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Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Air conditioning use emerges as one of the key drivers of global electricity-demand growth

May 15, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

The growing use of air conditioners in homes and offices around the world will be one of the top drivers of global electricity demand over the next three decades, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency that stresses […]


Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

These Water-Stressed Countries Have the Most Solar and Wind Potential

May 11, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Most power generation consumes water, whether to cool steam in thermoelectric plants or power turbines for hydropower. And the global demand for both water and electricity will continue to increase substantially in the coming decades. Although growth is generally a […]


Energy Consumption, World

Economic value of energy efficiency can drive reductions in global CO2 emissions

April 17, 2018

Via: International Energy Agency

Ambitious energy efficiency policies can keep global energy demand and energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO₂) emissions steady until 2050, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Perspectives for the Energy Transition: The Role of Energy Efficiency shows that despite […]


Energy Consumption, World

Global Solar Market Installed 98.9 Gigawatts In 2017

March 19, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

The global solar market installed an impressive 98.9 gigawatts of new capacity in 2017 according to SolarPower Europe, increasing by 29.3%, in comparison to the 76.5 gigawatts (GW) and 49% recorded in 2016. SolarPower Europe presented its latest solar market […]


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, 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World, World

Column: Booming oil demand is eroding inventories

November 2, 2017

Via: American Energy News

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Global oil consumption is growing rapidly, helping account for the decline in reported inventories, the recent surge in prices and the shift in futures markets from contango to backwardation. Consumption is much harder to measure […]


News and Policies, World

Hurricanes Cause ‘Apocalyptic’ Devastation to Caribbean Power Grids

September 26, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Last Wednesday, Hurricane Maria passed over Puerto Rico, bringing 140-mile-per-hour winds, pelting rain, and extreme flooding. After the storm moved on, Puerto Rico was left with “apocalyptic devastation” and absolutely no power. The island’s utility — already bankrupt before the […]


Energy Consumption, World

Is Oil Industry Threatened By More Than Electric Vehicles?

September 14, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Execs at a number of the world’s top fossil fuel companies have in recent years made comments inferring that even after demand for oil and natural gas peaks, demand for petrochemical feedstocks for plastics, fertilizers, and other chemicals will remain […]


Energy Consumption, World

IEA sees global gas demand rising to 2022 as US drives market transformation

August 3, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

The global natural gas market is undergoing a major transformation driven by new supplies coming from the United States to meet growing demand in developing economies and industry surpasses the power sector as the largest source of gas demand growth, […]