Huge opportunities and huge threats loom for US clean energy in 2023

This article was written by Jeff St. John and originally published in Canary Media on January 2, 2023. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Observers of U.S. clean energy markets might be feeling like they’re trapped in a Dickens remake: A Tale of Two Diverging Market Trends. Never have the long-term prospects…

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Why Canada Needs to Plan for a Steep Decline in Global Oil Demand

This piece was written by Aaron Cosbey and originally published in the International Institute for Sustainable Development on September 16, 2022. Summary International Energy Agency scenarios project a decline in oil demand globally as climate policies intensify. Canada’s own energy body, the Canada Energy Regulator, shows a projected decline in Canadian production. Decline in oil…

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New French law will require parking lots to install solar panels

This article was written by S. Dent and originally published in Engadget on November 9th, 2022. In 2020, France was the only EU nation not to meet its obligations for the development of renewable energy, as it still relies primarily on nuclear power. Now, the French Senate has approved a bill that should increase that markedly, requiring…

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Fossil Investment Could ‘Fully Finance’ Renewable Shift to 1.5°C

This article originally appeared in The Energy Mix on October 26, 2022. Redirecting $570 billion per year from planned oil and gas investments could “fully finance” wind and solar expansion to meet a 1.5°C target, showing that oil and gas development must be halted to keep global warming within safe limits, a new report concludes.…

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Caisse Invests Up to $474M in Japanese Renewables Firm

This article was originally published in The Energy Mix on October 26, 2022. The giant Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) is investing up to US$474 million, or 70 billion Japanese yen, in a company that got its start as a search for energy alternatives in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster…

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Carbon emissions from energy to peak in 2025 in ‘historic turning point’, says IEA

This article was written by Jasper Jolly and originally published in The Guardian on October 27, 2022. Global carbon emissions from energy will peak in 2025 thanks to massively increased government spending on clean fuels in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to analysis by the world’s leading energy organisation. The International Energy Agency (IEA) said that…

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