Author: Gregor Macdonald
Lithium miners explore all options as battery demand pulls away
14 April 2021
Recycling may offer a third way as global lithium industry struggles to ramp up supply to feed growth of electric vehicles
US energy storage could get tax credits
13 April 2021
Industry hopes Biden administration will put in place a standalone tax credit for grid storage
US gears up for ‘big transmission’
9 April 2021
Good technology and better policies are set to bring clean power from America’s remote regions to city centres
US embarks on a new kind of industrial policy
6 April 2021
Washington reinvents strategy with focus on microchip production and charging stations, rather than traditional ‘roads and bridges’
Rethinking the levelised cost of energy
31 March 2021
The market appears to be factoring in the decline of capacity factors for conventional energy assets
Biden seeks to address weak infrastructure track record
29 March 2021
US faces deep investment hole built over decades, and a lack of skill to address it
EV supply chains: The new great game
23 March 2021
Volkswagen’s aggressive battery plans signal new worries for automakers in the EV era
You will never guess who just declared peak gasoline…
22 March 2021
The IEA has called the top of global demand, although it predicts demand for oil will continue to rise
Speculators discover EU ETS—and like what they see
16 March 2021
Brushing aside debatable ethical considerations, traders have been pushing the world’s largest carbon market to record highs
US offshore wind reaps tech boost after delay
15 March 2021
‘Designing with uncertainty’ concept has worked out to the advantage of east coast projects
Nuclear growth is set for further decay
10 March 2021
The speed at which solar and wind projects can be completed means they will soon exceed nuclear plants in the global power mix
The great run of US natural gas faces storage challenge
8 March 2021
Further growth in the consumption of natural gas will need to overcome the trend for renewables paired with power grid storage
US wind and solar return to rapid growth
3 March 2021
After a period of relative stagnation, wind and solar generation are set to continue their recent renaissance
Green light for road pricing could put brakes on US fuel demand
2 March 2021
Washington may finally tip petrol demand into decline if it starts to back state-led policies
For EVs to succeed, Tesla’s market share must fall
26 February 2021
Consumers demand choice and traditional manufacturers have started to provide it
The Texas power disaster and the end of energy ideology
23 February 2021
The Lone Star State will need to think hard about whether it wants to maintain an independent electricity grid following the devastating failure last week
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