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Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Electricity is the ‘new fuel of choice’ says IEA

November 14, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

According to the International Energy Agency, “2018 is the year of electricity” and global electricity supply “is being transformed by the rise of renewables”. “Electricity has been the fastest growing element of final demand and is set to grow much […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

Forecasts Of Peak Oil Demand Overstated

September 18, 2018

Via: Forbes

There will come a time in the future when oil demand stops growing, but recent forecasts putting that date in 2023, five years from today, should be viewed with skepticism. Long-term forecasts about oil market behavior are notoriously wrong and […]


Energy Consumption, World

Asia’s Insatiable Oil Demand

July 19, 2018

Via: Forbes

Last month the 2018 BP Statistical Review of World Energy revealed that global oil production has now grown for eight straight years. Oil consumption rose to a new high as well, and has increased in 31 of the past 34 […]


Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Could TaaS Offset EV Impact On Oil Demand Growth?

July 11, 2018

Via: Forbes

While there is concern about the potential for growth in electric vehicles (EVs) to suppress oil demand growth, a recent report argues that Transportation as a Service (TAAS) could provide an alternative source of fossil fuel demand. Kimmeridge Energy has […]


Energy Consumption, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy, World

Half Of All Power Set To Come From Renewable Energy By 2050, While Coal Recedes To Just 11%

June 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

Renewable energy is set to go from strength to strength in coming years and it will be generating 50% of global electricity by 2050, according to one of the most authoritative voices in clean energy. However, President Trump’s battle to […]


Energy Consumption, World

Bloomberg: Coal Is Dead In The Ground While Renewables Will Rise. But That Could Change

June 20, 2018

Via: Forbes

Bloomberg New Energy Finance is now out with its yearly outlook — one that puts green energy in the driver seat and coal deep in the ground. But cutting edge technologies could easily alter those predictions. The research firm is […]


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. […]