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Europe, Oxfordprospect, Trains, Transport, Travel

HILTON BOURNEMOUTH

This hotel is just 5 minutes from the local rail station with direct trains serving major cities including Southampton, London, Reading, Oxford and Birmingham.

main engine of ship
Engineers, Innovation, Shipping, Technology

Container ship engine makers

New technologies in engine crankshaft making are required

Constructing an offshore wind farm
Power, Shipping, Wind Power

The need for bigger offshore support ships

In offshore wind, bigger is better in terms of cutting costs and increasing productivity.

Climate Change Ecology Environment Global Warming
Eniday, Environment, Fusion, Gas, Geoscience, Innovation, Investment, Liquid Natural Gas, Motoring, Power Grid, Renewables

Saving the planet is like picking fruit

Saving the planet is a bit like picking fruit off a tree: it gets harder the farther up you climb…

Portliner barge
Energy, Europe, Innovation, Investment, Shipping, Technology

Are batteries a viable option for shipping?

However, efforts by innovators to electrify shipping has only just begun. In a few months, for instance, we will see the first 100 percent electric barges operating in the inland waters serving the European ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam.

Eniday, Power, Renewables, Technology, Wind Power

How to design a wind farm

For investors, developers and operators of wind farms, considerable effort and costs are expended in finding a suitable site, gaining planning approval, purchasing its components and supervising its construction and commissioning… This feature looks at some of the issues involved in getting a commercial onshore wind farm fully commissioned and serving the […]

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Europe, Gas, Northern Europe, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines

Baltic Pipeline Project to Carry Norwegian Gas to Eastern Europe

Once this project is complete, it should open new sources of competitive and secure natural gas to customers in these western Baltic countries. In addition, it will aid them in their transition to low carbon power generation in keeping with the Paris Accords.

America, Oil, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines

Is North America Facing a Pipeline Bubble?

North America’s shale boom is paralleled by the record pace of pipeline construction and now, a long pipeline of projects await a final investment decision. Pipeline Bubble, produced by Global Energy Monitor, now calculates that capital spending on proposed North American pipelines will reach $232.5 billion and raise global pipeline […]

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Gas, Oil, Rigzone

Majors Driving Rise in Global Discoveries

American major ExxonMobil was the most successful, with three significant offshore discoveries accounting for over 38 percent of total discovered volumes in the first quarter of 2019.

Engineering and Technology, Innovation, International Maritime Organization, Shipping

Cyber pirates terrorising the high seas

Fancy security hardware and software alone will not be not enough to prevent cyber crime. Industry and corporate culture are also crucial to make sure that developers, operations staff and partners work harmoniously together to manage security in central enterprise applications and infrastructure, and in distributed/edge IoT-enabled ships and vessels.

Africa, Asia, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Environment, Gas, Investment, Nuclear, Petroleum Review

How well are the Brics meeting carbon targets?

Limiting global warming is dependent on a rapid transition away from fossil fuels. This in turn requires technological advance in renewable energy and electricity storage, strong government commitment, stable and transparent regulatory frameworks, and a business environment attractive to investment. Subsequent to the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries have committed to […]

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Energy, Engineers, Industrial journalism, Investment, Journalism, Renewables, Technology

April 2019 business work for clients

Here is a list of some of the business work including energy and technology writing and public relations, I have done for a variety of corporate and media clients worldwide. For more about my work and services ring me in the UK 01865 762710 or from outside the UK on […]

oil rig
Energy, Energy Focus, Engineers, Exploration and Production, Gas, Industrial journalism, Innovation, Investment, Oil, Pipelines, Technology

The rigs of the future

Colorado School of Mines suggests that by 2050, chemical industrial lasers could perhaps replace conventional drilling solutions.

Constructing an offshore wind farm
America, Energy, Industrial journalism, North America, Power, Renewables, Wind Power

American Offshore Wind Prospects

It has been estimated by the EIA, that the US has some 2,000 GW of offshore generating capacity to exploit.  This is roughly double current demands for power in the US. Much of this clean energy resource is located near many major population centres such as New York, Los Angeles, […]

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Copy writing, Corporate Journalism, Energy, Industrial journalism, Industry Reports, Journalism

Happy Easter 2019

To all my business clients and friends

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Energy, Gas, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines, Power, Renewables, Solar power, Technology

West Coast Perched at Forefront of Natural Gas Movement

California’s ambitious energy efficiency targets and zero carbon generation targets by mid-century will provide new opportunities for disruptive technologies including large-scale energy storage, demand management, floating wind and gas power combined with carbon capture.

