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WHAT'S NEXT?: By 2025 solar energy will be the cheapest energy option globally. In 2040, oil and natural gas are expected to make up nearly 60 percent of global supplies, while nuclear and renewables will be approaching 25 percent. Improvements in energy efficiency in lighting and home appliances are expected to continue to push residential electricity use lower. The burning of coal will fall out of favor. Transportation energy consumption will be rising in correlation to growth in automated vehicles in the coming years.

  • [New] The UK has only recently begun to capitalise on industry disruption in order to reinvigorate its own industries, with the two headliners, offshore wind and electric vehicles, making the greatest progress. / Council on Geostrategy
  • [New] Neptune Energy is hosting the PosHYdon project - which will see the installation of a green hydrogen-producing plant and aims to validate the integration of offshore wind, offshore gas and offshore hydrogen in the Dutch North Sea - on its Q13a - A platform. / Energy Live News
  • [New] California-based Bloom Energy, in cooperation with SK ecoplant, will install solid oxide fuel cells in a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Donghae City, South Korea. / BusNews - Australia
  • [New] Slovenia plans to use a part of the allocated EU support to invest in sustainable transport, unlock the potential of renewable energy sources and further digitalise its public sector. / Council of the European Union
  • [New] Asked whether Uganda will achieve its goal of reducing carbon emissions by 22%, Isabirye expressed confidence in efforts across industries in encouraging climate-smart agriculture through several policies and measures in the energy supply, forestry and wetland sectors. / The Independent Uganda:
  • [New] Britain's reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy was considered to be a risk as power sources could be rendered at least partly inoperable if global supply chains collapse. / Sky News
  • [New] One key finding is that, under both current reference and WB2C scenarios, China would have lower energy sector jobs in 2050 compared with today, due to the loss of jobs in the coal mining sector. / One Earth
  • [New] In absolute terms, the Middle East and North Africa, and the US might gain over a million jobs in 2050 in WB2C scenario compared with today, while other regions show more modest gains. / One Earth
  • [New] A comparative assessment of existing worldwide hydrogen demand scenarios shows estimates varying between 6 and 25% of final worldwide energy consumption by 2050 (between 150 and 600 mega tonnes by 2050) depending on how hydrogen will compete with other clean solutions such as battery storage. / World Energy Council
  • [New] Jadar will produce battery-grade lithium carbonate, a critical mineral used in large scale batteries for electric vehicles and storing renewable energy, and position Rio Tinto as the largest source of lithium supply in Europe for at least the next 15 years. / Kitco News
  • [New] Additional decarbonisation opportunities exist for low-carbon hydrogen such as for combined heat and power (CHP) in building applications and through blending with natural gas. / Energy Norther Perspective
  • [New] For the first time in human history, capitalist economies are shifting to energy sources that are less energy efficient. / Insurge Intelligence
  • [New] All energy systems will require the utility industry to make near carbon-free electric power before transportation, buildings, and industries can transition away from fossil fuels and use clean electric power, as the world is starting to recognize the importance of decarbonization. / ARC Advisory Group
  • [New] BHP will collaborate with Tesla Inc. on energy storage solutions to identify opportunities to lower carbon emissions in their respective operations through increased use of renewable energy paired with battery storage. / BHP
  • [New] Acting for energy transition and savings Faurecia launched a global energy transition plan over the 2020-2025 period to develop digitalized energy efficiency as well as renewable energy self-production and supply for all Group sites around the world. / Faurecia
  • [New] All buildings in the UK are to be net zero carbon for operational energy by 2050 and all new buildings by 2030. / Laboratory News
  • [New] An innovative £10M research project will investigate the potential of harnessing offshore wind and marine renewable energy to produce zero carbon hydrogen and ammonia fuels. / Maritime Journal
  • [New] Italy's National Energy and Climate Plan sets the goal of having RES account for 30% of its gross end-consumption by 2030, which the EU judged to be quite ambitious. / Russian Council
  • [New] Households face higher energy bills to cover the cost of expanding access to electric car chargers, as Britain races towards a ban on petrol and deisel engines in 2030. / The Telegraph

Last updated: 30 July 2021