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Since late October, an American air campaign called Operation Tidal Wave II has targeted oil fields, refineries and tanker trucks, and American officials believe they have cut the Islamic State’s oil revenue by about a third.
How is it possible to scale up faster? Well, one answer may come by looking at the example of a country that has already done just that: Norway, where electric vehicles were fully 18 percent of new cars sold last year.
We hear a lot these days about how fossil fuel companies are spending large amounts of money to influence policy and legislative decisions.
Although total U.S. crude oil imports in 2015 continued to be lower than levels reached during the mid-2000s, imports from the United States’ top foreign oil supplier—Canada—were the highest on record.
Big oil and gas companies are wasting so much natural gas you can see it from space.
The number that everyone in the energy market has penciled in for Iran’s output, absent voluntary restraint, is 4 million barrels a day. That number stems from both the country’s pre-sanctions peak and Iran’s stated ambition. Whether it gets there and how quickly is a matter of disagreement.
Several countries have committed to putting more electric cars on their roads in the near future as a way to reduce air pollution and combat climate change. But what if one country—and a very large one at that—decided to make every car on its roads electric inside of 15 years?
Many people think that the electric vehicle’s time has finally come, with the roughly 300,000 orders for Tesla’s Model 3. However, this sector of the blogosphere has a tendency towards uncritical thinking that deserves a lot more attention that it normally gets.
A top official with ethanol producer Poet said the company’s goal is to have its cellulosic facility in Emmetsburg at full production by the end of this year.
ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, and three oil-industry groups together spend $115 million a year on advocacy designed to “obstruct” climate change policy, according to new estimates released by Influence Map, a British nonprofit research organization.