Tag: Covid-19

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Utility scale solar deployments could fall farther behind estimates

February 1, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A solar market analysis firm said that the 25 GW of utility scale capacity expected to be deployed in 2022 may end up closer to 15-20 GW as supply chain-related issues continue to challenge the industry. In a note to […]

News and Policies, World

Decarbonization requires radical collaboration

November 5, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

In many ways, the climate change challenge we face in the next 10 years is analogous to the pandemic we’re emerging from. The rapid rollout of vaccines showed us that decision-makers and key stakeholders can collaborate quickly when we face […]

Energy Economics

Residential solar prices hit record low in 2020, says EnergySage

May 14, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

This week online solar shopping comparison company EnergySage released its twelfth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within the EnergySage Solar Marketplace throughout 2020. The company tracks the evolving pricing, equipment, […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

3 Ways Remote Assistance Can Limit Power Downtime

April 27, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Innovation and power generation have always gone hand in hand. For almost 140 years, the industry has evolved through a steady stream of emerging technologies, shifting policies, infrastructure investments, and an assortment of crises. The power industry has weathered a […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Electric Vehicles Will Likely Emerge As California’s Top Manufacturing Export In 2020

December 2, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

In the last five years, California’s electric vehicle (EV) industry has emerged as a driver of good jobs and manufacturing exports, and the industry’s value is only gaining speed. Increasingly favorable economics, rising global demand, and the COVID-19 pandemic mean […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

GasBuddy: COVID-19 created a new gas-buying landscape

September 30, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

COVID-19 forced tens-of-millions of Americans to work from home, moved schooling onto screens and into kitchens, cancelled international travel and overall upended routines. GasBuddy has issued a new analysis that examines how recent events have changed the most ingrained routine […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Remains One of America’s Most Attractive Investment Options

August 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

In the thick of a global pandemic, it’s sometimes hard to predict what the next day holds, let alone the next month or year. Business confidence can be difficult to come by and even more challenging to maintain. Yet when […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Six Investing Trends Reshaping Power and Utilities Sector Despite COVID

August 13, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

Investors in the global power and utilities sector embraced agendas that created long-term value during the first half of this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic roiled the world. Recent activity points to several interesting trends that will likely persist in […]

News and Policies, U.S.

An insurance policy for cutting emissions: New research strengthens the case for climate backstops

August 11, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

Protecting lives during the COVID-19 crisis, confronting systemic racism, and providing much-needed economic relief to workers and businesses should be the top priorities for federal policymakers right now. As attention turns to recovery and rebuilding, we must use the opportunity […]

News and Policies, State

Duke Energy – Duke Energy, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce partner to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19

August 10, 2020

Via: Energy Manager Today

Duke Energy is teaming up with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce to start a new program aimed at helping small businesses rebound and survive during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Chamber will use a $100,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to provide […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil giants want to own only the cheapest, cleanest hydrocarbons

August 4, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

BP’s eagerness to sell its Alaskan business reflects a broader shift. According to The Economist, the oil industry faces a basic problem. If the price of Brent crude, the global benchmark, surpassed $100 a barrel, about 90% of the world’s […]

Energy Consumption, Global

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. […]

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Recovery plans are an opportunity to invest in nuclear

July 9, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The paper – titled Building a stronger tomorrow: Nuclear power in the post-pandemic world – says the global coronavirus pandemic has had profound impacts on societies around the world. “In many countries it has prompted reviews by governments of how […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

U.S. Rig Count Finds Bottom, Rebound For Oil Services Sector Starts Now

June 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

The worst crisis in the history of the global oil industry hit the U.S. oil services sector hard, prompting a wave of cancelled contracts, scrapped investment and bankruptcies. The worst, though, appears to be behind us. It is difficult to […]

Energy Economics

The $3 Trillion Green Plan To Get The Economy Out Of Intensive Care

June 18, 2020

Via: Forbes

The International Energy Agency has outlined a $3 trillion plan to restart the global economy while cutting greenhouse gas emissions, saying that governments have a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to create jobs while decarbonizing infrastructure. Released today, the IEA says its three-year […]

News and Policies, World

European renewable ambitions on track as green hydrogen era beckons

June 17, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The EU’s renewable targets remain well within reach despite COVID-19’s long shadow, according to figures released as countries urge the bloc to embrace the “missing link” of green hydrogen. Earlier this week, the European Commission said it has assessed the […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Electrification Can Supercharge California’s Post-COVID Economy

June 17, 2020

Via: Forbes

Covid-19 has roiled California, threatening 18% unemployment in 2020 and forcing policymakers to recharge the world’s fifth-largest economy, even as they face a $54 billion budget deficit stemming from the crisis. In response, Governor Newsom convened a Recovery Task Force, […]

Chemical, Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

The Last Oil And Gas Cycle: Building The Future On Lessons From The Past

June 16, 2020

Via: Forbes

Oil and gas markets have always been volatile. Prices went up, prices went down — sometimes violently — and when they did, fortunes were made and lost. The industry learned to live with volatility, confident that when the market went […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Goldman Sachs says an oil price correction as deep as 20% ‘may already be underway’

June 9, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Goldman Sachs sees a correction in oil prices on the horizon even amid a significant recovery in the last month and the recent decision by OPEC and its allies to extend historically large production cuts through July. “With oil now […]

Energy Economics

Sanders, Warren rally behind calls for post-pandemic lifeline for US renewables

June 8, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The calls on the US to rescue its COVID-hit renewables sector are gathering steam, with high-profile Democrats now lobbying for new aid after the first stimulus package left the industry out. In recent days, former Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders, […]