Electric Vehicles

California Blueprint Looking to Forge ‘Oil-Free Future,’ Lead Nation in Climate Change Fight

California Blueprint Looking to Forge ‘Oil-Free Future,’ Lead Nation in Climate Change Fight

California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his proposed 2022-2023 budget proposal to continue confronting the state’s “greatest existential threats” – the pandemic and climate change – while bolstering economic growth. Specifically for energy, Newsom’s ambition under his California Blueprint is to create “an oil-free future” for California by reducing the state’s reliance on fossil fuels while…

January 12, 2022
Biden Orders Federal Agencies to Buy 100% Carbon-Neutral Electricity by 2030, Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

Biden Orders Federal Agencies to Buy 100% Carbon-Neutral Electricity by 2030, Zero-Emission Vehicles by 2035

President Biden on Wednesday signed a sweeping executive order (EO) to put the federal government on a path to consuming 100% carbon pollution-free electricity on a net annual basis by 2030. The EO also directs the government to buy 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The EO does not close the door to fossil fuel power…

December 9, 2021
TC Energy to Provide Hydrogen for Nikola’s North American EV Project

TC Energy to Provide Hydrogen for Nikola’s North American EV Project

TC Energy Corp. on Thursday became the seventh oil and gas provider to sign a hydrogen supply development agreement with aspiring electric transport truck manufacturer Nikola Corp. The deal calls for cooperative planning, construction, operation and ownership of hydrogen production hubs for Nikola’s proposed fuel cell electric vehicles (EV) across the United States and Canada.…

October 13, 2021
Global Refined Product Demand Seen Peaking in 2036 as Energy Transition Accelerates

Global Refined Product Demand Seen Peaking in 2036 as Energy Transition Accelerates

Global demand for refined products is expected to peak in 2036 and then decline by 2050 lower than 2019 levels, according to a new forecast by IHS Markit. From 2021 to its 2036 peak, total refined product demand is expected to grow by nearly 9 million b/d. Refined products include production from refineries, such as…

September 14, 2021
Sweeping Infrastructure Bill Goes Big on Energy Transition, Leaves Natural Gas Wanting

Sweeping Infrastructure Bill Goes Big on Energy Transition, Leaves Natural Gas Wanting

The $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday with bipartisan support includes a big boost in spending on renewable energy, the power grid and programs to broadly promote lower greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change. The massive bill contains more than $550 billion in new spending. About $110 billion of that…

August 11, 2021
Biden Targeting 50% EV Market Share by 2030, as API Calls for Carbon Price Policy

Biden Targeting 50% EV Market Share by 2030, as API Calls for Carbon Price Policy

The White House said Thursday it is aiming for zero-emission electric vehicles (EV) to account for half of new vehicles sold in the United States by 2030. It also called for more stringent fuel economy standards. “Zero-emission” includes battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell EVs, the White House said. President Biden was set…

August 6, 2021
U.S. Role of EVs, Batteries Eyed by DOE as Grid Transitions

U.S. Role of EVs, Batteries Eyed by DOE as Grid Transitions

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week directed its attention to electric vehicles (EV), batteries and reliable charging stations on a transitioning grid with a $200 million funding announcement followed by a request for information (RFI) for charging EVs on the grid.  At a roundtable discussion on advancing the domestic lithium battery industry, DOE…

June 29, 2021
Shell, GM Working to Reduce Texas EV Charging Costs, Expand Renewable Options

Shell, GM Working to Reduce Texas EV Charging Costs, Expand Renewable Options

Royal Dutch Shell plc and General Motors (GM) are collaborating to expand green energy options in Texas and beyond. Shell’s MP2 Energy LLC unit is partnering with the auto giant on “comprehensive energy solutions programs” that could include fixed-rate home energy plans using 100% renewable energy resources. The program, already for some GM customers in…

June 28, 2021
IEA Sees U.S. Carbon Emissions Rebounding After Historic Plunge

IEA Sees U.S. Carbon Emissions Rebounding After Historic Plunge

Carbon dioxide emissions in the United States plunged 10% in 2020 as stay-at-home orders and the economic slump driven by the Covid-19 pandemic took a toll on energy demand. According to a new report by the International Energy Agency, annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by almost 500 million metric tons in 2020, accelerating a…

March 3, 2021
California Proposed Fracking Ban Called ‘Job Killer’

California Proposed Fracking Ban Called ‘Job Killer’

The California oil and natural gas industry is throwing cold water on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plans to require by 2035 all new in-state cars and passenger truck sales be zero-emission and by 2024 have a legislative ban on oilfield hydraulic fracturing (fracking). In an executive order (EO) signed earlier this month, Newsom set out “clear…

September 28, 2020
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