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The Most Important Energy Source for the Future is…


For months I’ve been writing about how hydraulic fracturing is shifting our energy mix from oil to natural gas. From environmental impacts to geopolitics, new horizontal drilling technologies are transforming the 21st century energy landscape. But the most important energy source for the future isn’t oil or gas – at least, according to Exxon. It’s [...]

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Will oil companies become carbon capture ones?

Credit: Mississippi Power

I pose this question in the larger context of “how we will get from here to there” (that is, from a carbon-intensive economy to a more efficient, low-carbon intensity economy). Recognizing that carbon capture and sequestration will likely be one of many approaches to staying within our carbon budget, we should look at the potential [...]

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