EIA predicts energy recovery from Covid

“The October Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) remains subject to heightened levels of uncertainty because mitigation and reopening efforts related to COVID-19 continue to evolve. Reduced economic activity related to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes in energy demand and supply patterns in 2020 and will continue to affect these patterns in the future. This STEO assumes U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 4.4% in the first half of 2020 from the same period a year ago. It assumes that GDP will rise beginning in the third quarter of 2020, and will grow 3.5% year-over-year in 2021.”

Solar Power Costs 2-3 Times As Much As Wind, Fossil Fuels and Nuclear

Guest “why?” by David Middleton Why? Because California… OCTOBER 9, 2020Solar photovoltaic generators receive higher electricity prices than other technologies In 2019, the average U.S. wholesale price for electricity generated by solar photovoltaic (PV) technology was significantly higher than average wholesale prices for electricity from other technologies. The weighted average wholesale price for solar PV-generated…

Peak Oil Demand and the Middle East: Even More Bad News?

Guest essay by Tilak Doshi – Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore It would seem that the Middle East oil producers cannot get enough of bad news these days. The coronavirus pandemic and the collapse in global energy demand in the first quarter of 2020 led to oil prices plunging…

Washington Utility: “No more wind” or solar!

Guest “Ha Ha!” by David Middleton ‘No more wind.’ WA state utility questions efficacy of wind farms for power generationBY BILL VIRGIN CONTRIBUTING WRITERSEPTEMBER 19, 2020 […] Renewables, a category that also can include solar and more exotic forms like geothermal or tidal, will, so the theory goes, help “de-carbonize” the region’s generating portfolio of…

Claim: Gujarat Solar Park is Failing to Fulfil Mandatory UN Renewable Energy Gender Empowerment Requirements

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t Dr. Willie Soon; According to North Michigan Assistant Professor Professor Ryan Stock, despite having a “gender positive” female empowerment programme, Gujarat Solar Park is failing to meet mandatory UN gender targets. Bright as night: Illuminating the antinomies of ‘gender positive’ solar development Ryan Stock Highlights The Gujarat Solar Park…