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Country of imports – a closer look at Luxembourg’s energy sector

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In the U.S., much of the energy dialogue has been around the inherent risk in depending on other countries to meet its energy needs. But, in Luxembourg – a country that imports essentially ALL of its energy supply – “energy security” takes an even more prominent role. According to a new report by the International [...]

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The Shale Boom is Big and Good (Bad) for the Economy

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Hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has flipped the global energy discussion on its head. Over the past five years, the world has watched the U.S. shift its focus from fears of peak oil and its level of oil imports to a new reality where domestic oil and gas production are up and imports are down. And, while [...]

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The Power Is in the Data – reports reveal the status of global clean-energy transition

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As any analyst will tell you, the power is in the data. To know where we are going, we first must know where we are. But, setting global energy baselines is anything but easy. Today, at the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in New Delhi, the International Energy Agency released two reports – “Tracking Clean Energy [...]

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New journal explores efficiency – a hidden energy resource

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The best way to meet increasing energy demand might not be to supply more. But, while efficiency improves security, hurdles abound. Last night, the latest edition of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Journal was released. Titled “Visualising the ‘Hidden’ Fuel of Energy Efficiency,” this publication focuses on efficiency as a valuable tool in our energy [...]

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U.S. Poised For Energy Self-Sufficiency

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Before the close of the decade, the United States could become the world’s top producer of oil and natural gas. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), increasing domestic production combined with domestic energy efficiency could leave the country “all but [energy] self-sufficient.” The U.S. could even become a net oil exporter by 2030, shifting [...]

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