US utility-scale battery storage costs fell nearly 70% between 2015 and 2018

The average energy capacity cost of rapidly decreased from $2,152/kWh in 2015 to $625/kWh three years later

US sets new records for natural gas production and consumption in 2019

The Energy Information Administration reveals natural gas production rose by 10%, reaching a record high average of 93.1 billion cubic feet per day

US energy-related emissions hit 50-year low during pandemic

In April, carbon dioxide emissions from petroleum and coal consumption fell to their record low, according to a report

‘World’s largest’ airport-based solar farm is ready to take off in Canada

The project is expected to have an annual energy production of 200,000MWh, which will result in an annual offset of 106,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide

‘US renewable energy consumption tops coal for the first time in more than 130 years’

In 2019, electricity generation from coal fell to its lowest level in 42 years, according to a new report

‘US renewable power generation surpasses coal generation for 40 days’

In 2019, renewable generation in the US exceeded that of coal for 38 days, according to a new report

Crude oil price forecast to fall in the first half of 2020

The Energy Information Administration forecasts Brent crude oil spot price will average $65 per barrel in 2020 and $68 per barrel in 2021

Wind and solar power to dominate new US electricity capacity in 2020

The renewable energy sources are forecast to represent almost 76% of new capacity additions

Global energy use projected to nearly double by 2050

Most of this will be focused in regions where strong economic growth is driving demand, particularly in Asia

Unexpected CFC emissions from China last year ‘could delay ozone recovery’

A new study suggests 830,000 tonnes of CFC-11 stored in foam products created up until 2017 could have a warming effect equivalent of almost four billion tonnes of carbon dioxide