Flame Debate 2018
Europe, Flame Conference, Innovation, Technology

5 TOP CONFERENCE INDUSTRY TRENDS

In the UK alone, corporate events are big business amounting to a staggering £18.1bn in 2017.

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Gas, Northern Europe, Power, Rigzone, Shipping

North Sea Ports Compete to Build LNG Import Terminals

The German case for LNG import terminals rests on the need to increase the country’s gas imports as North Sea gas production declines.

America, Rigzone

Can the Mexican Government’s Bailout Solve the Pemex Crisis?

In response to Fitch Group’s & Moody’s downgrade of Pemex’s credit rating to one notch above junk, Mexico’s government recently pledged a $3.9-billion capital injection and $200 million in tax relief, according to international media reports. This bailout package and the six-year business plan aims to help reverse Pemex’s credit […]

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Copy writing, Energy, Europe, Ghostwriting, Industrial journalism, Innovation

Commissions completed for clients in March 2019

Here is a list of some of the work I have I completed for clients in the UK, Europe and worldwide in the energy, technology, robotics, culture, conference, regeneration, planning, property and transport businesses.

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Energy, Liquid Natural Gas, Rigzone, Shipping

Top 10 Destinations for US LNG Exports

America became the fifth largest exporter of liquid natural gas in the world last year.

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Africa, Energy, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Rigzone, South Africa, Technology, Transport

African FLNG Might Disrupt Global Gas Trade

African LNG “will gain in importance, given its strategic location between the Atlantic and Pacific basins.”

Copy writing, Corporate Journalism, Journalism, Press Release

New Client Welcomed La Presse.it

LaPresse is today, Italy’s leading multimedia agency based in Milan, selected nicnewmanoxford.com to provide expert media content. La Presse produces news content in the form of texts, photographic images and videos, 7 days a week in real time, 365 days a year, and provides its contents to over 90% of […]

Roustabouts
Energy, Engineers, Geoscience, Innovation, Rigzone

Drillers Turning to Big Data in the Hunt for Cheaper Oil

The industry is creating new business opportunities for IT, artificial intelligence, big data processing and analytics providers.

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Energy, Eniday, Innovation, Research and development, Technology

AI changes the robots in the energy sector

Since the oil price crash of the summer 2014, robots dedicated to either welding, drilling or inspection, but that are controlled by humans, have been widely adopted… Now, advances in artificial intelligence software and robotics research offer the prospect of freeing humans from dangerous and difficult tasks such as decommissioning nuclear plants and offshore oil and […]

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Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Britain, Gas, Hart Energy, Investment, Oil

Global Deepwater Oil Production To Hit New Record In 2019

The rise in offshore oil and gas production expected in 2019 and beyond is due in part to the coming onstream of new fields aided by technological advances, which have dramatically cut E&P costs.

coal, Energy, Eniday, Environment, Investment

Banks ending funding in fossil fuels

For coal-producing countries like Poland, America, Germany and China, phasing out coal and transitioning to cleaner technologies bring fears of job losses and social consequences. However, recent experience belies that belief; the adoption of renewable energy has brought new jobs with better pay and conditions.

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Energy, Energy Trading, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Rigzone

LNG Expands Reach Through Virtual Pipelines

There is a growing worldwide opportunity to meet the needs of customers located beyond their country’s gas pipeline grid with virtual pipelines, or regular shipments of LNG or biogas by truck, train, or canal barge.

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Africa, Energy, Gas, Oil, South Africa

Is South Africa Ready For A Gas Boom?

South Africa is a major mining and manufacturing country.

