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Energy Topics Index

Influence

Air Pollution

Source

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy is a term used to refer to any source of energy that is …

Source

Arctic Oil

Arctic Oil refers to any oil exploration or production that occurs in the far North. …

Drilling
Pyrolysis
Form

Biochar

Biochar is a type of bio energy produced by the incomplete burning of biomass used …

Products
Biomass
Conversion

Biodigestion

Biodigestion or anaerobic digestion (AD) is a biological process that occurs when organic matter is …

Biomass
Pyrolysis
Form

Biofuels

Biofuels are combustible fuels created from biomass.

Transport Fuels
Source

Biomass

Biomass or Bioenergy refers to the use of organic material to produce energy.

Biodigestion, Gasification +2
Biofuels
Energy Policy
Influence

Blockchain

Energy Policy
Coal, Fossil Fuel Energy
Refined Products
Influence

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) is the process of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from emission-producing …

Influence

Cities: Urbanization and Rising Energy Demand

Cities are resource-intensive, covering only 2% of the earth’s surface yet responsible for 75% of …

Influence

Clean Cooking

Influence

Climate Change

Climate change refers to changes in the Earth’s climates, at local, regional, or global scales, …

Alternative Energy, Energy +5
Heating and Cooling, Light +3
Air Pollution, Blockchain +10
Influence

Climate Finance

Energy Justice
Fossil Fuel Energy, Renewable Energy
Products
Influence

Climate Movements

Social movements are large-scale, organized efforts to achieve a social or political goal. Climate movements …

Source

Coal

Coal is a combustible black or dark brown rock consisting of carbonized plant matter, found …

In Situ Gasification, Mining
Source

Coal Bed Methane

Coalbed Methane (CBM) is an unconventional form of natural gas found in coal deposits or …

Drilling
In Situ Gasification, Mining
Conversion

Coal Liquefaction

Coal Liquefaction is the process of converting coal to liquid fuels.

Refined Products
Conversion

Cogeneration

Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the combined generation of heat and power.

Electricity
Conversion

Combined Cycle

Combined cycle is an electric generating technology that creates additional electricity from heat released by …

Electricity
Climate Change, Energy Policy
Influence

Communicating Energy

The energy system can be a complex and polarizing subject. Historically, communications surrounding energy topics …

Source

Conventional Gas

Conventional Gas refers to natural gas that can be produced from reservoirs using traditional drilling, …

Drilling
Source

Conventional Oil

Conventional Oil refers to oil that is produced from reservoirs using traditional drilling, pumping and …

Drilling
Climate Change
Energy Efficiency
Cogeneration, Solar Thermal +1
Energy Storage
Heating and Cooling
Influence

District Energy

District Energy, which is also known as District Heating and Cooling (DHC), are energy systems …

Arctic Oil, Coal Bed Methane +5
Production

Drilling

Drilling refers to the process of boring a hole through soil and rock to access …

Natural Gas Transport, Oil Transport
Hydraulic Fracturing
Electricity
Distribution

Electrical Grid

Electrical Grid is the means through which power is generated, transmitted, and distributed to the …

Geothermal, Hydro Power +3
Cogeneration, Combined Cycle +5
Form

Electricity

Electricity is the physical flow of electrons, referred to as an electrical current.

Electrical Grid, Smart Grid +1
Heating and Cooling, Light +2
Hydrogen, Water
Production

Electrolysis

Electrolysis is chemical decomposition produced by passing an electric current through a liquid or solution …

Source

Energy

Energy is the capacity of a physical system to perform work.

Influence

Energy Access

Sustainable Development Goals
Source

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is measured as the ratio of energy output to energy input, as a …

Heating and Cooling, Light +3
Cities: Urbanization and Rising Energy Demand, Policy Proposals +1
Influence

Energy Finance

Influence

Energy Justice

Emerging from the concepts of social justice and environmental justice, energy justice aims to recognize …

Energy
Climate Movements, Energy Access
Influence

Energy Policy

Energy policies includes laws, rules and guidelines implemented by governments to regulate energy production, conservation …

Alternative Energy, Energy Efficiency +2
Cities: Urbanization and Rising Energy Demand, Climate Movements +3
Electricity
Distribution

Energy Storage

Energy Storage systems are the set of methods and technologies used to store electricity.

Heating and Cooling, Light +1
Source

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Enhanced Oil Recovery – or EOR – is the process of increasing the amount recoverable …

Drilling
Nuclear
Conversion

Fission

Nuclear fission is a process where energy is released by the splitting of uranium atoms.

Electricity
Source

Fossil Fuel Energy

Fossil fuel energy is a term used to describe a group of energy sources that …

Hydrogen
Conversion

Fuel Cell

A fuel cell is a device that generates electricity by a chemical reaction.

Electricity
Nuclear
Conversion

Fusion

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction where two or more atomic nuclei collide at a …

Electricity
Source

Gas Hydrates

Gas Hydrates are compounds where methane (CH4) molecules are trapped within the crystal lattice structure …

Conversion

Gas Turbine

Gas turbines, also called combustion turbines, generate power using pressurized gas.

Biomass
Conversion

Gasification

Gasification is a process that converts organic or fossil fuel based material into syngas and …

Source

Geothermal

Geothermal energy refers to the production of energy using the internal heat of the Earth’s …

Electricity
Heating and Cooling
Influence

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A gas that absorbs heat within a planet’s atmosphere, causing the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases …

Geothermal, Natural Gas
Solar Thermal
Electricity
Use

Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling are essential energy services for all human beings on the planet.

Influence

Heating and Cooling

Source

Heavy Oil

Heavy Oil is a form of unconventional oil that is thick and highly viscous, and …

Shale Gas, Tight Oil
Production

Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing is an oil and gas production technique used in tight geologic formations that …

Natural Gas Transport
Source

Hydro Power

Hydropower or hydroelectricity refers to the conversion of energy from flowing water into electricity.

