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Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Gas, Oil, Power, Renewables

Britain needs an energy policy

Nicholas Newman Energy has been much in the news recently, including threatened closure of an oil refinery, high energy bills etc. What we are seeing are symptoms of chaos and confusion in British energy policy and markets.  The Grangemouth refinery story, for instance, has been treated in the media as a simple industrial […]

Energy Policy, Energy Security, Gas, Power, Uncategorized

Europe’s Zombie Power Stations

It appears that Europe’s gas generators are in danger of turning into zombie companies,[i]suggests Hugh Sharman Owner, Incoteco (Denmark) ApS.[ii] They finding it increasingly difficult coping with the market created by uncontrolled expansion of “free” but heavily subsidised renewables and the dumping of cheap imported coal from the United States. […]

Gas, Power

Gas Power Generation Portfolio

GE adds to the Turkish spark GE has won an order to supply Frame 6B gas turbines to Spain’s Technicas Reunidas, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the upgrade of the Izmit refinery.  The order is part of a $2.3 billion investment by refinery owner Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation […]

Energy Policy, Energy Security, Gas, Oil, Power, Renewables

What should Europe do if it is serious about improving its energy security, its competitiveness and cut greenhouse gases?

  Nicholas Newman It needs to do six things: 1. Provide substantial investment in energy security measures for vulnerable states e.g. Poland. 2. Encourage Investment in new gas supplies at home and abroad including domestic shale gas production and imports of gas from the US, Cyprus and Israel. 3. Develop […]

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Looking for a journalist to write for you?

I am a freelance energy journalist; I would be interested in providing content for your publication or and clients. As you will see from my website www.nicnewmanoxford.com my services include everything from writing features to media plans for clients. So bear me in mind when you need an experienced energy journalist. […]

Gas, Industry Reports

The New Shale Gas Countries:The prospects for shale gas outside North America

This report by Nicholas Newman and published by PennEnergy Research highlights both the challenges and major factors that face the industry, investors and governments, outside the United States in repeating the American shale gas revolution. New Shale Gas Countries report takes a special interest in the top 13 countries, which […]