Press release from the Office of Colorado Governor Jared Polis, June 28, 2023
A bipartisan win! Governor Polis and Governor Gordon teamed up to begin a focus on direct air capture’s potential to increase jobs, bolster the economy, and reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
By Carlo Cariaga, Think Geoenergy, June 27, 2023
Colorado Governor Jared Polis, in tandem with the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association, launched an initiative to educate the public and policymakers on the incredible geothermal energy opportunities across the west. Some recommendations from the report (read the whole report here) are the following: leverage data from the oil and gas industry, provide tools and resources to help proponents navigate the geothermal development process, and support workforce development in the geothermal industry.
By Ben Geman, Axios Generate, June 27, 2023
A Fort Collins, CO startup, AtmosZero, is planning a pilot project at New Belgium Brewing to decarbonize the production of steam. We’ll cheers to that!
By Andrew Freedman, Axios Generate, June 29, 2023
Americans aren't fully supportive of backing away from fossil fuels and are not yet sold on an all-electric vehicle future after 2035. However, 74% of Americans support U.S. efforts to reduce the impact of climate change. We're all a bit more moderate than we think we are.
By Timothy Gardner, Reuters, June 28, 2023
The U.S. Energy and Employment Report showed jobs in clean energy, a wide category including wind and solar power, nuclear, and grid technologies and battery storage, grew about 3.9%, adding 114,000 jobs. There are still many jobs in clean energy to come as projects begin to take off across the country.
By Stephen Stapczynski, Rigzone News, June 26, 2023
Fossil fuel producers plan to accelerate investments in natural gas, while still working to cut methane emissions to make a positive contribution to the fight against climate change. The thought that natural gas demand will peak soon is proving no longer valid, meaning this fuel will play a large role in the energy transition.
News release from SLB, March 6, 2023
SLB has introduced the EcoShield geopolymer cement-free system, which minimizes the carbon footprint of a well’s construction. It eliminates up to 85% of embodied CO2 emissions, compared to conventional well cementing systems, a big win.
By Naomi Klinge, Upstream Online, June 13, 2023
Halliburton makes a move in the carbon capture direction, being awarded a well completions contract on the HyNet North West carbon capture and storage project in the UK.
EV charging while on the move, microbiomes getting forgotten in climate talks, critical minerals for national security, and more!
Oil giant makes mining move, Occidental and BlackRock wade into DAC technologies, and more energy excitement!
Velocity President Rysen Shirzadi provides his insight into our role as young professionals in the evolving energy space.
From Tetris to clean energy, creating a carbon time machine, and balloons are the new straws.
A myriad of new fuels see potential, but are many of them just hot air?
From the Supreme Court to AI improving supply chain, here's what we are following this week.
Stories about court cases, permafrost and an electronic nose(?!). Happy Friday.
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