Hydropower

By Melissa Stark The world is transitioning to a low-carbon future where renewable resources supply a larger portion of electricity. Many renewable resources, such as solar and wind, are variable in nature, raising questions over how to ensure grid stability. The issue of variability sets the stage for a revitalization of the world’s oldest and...
Solar

The COVID-19 pandemic has crushed the economy pretty much everywhere and once fast-rising carbon-reduction entities were not spared, either. And that’s putting it mildly. A new analysis of U.S. Department of Labor unemployment data indicates that almost 600,000 clean energy industry workers have lost their jobs since the spread of the coronavirus forced an economic...
Solar

Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection (MEEP) in late February announced plans to retroactively slash government support for wind and solar farms, despite a law that encourages and obligates government to increase green energy use and move away from conventional hydrocarbons imported from Russia and dangerous nuclear generation that should be decommissioned during the...
Event Coverage

Webinar broadcast series Asia-Pacific – 6 April 2020 06h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+8)Europe – 7 April 2020 13h00 GMT | 14h00 (CET)USA – 8 April 2020 15h00 GMT | 11h00 (UTC+4)Africa – 9 April 2020 12h00 GMT | 14h00 (UTC+2) The utility industry has been tested in unprecedented ways by COVID-19. Utilities in the power...
Wind Power

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) estimates that COVID-19 could put over 35,000 jobs at risk and jeopardize $43 billion in investments and payments to rural communities. According to AWEA, the virus is putting about 25 GW of wind projects at risk, representing $35 billion in investments. This includes the potential loss of over $8...
Solar

Chinese multinational technology firm Huawei has released its predictions within the renewable energy and solar PV market through 2025. Renewable energy will take a more prominent role as a chief source of energy for main grids over the next five to ten years, according to Huawei. However, ensuring safety, reliability, and cost-effectiveness across power generation assets will become the utmost priority...
Wind Power

‘International Women’s Day reminds us to celebrate the women who have already made history, but it also encourages women to continue making history,’ says Sarah Lancaster of Rotos 360. International Women’s Day took place on Sunday 8 March and its impact will continue to be felt throughout the year. Designed to celebrate the social, economic,...
Solar

DNV GL, a risk management and system assurance company, has launched a venture fund responding to the “decade of transformations.” The company believes that the upcoming energy transition and industrial revolution may trigger a transition in the industry. As a result, the new company, DNV GL Ventures, plans to build a portfolio of between 15-20...
News

On Sunday, March 1, IHS Markit executives, Lance Uggla, Daniel Yergin and James Rosenfield notified CERAWeek participants that they had made the decision to cancel this year’s event, which was set to take place next week in Houston, Texas. They said they made the decision with deep disappointment and wrote the following: Over the last...