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Houston gets approval to build $70M solar farm on former landfill property

A vacant landfill that for decades endangered and diminished Houston’s low-income Sunnyside neighborhood has gotten the green light for conversion into a solar energy farm. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said on Earth Day, April 22, that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality had granted a permit for the $70 million Sunnyside Solar Farm, which was originally

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Jon Hill, Chairman of the Energists, on Energy Transition

We spoke to Jon Hill, Chairman of the Energists, on the hot topic of Energy Transition. In this interview, you will discover Jon’s perspective on the future of energy transition, what it entails, which industries are at the forefront of this initiative, what are some of the most significant mistakes we make when talking about

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Digital and Energy Geopolitics (Geoffrey Cann)

The world is getting a stark lesson on energy geopolitics and energy security in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. How do various digital innovations play into, and help reframe,  the geopolitical landscape of energy? Energy Geopolitics The first version of this post was published on November 19 of 2019, and with the war in

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ExxonMobil piloting a Bitcoin mining program in Bakken Shale Basin

ExxonMobil is operating a pilot project to power bitcoin mining operations with surplus gas from its Bakken shale basin oil wells in North Dakota. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the excess natural gas would have been burned off or flared, and the oil company is also trying to supply flared gas to bitcoin miners

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Alex Rozenfeld, Climate Impact Capital’s session

Tune in to Alex Rozenfeld’s talk on the future of energy and the energy transition process. In this lecture, you will find out more about LNG, who is the leading producer of wind energy in the US, where is the biggest solar power plant in the world, more information about Singapore’s LNG project, and much

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Information Batteries. Lowering data’s energy usage.

Our daily lives’ concrete consequences and externalities are becoming increasingly abstracted as more of our world becomes computerized. It is often forgotten that the internet, which we rely heavily on, is made up of cables that run across the ocean floor. As the term implies, the cloud is not an ethereal and untouchable floating non-entity

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Statement from the ninth meeting of the U.S.-EU Energy Council

On Monday, February 7, the EU-US Energy Council convened its ninth meeting in Washington, DC. Initiatives to collaborate in pursuing rapid decarbonization and renewable energy transition have been highlighted. The United States and the European Union have pledged to address any future energy crises in Europe, Ukraine, and the Western Balkans. The council also recognized cyber dangers to energy infrastructure. An important takeaway from the council’s latest meeting is

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EU aims to classify gas-powered energy as sustainable

The European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, is aiming to label nuclear and natural gas energy plants as green energy under recently unveiled surprising new EU plans. The European Commission says it has decided that both types of energy can classify as sustainable investments if they meet certain targets.  This latest move

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New software aimed at Gas Turbine Performance Optimization

A new product from GE Digital will improve the operation of gas turbines through artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), resulting in lower fuel consumption and reducing emissions, the company announced Jan. 20. GE Digital in its announcement said turbines ‘require seasonal adjustment of flame temperatures and fuel splits.’ However, GE claims their autonomous

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The Power Hungry Podcast ep. 91

The Power Hungry Podcast is an internet show hosted by the author, journalist, and filmmaker Robert Bryce. His latest guest is John Constable, director of the Renewable Energy Foundation, a British public charity. In this episode, Constable discusses the ongoing energy crisis in Europe, misconceptions about the Industrial Revolution, offshore wind, why “renewables are a

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The Power Hungry Podcast ep. 90

The Power Hungry Podcast is an internet show hosted by the author, journalist, and filmmaker Robert Bryce. His latest guest is Joe Craft, the CEO of Tulsa-based Alliance Resource Partners, the second-largest coal producer in the eastern United States. In this episode, he talks about why coal demand in the US and Europe has rebounded,

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Why the US isn’t ready for clean energy. (Vox)

Clean energy has become a highly debated and emotional topic over the last few decades. And while public demand for it seems to be growing, how realistic is clean energy in the US? Vox explains in detail the major short fallings for the future of green energy in the US.

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