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Afrelec, Design, Eniday, Innovation, Investment, Journalism, Renewables, Rigzone, South Africa

Commissions completed for clients in February 2019

Here below are a list of some of my commissions and consultations I have carried out and completed for various business clients both in the corporate and media sectors in the Month of February 2019. Afrelec The future of Eskom The debate is on about the future of Eskom and […]

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Britain, ContentLive, Energy, Energy Focus, Energy Management, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Europe

The lowdown on CARES

“It is likely that we will see more co-operation between local businesses and also community groups, to not only generate energy but also use and even trade in it”

Chris Morris, project manager, Local Energy Scotland

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Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Eniday

Energy efficiency is a good way to save money

Power generation is one of the biggest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S., accounting for 28 percent of total CO2 emissions. The idea to reduce the use of fossil fuels, in favor of renewables, has therefore gained worldwide acceptance and attention. However, there is another way to reduce greenhouse gases, and […]

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Copy writing, Ghostwriting, Industrial journalism, Industry Reports, Journalism, Press Release, Quatre Ltd, Recruitment, Research and development, Strategic Communications

Nicholas Newman Journalism CV

Nicholas Newman info@nicnewmanoxford.com | www.nicnewmanoxford.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicnewmanoxford/  | 01865 762710 WHO AM I For over 20 years, I have built a reputation as a trusted analyst and commentator on a broad range of global energy related issues, including policymaking, leadership, exploration, production, distribution, trading and technology. I’ve been a regular […]

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Africa, Energy, Environment, Gas, National Grid, Nigeria, Power Grid, Renewables

Off-the-grid thinking to end Nigeria’s blackouts

Nigeria is one of Africa’s most developed, resource-rich countries and yet it has notably failed to provide its people with a reliable electricity supply. That is at last beginning to change. Five years after the privatisation of Nigeria’s power sector, even the most luxurious Lagos hotels still suffer daily blackouts. […]

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Engineers, Innovation

SOME OF TODAY’S LEADING INNOVATORS UNDER 35

There have been many innovators in the past including such people as Marie Skłodowska Curie, Copernicus, Einstein, Rosalind Franklin etc. Some have innovated throughout their lives like Thomas Edison, Tim Berners-Lee and Leonardo da Vinci etc, whilst others have only been innovative for the first few years of their working […]

Britain, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Storage, Innovation, Investment, Press Release, Renewables

Consumers set to see energy bills soar as price cap is hiked

On 7th February 2019 OFGEM announced that it would be raising the energy price-cap from £1,137 to £1,254 for customers on default tariffs and from £1,137 to £1,142 for customers on prepayment meters.  The new cap limits will come into effect on April 1st, This news means that  some 15 […]

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm
Africa, Energy, Eniday, Investment, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Technology

Five trends of African energy

Latest infographic, text researched and created by me,whilst design of graphic by member of Eniday team. Energy, in this period, is facing a crucial transition phase for the near future. The African continent, the cradle of humanity, will not stand still; in order to guarantee the growth of its states, […]

Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Environment, Investment, National Grid, Power Grid, Press Release

How pumped storage hydro cuts customer power bills

Following the big six-power companies’ price hikes, ILI Group Plc today announced that  Pumped Storage Hydro (PSH) can save at least £100 on every household’s energy bill, reduce power price fluctuations for customers and offset millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year.  There is now over 4.2 GW of PSH in […]

Andrea Klaussner / Hurtigruten
Engineering and Technology, Innovation, Liquid Natural Gas, Shipping, Technology

Hybrid ships take to the high seas

Hybrid ships that voyage across the deep blue could very well be the key to unlocking environmental sustainability. The dream is alluring. A sleek ship on a sparkling sea, set against a sky of the purest blue, cleanliness and healthiness embodied in luxury. The reality is painfully different. Shipping is a major […]

Corporate Journalism, Industrial journalism, Journalism

New Client welcomed Uniper SE

Uniper SE: an international energy company with about 12,000 employees. is an energy company based in Düsseldorf, Germany selected nicnewmanoxford.com to provide expert content marketing serivices. Uniper is one of Europe’s largest utility companies and operates throughout the EU including Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, and France. Outside of […]

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Australia, Energy, Eniday, Europe, Power, Renewables

Energia rinnovabile a portata di mano

I progetti energetici tradizionali, a base di combustibili fossili e ad alta intensità di capitale, delle compagnie Oil&Gas nazionali e internazionali e delle grandi società di servizi pubblici come Eskom, RWE ed Eon, sono a una svolta… D’altro canto, aziende di settore di consolidata esperienza, uniscono le loro forze a […]

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Eniday, Industrial journalism, Pipeline Gas Journal, Rigzone

Work for clients completed in January 2019

Here below is a list of some of the work I have completed for various clients in both the print and web media worldwide. Some of the tasks have included editing, writing features, advertorials, press releases, whitepapers, etc. Eniday Banks ending funding in Fossil Fuels This week saw the European […]

@POTUS
America, Energy Policy, Oil, Rigzone

Trump’s Price Policies Hurting US Shale Activity

One thing is clear, the actions of OPEC and friends to cut back output this year could be good news for U.S. shale frackers as crude prices rise, trade tensions ease and world demand for crude holds up—but it could be disappointing for President Trump.

