Tagged Climate

Climate Education: Understanding the past to empower climate action

By J Ogonji To coincide with UNESCO’s World on Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, the SECLI-FIRM project invites you to join us for this free, interactive webinar. We will showcase how the World Energy and Meteorology Council’s Teal tool can be used as a free resource by educators, students and the public at large…

Suggestion for deregulated energy users

By Rafael Herzberg Suggestion for deregulated energy usersThe most likely scenario for this year (2021) in Brazil, is a significant rise in short-term electricity prices.The main reason is the level of the reservoirs of the hydroelectric plants (responsible for more than 70% of our energy matrix), which is well below the historical average, associated with…

Oil Demand Has Nearly Recovered

By Robert Rapier As the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread last year, I developed an idea. I hypothesized that the pandemic would cause a permanent dent in oil demand. I covered that hypothesis in a couple of articles last year, including Will Covid-19 Hasten The Demise Of Fossil Fuels? My reasoning was that the large…

Clean Hydrogen From Nuclear Power

By Robert Rapier Hydrogen was thrust into the spotlight as a promising clean energy source by President George W. Bush in his 2003 State of the Union address. President Bush touted the potential for a “hydrogen economy” that would greatly slow the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Since then, billions of dollars have…

How the World’s Energy Problem Has Been Hidden

By Gail Tverberg We live in a world where words are very carefully chosen. Companies hire public relations firms to give just the right “spin” to what they are saying. Politicians make statements which suggest that everything is going well. Newspapers would like their advertisers to be happy; they certainly won’t suggest that the automobile…

Questions Dominion didn’t answer at its shareholder meeting

By Ivy Main Dominion Energy held its annual shareholder meeting virtually on May 5. Prior to the meeting, some shareholders submitted questions to the company in hopes of getting better transparency about its thinking regarding a range of pressing questions facing both the company and society at large. In an article that ran in the…

Cyberattack Forces a Shutdown of a Top U.S. Pipeline

By Richard Brooks I’m confident that many people on Energy Central won’t be surprised by this report of another successful cyber-crime in the Energy industry. There has been considerable discussion within the EC community for years about the real risks that exist in the weak cybersecurity protection guidelines endorsed by the energy industry. We should…

Will BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil ever reach net zero emissions?

By Dario Kenner Hello everyone, I have just joined this group and would like to hear your opinion on the following questions:1) Will BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil ever reach net zero emissions?2) What is the role of policy makers in accelerating the energy transition?3) How does the amount and type of compensation that executives and…

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