Month: February 2018

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Energy sector stepping up to cyber threats

Energy is a strategic industry sector, which, like others, is grappling with a growing number of evolving cyber-security threats. “There are opportunities throughout the life-cycle for threat actors to attack the system, disrupt services, steal information, and gain from security lapses,” says Duncan Page, cyber specialist PWC. For many, Page […]

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Recent work completed for clients in January

Here are a few examples listing some of my recent industrial, business, energy journalism, copy editing, copy writing, and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of January. CDE Industries Provision of marketing, public relations, brand development and content strategies consultancy services. Eniday […]

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Big Politics at Work Behind Nordstream 2

February 2018, Vol. 245, No. 2 The supply of Russian natural gas across the Baltic Sea to Germany and onward to central and western Europe could be doubled by the proposed $10.6 billion (€9.5 billion) Nordstream 2 (NS2) pipeline. The 759-mile (1,200 km) pipeline, running parallel to Nordstream 1, will […]

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Block chain and the energy business

The explosive surge in Bitcoin prices at the end of 2017 brought block-chain technology to the attention of governments and the public… This new technology is, in effect, an eco- system comprising a secure, digitized but communal and decentralized ledger, recording transactions as they occur in successive blocks. It validates […]

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Water theft: how big is the problem?

Thames Water is using detectives to help catch water thieves. The story, which emerged late last month, may have brought the issue of water theft to the fore, but just how big a problem is it for the water industry? Utility Week investigates. Every day, water companies lose 3,123 million […]

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