV charging business. Utilities are motivated to make electric cars viable and in doing so shore up demand for the power they sell.Growth of EVs has been hampered by a lack of charging infrastructure....

Posted March 1, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: Oil Sands Industry Must Cut Costs or Face ‘Death Spiral’

The President of one of Canada’s biggest oil and gas producers warned the oil sands industry that they must cut costs or face a “death spiral”. The drop in oil prices is an “opportunity” for every part of the industry to cut costs and eliminate...

Posted February 28, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: Did I Miss Where it Said There Will be Zero Demand for Oil by 2050?

Saudi Arabia’s oil minister is concerned about potentially disruptive trends that could undermine the oil industry in the coming decades. New technologies and efforts to cut carbon emissions offer potentially existential threats to the world’s most...

Posted February 26, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: On 'No Regret' Negative Emissions Technologies

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge shovels earth during a Tree Planting Ceremony as her husband Prince William, Duke of Cambridge looks on at Rideau Hall on july 02, 2011 in Ottawa, Canada.A new report from Oxford University says that the most...

Posted February 21, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: Big Oil Addresses Climate Change

This speech is important.Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben Van Beurden says that it is time for the oil industry to join the debate over climate change. Shell has long advocated for a price on carbon, but in a speech Thursday in London he took the message...

Posted February 19, 2015    

Methane Hydrates are a Promising Energy Resource

Methane hydrates are getting increased attention as a major new source of clean hydrocarbon energy. These enormous deposits of natural gas have never been developed commercially, but research and development has been promising, and expectations are...

Posted February 17, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Failure to Invest in Climate Solutions ... is Fiscally Unwise'

President Obama’s proposed budget for 2016 invests heavily in his agenda to combat climate change.“The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness does not just fly in the face of the overwhelming judgment of science — it is...

Posted February 14, 2015    

GE Teams up with Statoil to Make Energy Development Cheaper and Cleaner

Sand conveyer-frac operation on the Wessendorff 6-Wessendorff 1 D pad near Kenedy, Texas, on Thursday, January 30, 2014. (Tom Payne, AP/Statoil)General Electric (GE) and Norway’s Statoil have announced a strategic collaboration to advance more...

Posted February 13, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'The Lower Oil Price is Bringing More Deflationary Pressure'

Cheaper oil has not been translating into economic growth over the last six months and falling oil prices have also stoked deflationary fears.Some countries have been using the drop in oil prices as an opportunity to raise gasoline taxes, slash fuel...

Posted February 12, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Do not Grow Food or Grass Crops for Ethanol or Diesel or Cut Down Trees for Electricity'

The World Resources Institute, a highly respected environmental think tank issued a new report this week arguing against the widespread use of biofuels. While acknowledging that waste biomass, such as food waste or urban tree trimmings can be...

Posted February 8, 2015    

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Utilities Seem to Have Concrete Shoes On'

Electric power utilities are facing growing financial pressures as traditional power usage evolves through a combination of increased use of renewable power, system efficiencies, and anemic demand.Since 2004, average residential electric prices have...

Posted February 7, 2015