Category: Energy Consumption

Electric, Energy Consumption

Does Solving Energy Poverty Help Solve Poverty? Not Quite

March 13, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

The head of Swedfund, the development finance group, recently summarized a widely-held belief: “Access to reliable electricity drives development and is essential for job creation, women’s empowerment and combating poverty.” This view has been the driving force behind a number […]

Energy Consumption, World

Old Oil Fields Are A Major Source Of New Supply

March 13, 2018

Via: Forbes

The animated show South Park ran an episode in which Professor Chaos becomes frustrated trying to come up with an idea for mischief that hasn’t already been done by The Simpsons. “Simpons did it,” is the response to his every […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

Saudi Arabia and US, seen as oil market rivals, are actually growing together, says Saudi Aramco CEO

March 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The world’s growing appetite for oil will leave plenty of room for both Saudi Arabia and the United States to ratchet up production, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said in a CNBC interview. The two countries are seen jockeying for […]

Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Opinion: Proposed Energy Efficiency Budget Is a Bad Sequel

February 23, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

The Trump administration’s proposed budget for energy efficiency is a bad sequel to the slash-and-burn budget it proposed last year. It would cut to pieces many effective energy efficiency programs. Like last year’s budget proposed, it would eliminate help for […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

Why Solar Is on a Path to Dominance

February 15, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Despite the Trump administration’s recent decision to levy a 30 percent tariff on solar, we see tremendous opportunity ahead for the industry. In the next year, the solar industry will develop, construct, and finance $25 billion to $30 billion in […]

Energy Consumption, World

Commentary: More policy attention is needed for renewable heat

January 25, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As winter temperatures plummet in the Northern hemisphere, renewable heat is increasingly being used to provide heat for warmth and comfort. Yet it has a long way to go to catch up with fossil fuels, which currently provide more than […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

What Does the ‘Electrification of Everything’ Look Like in America? NREL Plans to Find Out

January 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Widespread electrification is not only coming, it is likely necessary to decarbonize the global economy. “Mounting research suggests that aggressive electrification of energy end uses — such as space heating, water heating, and transportation — is needed if the United […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Commentary: The clean energy transition requires action on electricity demand

January 10, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

As a fundamental rule, electricity supply and demand must be balanced at all times. Traditionally, this has been achieved by adjusting electricity supply to match demand that varies at different times of the day. But this poses a problem as […]

Energy Consumption, World

How Supercomputers Will Help To Accelerate The Emerging Energy Economy

December 13, 2017

Via: Forbes

Meeting global carbon reduction goals will not be easy, but the good news is that this heavy lift is getting a little lighter each day. In some places, renewable energy technologies are now delivering the cheapest electrons on the planet. […]

Emerging Technologies, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

Commentary: Plotting a path for greater bioenergy use

November 27, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

The recent discussions on renewable energy are mostly focused on the rapid growth of wind and solar deployment and their impressive drop in cost. While these developments are remarkable, they also overshadow what remains the most important source of renewable […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Electricity makes the world go round: Here is the lowdown

November 16, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

The world we live in would look a whole lot different without electricity. If humans had not found a way to harness and exploit its potential, everything from today’s cell phones and televisions to traffic lights and tablets wouldn’t exist. […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

OPEC predicts oil and gas to remain world’s most important energy source to 2040

November 15, 2017

Via: PetrolPlaza

The latest edition of the OPEC World Oil Outlook predicts oil will remain the world’s largest source of energy over the next two decades, despite the increasing importance of renewables. Released in an exclusive briefing to senior industry executives at […]

Energy Consumption, World

Continuous disruption is new normal for oil and gas industry, Baker Hughes CEO says

November 14, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Continuous disruption in the oil and gas industry should be viewed positively, Baker Hughes CEO Lorenzo Simonelli said Tuesday. Speaking at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC), Simonelli said, “We have to look at disruption as being our […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Technology and new business models boost electricity access

November 10, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report A new IEA report found the number of people with no access to electricity fell to […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Digitalization set to transform global energy system with profound implications for all energy actors

November 6, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in coming decades, making it more connected, reliable and sustainable. This will have a profound and lasting impact on both energy demand and supply, according to a new report by […]