Probing the environmental impacts of oils as they move through the supply chain, from production and refining, to transport and consumption.
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.
An oil production boom in the Northern Great Plains is threatening the region’s water resources. Comprehensive management is needed to mitigate the risks.
New oil extraction techniques used in Texas threaten the state’s precious water resources. Real trailblazing is needed to protect groundwater.
California’s Monterey shale is found in drought-prone agricultural and urban locations with limited water resources, necessitating careful water management and protective measures.
Struggling sales in the electric vehicle market have resulted in serious questions being raised about their viability.
The Chinese government is dedicated to getting its electric vehicle market off the ground. But nurturing a new, globally competitive industry requires more than political will.
There has arguably never been a more pressing time for advancing the electric vehicle market. New policies are needed to motivate manufacturers, consumers, and states.
As supplies of conventional crude oil plateau, new breeds of petroleum resources are increasingly being tapped to fuel global demand.