Tagged With Solar
Citi's oil bear makes a move
18 August 2017
One of Wall Street's best energy analysts is packing up to go and sell solar panels in Costa Rica. Over steak in London, Seth Kleinman explains why
Record-breaking clean energy investment overtakes fossil fuel spending
11 August 2017
As capital spending across the fossil fuel industry continues to fall, investment in low carbon energy is thriving, helping to push electricity sector capex to record levels, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA)
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
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
First solar powered plane set to travel the world in March
26 February 2015
Solar Impulse 2 has been named as an exploration to prove that clean energy flight travel is possible
Oil companies are betting on gas as the future
26 November 2014
Big oil companies hope to find buyers in Asia, where energy demand is soaring
Solar energy push could offset LNG demand in Thailand
13 November 2014
The country's reserves are faltering, but a new push has been made towards renewable energy
Solar to become largest source of electricity generation by 2050
1 October 2014
Solar energy could become the largest source of electricity generation by 2050 but only if world leaders set firm, long-term targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said
Australia's renewable energy drive in jeopardy
8 July 2014
The Liberal-National coalition’s rise has set back the country’s green push. But distributed generation still offers plenty of potential
Solar should be viewed as a a complimentary fuel source
20 March 2014
Sun comes into its own as power generation sector looks for viable alternatives to fossil fuels, but it's often underestimated
Middle East will set the pace for renewable energy growth
20 March 2014
If you're looking to Europe and the US to set the pace for the growth in renewable energy solar generation you're looking in the wrong place. Try the Middle East instead. Chris Nelder explains why
Renewable energy in Africa spurred on by economic factors
20 March 2014
Encouraged by economic factors, renewable energy has seen considerable growth across the continent both at a large and much smaller scale
Book The World We Made dreams of a better future
21 October 2013
UK environmentalist Jonathan Porritt maps out his vision for a world that has broken its reliance on fossil fuels – and that vision has its merits. Book review by Damon Evans
East Asia weighs up super-grid plan to link Russia to Japan
17 October 2013
Power network linking Russia to Japan "concrete way towards a more harmonious region"
Renewables’ rise alters gas equation
8 June 2012
The way in which gas is used is set to change fast, as the fuel develops into a natural partner for renewable energy, delegates at the World Gas Conference were told
E.On sees Europe’s gas future married to renewables
8 June 2012
The future of European gas is married to renewable energy and reforms of the carbon emissions trading system, the head of Germany’s E.On Ruhrgas and E.On Trading said in an exclusive interview with Petroleum Economist
PDO's solar-EOR first for Middle East Gulf
4 August 2011
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has ordered a 7 megawatt solar, enhanced oil-recovery (EOR) system from California’s GlassPoint Solar, for use at an existing thermal EOR project in the south of the sultanate
Renewables: Mideast Gulf states' actions yet to match words
14 December 2010
Mideast Gulf states have been bold in their rhetoric on plans to tackle global warming by developing renewable energy
Geoengineering: From science fantasy to reality
28 October 2010
Risky geoengineering solutions are increasingly seen as a viable option for combating global warming
Abu Dhabi makes big low-carbon claims
1 September 2010
Renewable energy can deliver 7% of Abu Dhabi's electricity by 2020, the emirate claims. If the plan works, it could bring a shift in power generation across the region. Miles Lang reports
China drives global green investment
1 July 2010
Finance is still flowing in to the renewable energy sector, particularly wind power and driven by China, but the overall investment picture remains fragile, writes Ian Lewis
Power grid investment: The distribution challenge
1 July 2010
JUNE'S £3.2bn rights issue from UK-based energy firm National Grid reflects the big investments needed to modernise power grids. The distribution network must be adapted to carry power supplied from intermittent renewable sources, such as wind and solar plants, often generated in remote locations
Clean-tech: let battle commence
1 March 2010
The struggle for leadership in clean-energy technology pitches the ingenuity and know-how of Silicon Valley against the industrial might of China, writes Conal Walsh
China secures first-mover advantage in the market for renewable energy
1 December 2009
China wants to become a world leader in renewable energy technologies and is already staking its claim, writes Conal Walsh
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