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...
Hydrogen

By William Wilkes, Vanessa Dezem and Anna Shiryaevskaya, Bloomberg  It’s the most nettlesome problem in the quest to ditch fossil fuels: how can you get thousand-degree heat used in factory furnaces without pumping billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere? Heat-intensive processes like steelmaking and oil refineries are the starting point for production of...
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...
Baseload

Clarion Energy (part of Clarion Events) today unveiled Enlit – the new name for European Utility Week and POWERGEN Europe – in front of 18,000 industry leaders in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. The result of a six-month creative consultation with market-leading Larsen Energy Branding, Enlit is the world’s only complete energy event. It will...
Solar

At the kickoff keynote session during POWERGEN Europe/European Utility Week 2019, speaker after speaker urged industry collaboration and partnerships as the only way that the world will meet its decarbonization goals. Indeed, this conference is the first time that POWERGEN Europe and European Utility Week have been housed under the same roof as co-located events....
Hydrogen

The Chinese hydrogen fuel sector realized total investment in excess of 100 billion yuan (approx. US$14.1 billion) during the first six months of 2019, compared with 85 billion yuan (approx. US$11.9 billion) in the same period of 2018, according to available data. During the first half of this year, 20 Chinese provinces issued nearly 50...
Storage

Hydrogen from renewable energy could play a central role in the global energy transformation, according to the latest report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). ‘Hydrogen: a renewable energy perspective’ estimates that hydrogen from renewable power, so called green hydrogen, could translate into 8 percent of global energy consumption by 2050. Sixteen percent of...
Hydrogen

Germany’s Ministry of Education and Research has pledged to pump at least another €300m ($330m) into research on green hydrogen by 2023, on top of €180m that it had already allocated. This investment forms part of the Energiewende, Germany’s transition to non-nuclear, sustainable power sources and comes after the government cabinet approved its draft legislative ‘climate package’....
Hydrogen

By James Thornhill, Bloomberg Siemens AG is partnering on a 5,000-megawatt combined solar and wind farm in Western Australia that will produce renewable hydrogen for potential export to Asia. The Murchison facility will use Siemens’ electrolyzer technology to convert power from the solar and wind units into hydrogen, it said in a joint statement with developer...
Solar

On the eve of the September UN Climate Action Summit, young women and men around the world mobilized by the millions and told global leaders: “You are failing us”.  They are right. Global emissions are increasing.  Temperatures are rising.  The consequences for oceans, forests, weather patterns, biodiversity, food production, water, jobs and, ultimately, lives, are...