Weekly Energy News Update – June 13th
While I was considering writing a bit about Qatar to start off, I think the news articles in this update illustrate the intensity of that issue well enough (and frankly it has completely overwhelmed Reuters for the past week, so if you want to know more just go here.) Instead, I think the beginning of these posts should continue to be a bit fun:
This pic comes from an EV rally that began in Switzerland this week. Unfortunately the news piece does not go into the details of “
I have been up in the mountains of Norway for the past few days and this shot looking towards the Jotunheimen helps explain the delay in this week’s update. Always enjoy hiking on remote and majestic mountaintops, but it tends to put a damper on digital exchange.
This is the second of three articles on this terrifying reality at the intersection of energy and state power.
Most of the articles I have seen are focused on the impact the crisis has had on shipping out of Qatar, but few have noted the importance of this pipeline between the UAE and Qatar.
Here is an interesting quote about membership from the IECA website:
While this case is being argued due to conflicts over hydraulic fracking technology, it could have major implications for intellectual property rights as a whole. Definitely need to stay tuned!
Seeing that there is no actual oil, gas or coal resources in the designated area of the Bears Ears Monument , this seems like an example of symbolic politics that needs a rich anthropological analysis.
Unfortunately this is behind a paywall and I cannot find any additional information about this change at the U.S. Department of Energy. Perhaps someone else on the list knows more and could share? At present there is still a good deal of information available on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s website.
Apparently, decentralization of energy is important to U.S. policy making if it has strategic military implications
For electric cars to become a dominant mode of transportation, at some point the second hand battery market will need to become more developed. Renault-Nissan may have part of the solution here, but it would seem recycling will also be necessary.
Yikes! “Only three out of 26 assessed technologies – electric vehicles, energy storage and mature variable renewables (solar PV and onshore wind) – are on track to meet climate targets, according to the IEA.“
Still just a drop in the bucket… (.2% to be exact…)
Electric cars could soon charge on the move (India Times)
The Nuclear Industry Is In Financial Meltdown (The Ecologist)
While the rising crisis in the Gulf has many connections with energy, this is perhaps one of the most pressing.
IKEA’s New Jacksonville Store to be Covered by Solar Array (EnergyTrends)
Hmm, it would seem that the previous Reuters headline may be a bit excessive…
A nice article that highlights how massive wind and solar projects, such as this project being built up around Lake Turkana, are dependent on the grid.