Justin Mikulka is a research fellow at New Consensus. Prior to joining New Consensus in October 2021, Justin reported for DeSmog, where he began in 2014. Justin has a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.
After a decade of losing hundreds of billions of dollars, the shale oil industry is finally making money — and running out of oil.
DeSmog has mapped the fossil fuel interests lobbying for gas-derived hydrogen and threatening to derail the momentum of green hydrogen.
But even Sen. Joe Manchin admits a major flaw in the industry spin underpinning blue hydrogen’s supposed climate credentials.
A new study finds that hydrogen fuel produced from water using renewable energy will be cheaper than natural gas-based hydrogen with carbon capture by 2030.
Blue hydrogen isn’t a clean energy source and the economics don’t work, but that does not appear to be slowing its rapid adoption being driven by the oil and gas industry.
From the U.S. to Japan, governments are quickly putting money behind oil and gas industry efforts selling blue hydrogen produced by natural gas with carbon capture as a clean fuel for the energy transition. But new research finds blue hydrogen may be no cleaner than burning natural gas.
Comments from a recent energy industry conference reveal major financiers of fossil fuels view environmental and social investing concerns as a trend to “inoculate” against but not a long-term threat to the industry.
U.S. oil fracking industry is asking investors to have faith that ‘bigger is better’ to try to lure them back into risky shale investments.
Fracking companies aren’t drilling as investment continues to dry up.
The top oil trade group, which a senior Exxon lobbyist recently described as one of the company's "whipping boys," used similar delay tactics to push back against oil-by-rail safety rules.