Welcome to the latest edition of the Energy Recap. This week, we wanted to touch on the concept known as “artificial photosynthesis,” which attempts to duplicate the “process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms’ activities.” This has the potential to create an abundant and somewhat inexpensive supply of the clean energy we need to power our lives. Bill Gates has suggested that it could produce clean fuel for the “vehicles of tomorrow.” And a great deal of research is being done by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis , “the nation’s largest research program dedicated to the development of an artificial solar-fuels generation science and technology.”
So, what’s your take on artificial photosynthesis? Do you think it might have a significant impact on clean energy going forward? Please leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Energy Articles of Note
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” Inter Pipeline: Strong NGLs Lead To Dividend Increase, 6.2% Yield ” By Michael Fitzsimmons
Energy Sector Bankruptcies for the Week Ended Nov. 10, 2017
Here’s a list of the most recent bankruptcy announcements in the energy sector:
We should add that on Tuesday, Nov. 7, Exco Resources ( XCO ) said that it was contemplating a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Feel free to add anything that we might have missed in the comments section below.
U.S. Oil Rig Count
As per Baker Hughes , the number of active U.S. oil drilling rigs rose this week.
Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report and Summary
Natural Gas Rig Count
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