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Articles by Fereidoon Sioshansi

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Peak car ownership will speed up peak oil demand

Peak car ownership will speed up peak oil demand

New ownership models and technological advances will utterly transform the mobility market. And that’s bad news for Big Oil.

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In time, all cars will be electric, driverless and running on renewables

In time, all cars will be electric, driverless and running on renewables

Whether EVs will be charged from rooftop panels – as Tesla etc would like it – or from a network of charging stations – as utilities would like it – it is only a matter of time.

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Watch out for virtual utilities, virtual power plants

Watch out for virtual utilities, virtual power plants

Startups are figuring out ways to beat incumbents in their own game. Virtual power plants may be the answer.

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California’s duck curve has arrived earlier than expected

California’s duck curve has arrived earlier than expected

California grid operator under-estimated speed of solar uptake by at least 4 years – and the belly of the duck is getting fatter much sooner than expected.

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How long to wean the world off fossil fuels?

How long to wean the world off fossil fuels?

It is hard to imagine a day when fossil fuels will be used sparingly. But with carbon now officially a liability, and renewables moving mainstream, chances are humanity can kick the habit much faster than previously thought possible.

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Has the time arrived to transition away from fossil fuels?

Has the time arrived to transition away from fossil fuels?

Having indulged in a carbon-rich period for the past two centuries, can humans make an orderly transition to a sustainable fossil-free future without sacrificing the high standards?

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How/will electricity retailing be disrupted?

How/will electricity retailing be disrupted?

Just as the traditional TV, satellite and cable TV business are losing market share to newcomers, incumbent utilities can expect increased competition on the grid‘s edge.

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Solar’s stunning rise is only just beginning

Solar’s stunning rise is only just beginning

People in 2030 are likely to look back to 2016 as just the start of massive solar uptake across the globe.

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What comes after solar PV? BIPV

What comes after solar PV? BIPV

Why build a roof and then add solar panels to that roof? Why not simply make the roof and the solar panels one and the same?

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Future is hi-tech, high value-added and non-energy-intensive

Future is hi-tech, high value-added and non-energy-intensive

Despite the overall bear market in 2015, high tech virtual companies have boomed. So what are the implications of this for the energy sector?

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California’s "bold and daunting" energy vision for 70% renewables by 2030

California’s “bold and daunting” energy vision for 70% renewables by 2030

California Governor – “Taking significant amounts of carbon our of our economy without harming its vibrancy is
exactly the sort of challenge at which California excels.”