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Renewable projects may push post-COVID economic recovery

Zenger News: With the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine raising hopes for a downtrodden economy, business closures and sickness, many energy industry experts believe renewable energy can be a central driver of economic recovery in a post-pandemic world. At a recent Reuters Events: Future of Renewables conference, energy industry leaders and investors discussed the potential […]

December 21, 2020 Read More →

Shale business likely to be slow to recover after last quarter’s spending cuts

Argus Media: Oil prices are rising and cash flow growing in the US shale sector. But producers say they will remain focused on cutting costs and rebuilding corporate balance sheets after sharply reducing spending in response to this year’s oil demand and price shock. “Going into 2021, our view of the macro situation is we […]

December 21, 2020 Read More →

Green H2 enthusiasm gathering steam

ABC News: Green hydrogen, an alternative fuel generated with clean energy, is experiencing a global resurgence and has been identified as the clean energy source that could help bring the world to net-zero emissions in the coming decades. It was initially touted in the U.S. during President George W. Bush’s first term, when it was […]

December 13, 2020 Read More →

China emissions reduction goal for 2060 is tall order

South China Morning Post: Airlines, shipping, buildings materials, chemicals and power producers, the biggest emitters of carbon dioxide, are expected to do the heaviest lifting over the next four decades for China to meet its carbon neutral goal by 2060. Nine of every 10 vehicles on China’s roads will have to run on non-fossil fuel, […]

December 12, 2020 Read More →

Once provable reserves now becoming stranded assets

Africa Oil and Gas Report: All- For-One; One-For-All Musketeer 1 Big Oil: ExxonMobil, Chevron, Equinor, BP, Shell, TOTAL, and ENI Musketeer 2 New Energy: Enel, Iberdrola, Engie, and Ørsted Musketeer 3 Energy Africa There is growing evidence of a new convergence between Musketeer 1: Big Oil and Musketeer 2: New Energy Companies. Perhaps not so […]

December 11, 2020 Read More →

Canadian policy fails to realize LNG no longer ‘bridge’ fuel

National Observer: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is lauded as a transition fuel, a replacement for coal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming. The Canadian government has gone so far as to pursue a provision in the Paris climate accord to gain emissions credits, claiming that its LNG exports to Asia will help […]

December 11, 2020 Read More →

Tar sands, fracking would be dropped first under NYS pension plan

The Energy Mix: New York State’s pension has announced plans to drop the “riskiest” oil and gas stocks from its massive investment portfolio by 2025 and fully divest by 2040, making it the first U.S. state and the biggest pension fund in the world to make such a commitment. “We continue to assess energy sector […]

December 11, 2020 Read More →

Luzon coal plants could double premature deaths in Manila, elsewhere

Philippine Daily Inquirer: Cases of premature deaths due to air pollution are feared to more than double in Metro Manila and in the provinces of La Union, Bataan, and Bulacan once the proposed coal-fired power plants in these areas and nearby places become operational, according to an international research group. Adverse health impacts from pollutants […]

December 11, 2020 Read More →

Adani Green, world’s most expensive stock, surged 717% in one year

Economic Times ($): The world’s most expensive stock — in terms of the customary parameters of price to earnings and book value multiples — is an Indian clean energy company that only got listed two years ago. Adani Green Energy NSE 0.46 % has a net worth of Rs 2,600 crore while its market capitalisation […]

December 11, 2020 Read More →

Will China follow coal exit plans by Japan and South Korea?

Vox: Fifteen years ago, coal was entering a new golden age. China began commissioning dozens of new coal-fired power plants every year, and India, along with other developing countries, followed in its footsteps to meet growing electricity demand. Coal plants in developed countries like the US and Germany have been major contributors to climate change, […]

December 10, 2020 Read More →