Three laureates of the Global Energy Prize were identified following the results of the Meeting of its International Award Committee. They are Carlo Rubbia from Italy, Peidong Yang from the USA, and Nikolaos Hatziargyriou from Greece.
G20 countries will keep close watch on the supply and demand balance on world oil markets in view of growing risks stemming from “second wave” infections of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.
Russia has no plans to abandon oil and gas production but will keep close watch on technological developments in renewable energy, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said in an interview with the president of the Global Energy Association, Sergey Brilev.
Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear energy authority, hopes to build six or seven nuclear reactors in the country in order to boost to 25 % the share of nuclear power in the national energy balance, a senior company official said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin. Ivan Kamenskikh, Rosatom’s first deputy general director, said Putin had set a task last June of increasing the share to 25 % from the current level of 20 %.
It will not be long before windows in homes will serve not only to let in sunlight but also to capture it and turn it into electricity, thanks to special perovskite cells.
The Uber ride hailing service is to switch over to exclusive use of electric cars within 10 years in cities in the United States, Canada and Europe. The transition is to be complete throughout the company by 2040.
Demand for oil could recover to 2019 levels as early as the second half of next year, though no one should expect this to happen more quickly, the head of Russian oil major Gazprom Neft said this week.
Demand in Australia for gas and coal – the long-established chief sources of energy production - has already passed its peak and will be overtaken over the next six years by renewable resources, according to a report by Rystad Energy.
Rapidly depleting reserves and a gradual reduction of its share of oil markets are key reasons behind the European Union’s transition away from hydrocarbons to an ecologically clean economy, the head of Russian oil major Gazprom Neft said on Wednesday.
Renewable energy sources and hydrogen could account for 30 percent of the total energy balance by 2040, but will not replace hydrocarbons as the top component, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Pavel Sorokin said on Wednesday.
The main plenary session of the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum, moderated by Sergey Brilev, President of the Global Energy Association and deputy director of the Rossiya television channel, expressed overwhelming confidence on Wednesday in the future of hydrocarbons as part of future energy development.
World demand for oil may never recover to its 2019 level, says British giant BP
The scenario of large-scale introduction of renewable energy sources will continue, said Danish Professor and Global Energy Prize laureate Frede Blaabjerg during his online lecture to students of the Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI
NDB's California start-up has created a nuclear battery that can last up to 28,000 years. The battery can be used for any device or machine - from smartphones to cars or aircraft.
Scientists dealing with the processes of artificial photosynthesis, the production of new types of biofuels, the creation of integrated systems for the production of solar energy and agricultural products, and the development of hydrogen energy have become the Global Energy Prize laureates in the Non-Conventional Energy nomination.
Renewable energy sources will not be able to replace oil, gas and coal, said Demin Wang, Deputy Director of Daqing Petroleum Administration Bureau and nominee for the Global Energy Prize, in an interview with a Global Energy website columnist.