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Uncovering the key to safer energy storage devices that avoid thermal runaway

Modern energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors and batteries, have highly temperature-dependent performance. If a device gets too hot, it becomes susceptible to “thermal runaway.” Thermal runaway—or uncontrolled overheating—can ultimately result in explosions or fires. Adopting a well-informed thermal management strategy is necessary for the stable and safe operation of devices. To do this, it

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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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Nuclear Power used for heating.

In a recent article published by Power magazine Ishai Oliker, PhD, PE explores an interesting perspective on the use of Nuclear power to heat up homes in the US. We would like to highlight some interesting points. Nuclear energy is a viable option for urban district heating. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, roughly

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Off shore wind farms in New York

The South Fork Wind project off the coast of Long Island should be operational by the end of 2023. Once completed, it will be capable of generating 130 megawatts (MW), enough to power 70,000 houses in East Hampton. With five offshore wind projects in the works, New York has the most in the pipeline of

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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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EV: not yet a true competitor for Oil & Gas

With the global energy transformation well underway, few clean energy industries, if any, are growing at a greater rate than the electric vehicle industry. A decade ago, a total of 130,000 electric vehicles were sold worldwide; today, approximately the same number are sold in less than a week. To use a cliché, the EV industry

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Gas futures rise ahead of a major storm

Wednesday saw natural gas futures soar as markets prepare for a powerful winter storm which will likely derail production at a period of high demand. Many Americans will be forced to pay extra for heating during a time when inflation is already becoming a major economic issue. This 16% increase is near the highest since

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2 oil storage and supply firms hit by cyberattack

Two companies involved in storing and supplying oil and other materials said Tuesday they have been hit by a cyberattack that has impacted operations in Germany. Both Oiltanking GmbH Group and Mabanaft Group are investigating a ‘cyber incident’, however, they are yet to elaborate on the nature of this incident. The head of Germany’s IT

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What would war in Ukraine mean for Oil & Gas?

If you live in Europe you’re probably aware of the rising tension on the Ukraine-Russian Border. One of the major results of this situation is the rising price of gas for European countries. On top of that other products such as oil, wheat, aluminum, nickel, and palladium are all trading higher, with other raw materials

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McKinsey report on the zero-net transition. How much will it cost?

In a recent report, McKinsey took a deep dive into the prospect of a carbon-free world and gave us an estimate of how much clean energy transition would cost the world. As more companies and governments are pledging to reduce their greenhouse emission to zero, it has been estimated that reaching this goal by 2050

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Oil markets might face another volatile year in 2022

As oil nations are cashing in on the sudden price hike of crude oil, we might be in for another year of volatility. Analysts have said that by the middle of the year, unused capacity could be as depleted as in 2008 when international oil futures hit their all-time record above $147 a barrel. This

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Is Namibia on its way to become a fossil fuel producer?

According to several Reuters’ industry sources, Shell made a significant discovery in the Southern African nation of Namibia. An offshore well sparked interest in the Oil & Gas community as it might prove a great source of fossil fuels and bring large investments to the region. While Shell is yet to confirm any development taking

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