By Peter Cook & Seaver Wang, The Breakthrough Institute, June 29, 2023
What does it really mean to “get critical minerals right?” The Breakthrough Institute provides a report full of policy recommendations to improve domestic mine permitting efficiency while promoting strong environmental and social standards.
Texas, prone to extremely hot temperatures and unpredictable weather patterns, has the second largest renewable capacity in the US – second only to California. The influx of solar power installed across the state has allowed electricity usage to keep climbing while reducing the strain on the grid’s fossil fuel fleet.
By Gwen Holdmann, Alaska Beacon, July 5, 2023
Gwen Holdmann of Alaska Center for Energy and Power challenges readers to look at energy challenges from a demand-side perspective. Communities in the remote parts of the state have long served as incubators for innovative strategies related energy consumption and cost, serving as an inspiration to rural energy consumers.
By Joel Acosta, Energy In Depth, June 29, 2023
Joel Acosta channels his inner Adam Savage and busts some myths around Carbon Capture in the United States.
By Alex DeMarban, Anchorage Daily News, July 6, 2023
With a looming gas shortage in the Cook Inlet, two Southcentral Alaska electrical associations install Tesla battery systems to help bolster the regions renewable energy efforts.
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.
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A myriad of new fuels see potential, but are many of them just hot air?
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Stories about court cases, permafrost and an electronic nose(?!). Happy Friday.
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