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Energy Consumption, World

Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar?

July 28, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging. For example, despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, […]


Energy Consumption, World

Renewable baseload is eroding the value of coal, improving energy independence

June 23, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Major system-wide benefits are obtainable for European power producers that quickly replace coal with renewable energy, from avoiding fuel and carbon costs to new power export opportunities. This was the conclusion of a modelling exercise by the Finish technology group […]


Energy Consumption, World

Albania’s first floating solar plant starts commercial operations

June 9, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The project is placed at the Banja reservoir in Albania, where Statkraft is operating its 72-MW Banja hydropower plant. After the successful completion of the first floating solar unit and connection to the grid, the plant is now generating renewable […]


Energy Consumption, World

More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers

April 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

In parallel to the internet technology revolution there is another revolution taking place: the power generation industry is fast decarbonizing, moving inexorably from fossil fuels to low carbon sources; maintaining, or even improving, efficiency and reliability even as the leading […]


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 […]