Electricity
Source

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is a gaseous element that is both odourless and colourless, hydrogen contains a large …

Electrolysis, Steam Methane Reforming +1
Fuel Cell, Refining
Oil Sands
Production

In Situ

In Situ refers to methods of oil sands production that use drilling and steam to …

Oil Transport
Coal
Production

In Situ Gasification

In-situ coal gasification is the chemical conversion of deeply-buried coal into gases including methane, hydrogen, …

Coal Liquefaction, Power Plant
Electricity
Use

Light

Light allows for increased productivity and safety. It is something many of us take for …

Transport

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been converted liquefied for ease of …

Coal
Production

Mining

Mining is a process for extracting natural resources from the Earth’s crust.

Coal Liquefaction, Power Plant
Source

Natural Gas

Natural Gas is a flammable gas, consisting mainly of methane (CH4), occurring in underground reservoirs …

Steam Methane Reforming
Heating and Cooling
Transport

Natural Gas Storage

Natural Gas Storage occurs underground in depleted oil and gas fields, aquifer reservoirs, and salt …

Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing
Power Plant
Transport

Natural Gas Transport

Natural Gas Transport refers to the various methods of transportation used to move natural gas …

Source

Nuclear

Nuclear energy is released from the nucleus of atoms through the processes of fission or …

Fission, Fusion
Electricity
Source

Offshore Gas

Offshore Gas refers to natural gas production in the beds of oceans and lakes. “Deepwater” …

Drilling
Source

Offshore Oil

Offshore Oil refers to oil production in the beds of oceans and lakes. “Deepwater” refers …

Drilling
Source

Oil

Oil is a fossil fuel and liquid hydrocarbon used mainly for the production of transportation …

Source

Oil Sands

Oil Sands is a form of heavy oil found in sand and rock primarily in …

In Situ, Oil Sands Mining
Oil Sands
Production

Oil Sands Mining

Mining refers to the oil sands extraction process whereby large amounts of earth are removed, …

Oil Transport
Source

Oil Shale

Oil shale is fine-grain sedimentary rock containing kerogen that can be used to produce the …

Refining
Transport

Oil Storage

Oil Storage refers to tanks or terminals (a group of tanks) used to store produced …

Drilling, In Situ +1
Refining
Transport

Oil Transport

Oil Transport refers to the various methods of transportation used to move oil from one …

Energy Policy
Energy
Influence

Policy Proposals

Policy proposals serve as a backbone for the energy transition, and are developed, lobbied for …

Electricity
Use

Power

Many of our daily conveniences are powered by electricity. Everything from charging a cell phone …

In Situ Gasification, Mining
Conversion

Power Plant

A power plant is an industrial facility used to generate electric power with the help …

Natural Gas Transport
Biochar, Refined Products
Use

Products

Energy enables us to manufacture products. Products are broader than what you might think of …

Biomass
Conversion

Pyrolysis

Pyrolysis is the process of heating organic material at high temperatures in the absence of …

Biochar, Biofuels
Coal Liquefaction, Refining
Form

Refined Products

Refined petroleum products are derived from crude oils through processes such as catalytic cracking and …

Transport Fuels
Products
Hydrogen
Conversion

Refining

Refining is an industrial process whereby crude oil undergoes various chemical processes to convert it …

Refined Products
Oil Storage, Oil Transport
Influence

Regulatory Tools

Source

Renewable Energy

Energy sources that are not depleted when used or are naturally replenished within a human …

Source

Shale Gas

Shale Gas or Tight Gas is natural gas trapped in rock formations that have smaller …

Hydraulic Fracturing
Electricity
Distribution

Smart Grid

Smart Grid refers to the electric grid enhanced by information technology.

Source

Solar

Solar energy refers to technologies that convert the sun’s heat or light to another form …

Solar PV, Solar Thermal
Solar
Conversion

Solar PV

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology converts the sun’s energy into direct current electricity by using semiconductors.

Electricity
Solar
Conversion

Solar Thermal

Solar thermal generates energy indirectly by harnessing radiant energy from the sun to heat fluid, …

Electricity
Heating and Cooling
Hydrogen, Natural Gas
Production

Steam Methane Reforming

Steam methane reforming (SMR) is a process in which methane from natural gas is heated, …

Conversion

Steam Turbine

A Steam Turbine is a mechanical device that extracts thermal energy from pressurized steam and …

Influence

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 interconnected goals adopted by the …

Cities: Urbanization and Rising Energy Demand, Climate Finance +5
Source

Tidal Power

Tidal power converts the energy from the natural rise and fall of the tides into …

Electricity
Source

Tight Oil

Tight Oil is crude oil trapped in rock formations that have smaller pore spaces and …

Hydraulic Fracturing
Biofuels, Electricity +1
Distribution

Transport Fuels

Transport fuels are energy sources that power various means of transport and include those derived …

Transportation
Electricity
Transport Fuels
Use

Transportation

Our global transportation systems are powered by energy and enable us to commute, travel, and …

Source

Unconventional Gas

Unconventional gas refers to natural gas that requires advanced production methods. Main types include gas …

Source

Unconventional Oil

Unconventional Oil refers to crude oil that is not produced by traditional extraction methods. This …

Hydrogen
Production

Upgrading

Upgrading is a process that converts raw bitumen to synthetic crude oil.

Biomass
Conversion

Waste to Energy

Waste to Energy (WTE), is a term that is used to describe various technologies that …

Source

Water

The energy harnessed from moving water can be used to create electricity; the two most …

Electrolysis
Source

Wind

Wind Energy refers to technology that converts the air’s motion into mechanical energy usually for …

Electricity
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