Energy Policy

Energy, Energy Policy, Gas

Why it pays to feed in to anaerobic digestion

Nicholas Newman Lombard June 2017 ‘Clean growth’ has been earmarked in the government’s modern industrial strategy, and anaerobic digestion has much to offer smaller farmers and the economy as a whole. Green organisations such as the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the Environmental Services Association (ESA) have welcomed […]

Eastern Europe, Energy, Energy Management, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Eniday, Europe

What are “Interconnectors”?

Nicholas Newman Eniday June “017 Interconnectors are key elements in the transmission of energy between separate energy networks and play a vital role in the UK’s ability to meet demand at peak times. Huge amounts of electricity and gas are constantly crisscrossing the seas between Europe and the UK through interconnectors. To […]

Africa, African Review, African Review of Business and Technology, Energy, Energy Policy, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Power

Solving the demand and supply equation

African Review February 2017 Only 7 of 48 sub-Saharan countries have electrification rates above 50 percent, with the remainder averaging just 20 percent notes EY, Power Transaction and Trends, Q 2m 2015.  For example, in Kenya, although 73 percent of the population live within one kilometre of a transformer, only […]

Africa, African Review, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Storage, Eniday, Flame Conference, Gas, Industry Reports, Investment, North America, Northern Europe, Petroleum Review, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines, Trains, Transport, Wind Power

Recent work for clients in June 2016

Nicholas Newman Here are a few examples of my recent energy journalism and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of June 2016. Informa South Africa announces first steps to import LNG A look at the preparations the country is making in importing […]

Africa, African Review, Energy Policy, Nuclear, South Africa, Technology

Reviving interest in small reactors

Nicholas Newman African Review March 2016 One suggestion, being keenly promoted by reactor manufacturers, desperate for new markets is nuclear power, including small to  medium sized reactors (SMR) also known as small modular reactors. SMRs range in generating capacity from under 300 MW (about the total generating capacity of Namibia) […]

Energy Policy, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Gas, National Grid, Pipelines, Power, Shipping, South Africa

Options for gas to power in South Africa

Nicholas Newman South Africa’s is facing chronic electricity supply problems, which have resulted in the power system being extremely constrained and vulnerable, which has resulted in load shedding at times.  Its problems are occurring, in part due to problems experienced in completing new generating and distribution capacity to meet on-going […]