Jun
16

Please Join Us at EnergyFuse.Org

 
Dear Readers, I want to express a big thanks to all those who have read the EPIC blog during its seven year lifespan. Securing America's Future Energy is excited to announce that it has launched a new blog and online platform for daily engagement on the issues once covered here. Please visit www.energyfuse.org, a truly unique online platform that combines interviews, infographics, news analysis, and commentary on all things related to energy security, innovation, oil geopolitics, deployment initiatives and more. In addition to a vast scope of content, The Fuse has an independent editorial voice, a sleek and intuitive design, and aims to spark engaged debate on today's most important energy issues. Thank you for reading EPIC, and I hope you will continue to engage with us at The Fuse. Leslie Hayward Managing Editor, The Fuse
May
14

“Is Cheap Gas Pulling The Plug On Electric Cars?” A Response

 

This letter by Tony Posawatz, President and CEO of Invictus iCAR LLC and GM veteran of 30 years, is cross-posted from CleanTechnica. While gas prices may have some short-term impact on electric vehicle (EV) sales, the April 22 article “Is cheap gas pulling the plug on electric cars?” takes an unfortunately short-sighted view of the future of American mobility. The recent increase ...

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May
12

Iran Deal Spurs Regional Rivalries

 

We are already beginning to see sweeping implications stemming from the proposed nuclear deal between the P5+1 and Iran in the Middle East and around the globe. Specifically, Iran’s regional rivals are starting to see the ten year delay on the country’s nuclear program as their window of opportunity to catch up with their own weapons programs. Saudi Arabia, likely the ...

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May
8

Study: Flying Outpaces Driving in Fuel Efficiency

 

Driving is more energy-intense than flying, a University of Michigan study concluded last week, revealing surprising trends about energy consumption in the United States. Lead researcher Michael Sivak of the University’s Transportation Research Institute found transporting one person one mile by aircraft used 2,465 British thermal units (Btus) in 2012 compared with driving, which used 4,211 Btus. Btus are a ...

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May
8

Tough Challenges for China’s Bloated Oil Industry

 

Talks about merging China’s oil companies into a mega-NOC that can compete with the likes of ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell have hit roadblocks. A few potential mergers are being explored, which would ostensibly help China’s four state-owned oil companies weather the current low price storm, has been met with skepticism from economists who say China needs more competition to ...

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