Saying goodbye to coal – not quite?

Coal usage, as a source of energy, could become a thing of the past (almost) thanks to China's goal to cut net carbon emissions by 2026 by cutting coal consumption. Key points: Internationally, there is a strong desire and a...

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Can the UK beat the 2050 emissions target?

UK energy companies are asking the government to set a new target for net zero emissions prior to the 2021 UN COP26 summit. The current emissions target is 2050. Following the US pledge to decarbonise its power sector by...

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The world’s most ambitious renewable project

Sun Cable plans to build the world’s largest solar project by 2027. Its undersea electricity cable will connect the remote solar farm to consumers. Key Points: The Australia -ASEAN Power Link built by Sun Cable (a Singaporean renewable energy company)...

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Sun Machine – the new energy generator

'Sun Machine', the world's largest science project, was born in the 1980s to produce clean energy. Sun Machine's tokamak can harness nuclear fusion as a power source. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project is worth €20bn (£18.2bn). The...

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Vanadium Flow batteries preferred for long energy storage

Is the future of residential energy efficiency in vanadium flow batteries (VFBs)? Vanadium flow batteries are rechargeable batteries that use vanadium ions to store energy instead of say Lithium-ion. Vanadium (V) is a hard, grey transition metal that is found...

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Might climate friendly housing be another niche market that gets a dramatic boost?

Tim De Chant, a climate journalist and lecturer at MIT, reported in Undark on the 20th of August how households in the US use up almost 2x the amount of energy as households in Europe. US homes produce approximately...

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Part II – How Big Oil is Trying to Win Back Investors

On May 27th 2020, ExxonMobil, Chevron and BP all had their annual shareholder meetings which did not have the desired outcome. To date, Covid-19 has caused a deep collapse in the demand for oil. The breakeven oil price required to...

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Part I – Global Energy spending to fall $400bn due to coronavirus crisis

According to a recent report published by the IEA (international Energy Agency), global energy investment is set to fall 20% to USD 400bn in 2020, which represents the biggest annual decrease ever to be reported in the industry. Global...

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Green Energy’s Hidden Impact on the Environment

Conventional energy sources such as coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear material have a substantial effect on the environment via the release of harmful greenhouse gases (GHG). Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4) account for over 90% of gases...

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How Texas will keep its heart of energy

If fracking does not recover from the oil price war and the slump in demand caused by Covid-19, renewable energy, wind and solar energy are potential investment beneficiaries. The renewables sector is attractive due to high and growing global demand...

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