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Global Energy Investment Fell 12% In 2016

The ECOreport reposts another story of the continued contraction of the fossil fuel sector, Global Energy Investment Fell 12% In 2016

Press Release from the International Energy Agency

Global energy investment fell by 12% in 2016, the second consecutive year of decline, as increased spending on energy efficiency and electricity networks was more than offset by a continued drop in upstream oil and gas spending, according to the International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Investment report.

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What Happened To Energiewende?

The ECOreport looks at the decrease in the number of Germany’s solar installation in a larger context. What happened to Energiewende? 

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pm1Germany led the world for the number of solar installations during 2012. This relatively small European nation added 7.60 GW of capacity to the grid. Then their numbers started going downward: 3.30 GW of new solar capacity in 2013; 1.56 GW in 2014; 1.4 GW in 2015. As of October 31, only 0.79 GW of new capacity has been added this year. Germany’s critics are once again hailing the imminent demise of this nation’s renewable revolution.  What happened to Energiewende?

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Energiewende’s Real Backbone

The ECOreport looks at Germany’s leadership in the fight and against climate change and finds Energiewende’s real backbone is the nation’s 3.67 million small and medium-sized enterprises 

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMA number of prominent companies come to mind when you mention Germany’s energy transition. Names like E.ON, Volkswagen, and Siemens are recognized around the world. But Energiewende’s real backbone is the nation’s 3.67 million small and medium-sized business enterprises.

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Germany Leads the World in Energy Efficiency

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Germany leads the World in energy efficiency, according to the 2014 scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today. Sixteen nations were studied. Six of the top 10 were from Europe. Canada was the only North American nation to make the cut, placing 9th.

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