Friday, 22 October, 2021

Category: Energy


Get ready to pay sharply higher bills for heating this winter, along with seemingly everything else. With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating Read more…


What began last week as sporadic power outages and rationing has now spiraled into China’s worst energy crisis in a decade, with factories shuttered, traffic lights and 3G communications networks cut, and shopkeepers forced to illuminate their premises by candlelight. Read more…


BEIJING — Global shoppers face possible shortages of smartphones and other goods ahead of Christmas after power cuts to meet official energy use targets forced Chinese factories to shut down and left some households in the dark. In the northeastern Read more…


As gas prices skyrocket along with rarely seen inflation, the Biden administration has turned to begging OPEC nations to increase oil production.  On Wednesday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan released a statement saying that current OPEC production is not enough.  Read more…


In fact, it’s far worse. Nationwide, electric utilities, grid operators and regulators have struggled to adequately prepare for the hazards of global warming, like storm surges that can knock out substations and heat waves that can cause power plants to Read more…


Iron batteries could transform electrical grids Another week, another battery breakthrough. University labs and startup companies seem to announce a new battery technology every week, if not every day, and yet the real advances in battery storage have been agonizingly Read more…