Renewables
Good winds ahead
13 July 2017
World Energy Focus talks to Michael Hannibal, chief executive of Offshore operations Siemens Gamesa, the company's renewables division, about what has driven its development and how the industry plans to continue to drive down the cost of renewable energy
Green light for Egypt’s renewables
3 July 2017
After several quiet years, the sector is expanding to help meet power needs
Oil firms need to come clean on climate threat
26 June 2017
The sector must step up its investments in clean energy and efforts to mitigate climate change or risk being left with expensive, stranded assets, says a new report
Batteries are streets ahead
19 June 2017
Batteries, not fuel cells, biofuels, or natural gas, are winning the race to power the next generation of cars
A greener Gulf
31 May 2017
Blessed with sunshine and wind as abundant as its oil and gas, the region is starting to plot a cleaner post-oil future
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