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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% […]


Energy Consumption, World

Growth in global oil demand more than doubled in the third quarter, IEA reveals

November 15, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Global oil demand in the third quarter of 2019 grew by 1.1 million barrels a day, more than double the 435,000 barrels a day in the previous quarter, according to the latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). China […]


Energy Consumption, World

The World’s Largest Natural Gas Users And US LNG

October 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

Natural gas has become the go-to fuel globally to lower CO2 emissions and backup wind and solar, power sources that are naturally intermittent. The best modeling agencies confirm that gas demand increases under any practical energy policy scenario No wonder: […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

OPEC cuts oil demand growth forecast for a third consecutive month

October 10, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

OPEC trimmed its forecast for oil demand growth for the third month in a row on Thursday, citing weaker-than-expected data in the Asia Pacific region as well as advanced economies in the Americas. The move is likely to add to […]


Energy Consumption, World

EIA predicts that renewables will provide nearly half of world electricity by 2050

October 4, 2019

Via: Energy Global

EIA’s international outlook includes analysis of eight countries and eight multi-country regions. Different regional and technology specific factors influence the growth rates of renewable technologies throughout the world. Resource availability, renewable policies, regional load growth, and declining technology costs drive […]


Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, Nuclear, World

Nuclear Power Is Crucial to Phasing Out Carbon Emissions

September 11, 2019

Via: Energy Collective

By 2050, energy demand of developing countries will exceed total energy demand of OECD countries. Access to abundant clean energy will facilitate rapid economic growth in the developing world, and with it plummeting maternal and infant mortality, billions lifted out […]


Energy Consumption, World

The Global Energy Map Is Changing Faster Than YouThink

July 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

A $20 billion investment aims to supply electricity to Singapore from what will be, for the time being, the world’s largest solar farm: Sun Cable. Located in Australia and linked by a 3,800-kilometer submarine cable, its magnificent 15,000 hectares of […]