Comparing greenhouse gas emissions from global oils that vary widely due to their composition and management.
The November 2017 UN Climate Conference was marked by the unprecedented presence of U.S. cities, states, and corporations.
Policymakers have been focusing on long-term goals to wean California from oil, but here are three smart strategies to seriously shrink the petroleum sector’s climate impacts.
Petcoke, a highly-polluting byproduct of refining heavier oils, can be more polluting than coal. Broad indicators show that highly-degraded petcoke ends up being burned to generate power in Asia, making it important to take stock of global petcoke markets and flows around South Asia.
The rise of electric vehicles appears unstoppable, but they need much more to cause a serious disruption in the transport sector.
Oil is one of the world’s most durable global commodities. With few ready commercial substitutes, its extraordinary staying power is demonstrated by its enduring energy sector dominance, even as market prices fluctuate dramatically and geopolitical disruptions strike.
Blockchain’s implications for energy are potentially far-reaching when it comes to security and efficiency. Given the scale of opportunities—and unintended consequences—presented by blockchain, this technology deserves more discussion in the public sphere.
There are a number of less visible impacts of the ongoing standoff in the Gulf.
To promote Saudi Arabia’s push toward renewable energy, the United States should help the kingdom transform itself from petro-state to participant in the global clean energy market.
A U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement could have significant repercussions for U.S.-EU relations.
The Saudi Aramco IPO offers a unique opportunity for climate-based transparency. Yet, despite having some of the cleanest oils, transparency is unlikely without pressure from investors and exchanges.