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Alternative Energy / Renewable Energy

Why The Covid Crisis Is A Pivotal Moment For Renewables

May 21, 2020 at 11:07 | Alex Kimani

The global energy and travel industries have been some of the hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis, with the energy market experiencing its biggest shock post-WWII. Widespread lockdowns have resulted…

IEA Sees Unique Opportunity For Clean Energy During Covid-19 Crisis

May 15, 2020 at 17:16 | Alan Mammoser

In the midst of a pandemic that’s shaken energy markets to the core and threatens to send the global economy into a depression, renewable energy is holding steady.…

COVID-19 Could Spark A Renewable Energy Boom

May 11, 2020 at 17:00 | Nick Cunningham

There is a growing acceptance that the prospect of a V-shaped recovery is unrealistic. “A couple months ago I was optimistic, I was hopeful, that maybe we would have a…

Mexico’s President Is Betting Big Against Renewables

May 07, 2020 at 10:12 | Irina Slav

It sounds like a news report out of yet another dystopian novel: Mexico is halting grid connection for new solar and wind power projects. In a world rushing…

Could Renewable Spending Solve The Unemployment Crisis In Oil?

May 05, 2020 at 11:21 | Haley Zaremba

Last week the World Economic Forum published a report imploring the energy industry to use this unprecedented disruption of the status quo to consider building a “

$110 Trillion Renewables Stimulus Package Could Create 50 Million Jobs

Apr 24, 2020 at 15:47 | Alex Kimani

As the world continues to grapple with the worst global pandemic in living memory, economists everywhere are warning that we are witnessing the unraveling of something far grimmer than the…

Coronavirus Causes Mass Layoffs In Renewables Sector

Apr 16, 2020 at 12:20 | Irina Slav

The renewable energy industry has not been spared by the significant job bleed that the coronavirus pandemic caused in the world’s biggest economy. Last month alone, 106,000 people from this…

What’s Holding The Renewable Revolution Back?

Apr 15, 2020 at 16:58 | Josh Owens

For at least the last decade, renewable energy seems to have been accelerating at a ferocious pace. Every other day you can read about a new technological breakthrough…

This Trend Will Reshape Power Generation In The Coming Decades

Apr 13, 2020 at 12:15 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The decarbonization of electricity production around the world today may be seen as part of a technological shift. Everyone wants electricity or its immediate benefits like cell phone charging. And…

Are Flow Batteries The Future Of Energy Storage?

Apr 10, 2020 at 14:47 | Irina Slav

Rows of huge tanks full of chemical solutions storing energy generated from massive solar and wind farms and powering whole cities: It’s a landscape that millennials might very well equate…

The Ocean Could Be The Ultimate Renewable Energy Source

Apr 02, 2020 at 17:50 | Alex Kimani

For all their hype as the biggest and final frontier in clean energy production, tidal and wave power have never quite lived up to their potential. The IEA…

Oil Price Crash Opens A Window Of Opportunity For Renewables

Mar 26, 2020 at 13:56 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Just a month ago, companies and investors had a financial incentive to continue investing in new oil and gas projects despite the societal and environmentalist backlash against fossil…

IEA Calls For Emergency Clean Energy Aid Package

Mar 17, 2020 at 17:32 | Nick Cunningham

The coronavirus pandemic will almost certainly trigger a global economic recession, and the recession may have already started with major economies grinding to a standstill. The U.S. government has…

This Supermajor Is Diving Into The Green Hydrogen Game

Feb 28, 2020 at 16:54 | Haley Zaremba

Hydrogen is often hailed as a silver bullet solution to emissions-free fuel since it burns clean, leaving nothing but water vapor, but the reality of using and producing green hydrogen…

5 Top Alt-Energy Stocks Storming Wall Street

Feb 27, 2020 at 12:44 | Alex Kimani

As the US stock market continues to sink deeper into bear territory, stocks that are directly involved in or connected to alternative energy have remained more resilient than most, and…

The Real Reason The Middle East Is Pivoting Towards Renewables

Feb 26, 2020 at 14:53 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The oil-rich Middle East is boosting investments in renewable energy generation at home and abroad.   Just a few years ago, this notion would have raised a few eyebrows. But…

The Two Most Important Factors In The EV Boom

Feb 20, 2020 at 13:57 | Irina Slav

The ranks of batteries aiming to challenge the dominant lithium ion technology have been swelling rapidly in the past few years are researchers and businesses seek a better and cheaper…

Can The U.S. Compete With China In The Energy Storage Race?

Feb 18, 2020 at 16:57 | Haley Zaremba

Last year Oilprice reported that the energy storage industry was about to explode in China. We wrote that “China is set to become the single biggest energy storage market…

The Next Renewable Energy Source Could Be Rain

Feb 14, 2020 at 17:17 | Irina Slav

The quest for the next source of renewable energy is well under way, with no natural phenomenon overlooked. We have already harnessed the power of flowing water, wind, and sunlight,…

5 Weird Ways To Generate Renewable Energy

Feb 07, 2020 at 16:42 | Julianne Geiger

As concern grows for the climate and all eyes are on fossil fuels, the hunt is on for new ways of generating electricity. Traditional renewable energy sources have until now…

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