Daily Archives: December 29, 2020

How Will January Output Cuts Affect Oil Trading Markets?

By Nick Ferengi The price of WTI Crude Oil is just trading about $1.30 below the current 10-month highs reached two weeks ago. This pullback comes just days before the start of the new year, which will see output cuts drop by 500,000 barrels per day to 7.2 million barrels. Before the OPEC+ members confirmed…

EV Application Shakeout – Part 1

By John Benson When two or more technologies compete, society wins. Everyone assumes that the best technologies will emerge, but it’s rarely that simple. In many cases, the most cost-effective and market-appropriate technologies will claim the largest segments of a given market, whereas other technologies will occupy smaller niches, and others may not survive. Also,…

2020: The Year of Green Hydrogen in 10 Stories

By [email protected] Among other things, which shall remain nameless, 2020 has been notable for the rush of activity in the green hydrogen space. Using renewable-powered electrolyzers to create low-carbon hydrogen can squeeze emissions out of sectors where direct electrification isn’t going to cut it. Green hydrogen could replace methane to generate heat or power. It…

Do you need an Energy Advisor?

By Rafael Herzberg Do you need an Energy Advisor?For the vast majority of companies and institutions, energy is not something “intimate”.But … seeking competitive costs is a requirement of these days!I present an innovative, simple, easy to implement idea that I have seen produce excellent results.Hire an energy advisor. With a monthly interaction (essentially remote)…

Lloyd’s market to quit fossil fuel insurance by 2030

By Veronique Lafon-Vinais Last week, the Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest and biggest insurance market, under pressure from stakeholders, finally joined the climate change movement and adopted a new policy to “stop insurance cover for coal, oil sands and Arctic energy projects by January 20222 and to pull out of the business altogether by…

What is the point of nuclear innovation?

By Nathan Wilson We all know that the goal of renewable supporters is clean energy, but what drives nuclear entrepreneurs?A new book by nuclear entrepreneur Jack Devanney provides some insight: “Why Nuclear Power Has Been a Flop (the Gordian Knot of the 21st Century)”. It’s available in print for those who love the smell of…

Energy Progress- the best of 2020 leads to a great 2021

By Paul Hobcraft Being restricted, not able to travel has its benefits, you gain more time to climb into your own reading, research or passions. For me, this has been my “Energy Transition” year.The sheer amount of articles, reports or webinars around all aspects of energy have been partly overwhelming but significant in their reference…

IEA awarded construction contract for 185-MW Illinois wind project

By WPED Staff Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, an infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, has been awarded a wind construction contract for the 185-MW Glacier Sands wind farm in Mason County, Illinois. Cordelio Power, a North American-based renewable power producer, awarded the project to White Construction, a subsidiary of IEA that…

Volkswagen significantly expands EV charging infrastructure

By Blagojce Krivevski The Volkswagen brand is significantly expanding the charging infrastructure at its German sites. Some 750 new charging points are planned for next year, including the first High Power Charging stations with up to 300 kW power. Some 2,000 charging points in total are expected to be in operation by the end of…

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