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Why The Hydrogen Boom Is Good News For Natural Gas

Jul 13, 2020 at 16:02 | Alex Kimani

After decades of stagnation and multiple false dawns, the hydrogen economy is finally taking off, with some experts predicting that hydrogen could become a globally-traded energy source, just like oil…

Wind Is Emerging As A Leader In The Renewable Race

Jul 10, 2020 at 16:53 | Irina Slav

Good news is in short supply during any crisis, and this one has been no exception. The energy industry is being pummeled to the ground by low oil…

Former Oil Execs To Launch New Hydrogen Investment Fund

Jul 09, 2020 at 13:05 | Charles Kennedy

A former Shell executive and a veteran fund manager and former Exxon figure are launching a hydrogen-focused investment fund to great fanfare as governments the world over shift strategy to…

Japanese Firm Develops Battery That’s 90% Cheaper Than Lithium-Ion

Jul 09, 2020 at 10:18 | Julianne Geiger

APB Corp founder Hideaki Horie has received backing from a swath of Japanese firms to develop a new kind of battery that would significantly decrease production costs and improve safety,…

Big Oil Should Focus On The World’s Cleanest Energy Source

Jul 08, 2020 at 13:43 | Irina Slav

Big Oil majors have been scrambling to make the most ambitious climate commitments in the industry, planning a pivot to clean energy, talking about net-zero emission bills, solar,…

Exxon’s Big Bet On Algae Biofuels Is Crumbling

Jul 08, 2020 at 12:16 | Alex Kimani

In the late 2000s, Big Oil led by Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A), BP Plc. (NYSE: BP), ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), and Chevron (NYSE: CVX) hyped algae 

A Look At Europe’s Ambitious $140 Billion Hydrogen Plan

Jul 02, 2020 at 11:37 | Vanand Meliksetian

Europe’s most powerful supranational organization, the European Commission has earmarked the energy transition as one of the most important topics for the coming years. The European Green Deal is one…

Turning California’s Biggest Liability Into A Biofuel Boom

Jun 30, 2020 at 16:03 | Haley Zaremba

In California, there is a debate heating up over whether dead trees should be cleared and burned for biofuel before they burn where they are in yet another…

How Viable Are Net Zero Strategies For Energy Companies?

Jun 25, 2020 at 13:55 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

This sounds like the old motto of the 1859 Colorado gold rush, “Pike’s Peak or Bust!” But regardless of potential riches, “Net Zero by 2050” has become the unofficial environmental…

Tesla’s Solar Bet Could Be A Game-Changer For U.S. Renewables

Jun 24, 2020 at 11:44 | Haley Zaremba

Last year EV news site Electrek reported that, according to Elon Musk, “the company’s energy division, Tesla Energy, is becoming a distributed global utility and it could eventually…

The U.S. Is Missing A Major Energy Opportunity

Jun 18, 2020 at 14:57 | Haley Zaremba

This week, the Guardian reported that “worst-case global heating scenarios may need to be revised upwards in light of a better understanding of the role of…

IEA Unveils $3 Trillion Covid-19 Clean Energy Recovery Plan

Jun 18, 2020 at 10:56 | Tsvetana Paraskova

According to IEA and IMF’s analysis, the plan could boost global economic growth by 1.1 percentage points each year over the next three years, and save or create 9 million…

Renewables Could Be The Big Winner In The Post-Pandemic World

Jun 15, 2020 at 12:15 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Although the coronavirus crisis has slowed down clean energy investments and installations, renewable energy and green technologies have the chance to emerge as the winners in the post-COVID-19…

Hydrogen Fuel Economy Is Finally Going Mainstream

Jun 14, 2020 at 09:57 | Alex Kimani

Hydrogen power has been on the market for decades but has never really been able to break the glass ceiling of mass-market appeal, mainly due to a host…

New Solar Breakthrough Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Jun 11, 2020 at 13:14 | Irina Slav

Plants and their ingenious way of turning light and air into fuel have been an inspiration for many scientists. Now, photosynthesis has made the basis for a possible…

Will More Uranium Really Solve America's Nuclear Crisis?

Jun 10, 2020 at 11:35 | Haley Zaremba

The United States’ nuclear energy industry has been in dire straits for years now. Despite the fact that nuclear has a huge advantage in the field of clean…

Wind Energy Investment To Overtake Oil & Gas In 2022 In Europe

Jun 05, 2020 at 16:41 | Rystad Energy

The oil market collapse caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is set to delay several oil and gas developments in Western Europe, putting capital expenditure in the offshore sector…

Can The Nuclear Industry Survive COVID-19?

Jun 05, 2020 at 16:35 | Haley Zaremba

In the United States, nuclear energy just can’t catch a break. Despite the fact that generating carbon-free energy has never been more important, the nuclear energy industry has…

India’s Solar Power Industry Is Hurting From Covid-19

Jun 05, 2020 at 16:26 | Ag Metal Miner

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on India’s solar power program. According to a new report from ETEnergyWorld, India was able to…

Lithium-Ion Battery Demand To Increase By More Than 1000% This Decade

Jun 04, 2020 at 10:55 | MINING.com

A new report by Roskill states that lithium-ion battery demand is expected to increase more than ten-fold by 20‌29, reaching in excess of 1,8‌00GWh capacity.  “The pipeline capacity of battery…

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