Category: Knowledge Centre

Electric Vehicle Market Status – Manufacturer Commitments to Future Electric Mobility in the US and Worldwide

The report summarizes the current status, and projected growth, of the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) industry over the next five to ten years. Key topics addressed include drivers of U.S. and global EV growth, auto manufacturer investments in EV development and in building a robust charging network for drivers, announced new EV model introductions, projected EV sales, projected battery pack costs, and projected date of EV “price parity” with internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.

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Energy transition, national strategies, and oil companies: what are the impacts for workers?

Check out the full report by the Institute of Strategic Studies of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (Ineep), a research body created by Brazil’s United Federation of Oil and Gas Workers (FUP or Federação Única dos Petroleiros) to know more about the current state of and future outlook for international oil and natural gas industry geopolitics in order to understand its short and long-term importance to the global energy sector.

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Renewable Energy Tariffs and Incentives in Indonesia

If Indonesia can adopt international best practice for renewable energy (RE) planning, procurement, contracting, and risk mitigation, then the financial costs of RE development will decline accordingly. Until now the government has not adequately taken into account the dependency of RE costs on the broader regulatory and commercial environment. The implementation of an appropriate subsidy mechanism should therefore be part of a broader inter ministerial electricity policy reform program.

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Bangladesh Power Sector

Power & Energy is one of the prime mover of economic growth. Bangladesh offers attractive investment opportunity for the private entrepreneurs in the power sector. Progressive efforts from the policymakers, effective participation from the private entrepreneurs and support from the development partners has transformed Bangladesh power sector into almost self-reliant within short span of time. Read the full report by EBL Securities to understand the dynamics of this market.

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The Netherlands Perspective on Clean Hydrogen

Momentum currently behind hydrogen is unprecedented, with more and more policies, projects, and plans by governments and companies in all parts of the world. Read the presentation by Noé van Hulst, Hydrogen Envoy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, The Netherlands Presentation for OECD Development Centre

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Innovations for a decentralised, renewable-powered system: Peer-to-peer electricity trading

A joint webinar by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) in Malaysia discussed transitioning electricity consumers to prosumers. The event took place in the view of an increasing decentralised power system, innovative technologies, regulations and business models lead to higher share of renewables in power systems.

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Global EV Market Outlook

The global electric-vehicle (EV) industry is expanding rapidly. The regional output differs, with some EV markets reaching near-mainstream status, while others remain neutrally stuck. However, the Global EV sales are getting big enough to create substantial profit pools for well-positioned suppliers and other upstream players. Bloomberg’s report presents the analytical depiction of the global EV, HEV and PHEV market analysis along with the current trends and future estimations to depict imminent investment pockets.

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Offshore wind power in Japan

Japan has huge offshore wind power potential. The Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) proposes to set an ambitious and clear medium- to long-term introduction target. Check out the presentation to read about the key initiatives and JWPA’s recommendations to make offshore wind power the primary power source in the country.

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Mainstreaming green hydrogen in Europe

Europe has the platform for becoming a global leader in green hydrogen: with strong enabling regulation, large demand clusters, electrolyser quality, (early) innovation leadership, and significant automation strengths which can be used to drive down costs. These advantages must be leveraged.

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Offshore wind projects in the US

According to forecasts, the US offshore wind industry is expected to deliver 25 GW by 2029. Of this, 9 GW has already been contracted or will be soon approved. The state renewable purchase standards contracting call for 34 GW by 2035. Meanwhile the Federal lease program currently supports approximately 20 GW to 30 GW of projects depending on turbine density.

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Europe: Offshore Wind Outlook 2020

Clean Energy Pipeline recently published a report “Europe: Offshore Wind Outlook 2020” which profiles the leading offshore wind markets in Europe – the United Kingdom, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland and Poland – with a focus on the key recent developments, project pipeline and future outlook.

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Utility-Scale Solar Data Update in the US

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently released a summary of publicly available data on key trends in US utility-scale solar sector with a focus on ground-mounted projects of over 5 MW (AC) capacity. It covered deployment and technology trends, state-wise solar penetration, performance analysis, PPA prices, LCOE, etc.

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