World Oil, October 6, 2023
Across the oil and gas industry, 838 jobs were added in the U.S. in September, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) after adjustments to August numbers and analysis by the Energy Workforce & Technology Council.
By Gwen Holdmann and Richelle Johnson, UAF From the Grid, September 15, 2023
Public opinion of nuclear energy is varied and uncertain. With the recent announcement of the selection of Oklo, Inc. as the vendor for the Eielson Air Force Base nuclear microreactor, the Alaska Center for Energy and Power at UAF conducted a poll (in partnership with Strategies360) which had results that highlight a microreactor opinion and information gap. The next step to increase public understanding of the technology is to gauge Alaskans’ awareness, concerns, and conduct interviews with key stakeholders.
By Harry Dempsey and Euan Healy, Financial Times, October 8, 2023
A major sticking point in the energy transition is the lack of adequate copper supply and slow speed at which mines are developing to extract the material. All infrastructure built to support renewable energy uses large amounts of copper - it has been nicknamed the “metal of electrification” for that reason.
By Renee Jean, Cowboy State Daily, October 10, 2023
Rare Element Resources has invested $44 million to build a demonstration plant in Upton, Wyoming that will test a new way of processing rare earths that is “both less costly and more efficient than anywhere else in the world.” The facility is set to be located close to the Bear Lodge Project which is positioned to be a major North American source of rare earth elements.
By David Schneider, IEEE Spectrum, October 6, 2023
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