Baseload

The World Energy Outlook 2019, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) flagship publication, has identified deep disparities in today’s energy world. The report delves into the dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties, the gap between increased emissions and the insufficiency of stated policies to curb those emissions in line with international...
Storage

In a strange twist of events, POWERGEN Europe (PGE) took place in Paris the week just prior to POWERGEN International. Normally, the events would be separated by at least a month but this year they fell back-to-back. While the timing could be better for exhibitors and attendees who normally go to both events, on the...
Event Coverage

New Orleans is the most European of U.S. cities, a low-lying port founded by the French, run by the Spanish for a time and long one of America’s most popular destinations for tourists. It’s the entry and exit point for ships on global commercial voyages to and from the U.S. It has great ties to...
Solar

By Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg The European Investment Bank adopted an unprecedented strategy to end funding for fossil fuel energy projects, in a move expected to support Europe’s plans to become the first climate-neutral continent. The board of the Luxembourg-based lending arm of the European Union decided at a meeting on Thursday to approve a new energy...
Energy Efficiency

Calling all energy talent! The Initiate! programme, where many start-ups and innovators in the energy and power sectors got their flying start, is going global! Since its launch in 2014, as part of energy event European Utility Week’s practical programme on the expo floor, the platform has been bringing together start-ups, students, corporate executives, public sector innovators and...
Solar

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg President Donald Trump formally began the process of withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord on Monday, a move announced in 2017 that will take another year to complete. The State Department formally submitted a request to withdraw from the pact signed by roughly 200 countries on Monday, the earliest date Trump...
Solar

According to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of the latest issue of EIA’s “Electric Power Monthly” (with data through August 31, 2019), both wind and solar are accounting for more and more of the total electrical generation in the United States. Renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for 18.49% of net...
Hydropower

Brazil recently held an A-6 auction, to source electricity from new projects, with supply due to begin by 2025. This resulted in 91 projects being awarded, with a total capacity of 2,979 MW, with expected investments of 11.1bn reais (US$2.7 billion). Of this total, hydroelectricity accounted for 445 MW.  “The results are a clear sign...
Solar

The Circular on the Budget of the Central Government Fund for 2019 released by Ministry of Finance of China reveals that the budget for additional income from electricity prices for renewable energy in 2019 was 83.5 billion yuan (approx. US$11.8 billion), an increase of 4.89 billion yuan (approx. US$690 million), or 6.2 percent from the...