November 23, 2017

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How Renewable Energy Will Excel Despite the Trump Admin

Donald Trump has famously called climate change a hoax. He’s been a bit more ambiguous about his views since he started his presidential campaign, but still seems to lean more on the side of disbelief. His policies certainly don’t place much importance on combating climate change or using more renewable energy. His rhetoric has focused much more on coal and ... Read More »

Can Renewable Energy Power the World?

Despite the potential of clean energy, fossil-fuels reign supreme in the energy world. This has to do with various political and economic factors that make it impossible for clean energy to flourish. Read More »

The Real Winners in China-Russia Gas Deal

The China–Russia gas deal is nothing unexpected. It is merely business and another step for the two powerhouses towards conquering the challenges of energy security. Those with insecurities must simply grin and bear it. Perhaps more significantly, it allows for the delay in Sino–Russian exploration of offshore Arctic energy reserves — an environmentally hazardous endeavor. Read More »

Ukraine Crisis Reigniting Europe’s Energy Security Dilemma

International relations is witnessing the revival of oil and gas geopolitics as a decisive issue on the global political agenda. Rising demand, swelling energy costs and the ever-growing scarcity of resources has ushered in a new wave of competition for raw materials and energy reserves.   Consequently, the European Union (EU) is attempting to systematically incorporate energy security into its ... Read More »

Asian Giants Look to the Energy-rich Arctic

In recent years, the U.S. Geological Survey has estimated that the polar north may hold up to 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil resources*—potentially as many as 160 billion barrels—and as much as 30 percent of the world’s untapped natural gas supplies.   With climate shifts in the Arctic raising temperatures and reducing sea-ice coverage, the region has become ... Read More »

Why Keep American Crude Oil at Home

Over the past five years, the United States has experienced an astounding energy transformation. We are producing more oil—and using less—due to advances in drilling technologies and more-efficient vehicles, as required under the modern fuel-economy standards developed by the Obama administration. The increase in domestic oil supply, combined with the decline in demand, has also led to a significant decrease ... Read More »