Articles by tag: Fossil Fuels

Hydrogen-Powered Aircrafts Could be the Solution for Zero-Carbon Air Travel. Is the Solution Green Enough?

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The aviation industry stands on the cusp of a green revolution, with hydrogen-powered aircrafts emerging as a beacon of hope. While the concept is tantalizing, the real challenge lies in determining the true environmental impact of this hydrogen. NASA, with its rich history in hydrogen propulsion from space programs, is spearheading efforts to harness […]

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The Problem with Climate Change: The Other Side of the Story

As the world grapples with the escalating crisis of climate change, the narrative is often dominated by the urgent call to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. However, there’s another side to the story that is often overlooked. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as of 2020, fossil fuels still accounted […]

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The Time for Effective Leadership in the U.S. Energy Industry is Now

Leadership in the U.S. energy industry finds itself in a supply-and-demand situation; low supply and high demand. As the planet grapples with the urgent need to transition to cleaner sources, traditional fossil fuels face mounting pressure for reform and innovation. Yet, the industry shows signs of a leadership crisis, undermining efforts to ensure reliable […]

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Energy Transition from Fossil Fuels: Is It Sustainable, Obtainable, and Realistic?

There is a desire and movement from many sectors in the United States to shift its reliance on fossil fuels to alternative fuel sources. But is that want doable at scale, and does it make economic sense? Rare earth materials, which many industries rely on for alternative energy sources, are challenging to come by and […]

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Heavy Industry Would Benefit from a Green Hydrogen Transformation. Can We Overcome Production Roadblocks?

“Strike while the iron is hot” – this age-old adage perfectly captures the urgency with which the world is seeking to transition away from fossil fuels and invest in new energy sources with high potential for reducing carbon emissions and becoming the new standard for industrial productivity. Though there’s still much more research and […]

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Climate Change, Fact, Fiction or Fashion?

The past few years, there has been more focus on addressing climate change through key actions such as 100 percent zero-emission vehicle acquisition by 2035 and achieving net-zero emissions procurement by 2050. Why the sudden focus on these green initiatives, and is climate change really happening? Will new regulations have a detrimental impact on […]

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Why Gustavo Petro’s Fossil Fuel Plan is Bittersweet for Colombian Businesses

Newly elected Colombian President Gustavo Petro has pledged that “the world needs an immediate withdrawal from the oil and gas industry”, marking a huge step towards net zero emissions. Starting by cutting back production significantly in his own country, Petro’s plan is not being received well by local communities who are feeling the full […]

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Multifamily Housing is the Sustainable Solution for Rapid Population Growth in Nashville
April 17, 2024

As Nashville grapples with an explosive growth in population and a consequent strain on its housing market, the city is witnessing a shift from traditional single-family homes to more space-efficient multifamily units. This transition reflects a broader trend seen across various neighborhoods, with places like Germantown experiencing a significant 37.1% rise in home prices […]

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The Anticipation of Record Heat Must be the Concern of Educational Institutions and the Safety of their Student Athletes
April 17, 2024

Temperatures around the globe are continuing to set new records, and as a result, universities now face increasing challenges in ensuring the safety and performance of their student athletes. Scientists from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are warning that there is a 1 in 3 chance that 2024 could surpass 2023 […]

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Improving HVAC Systems Plays a Key Role for Meeting Building Efficiency Goals
April 17, 2024

In today’s rapidly advancing world, the role of HVAC systems for building efficiency goals has become a pivotal topic for businesses and property owners alike. With energy costs soaring, the shift towards more energy-efficient systems isn’t just a luxury—it’s a financial imperative. Building efficiency upgrades could slash global energy demand by 12% and save […]

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Generative AI Remains at an IP and Privacy Crossroads
April 17, 2024

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly integrated into our daily lives and business operations, the conversation around its ethical and legal implications grows louder. It’s clear that generative AI will continue to face legal battles; applications from oncology, to mental health services, to the classroom, are raising questions about AI’s ethics and the consequences of […]

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Fossil Fuel 2030 Reduction Goal Not Expected to Be Met
November 1, 2021

Key Points: The UN Environment Program study found fossil fuels to double by the deadline of the 2030 reduction goal. Climate experts argue the world must reduce greenhouse gases to help curb global warming. Countries, though, are putting economic growth over sustainability concerns. Commentary: A study published by the United Nations Environment Program found […]

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Here’s How Renewable Energies Change an Energy Grid
September 8, 2021

According to the EIA, in 2020, renewable energies become the second-most used energy source in the US, beating coal energy for the first time ever. As this trend continues, how should states’ energy grids prepare differently for disaster response to a renewable-heavy grid vs. a fossil fuel-heavy grid? Desmond Wheatley, President & CEO of BEAM, […]

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Simulations Find Answers Blowing in the Wind
June 3, 2021

The Energy Exchange explores the complex and critical intersection of energy, money and technology. Experts will use their insights and forecasts to outline what energy is available to us, the costs associated with that energy production and its use, and the technological innovations changing the way we utilize Earth’s resources to power our way of life. […]

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How Are Energy Projects Scaling Up as Renewables Get Cheaper?
May 18, 2021

Energy Innovation recently released a report confirming something some have begun to suspect – fossil fuels could be sunsetting faster than anticipated. The report found that initial conclusions that proposed 75% of coal plants would no longer be economically advantageous by 2025 could actually have been conservative. Now, it appears that wind and solar could […]

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3 Sources Leading American Electricity Output
September 25, 2019

The United States has moved towards energy independence in recent years, mostly through a boom in oil production in places like west Texas. Diversity among energy sources has also played a major role in this process. Electricity is an example of innovation and diversification of resources in energy in the U.S. In 2018, three major […]

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