Category: World

News and Policies, World

Trump’s Iran Sanctions to Shake Up Oil Supply Lines

May 9, 2018

Via: WSJ Business

Washington’s decision to reinstate Iranian sanctions is likely to slowly cut off a chunk of the world’s crude supply—a shift that could redraw global supply lines and require Iran’s big customers to find alternative sources. The Trump administration’s move rattled […]

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Clean Energy Sector Employs More Than 10 Million For The First Time

May 8, 2018

Via: Forbes

More than half a million jobs around the world were created in the renewable energy sector in 2017 , bringing the total number of people employed in the sector to more than 10 million for the first time. Figures from […]

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Accelerating the Ongoing Energy Transition: The Next 10 Years and Beyond

April 25, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Change—it’s all around us. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is aiming to have some of the world’s cleanest cities, to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 70 per cent in the long term and to reap the net employment […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, World

China to Start Building 6-8 New Nuclear Reactors in 2018

April 3, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

China’s National Energy Administration said in March that the country will announce sites for the start of new construction of six-to-eight new nuclear reactors. The decision ends a two-year freeze on new starts. According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA) […]

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Report: Coal’s tipping point near, but climate goals are not

March 22, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. […]

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Energy Firms Are Worried About Cyber Attacks, But Don’t Really Know What To Do

March 7, 2018

Via: Forbes

Energy companies are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of cyber-attacks on their operations, but many are still struggling to get to grips with the risks, a new survey reveals. The report, by the global insurance and risk management group […]

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Coal Stacks Felled to Make Way for Solar in Ontario

March 2, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) this week said it demolished the smoke stacks of the former coal-fired generating station in Nanticoke, Ontario, to make way for the Nanticoke solar project. OPG and its partner, Six Nations Development Corp., were selected to […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, World

How Renewables Will Change the Geopolitical Map of the World

February 12, 2018

Via: Energy Collective

Geopolitics, as the name suggests, is the interaction between geography and politics. Geography offers resources. Politics determines who benefits. That of course entails recognition of resources. A resource is something we want to use and know how to use. The […]

Energy Economics, News and Policies, World

Trump Plans Budget Cuts That Would Give China A Huge Gift In The Emerging Energy Economy

February 1, 2018

Via: Forbes

According to the Washington Post, the Trump administration is prepared to ask Congress for a massive reduction in the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) programs, cutting these efforts by 72% for fiscal 2019. While the Post […]

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Could Trump Solar Tariff Backlash Be Good News for India?

January 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Trump’s protectionist policies this week, after the White House slapped 30 percent tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. Solar developers in India hope that Modi’s embrace of free trade means he’ll strike down […]

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Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution?

December 28, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

It’s been an interesting year for mergers and acquisitions in the distributed energy space, with some unexpected developments. We haven’t seen the same massive M&A deals of years past, such as GE’s purchase of Alstom or Honeywell’s acquisition of Elster […]

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Growing Opportunity For China-US Collaboration On Reducing Oil & Gas Methane Emissions

December 11, 2017

Via: Forbes

Every November, the International Energy Agency publishes its annual World Energy Outlook – a comprehensive assessment of the economic, technological and geopolitical trends shaping world energy markets. That makes it essential reading for anyone interested in preserving the Earth’s climate. […]

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Why Mergers and Acquisitions Will Define the Distributed Energy Boom

December 7, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

We’re in the middle of a boom in utility mergers and acquisitions. The biggest power companies in the world are scrambling to buy up new startups in order to stay at the forefront of the distributed energy transition — and […]

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Here Are Solar’s Next Gigawatt-Scale Markets

November 29, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

When this year comes to a close, GTM Research expects eight countries will top the 1-gigawatt mark in annual PV installations. By the end of 2018, that number will grow to 13 countries. According to GTM Research’s latest Global Solar […]

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Here’s why coal mines could be crucial cogs in the transition to renewables

November 17, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

Seen by many as Europe’s economic powerhouse, Germany is also looking to be a leader when it comes to green energy. Its Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has described the expansion of renewable energy as “one of the […]