The COVID-19 Pandemic Throws Oil and Coal Industries in a Tailspin

(This post was published earlier this year on Medium. Sorry for the lack of content this year. Hopefully, 2021 will bring more exciting stories and analysis…) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought our global economy to a standstill, with fears of the worst recession since 1929. Over 26 millions have already lost their jobs in… Continue reading The COVID-19 Pandemic Throws Oil and Coal Industries in a Tailspin

West-facing panels help solve solar energy’s main problem

There is mounting evidence than West-facing solar panels produce more electricity during peak demand, and thus solve solar’s main problem.

1,900th Post: Climate Change As A Wicked Problem

A reflection on climate change and the daunting but exciting task at hand in energy, transportation, industry, food production and so on.

How energy storage made headlines in 2017

A lot has been said about the booming global capacities of solar and wind in the past few years. But wind works at a maximum 35% of the time for onshore and perhaps 45% for offshore wind. Solar PV is even lower, with 20 to 30% capacity factor. So, backup solutions are being sought. 2017… Continue reading How energy storage made headlines in 2017

Wind and solar are now cheaper than fossil fuels

For years, grid parity – the time when solar and wind would be cost-competitive with fossil fuels and nuclear – was the holy grail of renewables energy, a target to reach in a distant future. But the future is now. 

Four cheap solutions to climate change

Climate change can be fixed by switching from cars to bikes, planting trees in our cities, tapping into energy efficiency’s potential and ditching coal and natural gas for solar and wind. Learn out more in this article.

Walmart goes gigantic, launches Project Gigaton

Walmart made headlines as it launched its Project Gigaton, an effort to help its supply chain cut by a billion metric tons its carbon footprint.

How the Middle East is turning to the sun for energy

When one thinks of the Middle East nowadays, oil comes to mind. But with solar photovoltaic booming right now all around the region and beyond, this might not be the case in twenty or thirty years.