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Power-train plans

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review September 2013. Modern trains can be powered by a wide variety of fuels including nuclear, bio-fuels, solar, batteries, hydrogen and gas. However, the most dominant fuel source for powering the global rail-road industry today remains diesel and electric – although coal or wood-burning steam trains still […]

Australia, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Petroleum Review, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Power Prices Climb

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review December 2014. Australian power prices have doubled in the past five years. Today, the nation’s households pay just under 30.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (c/kWh) for electricity, compared to 11.69 c/kWh in Canada and Germany 36.25 c/kWh, according to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Australian power prices are well above the Eurostat 2014 EU average […]

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Power Generation Portfolio

What if nuclear becomes as cheap as gas power generation by 2050? Over the past few decades we have heard the promise that nuclear power will become so cheap, it will be not worth metering.  http://issuu.com/heditionmagazine/docs/h_edition_issue_11_page_plan_digi__/13?e=13703612/12339987 Could you cut your business electricity costs with DECC’s Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot? DECC’s […]

Energy Policy, Gas, North America, Pipelines, South America

Mexico and Brazil drive new pipeline projects

Nicholas Newman November 2014 Pipeline Coating Magazine Latin America holds a vast treasure house of natural gas and oil resources. What it does not have is the necessary continent spanning pipeline infrastructure to exploit it resources easily and cheaply, that North America has. Pipeline construction in this region is driven by […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Europe, Gas, Pipelines, Pipelines Gas Journal

EUROPEAN PIPELINE OUTLOOK 2020 SEEKS DIVERSIFICATION  

By Nicholas Newman, Contributing Editor Pipeline Gas Journal  | October 2014, Vol. 241, No. 10 . Seen on a map, Europe’s gas pipeline network appears both complex and comprehensive. It would appear to reflect all conceivable supply needs. Yet, in reality, it is an aggregation of a protracted series of […]