Post 28 – Data on wind energy
Table 1. Wind energy data from Texas. Source: CleanTechnica
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Warren Buffet may see business opportunities in carbon capture (CCS) growth in the US. This may be a safe investment in the short-term but in the long-term CCS looks to be impractical. Read the full article here.
Many consumers across the world see a huge disparity between their frugal purchase of energy at a higher costs and enormous profits made by oil and gas companies that produce this same energy. Read the full article.
Permian crude oil will grow steadily from 5.7 MMbpd now to possibly 8 MMbpd by 2030, and total U.S. production may reach 13.3 MMbpd by 2050. READ MORE
The Kansas spill, though relatively small, might encourage oil and gas people and environmental proponents to stop talking and listen to the other side – to seek what’s unifying rather than what’s polarizing. Read the full article here.
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