Renewables
Green growth
25 January 2018
Wind and solar continued their march in 2017, while battery technology and electric vehicles came of age
The world warmed
25 January 2018
White House hostility harmed, but didn't destroy, the international fight against climate change
Big oil buying into green
16 January 2018
2018 looks set to be another big year in renewables deal-making for the oil majors
Australia plays safe
2 January 2018
The Australian government has opted for reliability over renewables in the power sector
Climate change's devilish detail
19 December 2017
In the absence of the US, developing countries stepped forward at COP23, as progress on the “Paris rulebook” inched ahead
Trump's fight for coal
18 December 2017
A proposed grid resiliency rule would subsidise coal plants, at the cost of gas and renewables
Germany's pick and mix
12 December 2017
The country’s political parties are vying to see what aspects of their various energy policies they can squeeze into a coalition package
Greening Latin America
7 December 2017
Long a renewables powerhouse thanks to its vast hydropower plants, Latin America is making a big push into wind and solar
The Gulf's sunshine states
28 November 2017
The countries of the Arab Gulf aren't just blessed with oil and gas. Sunshine and wind are abundant too. A shift to capture their energy is underway
India's sunny uplands
3 November 2017
To avoid the huge run-up in fossil-fuel demand forecasters expect, India will deploy more renewables and hope to electrify its passenger-transport sector
Wind in the US' sails
26 October 2017
Offshore wind is taking off in America, offering growth opportunities for the usual renewable operators and a potential entry point for offshore oil specialists
Brazil goes green
24 October 2017
Despite having vast oil reserves and only slowly emerging from recession, the country is focusing on growth in its energy sector and renewables are key to its strategy
Morocco's renewables revolution
19 October 2017
The kingdom is expanding its use of solar and wind power rapidly through research and innovation, say Badr Ikken General Director of the Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies of Morocco (IRESEN) and Zakaria Naimi, its Director of Photovoltaic and Electric Systems
Solar PV growth outpaces all other fuels — and will continue to grow
11 October 2017
Renewables broke new records in 2016, largely as a result of booming solar photovoltaics (PV) deployed in the People’s Republic of China, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA)
The other damaging glut
2 October 2017
Emissions-trading systems have suffered from an oversupply of permits. Regulators are trying to fix that and show the mechanisms can still work
A new dawn for Saharan solar power?
8 September 2017
Plans are afoot to harness North African solar power to supply Europe, despite previous ill-fated efforts
Renewables: India's magic pill for energy demand?
24 August 2017
India may not meet all its ambitious clean energy targets, but renewables will play a vital role, alongside hydrocarbons, to help meet the country's burgeoning electricity consumption
Citi's oil bear makes a move
18 August 2017
One of Wall Street's best energy analysts is packing up to go and sell solar panels in Costa Rica. Over steak in London, Seth Kleinman explains why
Energy in future cities
11 August 2017
Populations are increasingly concentrated in urban settings, but metropolises don’t have to be planet polluters
Record-breaking clean energy investment overtakes fossil fuel spending
11 August 2017
As capital spending across the fossil fuel industry continues to fall, investment in low carbon energy is thriving, helping to push electricity sector capex to record levels, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA)
China—the green dragon
8 August 2017
Coal is on its way out as Beijing oversees a shift towards clean energy
Good winds ahead
13 July 2017
World Energy Focus talks to Michael Hannibal, chief executive of offshore operations Siemens Gamesa, the company's renewables division, about what has driven its development and how the industry plans to continue to drive down the cost of renewable energy
Green light for Egypt’s renewables
3 July 2017
After several quiet years, the sector is expanding to help meet power needs
Oil firms need to come clean on climate threat
26 June 2017
The sector must step up its investments in clean energy and efforts to mitigate climate change or risk being left with expensive, stranded assets, says a new report
Batteries are streets ahead
19 June 2017
Batteries, not fuel cells, biofuels, or natural gas, are winning the race to power the next generation of cars
A greener Gulf
31 May 2017
Blessed with sunshine and wind as abundant as its oil and gas, the region is starting to plot a cleaner post-oil future