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  • Less U.S. jet fuel consumption on average in 2022 than in 2019
    Average jet fuel consumption in the United States so far in 2022 has been consistently below 2019, although airline passenger counts in the United States have nearly returned to 2019 levels in recent months, based on Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports. So far in 2022, jet fuel consumption has averaged... Read more »
  • West Coast gasoline prices have been volatile this year
    Regular retail gasoline prices on the West Coast had substantial price swings this year, especially in the fall. According to our Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update, retail gasoline prices on the West Coast averaged $5.82 per gallon (gal) in June, then decreased to average $4.94/gal in August, before increasing to... Read more »
  • More ethanol was blended into U.S. gasoline last summer than ever before
    Last summer, when the price of fuel ethanol was lower than the petroleum component of gasoline, record amounts of ethanol were blended into the gasoline sold in the United States (blend rates). The summer 2022 fuel ethanol blend rate from June through August reached 10.5%, the highest blend rate calculated,... Read more »
  • U.S. wind generation falls into regional patterns by season
    Wind plant performance–how much electricity a wind plant generates compared with its maximum possible generation–depends almost entirely on the availability of wind resources, which vary depending on both the time of year and the geographic region.... Read more »
  • Natural gas production and consumption has increased in Egypt and Israel for 20 years
    Natural gas has played an increasingly important role in both Egypt's and Israel's economies over the past 20 years, and both consumption and production have grown substantially in those countries. Egypt's and Israel's natural gas delivery systems have become increasingly interdependent in terms of using Egypt's LNG export infrastructure and... Read more »





  • Russia To Sell Crude Oil And Oil Products To Pakistan At A Discount
    Russia has agreed to supply crude oil, diesel, and gasoline to Pakistan at discounts, Pakistan’s Minister of State for Petroleum, Musadik Malik, said on Monday.    Monday saw the beginning of the EU embargo and the associated price cap of $60 per barrel on Russian crude oil, which the EU... Read more »
  • European Gas Consumption Is 24% Below The Five-Year Average
    In November, Europe’s natural gas demand was 24% lower than the five-year average for the month, largely due to reduced industrial demand amid high prices. The lower gas consumption could be good news for European governments and utilities scrambling to ensure enough gas supply throughout this winter and possibly have... Read more »
  • Russia Is Amassing A “Shadow Fleet” Of Oil Tankers
    In an effort to dull the effect of international restrictions on its oil sales, Russia has discretely assembled a "shadow fleet" of more than 100 tankers, according to shipping brokers and industry analysts who spoke to the Financial Times.  The largely anonymous tanker purchases can be tracked by the big... Read more »
  • Blinken: Moscow Not Interested In Diplomacy
      Washington sees no signs that Moscow is interested in talks on ending the war in Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said. "There's always value in diplomacy if the parties in question and in this case Russia, are actually interested in meaningful diplomacy. And what we've seen,... Read more »
  • Italy Expects To Raise $4.2 Billion From Windfall Tax And Power Price Cap
    The Italian government expects to raise around $4.2 billion (4 billion euros) from a new windfall tax on energy companies and a price cap on the electricity produced by coal, fuel oil, or renewable power generation, officials at the central bank, Bank of Italy, said on Monday.   “With these... Read more »
  • Russia-China Natural Gas Pipeline Hits Major Construction Milestone
    A new Russia-China natural gas pipeline saw a major construction milestone crossed after a large tunnel on the Yangtze River was completed this weekend.   The tunnel in the river is more than 10 km (6.2 miles) long and its construction took 28 months to complete, according to PipeChina as... Read more »
  • BP Is Betting Big On Green Hydrogen
    UK supermajor BP sees low-carbon hydrogen as one of its key growth areas and is betting on green hydrogen to advance the energy transition and the decarbonization of energy-intensive industries, company executives told Reuters. BP is currently in the early planning stage to set up a low-carbon hydrogen hub close... Read more »



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  • Researchers create green fuel with the flip of a light switch
    School of Engineering and Applied Science Princeton NJ (SPX) Nov 25, 2022 Researchers at Princeton and Rice universities have combined iron, copper, and a simple LED light to demonstrate a low-cost technique that could be key to distributing hydrogen, a fuel that packs high amounts of energy with no carbon... Read more »
  • Austria must continue to cut Russian gas reliance: OMV CEO
    Vienna (AFP) Dec 2, 2022 Austria has cut its dependence on Russian gas but it must keep up efforts to diversify its supplies for the next cold season, the head of Austrian energy group OMV told AFP. Europe has sought to reduce its reliance on Russian oil and gas since... Read more »
  • EU chief says bloc must act over US climate plan 'distortions'
    Brussels (AFP) Dec 4, 2022 EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said Sunday the bloc must act to address "distortions" created by Washington's $430-billion plan to spur climate-friendly technologies in the United States. EU countries have poured criticism on Washington's landmark Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), seeing it as anti-competitive and... Read more »
  • Stocks rise as China eases more Covid measures
    Hong Kong (AFP) Dec 5, 2022 Most stocks rose on Monday as traders welcomed more easing of strict Covid containment measures in China that have hammered the world's number-two economy. The moves helped offset a forecast-busting US jobs report that dented hopes that the Federal Reserve will take a softer... Read more »
  • Spacewalkers complete new solar array installation on ISS
    Huntsville AL (SPX) Dec 05, 2022 Expedition 68 Flight Engineers Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio of NASA concluded their spacewalk at 2:21 p.m. EST Saturday after 7 hours and 5 minutes. Cassada and Rubio completed their major objectives to install an International Space Station Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) and disconnect... Read more »
  • A part of Beyond Gravity in almost every smartphone
    Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 02, 2022 The semiconductor business is booming: Modern microprocessors are needed to enable artificial intelligence and digital applications. With the new Lithography division, Beyond Gravity is strengthening its position in the semiconductor business as a key player in the supply chain and a strategic partner of... Read more »
  • Gutor passes NUPIC audit
    Wettingen, Switzerland (SPX) Dec 02, 2022 For the second time, Gutor, a world-leading energy solutions, has passed the critical and stringent audit from the Nuclear Procurement Issues Corporation (NUPIC), a U.S. nuclear industry oversight group. The report issued by NUPIC contained no findings. "This audit confirms that Gutor continues to... Read more »



