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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 […]


Energy Consumption, World

Coal Demand Rises, But Remains Below Peak Levels

June 28, 2019

Via: Forbes

This article is the third in a series on BP’s recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis. In the first article of […]


Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World, World

EU Set To Approve Plan For Net-Zero Emissions By 2050

June 17, 2019

Via: Forbes

Though a plan to decarbonize the European Union looked to be in trouble last week, developments in recent days combined with political paralysis in choosing the EU’s top jobs means EU governments may take a surprise decision to endorse a […]