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House Republicans Seek New Restrictions on Use of Oil Stockpile

January 30, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

For the second time this January, House Republicans have advanced a measure to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill approved Jan. 27 […]


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Chevron Rides High Oil Prices to Record $35.5 Billion Annual Profit

January 27, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Chevron Corp. banked historic profit last year as the pandemic receded and the war in Ukraine pushed oil prices to multiyear highs, with its shares climbing 53% while other sectors tumbled. The U.S. oil company in its quarterly earnings reported […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Low-carbon reorientation in the declining steel industry

January 23, 2023

Via: Phys.org

MIOIR Researchers Professor Frank Geels and Dr. Julian Gregory conducted a longitudinal analysis of coevolving contexts and company strategies in the U.K. steel industry. While the existing literature makes important analyses of the technical and economic dimensions of decarbonization pathways, […]


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EU Readies Subsidy Response to U.S. Clean-Tech Tax Breaks

January 17, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Europe aims to provide more support to its domestic clean-tech industry in a push to counter subsidies from the U.S. and China, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday. In a speech to the World Economic Forum in […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Renewables To Overtake Coal In Electricity Production In 2027

January 13, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

As this infographic shows, global use of coal for electricity generation outweighed that of renewables by 8%. By 2027, this is predicted to flip, with renewables accounting for 38% of global electricity production compared to 30 percent from coal. The […]


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DoE Announces $52M to Fund Applied Research, Clean Manufacturing

January 12, 2023

Via: Quality Magazine

On January 4, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a $52 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) that will accelerate research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) in domestic manufacturing to strengthen America’s economic […]


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U.S., Allies Prepare Fresh Sanctions on Russian Oil Industry

January 11, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. and its allies are preparing their next round of sanctions on Russia’s oil industry, aiming to cap the sales prices of Russian exports of refined petroleum products in a step some market watchers warn could squeeze global supply. […]


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New York City Scrambling to Find Space for EV Chargers

January 9, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The Big Apple wants to go green. First it needs to figure out where to put thousands of chargers needed for electric vehicles as the state phases out the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks by 2035. Drivers in […]


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India approves $2.3 billion to develop green hydrogen

January 5, 2023

Via: Phys.org

The government has approved $2.3 billion to support production, use and exports of green hydrogen, aiming to make India a global hub for the nascent industry. The funding, announced late Wednesday, i s a first step toward establishing the capacity […]


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Exxon, Chevron Focus on Oil Projects in the Americas

January 3, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The globe is shrinking for Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. as the two largest U.S. oil companies pull back on big international oil projects and concentrate on a handful of more lucrative assets closer to home. The two fossil-fuel […]


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Florida’s Blue Innovations Group Betting on Electric Boats

December 29, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

As Tesla helped usher in electric cars, a Tampa Bay, Fla., company seeks to do the same for boating. Blue Innovations Group, founded by former Tesla global head of manufacturing Chuan “John” Vo, is working out of Pinellas Park on […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Manufacturing Story of 2022: The Solar Saga

December 28, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Early this year, a small manufacturer in northern California called Auxin Solar petitioned the U.S. Commerce Department to investigate solar panels imported from Southeast Asia. Those imports, the petition contended, were essentially being made in China before being rerouted through […]


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Oil-and-Gas Companies Seek ESG Loans

December 27, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The oil-and-gas industry is increasingly looking to tap the rapidly growing pool of ESG-linked financing. Not everyone is convinced by the companies’ pledges to cut emissions, which underpin the loans. Since 2021, a handful of North American fossil-fuel companies have […]


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Australia requires more water to lead the way on green hydrogen

December 21, 2022

Via: Phys.org

Australia is well-positioned to be a global leader in green hydrogen production. Green hydrogen is produced using a renewable power source such as solar or wind. As a substitute for fossil fuels, it will help to meet growing renewable energy […]


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Green Hydrogen Gets Boost in the U.S. With $4 Billion Plant

December 8, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Industrial-gas manufacturer Air Products APD 1.12%increase; green up pointing triangle and Chemicals Inc. and power company AES Corp. AES 3.43%increase; green up pointing triangle are planning to build a $4 billion renewable-powered hydrogen factory in North Texas, the latest large […]


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Virginia: Building A Green Future

December 5, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

In August, Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) approved an application by Dominion Energy Virginia for cost recovery associated with its proposed Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project (CVOW). The 2.6 GW project consists of 176 wind turbines, each designed to generate […]


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EU, G-7 Wait on Poland to Advance Russian Oil-Price Cap

December 2, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The European Union reached a deal on a $60 a barrel cap on the price of Russian oil Friday, paving the way for the Group of Seven advanced democracies to launch the unprecedented mechanism on Monday, diplomats said. The EU […]


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Li-Cycle Expanding In New York’s Finger Lakes Region

December 1, 2022

Via: Business Facilities Magazine

In an agreement with New York State, Li-Cycle will create nearly 270 jobs in Monroe County, part of the Finger Lakes Region, through the performance-based Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Program. The Canadian lithium-ion battery resource recovery company will expand its […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, News

Economic Climate Holding Back 70% of US Manufacturers

November 30, 2022

Via: Industry Today

Almost seven-in-ten (67%) manufacturing decision makers in the US agree that their sustainability strategy has been restricted due to cost pressures. This is according to research findings by Visual Components. The stalling of progress in green initiatives is also revealed […]


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Will the IRA Make The Energy Transition Worker-Friendly and American-made?

November 18, 2022

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

You know what’s both cool and good? Lemme tell you, buddy: The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). It’s cool because a society-wide switch to clean energy will slow down the warming climate, and it’s good because it will help facilitate that. […]