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Afrelec, Africa, Energy, Investment, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, South Africa, Wind Power

No consensus on eskom reforms

Eskom, supplier of  around  95 percent  of South Africa’s  electricity, is in the grip of a severe financial crisis  reporting a post- tax loss  of  R2.3 billion ($0.17 billion) , a 0.9 percent decline in sales and a rise in gearing ratio, (which measures debt relative to equity) to 72 […]

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Energy, Eniday, Power, Renewables

Encouraging local energy projects

Traditional fossil-fuel based and capital-intensive energy projects, owned by national and international oil and gas companies or large utilities such as Eskom, RWE, Eon, are taking a turn… In contrast, established oil and gas companies are joining pioneering independent E&P companies, such as those that develop U.S. shale resources. At the same time, […]

Power Generation Technology
Power, Power Generation Technology, Renewables

Power Generation Technology

Completion of the latest winter 2018 issue of Power Generation Technology. This involved the generation and editing of content for the magazine. This edition looks at some of the latest leading renewable power projects being developed or proposed, also examines some of the latest innovations concerning the usage of hydrogen, […]

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Gas, North America, Northern Europe, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines, Transport

Compressor Stations Doing the Difficult Work

Compressor stations compress and push gas from the field where it is extracted or from an LNG re-gasification import port, along transmission pipelines, to end customers, such as refineries, power stations or LNG export plants.   Compressors, housed in stations located at 40- to 100-mile intervals along a pipeline, run continuously and allow gas to be rerouted into gas storage areas during periods of low demand. An average station can ship 700 Bcf/d of natural […]

Copy writing, Corporate Journalism

Press release writing

For many businesses, a great cost-effective way of promoting news about your business is to produce a press release for distribution to the media. Today the media not only includes magazines and journals that customers read but also broadcasters and specialised websites. Here are a few tips about how to […]

advertorial, Broadcasting

Writing a press release

For many businesses, a great cost-effective way of promoting news about your business is to produce a press release for distribution to the media. Today the media not only includes magazines and journals that customers read but also broadcasters and specialised websites. Here are a few tips about how to […]

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Energy, Gas, Gulf States, Oil, Rigzone

Global Drilling And Well Services Activity Sees An Upswing

More than 72,000 wells are expected to be drilled and completed in 2019, representing a 3% growth compared to 2018.

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Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Energy, Oil, Rigzone

Middle East Leads Global Supply of Conventional Oil

Conventional oil makes up around two-thirds of the world’s recoverable oil resources and accounts for 93 percent of today’s oil mix. More than half of this oil comes from oil fields that are past their peak and declining, revealed by a loss of about 3 million barrels of output last […]

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Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Rigzone

Major LNG Buyers’ Uncontracted Demand to Quadruple by 2030

Wood Mackenzie expects a record number of FIDs on LNG projects in 2019.

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Copy writing, Corporate Journalism, Industrial journalism, Industry Reports, Marketing

Work completed for Clients in December 2018

Here are a few examples of the recent work I have completed for various clients during the month of December 2018. Such tasks have included editorial, content writing, corporate communications and even ghost writing.

