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Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Renewables Predicted to Grab Bigger Share of South Africa Energy Mix

September 12, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

South Africa is set for a dramatic shift in its energy mix in the coming years thanks to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output. That’s the verdict of analysts at consultancy GlobalData, who predict that the share of […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The largest offshore wind farm on the planet opens

September 6, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm will officially open on Thursday. Located in the Irish Sea, the Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm has a total capacity of 659 megawatts and is capable of powering nearly 600,000 homes in the […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

Oil And Gas Sector Needs To Innovate And Adapt Without Losing Focus

August 31, 2018

Via: Forbes

Every two years the great and the good in the oil and gas industry congregate in the southern Norway town of Stavanger for the ONS exhibition. This year’s event attracted 1,124 exhibitors from 37 countries visited by more than 65,000 […]


News and Policies, World

Iran’s Oil Exports Plummet 600,000 b/d As U.S. Sanctions Force Key Buyers To Seek Alternatives

August 29, 2018

Via: Forbes

U.S. policy to deny Iran oil revenue is an existential threat to the survival of the Islamic Republic. And Washington is doing it through a Reagan-like economic warfare toolbox. Iran’s oil exports are down sharply since the beginning of August […]


News and Policies, World

European Wind Operators Face Wind Drought While Solar Power Production Rises

August 14, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

The current heatwave in Western Europe is also contributing to a ‘wind drought,’ negatively impacting wind farm operators across the region, which includes the U.K., France, Spain, Germany and much of Scandinavia. Meanwhile, solar power plant operators are seeing increased […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Midwest Utilities Contemplate a Future Less Reliant on Coal

August 14, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The Midwest has long been a wind energy hub. Now, an increasing number of the region’s utilities are turning away from baseload coal and contemplating a future that relies heavily on clean energy. Utilities in states such as Iowa, Kansas, […]


News and Policies, World

China’s solar curb

August 10, 2018

Via: Petroleum Economist

Beijing’s move to curtail solar power subsidies is far from terminal for the global market. China’s suspension of approval for new subsidised grid-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar projects has led to sharply reduced forecasts for global capacity expansion in 2018. But […]


News and Policies, World

US sanctions against Iran could make maintaining the world’s oil supply ‘very challenging,’ IEA says

August 10, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

A U.S. plan to impose targeted crude sanctions against Iran could significantly impact global supply and exhaust the world’s spare oil capacity cushion, according to the latest monthly report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA’s closely watched report […]


News and Policies, U.S., World

US supports 41MW wind-solar-storage project in India

August 1, 2018

Via: PV Resources

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is supporting a 41MW hybrid solar-wind-storage project being developed by private Indian energy firm IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL) in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh by providing a grant to aid […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Cost, circumvention, viability: Hopes and fears for India’s solar safeguard

July 31, 2018

Via: PV Resources

The Indian Finance Ministry’s order imposing a safeguard duty for two years on solar imports from developed countries as well as China and Malaysia has brought long-awaited clarity to both manufacturers and developers, but both segments of the industry have […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

Japanese tech giant Fujitsu commits to 100 percent renewable electricity

July 20, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Fujitsu has joined the RE100, a global initiative of the world’s biggest companies, all committed to renewable power, it announced Friday. The tech giant has set itself the goal of sourcing all electricity consumed at its sites inside and outside […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, World

EU grants another subsidy to Baltic Pipe under the CEF 2018

July 18, 2018

Via: Energy Global

The subsidy under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for preparatory works within the Baltic Pipe project was awarded in the CEF Energy 2018 call for proposals launched by the European Commission in March this year. The action titled ‘Reinforcement of […]


News and Policies, World

China Is Swallowing A Bitter Pill And Trying To Cut Its Coal Use

July 9, 2018

Via: Forbes

The Chinese government is swallowing a bitter pill, forcing both its local provinces and the industries that are domiciled there to reduce their pollution levels. The moves are needed to both improve living standards and to lift the nation’s standing […]


Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

South Africa Open Again for Renewables After Auction Turmoil

July 5, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Lawmakers are aiming to get South Africa’s once-buoyant renewable energy market back on track with a new bid window for 1.8 gigawatts of capacity. The bid window, South Africa’s fifth, is due to kick off in November and could be […]


Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

The wind farm that Trump tried to stop goes live

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

An offshore wind farm in Scotland, that was fervently opposed by President Donald Trump a few years ago, has commenced operations. Called the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), the plant produced power for the first time Sunday, its developer […]