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Remorseless’’ Cost Reductions Drive Renewable Energy Revolution

"Remorseless’’ Cost Reductions Drive Renewable Energy Revolution

Jan 21, 2019 at 16:17 | Nick Cunningham

Renewable energy will march forward this year, due to “remorseless reductions in the costs of solar and wind electricity and of lithium-ion batteries,” Angus McCrone, the chief editor of Bloomberg…

Why Saudi Arabia Can Never Be The King Of Solar

Why Saudi Arabia Can Never Be The King Of Solar

Jan 16, 2019 at 13:36 | Tim Daiss

The often-used phrase “becoming all things to all people” may work well in many contexts but in the energy patch, particularly with Saudi Arabia, it’s falling flat. The de facto…

Global Automakers To Spend $300 Billion On EVs In 10 Years

Global Automakers To Spend $300 Billion On EVs In 10 Years

Jan 14, 2019 at 13:41 | Nick Cunningham

Global automakers are going all-in on electrification with plans to spend a combined $300 billion on EVs over the next decade, according to a Reuters analysis. The rush towards…

Energy Transition Under Fire As Power Bills Soar

Energy Transition Under Fire As Power Bills Soar

Dec 19, 2018 at 13:30 | Vanand Meliksetian

For a long period of time, the energy transition was primarily a technical topic concerning the transformation of the energy grid. Technological developments and the decreasing costs of renewables have…

California To Electrify All Buses By 2029

California To Electrify All Buses By 2029

Dec 18, 2018 at 14:03 | Nick Cunningham

California just passed a rule that will phase out diesel and gas-powered public transit buses by 2040. The powerful California Air Resources Board (CARB), which regulates air quality in the…

The Solar Tech Flying Under The Radar

The Solar Tech Flying Under The Radar

Dec 07, 2018 at 16:29 | Haley Zaremba

Solar energy is no longer a cutting-edge technology. The public is well-acquainted with the sight of solar panels dotting the rooftops of their cities, and the sight is only becoming…

Will Mexico Choose Oil Over Clean Energy?

Will Mexico Choose Oil Over Clean Energy?

Dec 06, 2018 at 15:41 | Haley Zaremba

On Tuesday, just days after president Andrés Manuel López Obrador took office in Mexico, the Mexican government announced that it would be suspending a scheduled auction of long-term, clean-energy contracts.…

Emerging Cities Could Collect $29.4 Trillion In ‘Climate Cash’

Emerging Cities Could Collect $29.4 Trillion In ‘Climate Cash’

Dec 03, 2018 at 14:08 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The world’s rapidly growing urbanization helps lift global economic growth, but it also generates most of the global energy demand which, at present, is met mostly with fossil fuels. Cities…

Wind, Solar Could Help Oman Meet Energy Goals

Wind, Solar Could Help Oman Meet Energy Goals

Nov 25, 2018 at 08:17 | Oxford Business Group

On October 29 Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) announced it had contracted Omani-Japanese joint venture Marubeni Consortium to develop a 100-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant. The facility, to be developed…

New Quotas Could Trigger EV Breakthrough In China

New Quotas Could Trigger EV Breakthrough In China

Nov 16, 2018 at 16:31 | Irina Slav

When China first announced its plans to slap EV production quotas on local carmakers back in 2017, the news got a lot of coverage. The media placed emphasis on the…

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