After inauguration, Americans await the new administration’s plans over the next few years. Almost immediately after the inauguration speech, the White House released an energy plan focused heavily on renewing the fossil fuels industry. This is welcome news to those who have felt that regulations have been far too burdensome of late. Some policy analysts believe this will spur a boom of more than $30 billion in wages and other profits over the next 7 years.
The United States has untapped shale oil and gas reserves, and Trump has committed to “clean coal” technology as well. The plan outlines the use of revenue from energy production to be used toward public infrastructure, which would certainly be a welcome move. However, the plan not only discusses the need for more energy independence and a revival of fossil fuels. It also makes mention of meeting energy needs while also protecting the environment.
While some may feel that environmental protection and being energy independent may not go hand in hand, those of us who work in the industry know that there is a right way to do things and that proper equipment can actually accomplish both aims. Take, for example, the Komax Tailings Solvent Recovery Heater, which is designed to endure the harshest operating conditions possible. This model has been successfully installed in oil refineries, food processing plants, used for heating slurries or even in the oil sands industry for mining bitumen froth. The mixing process is far more energy efficient and the innovative design has no moving parts. This means less damage to the surrounding area, less chance of a dangerous leak, and more energy efficiency for the client.
Safety concerns will always be a public issue. But the best equipment with the most innovative and intelligent designs dramatically reduce the chances of an environmental accident while providing needed energy to the population.