Estimating The Carbon Footprint Of Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant element in the universe. It can be used as a source of power, and it is an important feed stock for many petrochemical processes. When hydrogen is combusted, […]

How Propane Can Help Transition To A Low-Carbon Future

The world is transitioning to a low-carbon future. This transition is being aided by policies aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as rapidly declining costs for renewables like wind and solar power. In […]

Renewables Overtake Coal, Thanks To Natural Gas

Last week the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported something extraordinary. For the first time in 135 years, last year U.S. consumption of renewables surpassed consumption of coal. There are two interrelated reasons for this: The […]

Short Term Energy Outlook Shows Impact Of COVID-19 On Energy Sector

On May 12, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its latest Short Term Energy Outlook (STEO). This report reflects the first deep dive into how the energy demand collapse brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Pipeline Companies Slash Investments By Half Amid Oil Collapse

With the collapse in oil demand, oil producers and refiners have come under intense financial pressure. Not far behind are the integrated supermajors like ExxonMobil and Chevron. These companies have upstream (oil- and gas-producing) assets […]

Shell’s First Dividend Cut In 75 Years Is A Warning For Investors

Last week Royal Dutch Shell did something that would have been nearly unthinkable at the beginning of this year. The company cut its dividend for the first time in 75 years. This is remarkable considering […]

Using Trees To Build A Better World

I worked in Hawaii for five years for a man who owned plantation forests. Inevitably, I ran into people who complained when it was time to harvest these forests. They simply didn’t distinguish between tree […]

The Future Of Wireless Charging

I receive quite a lot of emails calling my attention to one new technology or another. I typically scan them, occasionally respond, and sometimes flag them for follow-up later on. However, I have never received […]