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World Energy Outlook 2018 examines future patterns of global energy system at a time of increasing uncertainties

Major transformations are underway for the global energy sector, from growing electrification to the expansion of renewables, upheavals in oil production and globalization of natural gas markets. Across all regions and fuels, policy choices made by governments will determine the shape of the energy system of the future. At a time when geopolitical factors are […]

Navigant Research Report Finds Improved Software Platform Capabilities Will be Key to Financing Distributed Energy Resources for Commercial and Industrial Energy Users

Commercial and industrial energy users are seeking balance-sheet-backed vendors that can guarantee energy and cost savings through innovative DER financing offerings BOULDER, Colo.: A new report from Navigant Research explores emerging distributed energy resources (DER) software platform capabilities to enable improved financing solutions for commercial and industrial (C&I) energy users. As the energy transformation takes […]

Wind turbines—causing more harm than good?

Hailed as ‘clean’ energy, wind energy is seen as an affordable solution to satiate the ever-growing global energy demands. However, a new study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, claims that wind turbines, installed to harness renewable energy from the wind, are instead creating deleterious effects on predatory birds and their […]

GE’s Latest Offspring Thinks Gas-Engine Sales Will Benefit From Role as Backup for Renewables

The latest company born out of General Electric Co. expects sales of its industrial engines fired by natural gas to benefit from the spread of renewables such as solar and wind. Advent International Corp.’s $3.3 billion purchase of GE’s distributed-power assets was completed on Tuesday. The deal gives the private-equity company custody of a maker of generators […]

Southeast Asia’s renewables held back by policy inaction: IRENA

SINGAPORE: Southeast Asia is a potential hotspot for renewable energy, yet the region has not met expectations because it lacks policy frameworks that would encourage investment, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) told Reuters. Renewables across the world have typically been boosted by policies like price subsidies and guaranteed grid takeoff. In Southeast Asia, though, […]