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Energy Consumption, World

Global wind industry reached nearly 100 GW of new installed capacity in 2020

March 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

According to recent analysis by BloombergNEF, in last year’s record-setting year, the wind market commissioned nearly 100 gigawatts (GW) of new build in 2020. Undeterred by COVID-19, installations grew 59% year-on-year. Developers commissioned 96.3 GW of wind turbines globally in […]


Energy Consumption, World

New ‘decade that matters’ report shows shifting attitudes about renewables and climate change

March 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

On March 1, BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 years. […]


Energy Consumption, World

Examining the Limits of ‘Energy Return on Investment’

March 1, 2021

Via: Greentech Media

The energy transition isn’t just sounding the death knell for fossil fuels. According to some experts, it has also revealed flaws in an idea that has bugged some academics for decades: As we move to less energy-dense fuels, could we […]


Energy Consumption, World

Corporate Clean Energy Purchases Hit Record

January 26, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting global economic slowdown curtailed some energy projects in 2020, but corporations worldwide still bought a record 23.7 GW of clean power through long-term purchase agreements. That’s according to research published Jan. 26 by BloombergNEF (BNEF). […]


Energy Consumption, World

‘Landmark moment’ in Europe as renewable electricity surpasses fossil fuels for first time

January 25, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Despite making strong gains against coal and natural gas, Europe’s renewable energy growth needs to grow faster to reach the EU’s climate targets, according to new research. Europe saw its “greenest electricity year on record” in 2020, with renewables generating […]


Energy Consumption, World

Does Teleworking Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Not Always, Suggests New Research.

January 5, 2021

Via: Energy Collective

In 2020, teleworking became increasingly used worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers adopted this modality as a safety policy to protect employees and citizens from the virus (Belzunegui-Eraso et al., 2020). Teleworking is not new—it dates to the 1960s […]


Energy Consumption, World

Australia pens deal with Germany to explore green hydrogen exports

September 11, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Australia and Germany have joined forces to fund a feasibility study into the production, storage, transport and use of hydrogen from renewable energy. The two-year initiative is expected to begin by the end of the year and will look to […]


Energy Consumption, World

Global Power Sector Embracing Renewables but Ditching Fossil Fuels Too Slowly

August 31, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A new study of 3,000 power companies across the globe has found that only a handful have been cutting their fossil fuel capacity over the last two decades. Much of the new renewable capacity being built around the world is […]


Energy Consumption, World

Duke Energy offers tools, tips to help customers manage energy use and bills during COVID-19 pandemic

July 16, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

As the streak of mid-90s temperatures continues in North Carolina and South Carolina, Duke Energy is providing free tools and tips to help customers save energy – and money – as the region’s heat wave lingers during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

The World’s Top 10 Oil Producers And Consumers

June 26, 2020

Via: Forbes

Following last week’s release of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2020, I began to review and analyze the data. Today I take a deeper dive into the numbers on petroleum. Oil accounts for a third of the world’s […]


Energy Consumption, World

Shock Finding: China Is The World’s Biggest Energy Producer

June 19, 2020

Via: Forbes

The new BP Statistical Review of World Energy was published this week. It’s worth a look: a treasure trove of energy data, published annually since 1952. (Full disclosure: I led the production of the Review for a dozen years…) The […]


Commercialization, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

COVID-19 Reveals Challenge Facing Merchant Renewables

May 26, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A fundamental problem facing subsidy-free solar and wind in renewables-heavy grids is emerging as coronavirus cuts energy demand in Europe. The fall in demand is driving up the proportion of clean energy on many grids and highlighting an issue flagged […]


Energy Consumption, World

Energy Demand Will Never Be The Same After COVID-19, IEA Report Finds

May 5, 2020

Via: Forbes

COVID-19 is transforming the global energy system in ways unthinkable just four months ago. This crisis is, without exaggeration, the biggest shock to the global energy system in at least seven decades, and the implications of that shock will be […]


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 […]


Energy Consumption, World

Renewable energy share in EU up to 18% according to Eurostat’s report

January 27, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The increase in the share of renewables is essential to reaching the EU climate and energy goals. According to Eurostat’s report, the EU’s target is to reach 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, and at least 32% […]