Top sources of electricity: Canada and the US | Europe | Africa Each state, province and territory has a different blend of electricity sources, depending on its history and abundance of natural resources. The electricity sources used in the United States and Canada have been changing over time as the demand for electricity has grown
An electric vehicle battery is typically made up of several components, including: All of these components work together to produce and store electrical energy in an electric vehicle battery. Improving performance of lithium-ion batteries Lithium-ion batteries have undergone significant changes and improvements over the years, and they continue to evolve. Here are a few ways
What drives changing power prices? There are several factors that can drive different electricity prices from region to region, including: Overall, a combination of these factors can contribute to differences in electricity prices from state to state.
Thea annual electricity consumption of an electric vehicle (EV) compared to a single-detached home can vary depending on several factors. Here are the variables that could affect the electricity usage and make a direct comparison challenging: Overall, it’s expected that electric vehicles will increase home power consumption by 25-35%.
The amount of land being used to generate electricity is being increasingly discussed as many new sources require large land imprints. That being said, new technologies are able to make multi-use of land with things like argivoltaics. The United Nations recently undertook a study to better understand the land use footprint of all electricity sources,
What is carbon leakage? Carbon leakage is a term used to describe a situation where efforts to reduce carbon emissions in one region or country result in an increase in emissions in another region or country. This phenomenon can occur as a consequence of policies and actions taken to combat climate change. Here’s an explanation
Energy growth in developed and developing nations since 2000 has followed distinct trajectories due to differences in economic development, energy infrastructure, policies, and population growth. OECD Nations Steady or declining energy consumption: Most developed nations have experienced relatively stable or declining energy consumption per capita since 2000. This is partly due to increased energy efficiency
Emissions series: Scope 1, 2, 3 Explainer | Scope 4 Emissions This infographic is based on the modeling and a report put together by Rob West at Thunder Said Energy about Scope 4 emissions. While Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions are well-established in the greenhouse gas accounting framework, Scope 4 is a term that
The process of turning oil and gas into petrochemicals involves several complex steps that transform hydrocarbons, which are the primary components of crude oil and natural gas, into a wide range of chemical compounds used in various industries. Petrochemicals are essential in the production of plastics, synthetic rubber, solvents, pharmaceuticals, detergents, and many other products.
Critical minerals are a group of naturally occurring elements and compounds that hold exceptional significance in the global economy and the development of cutting-edge technologies. These minerals are deemed “critical” due to their indispensable role in various industries, including clean energy, electronics, defense, and healthcare. Their scarcity, geopolitical implications, and essential applications make them pivotal