The COVID pandemic was not an oil inflection point
Ben Geman, Axios, May 9 , 2023
What they're saying: "COVID didn’t produce the permanent shift in oil demand that some anticipated," said Ben Cahill, an oil expert with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. "The demand impact of more telecommuting is limited, and travel has returned with a vengeance,"...
Germany to ease solar rules as new installations surge
Associated Press, May 5, 2023
Germany’s energy minister announced plans Friday to ease bureaucratic hurdles for solar power as the country set a new record for photovoltaic installations during the first quarter.
Europe’s biggest economy added 2.7 gigawatts of solar power capacity during the first three months of 2023, putting it on course to beat the target of 9 GW this year, compared with 7 GW in 2022.
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