    pv magazine International

  • Australian supply chains would benefit from addressing modern slavery issue
    Australia’s Clean Energy Council and law firm Norton Rose Fulbright have published a white paper arguing that the country’s renewable energy supply chains could “benefit significantly” from a concerted effort to address forced labor.... Read more »
  • Novel approach to thermophotovoltaics could lead to thermodynamic limit
    US researchers have developed a new way to design solar thermophotovoltaics (STPV) with a lower efficiency deficit. They claim that the power generation tech could approach the Landsberg limit.... Read more »
  • Natural-born p-doped material for pervoskite solar cells
    Researchers in South Korea have found that molybdenum ditelluride could increase carrier generation in perovskite solar cells. They simulated a cell with a perovskite absorber and a layer made of the new material, and determined that its efficiency could exceed 20%.... Read more »
  • Scientists identify molecules for potential use in redox flow batteries
    Scientists at the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER) have set up a database of 31,618 molecules that could potentially be used in future redox flow batteries. They used artificial intelligence and supercomputers to identify the properties of the molecules.... Read more »
  • Tokyo preparing mandatory PV requirements for new buildings, homes
    The Tokyo municipal authorities are working on new regulations to make solar installations mandatory for new homes with total rooftop areas of more than 20 square meters, and for buildings with rooftops smaller than 2,000 square meters.... Read more »
  • China launches industrial silicon futures
    The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has given the green light to the trading of industrial silicon futures on the Guangzhou Futures Exchange. The move could give polysilicon manufacturers the opportunity to hedge against fluctuating silicon metal prices.... Read more »
  • Montenegrin utility reports high demand for solar rebate program
    Elektroprivreda Crne Gore (EPCG), a utility in Montenegro, said that it has received about 14,000 requests to secure rebates covering up to 20% of rooftop PV system costs. The program is designed to facilitate the deployment of 70 MW of solar capacity.... Read more »





  • Building and Designing Eco-Friendly Homes for People With Disabilities
    Concert venues, shopping plazas and sporting arenas are continuously constructing accessibility improvements to make public spaces more comfortable for people with disabilities. But unfortunately, there’s one place that continues to be a challenge for people with disabilities to navigate — their own homes. An accessible home is a home designed... Read more »
  • Agroforestry 101: Everything You Need to Know
    The practice of agroforestry, from a broad perspective, is farming with trees, but looking at it more closely, it’s a land management system that capitalizes on the biological interconnectedness of trees, crops and livestock to create thriving ecosystems. The post Agroforestry 101: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on... Read more »
  • UK’s Greenest City Centers Named in New Study
    A new study conducted by the University of Sheffield surveyed 68 city centers in the UK, ranking them on their vegetation, parks, tree cover and sports fields. The post UK’s Greenest City Centers Named in New Study appeared first on EcoWatch.... Read more »
  • How to Host a Sustainable Holiday Party
    No matter what the occasion, here’s how to throw a holiday party that’s both festive and better for the planet.  The post How to Host a Sustainable Holiday Party appeared first on EcoWatch.... Read more »
  • ESG 101: What Is ESG, and Does It Matter?
    Environmental, Social and Governance, or ESG, is a framework of standards measuring a company’s risks and impacts alongside financial factors. Companies use ESG reporting as a tool to disclose data on emissions, waste management, employee satisfaction, anti-corruption practices and more.  ESG reporting promotes transparency and engagement in business practices, especially... Read more »
  • Satellites Detect No Real Climate Benefit From 10 Years of Forest Carbon Offsets in California
    When we looked at satellite tracking of carbon levels and logging activity in California forests, we found that carbon isn’t increasing in the state’s 37 offset project sites any more than in other areas, and timber companies aren’t logging less than they did before. The post Satellites Detect No Real... Read more »
  • Indonesia to Build Coal Plants Despite $20b Deal on Clean Energy Transition
    The Indonesian government will still permit the construction of new coal-fired power plants, despite recently signing a $20 billion energy transition financing deal with industrialized countries. The post Indonesia to Build Coal Plants Despite $20b Deal on Clean Energy Transition appeared first on EcoWatch.... Read more »


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