Broadcasting, Copy writing, Corporate Journalism, Energy, Investment, Press Release

New client Intelligent Land Investments Group PLC welcomed

Intelligent Land Investments Group PLC selected Oxford based nicnewmanoxford.com as its energy business public relations agency. Nicnewmanoxford.com provides small, medium, and large businesses with expertise related to global energy business, both in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Intelligent Land Investments Group PLC is involved in the […]

Aerial photo of gateway of hydro power station
Britain, coal, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Europe, Investment, Nuclear, Power, Press Release, Renewables

Pumped hydro storage solves UK Nuclear headache

Brings growth to green energy

Europe, Innovation, Shipping, Wind Power

Marine Engineering and Offshore Technology Issue 45 Winter 2018

Editing, researching and content generation about issues related to maritime industry Download the latest edition of Marine and Offshore Technology to read online in emagazine format. All Marine and Offshore technology editions are published in bilingual format and contain the latest news and technology for the Marine and Offshore industry […]

Gas, Innovation, Investment, Liquid Natural Gas, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Oil majors are finding the right business model for renewables

US onshore oil production averages a 33 percent IRR, observes a Wood Mackenzie report ‘How oil & gas Majors can scale in renewables’. By comparison, a wind project in a developed country generates around 7 percent IRR, while solar earns just 5 percent.

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Copy writing, Ghostwriting, Interview, Journalism

Recent work for clients in November

Here are a few examples of some of the recent work as a journalist, writer, researcher for various corporate clients and publications in the month of November. Cavendish Group International Completion of all editorial content of the Q4 edition 2018. Power Engineering and Technology Q4 18 PGT Contents Updates redT […]

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Africa, Asia, Australia, Energy, Renewables

Leading proposed renewable energy projects

Today investment in renewables projects is no longer looked at as an eccentric thing to do. Increasingly, not investing in such projects is seen as eccentric. Here are a few examples of planned and proposed renewable energy projects in various parts of the world. If these projects prove bankable and […]

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Eniday, Environment

New trees in the rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is home to 11,676 known species of trees and is larger than the rain forests of the Congo Basin and Indonesia combined… To help restore some of the 29.6 million acres of Brazil’s rainforest, a multimillion-dollar initiative, “ the largest tropical reforestation project in history” aims to plant 73 million new trees on […]

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Energy, Engineers, Northern Europe, Renewables

California moves ahead with offshore wind

For the state of California, offshore wind is a matter of catch up, since they have to catch up with offshore wind developers and experts in Europe. One thing is for certain, it is no longer a prospect of if there will be an offshore wind business in California, but one of figuring out the best solution for making it work.

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Energy, Gas, Oil, Rigzone

Volatile Prices Ahead?

Crude prices have suffered their steepest and fastest fall in a decade. The Brent crude price has fallen to just $58.68 per barrel from $86.70 at beginning of October, a decline of a third. The price of crude is determined primarily by actual and prospective supply-and-demand factors and secondarily by […]

Energy, Energy Trading, Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Rigzone, Shipping

China’s Tariffs: A Headache for the Next Wave of US Natgas Export Projects?

China is the world’s second largest importer of LNG after Japan and an important customer for U.S. LNG. For example, this year between January and August, China purchased 1.6 of the 14.9 million tonnes of U.S. LNG, according to Thomson Reuters’ data, but Sept. 24 marked the start of President […]

Shipping, Transport

The world’s largest container fleets

World trade heavily depends on the global shipping industry. The maritime sector accounts for 90% of the movement of world freight. The companies ranked in this list of shipping fleets are based on their TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) capacity. A TEU is a measure of the number of standard sized […]

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Gas, National Grid, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines

Gas Remains Key to UK Energy

Even today, gas from the North and Irish Sea supplies almost half of the UK’s needs leaving the lion’s share to imports via 4 pipelines fromEurope and Norway and some 9 percent to LNG tankers. 80 percent of the UK’s 25 million homes are powered by gas, one quarter of […]

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Energy, Energy Focus, Energy Management, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Engineers, Gas, Gulf States, Innovation, Liquid Natural Gas, Middle East, National Grid, Nuclear, Oil, Pipelines, Power Grid, Technology

The path to a diversified energy future

The GCC states are facing up to the challenge of combining energy diversity with security

Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping, Technology, Transport, Uncategorized

Marine and Offshore Technology – Autumn Edition

Editing, researching and content generation about issues related to maritime industry Download the latest edition of Marine and Offshore Technology to read online in emagazine format. All Marine and Offshore technology editions are published in bilingual format and contain the latest news and technology for the Marine and Offshore industry […]

Copy writing, Corporate Journalism, Decommissioning, Energy, Energy Policy, Eniday, Europe, Investment

Recent work for clients in October

Here is a list of some of the work I have completed for a few of my clients in a variety of formats in October 2018. Eniday What lessons can the world learn as Norway’s as it moves towards an renewable future energy future? We know that to keep our […]

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coal, Decommissioning, Energy, Environment, Europe, Gas, Innovation, Oil, Pipelines, Quatre Ltd

PAYING FOR MINE RECLAMATION & WELL DECOMMISSIONING

According to the Australia Institute, the country has 3,000 operational mines but over 60,000 abandoned or orphaned mines.

