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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 […]


Chemical, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

OPEC’s oil output falls to 5-year low in May as group warns of weaker demand

June 13, 2019

Via: CNBC energy

Oil output from OPEC fell in May, hitting a five-year low as the group warned that U.S.-China trade tensions could lead to slower economic growth and weak fuel demand. Production from the 14-nation producer club fell by 236,000 barrels per […]


Energy Consumption, World

New Energy Technology Requires Understanding People First

June 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

The production and consumption of energy – from wind and solar to fossil fuels and renewables – plays an enormous role in our economic and political systems and therefore elicits strong public reactions. In a new paper in Nature Energy, […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, Energy Consumption, World

Why Oil Prices Have Crashed – And What Investors Should Do Now

June 7, 2019

Via: Forbes

It was only a month ago that I began advising investors to ease up on certain energy stocks, following 20%-30% gains since the beginning of the year. But a brutal May and a weak start to June have sent oil […]


Energy Consumption, World

The Renewable Revolution Will Allow The World To Sustain Climate Without Damming Free-Flowing Rivers

May 15, 2019

Via: Forbes

A trio of publications in the past 10 days paints a grim picture of the state of the world’s ecosystems and the species they support, including the significant toll on rivers from the world’s drive to generate electricity. At the […]


Commercialization, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy, World

Saudi windpower market set for 6 GW growth

April 12, 2019

Via: Renewable Energy News

Saudi Arabia will become a regional heavyweight in windpower by the early 2020’s, according to new research. A report by analysts at Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables states that developers will build 6.2 GW of wind capacity between now and […]