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Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Electricity Demand Decreases Due to Coronavirus Lockdowns

March 30, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

A study published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) shows peak demand and energy use decreased as much as 21% in some areas as a result of actions taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The report—COVID-19 Bulk System […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

How Will The Coronavirus Affect Energy Use In America?

March 23, 2020

Via: Forbes

There is little doubt that the world has entered a global economic recession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every recession lowers energy use, and this one may be a whopper. The 2008 financial crisis, and the Great Recession […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Electrifying Heat, Transport And Industry Can Lead To Deep Carbon Cuts

February 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

As decarbonisation of the power sector ramps up in earnest, attention is turning to the other key sectors of the economy that need to cut their emissions – transport, buildings and industry. If these three sectors are electrified at the […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind set to power 30% of global electricity production by 2050

November 27, 2019

Via: Energy Global

The report states that wind energy is rapidly becoming the new norm for power generation and will deliver 30% of all global electricity production by 2050, with 12% from offshore wind and 18% from onshore wind. In 2019, mega wind […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

How To Reach U.S. Net Zero Emissions By 2050: Decarbonizing Electricity

November 12, 2019

Via: Forbes

Presidential candidates, state governments, and utilities are promoting “net zero” emissions targets to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and preserve a safe climate future by helping to limit global warming to well below 2°C. But few of them are […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Natural Gas And Renewables Will Rule America’s Electricity Future

October 25, 2019

Via: Forbes

As much as wind and solar are increasing, natural gas is increasing more. And gas will continue to grow faster than all other energy sources in the United States for some time. Over the past fifteen years, coal has decreased […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Big Oil Faces A Formidable Foe In Fight Against Electric Vehicles

October 2, 2019

Via: CleanTechnica

A storm is brewing as Big Oil looks to take on electric utilities that support EVs. Utilities stand to gain if EV adoption rates increase. Not everyone is applauding this trend. As a recent article in Politico reports, groups backed […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Building Electrification Could Add Hundreds Of Millions Of Batteries To The Grid

August 26, 2019

Via: Forbes

Electricity demand is rising as global temperatures increase and economies grow, driving greater demand for cooling: Researchers project that by 2050 a warming climate will push energy needs 25% higher than they otherwise would be absent climate change in parts […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

2020 Looks Like Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

August 23, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

California is on the clock, with just 25 years to achieve economy-wide carbon neutrality. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

How pay-as-you go energy systems could help with access to electricity in Africa

July 19, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

For people living in the developed world, electricity is something that can perhaps be taken for granted — with the flick of a switch or the press of a button they have lighting, TV and a huge number of other […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Mini-Grids Are Ready To Change The World (Again)

July 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Mini-grids may finally be ready to change the world. But the small, self-sufficient electricity grids that connect communities who have not been reached by the main grid are not a new technology. In fact, the first grids were mini-grids. Edison […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

Bitcoin energy use – mined the gap

July 5, 2019

Via: International Energy Agency

Of all the potential implications of blockchain for the energy sector, the energy use of cryptocurrencies – and bitcoin in particular – has captured the most interest. As the price of bitcoin skyrocketed in 2017, attention turned to the cryptocurrency’s […]


Electric, Energy Consumption

U.S. Electricity Markets Aren’t Designed To Handle 100% Clean Energy. Here’s How To Fix That.

July 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

Wholesale electricity markets, which serve two-thirds of the United States, are at an evolutionary point as fading economics push coal and nuclear offline while state-level clean energy targets and fast-falling renewable energy prices push clean energy onto the grid. But […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Message To Ohio Electricity Customers — Stop Closing Nuclear Plants

June 14, 2019

Via: Forbes

Debate rages in the Ohio Legislature over Ohio House Bill 6, legislation that is highly misunderstood. The bill, passed by the Ohio House May 29, would sunset the State’s prescriptive renewable-only subsidies and green energy mandates in favor of a […]


Domestic, Electric, Energy Consumption

Green new deal electricity – what really bothers the feds

April 16, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

For more than 100 years, electricity has been reliably provided to end users through a centralized generation and transmission model. Large coal, hydro and (later) nuclear generating facilities produced huge amounts of electricity and, through a spider’s web of high […]