5 Works

Big oil and the energy transition

Dolf Gielen, Brooke Bowser & Morgan D. Bazilian
Climate pledges are on the rise as businesses and governments seek to boost their public images and support the environment. Oil and gas, which make up nearly 55% of global energy consumption, is under particular pressure to reduce emissions. According to a recent report by the United National Environment Programme, the expected 2030 fossil fuel production outlined in government plans will be more than twice the amount of what would be consistent with limiting warming...

Lights of a city under siege: disruption to Kandahar airport lights increases as the Taliban entered the city

Brooke Bowser, Christopher Elvidge & Morgan D. Bazilian
As U.S. troops began their withdrawal from a 20-year conflict in Afghanistan, the Taliban were steadily gaining more ground in rural regions of the country. Kandahar, the second-largest city in Afghanistan and the capital of the southern Kandahar Province, was a strategic advancement in the Taliban's eventual seizure of the nation's capital, Kabul. Kandahar also has historical significance as the location of the Taliban's rise to prominence in the 1990s.

Lebanon energy crisis: time to reform

Jamal Saghir, Morgan D. Bazilian & Brooke Bowser
The attention of the world's energy sector is clearly focused on Russia and Ukraine, but the ongoing crisis in Lebanon warrants our collective attention. The situation is horrifying. Lebanon is being battered by a confluence of crises engulfing national security, politics and government, integrity in public office, the economy and banking sector, social unrest, energy instability and environmental degradation. Each is feeding off the others to create a storm rooted in Lebanon's failed economic, social,...

Improving satellite monitoring of methane emissions: data science is fundamental to better emissions tracking

Dorit Hammerling, William Daniels, Morgan D. Bazilian & Brooke Bowser
Reducing methane emissions is a focus of addressing climate change. To do so effectively requires a robust monitoring and reporting system. Using data science, researchers at the Payne Institute are able to reduce the limitations of existing satellite data by providing localized estimations of methane fields to help fill the gaps of current monitoring.

Industry 4.0: additive manufacturing

Craig Alan Brice, Morgan D. Bazilian & Brooke Bowser
The manufacturing industry is adopting new technologies and practices in order to remain competitive in today’s growing trend of digitalization. Similar to the invention of the steam engine or the adoption of the assembly line, such changes have the potential to change our economies. Advances in additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, are essential to what some are describing as The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0. From mechanization to mass production and...

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Report


  • University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • International Renewable Energy Agency
  • McGill University