Renewables
Bright forecast ahead for solar energy?
12 May 2017
Solar costs continue to fall, recently hitting less than 3 cents/kWh in some parts of the world. But the scaling back of incentives and constraints of the existing electricity infrastructure could hinder future expansion
The US' greener red states
3 May 2017
Wind and solar energy have put down roots across the US and will keep growing even if Washington turns hostile
Prudence in a changing climate
13 March 2017
Big oil is starting to invest in renewable energy before it is too late
Reaching net-zero carbon
13 March 2017
Are renewables up to the task set by the Paris Agreement?
No panacea
8 February 2017
Oil's alternatives still thrived as crude prices fell and Opec's deal is likelier to help than hinder them
We'll always have Paris
7 December 2016
Putting last year's climate deal into action will be the main theme of 2017
Here comes the sun
6 December 2016
Renewables make perfect sense in the Mideast Gulf. Policymakers need to get serious about them in 2017
The breakthrough
25 November 2016
The Paris Agreement was ratified in 2016, making it a pivotal year for the world's climate
Greener and greener
24 November 2016
The Paris Agreement and a sharp fall in costs cheered investors in renewable energy
Forward march
24 November 2016
Renewable energy has proved its credentials. The coming year will only add more momentum to the global rollout
Renewables scale the heights of power
31 October 2016
Electricity generated from renewable energy will soar over the next five years with wind and solar leading the charge
Dirty fuels a health crisis time bomb
26 September 2016
Air pollution from burning fossil fuels is killing too many people. Asia and sub-Saharan Africa will suffer the most
Hydropower resurgence boosts renewables in US power mix
31 August 2016
After years of drought hydropower production rebounded in H1 2016
The greening of Latin America
28 June 2016
Climate pledges are suddenly turning into real investment in the continent’s renewable-energy sector
Latin America’s NOCs fall from grace
28 June 2016
The state’s heavy hand will slow recovery for the region’s state firms, hurting production and new exploration for years to come
Big Oil, big risk in the long term?
2 June 2016
Even during a price slump, the threats to oil’s longevity are mounting
Looking to oil's vanishing point
27 April 2016
Hard-to-quantify shifts may be underway in global energy and the oil industry will ignore them at its peril
Data drives upstream potential
24 March 2016
In the third of four surveys conducted by Petroleum Economist in partnership with Petronas, we discover the importance of Big Data, and how emissions concerns could soon be a thing of the past
Time to comply with emissions-trading systems
16 February 2016
Emissions-trading systems are here to stay. Oil and gas firms need to start budgeting for them
Paris climate deal highlights long-term risk for oil and gas
12 January 2016
COP21 served as a reminder that the energy paradigm is changing, and fossil fuel producers would be wise to stay ahead of the curve
Asia still focused on coal despite low-carbon goals
19 October 2015
Asia’s burgeoning green growth not yet enough to topple king coal
UAE to invest $35bn in clean energy by 2021
8 October 2015
Energy minister's aim is to increase the share of renewable energy to 30% and to reduce that of natural gas to 70%
Governments gearing up for climate change talks in Paris
1 July 2015
June was a busy month for governments and the energy industry the world over. The run-up has now started to the year-end climate-change conference in Paris
Opec commits to 30m barrels a day target
18 June 2015
The latest target rollover means more crude is on the way
Clean energy needs $550bn investment a year to hit targets
7 April 2015
Investments in clean energy are snowballing with better and cheaper finance options available
Sustainable and clean power of the future
26 February 2015
New technologies are emerging that will transform the way we make and consume energy