Tag: Energy

Universal energy access by 2030  within reach – IEA

Universal energy access by 2030 within reach – IEA

2.3 billion people will remain without clean cooking access in 2030 A new and detailed analysis from the International Energy Agency finds that the most cost-effective strategy for providing universal access to electricity and clean-cooking facilities in developing countries is compatible with meeting global climate goals, and prevents millions of premature deaths each year. It […]

By October 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian energy imports growing again, oil biggest import – NEB

Canadian energy imports growing again, oil biggest import – NEB

Crude oil largest contributor to energy imports into Canada Energy imports and exports are important and growing components of Canada’s international trade, according to a market snapshot from the National Energy Board. Although Canada exports far more energy than it imports, it still imports a considerable amount. As shown in the figure below, quarterly energy imports have […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Declining energy research budgets cause for concern – IEA

Declining energy research budgets cause for concern – IEA

Clean energy sectors increased energy research spending but did not compensate drop By Simon Bennett, IEA Energy Technology Analyst and Remi Gigoux, IEA Energy Data Manager Investment into energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) has delivered crucial breakthroughs that have contributed to an increasingly sustainable, accessible and affordable global energy system. But despite this success – as […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New analysis shows Canada benefits from responsible energy development- CAPP

New analysis shows Canada benefits from responsible energy development- CAPP

By 2:1 margin, people around globe prefer oil from countries with climate change policies Population growth around the world is increasing demand for more energy in every form, creating a chance for Canada both to share its energy prosperity abroad and drive to a lower-carbon economy at home, according to an analysis and forthcoming report […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Global energy efficiency gains at risk of slowing down without renewed govt focus – IEA

Global energy efficiency gains at risk of slowing down without renewed govt focus – IEA

Households across the world spending less on energy as a result of efficiency The recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risks slowing down if governments do not maintain their focus on implementing new efficiency policies, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Global energy intensity – the energy used per unit […]

By October 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Solar PV grew faster than any other power generation fuel in 2016 – IEA

Solar PV grew faster than any other power generation fuel in 2016 – IEA

United States remains second-largest growth market for renewables New solar PV capacity grew by 50 per cent last year, with China accounting for almost half of the global expansion, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest renewables market analysis and forecast. For the first time, solar PV additions rose faster than any other fuel, surpassing […]

By October 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma economic, industry impacts one month later: IHS Markit

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma economic, industry impacts one month later: IHS Markit

In next decade U.S. will build 25% of world’s needed capacity for new chemicals IHS Markit has released a new forecast on the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the national and regional economies, transportation infrastructure, automotive industry and the crude oil, refining and chemical sectors, according to a press release. U.S. economic impact: “We […]

By October 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Albertans offered incentives on winter energy efficiency products

Albertans offered incentives on winter energy efficiency products

Government claims programs supported creation of 1,300 private sector jobs Starting Sept 28, Energy Efficiency Alberta is offering in-store savings on outdoor timers for block heaters, holiday lights and programmable thermostats, as well as many other energy-efficient products, according to an Alberta government press release. “Fall and winter are the most energy-intensive seasons of the […]

By September 29, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Energy’s share of Canadian exports growing again – NEB

Energy’s share of Canadian exports growing again – NEB

Oil export volumes continued to increase despite lower oil prices Over the last 30 years, the total value of Canadian exports has increased seven-fold, from $95 billion in the first quarter of 1987 to $664 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to a National Energy Board press release. During this time period, the value of energy exports […]

By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Strong investor interest in renewables program – AESO

Strong investor interest in renewables program – AESO

Program expected to attract $10.5 billion of investment into Alberta economy- AESO Alberta moves one step closer to its target of 30 per cent renewable energy by 2030 as round one of the Renewable Electricity Program enters the request for proposals stage, according to a press release. The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) has invited […]

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →