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# Energy transition

Recent decisions by US market regulators reflect growing pressure on the largest US oil producers to back up emissions targets with more detailed strategies through disclosures.
As clean energy technology gains ground, a new energy security concern is taking center stage. Where once national security officials watched oil supplies, they are now tracking the production of minerals such as cobalt, indium, and neodymium used in the manufacturing of batteries, solar panels, and wind turbines.
The NeoLith pilot plant is on track to begin operations before the end of the year.

• The energy transition is accelerating faster than any market observers have anticipated. Here, we highlight six opportunities in the oil and gas sector for oil and gas engineers to work on a cleaner future.
• The company will focus on renewables projects such as offshore wind farms and solar farms, gas solutions, production assets, and new energy solutions such as hydrogen and tidal energy.
• A $3-million investment by a climate fund founded by TED curator Chris Anderson and an additional$2-million investment by a subsidiary of Helmerich & Payne will fund a hybrid CLG/EGS demonstration well in Texas. Drilling could begin this summer.
• With such uses as tracking the source of renewable energy and changing the relationship between how energy is produced and consumed, blockchain has the potential to transform the way companies collaborate and interact to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy.
• The closing date for the ESP tender for the UK’s first geothermal power plant is in early February.
• Within the race for renewables, oil and gas companies are finding themselves in a proverbial rut as they reassess existing profitable models with future energy transition plans. What adds more difficulty is the question of speed in which companies pursue this conundrum.
• The cutting-edge technological developments in geothermal are devoted to drilling into deeper, hotter, and harder rock. Oil and gas expertise and know-how holds the key to cost reduction.
• The UN says the 2020 Climate Action Summit delivered a surge in progress toward climate goals.
• The country has announced that it plans to phase out all oil extraction by 2050.
• A Canadian company reports that it has drilled and completed a historic horizontal well in Saskatchewan.
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