Energy, Energy Management, Technology

Climate change stress on the power grid

According to new research, energy suppliers are underestimating the long-term effects that climate change is likely to have on future power demands. The research was published in the September edition of the academic journal Risk Analysis in September 2018. Sayanti Mukherjee, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at Buffalo, […]

Asia, Energy, Energy Trading, Europe, National Grid, Power, Power Generation Technology, Power Grid

China has plans to link its power grid with Europe

There are proposals being studied by the Chinese power sector to develop a transcontinental power network that word link China with markets in not only in Central Asia but even Europe.

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Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping, Technology

The art of digital maintenance

The drive for cost savings and efficiency improvements is an important goal to operators in a marine industry that is still reeling from a downturn in the market. Since the advent of the digital era, many suppliers have expounded that shipowners need to invest in digital systems, data analytics and machine learning if they are serious about being key players in the marine industry in the future.

PortLiner Electric Barges
Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Power, Research and development, Technology

Facing an electric future

Across the world, we are seeing an increasing number of plans by countries to phase out in the coming years use of diesel in transport onshore. Now people are asking, with shipping, if electricity could replace diesel, especially with the prospect of the introduction of tougher emission standards over the […]

Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Research and development, Technology, Transport

Hybrid power cuts offshore support vessel costs

New types of engine Today, owners are looking for new ways to improve their power systems so that they cost less to operate and are more environmentally friendly. One solution that many operators are considering is the adding of a battery or energy storage system to provide hybrid power to […]

Pipelines Gas Journal, Power, Power Grid, Uncategorized

Energy outlook in Northeast US

Energy plays an important part in the economies that make up this mega region of 55 million made up of two sub regions, the New England and the Mid Atlantic. Although, this mega region is mostly rural, it contains important cities as Boston in the North, New York in the […]

Giraffe at the Cotswold Wildlife Park
Africa, Energy, Eniday, Uncategorized

IFC’s Scaling Solar solutions across Africa

The International Finance Corporation‘s (IFC) Scaling Solar procurement program is developing over 1,000 megawatts of solar power in four African countries – Zambia, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Senegal. Part of the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) provides financial and advisory support to Africa’s governments, utilities and independent power producers (IPPs) to develop solar power […]

business energy management, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Trading, Europe, Gas, Ghostwriting, Industrial journalism, Liquid Natural Gas, National Grid, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Strategic Communications, Technology

September Business Writing News

Here is an update of some of the business writing and work, I have completed for various clients during the month of September. This includes a range of my business research and business writing services for clients. To find out more click here. Block.one Creation of three ghost written articles […]

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Energy, Energy Storage, Eniday, Europe, National Grid, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Research and development, Technology, Wind Power

How renewables have changed

In little more than two decades, scientists and technologists have evolved a global, renewable-energy industry capitalizing on the free resources of wind and sun… Global solar photovoltaic capacity has grown from around five gigawatts in 2005 to an approximately 306.5 gigawatts in 2016. This trend was accompanied by sharp drops in the price of photovoltaic panels. […]

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Energy, Europe, Industrial journalism, Innovation, Investment, Journalism, Renewables, Solar power

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) POWER IN EUROPE

This free to download here report takes a look at the current state of Europe’s solar sector and the issues its faces today. 2008, marks the “take-off” and later boom in worldwide solar PV installations fostered by the climate agenda and enabled by generous government subsidies and an 80 percent price-fall […]

Africa, Copy writing, Corporate Journalism, Country Reports, Eniday, Power, Power Grid, South Africa

Continental Shift: Africa’s emerging gas to power revolution

Nicholas Newman Continental Shift: Africa’s emerging gas to power revolution, a report just published, concerned with the issues of investing in gas fueled independent power production in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on South Africa. This report is based on meetings that took place in London offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus […]