Probing the environmental impacts of oils as they move through the supply chain, from production and refining, to transport and consumption.
California has the opportunity to lead the globe in oil data transparency even as it faces hidden climate risks from its oils.
Slashing the EPA’s budget and cutting its staffing as proposed in President Trump’s plan will have serious ramifications not only for public health and safety, but for productive collaboration with industry.
While recent actions in Washington cast doubt on the reliability of federal data, states stand to gain if they collect the data necessary to solve pressing problems, such as climate change.
The Trump administration, as well as the private sector, should embrace strategies for jointly tackling local air quality and global climate change where there are many goals which naturally align.
The Volkswagen affair brings to light broader policy failures on both side of the Atlantic. Rectifying it will require actions beyond just the automotive sector.
From its sheer volumes to what it’s made of and its environmental impacts, the next century of oil will likely be very different from the last.
China must address the negative environmental impact of petcoke, an inexpensive but dirty alternative to coal, if the country’s efforts to manage carbon emissions are to be effective.
China’s growing use of petcoke, an inexpensive but environmentally unfriendly coal alternative, must be addressed for the country’s efforts to reduce air pollution to be effective.
Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming are stocked with about every type of unconventional oil known today. The states are also ground zero for new oil and water challenges.
New policies can help promote the use of cleaner transport fuels. But as the European Union’s recent experience shows, they still face significant challenges.