Jared Linden

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Shell Foundation Steps Into the Clean Energy Access Market With Promising Investment Tool

Access to finance is the largest near-term barrier to ending energy poverty for hundreds of millions around the world -- and foundation capital may …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Not so fast to call grid defection, analysts say

Former Vice President Al Gore stood before a crowd of renewables investors, analysts and clean energy industry executives and declared the electric …

Solar Power

'The world is finally producing renewable energy at an industrial scale'

Renewables are finally becoming a globally significant source of power, according to a United Nations Environment Programme report released in March by Frankfurt School UNEP Centre and Bloomberg New Energy Finance.<p>Driven by rapid expansion in developing countries, new installations of carbon-free …

Renewable Energy

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Grid Power Will Survive Clean Energy Challenge, Stem CEO Says

Utilities will continue to play a vital role in delivering power amid calls from clean-energy proponents including Al Gore that consumers turn away …

Russia denies striking gas deal to net Greece €5bn

Kremlin says it has not reached an agreement to provide a €5bn sweetner to Athens for a planned gas pipeline that runs through the country<p>Russia has denied providing up to €5bn to Greece for a planned gas pipeline, in a move that would significantly ease Athens' cash crisis.<p>According to reports in</b> …

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, …

Obama Announces Plan to Train 75,000 Solar Workers

By Bobby Magill<p><i>Published:</i> April 3rd, 2015<p>As part of President Obama’s plans to combat climate change, the White House announced a program on Friday …

Oil-Price Drop Offers Petro-States Chance to Curb Domestic Demand

Middle East’s voracious energy use, propped up by subsidies, is threatening exports; consumption is ‘out of control’<p>The sharp drop in oil prices hasn’t been kind to the world’s petro-states, but it has provided an opening to address one of their most pressing economic problems: runaway domestic …

Oil

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Energy East pipeline completion date pushed back to 2020

The earliest date when oilsands crude from western Canada could begin flowing to Saint John is being pushed back two years by Energy East pipeline …

Canada

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

The Idiot's Guide To 'Smart' Energy

Recently, I presented at an Electricity Transmission conference in Vienna. I began by introducing myself as an “idiot.” So much nodding and smiling and general agreement, too! Why? Because I began my career as a Distribution Networks engineer. And I remember very well that back then my colleagues …

Data Warehousing

Will Cutting Methane Emissions Curb Climate Change?

A recent announcement by the Obama Administration targets methane emissions, especially those coming from the energy industry, while touting environmental and health benefits, regulators claim the stringent regulations will help curb climate change.<p>Indeed, methane is the second largest contributor …

Fossil Fuels

The Hidden Effects of Cheap Oil

From Russia to your local gas station, the consequences of low fuel prices are clear. But the consequences of those consequences are less apparent.<p>What do Russia, Exxon Mobil, and ISIS have in common? Not much, except that they’re all grappling with an inconvenient but incontrovertible truth: a …

Oil

Flood of global oil hints at more weakness in energy markets

Global oil supplies show few signs of ebbing, as producers from OPEC to Canada keep pumping crude despite months of sinking prices.<p>A Reuters survey showed members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries boosted output in March to its highest level since last October, adding more supply …

Global Wind Energy Installations Grow By 42% In 2014

<b>Published on</b> March 30th, 2015 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>21<p>March 30th, 2015 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>Navigant Research has published its 20th edition of the annual <i>World</i> …

Renewable Energy

Costa Rica Is Now Running On 100% Renewable Electricity

Weaning an entire country off fossil fuels takes some luck, lots of volcanoes, and plenty of sunshine.<p>In six years, Costa Rica plans to be carbon neutral. It’s getting closer to that goal: In March, the government announced that the country has been running on nothing but renewable electricity in …

Renewable energy investment heats up worldwide

From China to Mexico, renewable energy investments are hot.<p>Global investment in renewable power and fuels reached $270.2 billion last year, nearly 17% higher than in 2013, according to a new study on renewable energy investment from the United Nations Environment Programme.<p>This figure marks the …

Sorry, but there was never an oil storage crisis

Probably not, according to Robert Rapier of Energy Trends Insider.<p>In fact, we're not even close.<p>Rapier writes that "oil producers could continue to add a million barrels a week (which is about the average over the past year) for nearly four years before crude oil storage is actually full."<p>The …

With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

Never before has the U.S. had so much oil spurting up out of the ground and sloshing into storage tanks around the country. There's so much oil that the U.S. now rivals Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer.<p>But there has been some concern that the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. …

Finally! We Can Move On The Disposal Of Our Nuclear Waste

We might actually make a move that brings us closer to the disposal of nuclear waste than ever before. Give each of the two main types of nuclear waste – weapons and power – their own deep geologic repository.<p>Last week, President Obama authorized the Energy Department to move forward with a plan …

Energy

Costa Rica is now running completely on renewable energy

Costa Rica is running without having to burn a single fossil fuel, and it’s been doing so for 75 straight days.<p>Thanks to some heavy rainfall this year, Costa Rica’s hydropower plants alone are generating nearly enough electricity to power the entire country. With a boost from geothermal, solar, and …

Costa Rica hasn't used any fossil fuel in over two months

It's been 75 days since Costa Rica's power grid last had a sip of petroleum. Thanks to heavy rainfall at the start of the year, the Central American nation has been able to provide 100 percent of its energy needs via renewable resources. This certainly represents a major milestone in green energy …

Costa Rica

California's push for clean energy has a problem: no place to store it

On a quiet Sunday morning last April, power plants were pumping far more energy into California's electricity grid than residents needed for their refrigerators, microwaves and television sets.<p>So officials made an odd request in a state that prides itself on leadership in renewable energy: They …

Why GM Wants To Buy Wind Energy

For those who love downplaying or discounting renewable energy as something on the fringe of mainstream economic interests, General Motors’ recent decision to back construction of a Mexican wind farm should come as a wake-up call.<p>About 75% of the energy generated by the project, which gets under …

Renewable Energy