Tag: pandemic

Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

Work starts on Darlington Unit 1 nuclear refurbishment

February 15, 2022

Via: Power Engineering

Work has started on Darlington Nuclear Generating Station’s Unit 1, the third of four nuclear reactors at the site to undergo mid-life refurbishment. Start of work means that Ontario Power Generation has passed the midway point in its 10-year, C$12.8 […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How Oil Companies Are Facilitating The Renewable Revolution

December 23, 2021

Via: Forbes

The energy revolution, accelerated by the pandemic, is changing the DNA of the oil and gas industry at its core. In a recent interview Glynn Williams, CEO of Silixa — a company that provides fiber optic-powered data solutions for the […]

Energy Consumption, Global

Ensuring a just green energy transition in emerging economies

December 13, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Emerging economy countries face the undeniably huge task to transition their economies to be cleaner and more sustainable. This transition, however, will impact jobs in fossil fuel-based energy production and could, if not considered from a social perspective, negatively impact […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Power shutoffs deepened pandemic toll while utilities collected millions in relief

November 8, 2021

Via: Energy News Network

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Black, Brown and Indigenous communities have been disproportionately at risk of hospitalization and death. Recent research suggests high utility bills and utility shutoffs played a role in that impact — while companies were receiving federal funds […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable energy jobs grew to 12 million globally despite pandemic, supply chain challenges

October 22, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

More than 12 million people around the world worked in renewable energy in 2020, an increase of 500,000 from the year before, even after the significant impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. The joint report from the International Renewable Energy Agency […]

News and Policies, State

Vermont clean energy jobs board aims to net more resumes from women

June 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Advocates in Vermont hope a new clean energy jobs board and resume bank can help open doors and diversify a sometimes clubby, male-dominated sector. Renewable Energy Vermont’s clean energy resume bank, launched last month, lets employers post job listings and […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

The coronavirus pandemic is debunking some long-held myths of the energy industry

August 12, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed some hard truths to the world’s largest oil and gas majors, energy analysts have told CNBC, with many reeling after historic second-quarter losses laid bare the financial frailty of the industry. “Big Oil” companies, referring […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SolarEdge, Enphase Hit by Sharp Slowdown in Solar Installations During Pandemic’s Depths

August 5, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar inverter rivals SolarEdge and Enphase faced the same headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with both companies reporting a downturn in Q2 revenues. However, both companies also laid out plans for capturing a chunk of […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Pandemic Accelerates Decline And Fall Of Fossil Fuel Producers

June 5, 2020

Via: Forbes

Fossil fuel companies are set to face “terminal decline” because of falling demand and higher investment risks caused by competition from clean technologies and tougher government climate and energy security targets, according to climate finance analysts. The value of oil, […]

Chemical, Conventional Fuels

Four Reasons Why U.S. Natural Gas Has Endured This Pandemic

May 8, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

Good news is on the horizon for U.S. natural gas despite the market challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to experts from the Baker Institute for Energy Studies. The center approached the future of the global natural gas […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

In 2019, Three Quarters Of The World’s New Energy Projects Were Renewable

April 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

Some welcome good news for a pandemic-weary world: renewable energy made up 72% of all new energy generation projects last year, with solar and wind power making up 90% of that capacity. According to a new report from IRENA, the […]

Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Wind energy enjoyed a bumper year in 2019, but the coronavirus poses a unique challenge

March 25, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Wind power may have enjoyed a strong year in 2019, but the coronavirus pandemic is casting a shadow over the sector that could impact growth in the years ahead. More than 60 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy capacity was installed […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US low-carbon power seeks way past pandemic

March 25, 2020

Via: World Nuclear News

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) has written to Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, requesting assistance to ensure continued nuclear operations during the COVID-19 crisis, and also to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Lawrence Kudlow on the nuclear […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Gasoline prices keep falling

March 19, 2020

Via: Vermont Biz

If you’re looking for a little good news during this difficult time dominated by the coronavirus, gasoline prices have fallen, and in some places dramatically so. In Vermont, the lowest price reported on the website (GasBuddy app) is Cunningham’s […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Pandemic affecting solar delivery schedules and ability to meet project deadlines

March 17, 2020

Via: Revolution Green

Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any other source of electricity, with 13.3 gigawatts (GW) installed. Despite policy challenges and a second year of […]