Author: Nicholas Newman

coal, Energy, Gas, Oil, Power, Solar power, Wind Power

Energy Prices Forecast 2020

Nicholas Newman Energy journalist and copywriter www.nicnewmanoxford.com Predicting the direction, let alone the degree of change in energy prices is tricky and revisions are common. Transport, power and industry, as the major consumers of fossil fuels will be the major beneficiaries of any reduction or plateauing of oil and gas prices. Coal-fired […]

Afrelec, Africa, construction, Energy, Lighting, Liquid Natural Gas, National Grid, Power

Ghana’s green projects

Nicholas Newman Afrelec October 2017 Since taking office in January 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo, alarmed that Ghana’s dash for electricity risked swinging from power shortages to a power glut  — and paying too much in the process –   has applied the brakes on the power procurement process. Renewable power projects, […]

Africa, Energy, Eniday, Gas, Journalism, Lighting, Liquid Natural Gas, National Grid, Oil, Power Grid, Renewables

Hybrid power plants

Nicholas Newman eniday October 2017 Hybrid cars and buses are growing in importance in the transportation sector. Still in the pioneering stage are hybrid power plants, which utilize several different power generation technologies, such as diesel, biogas, gas, solar and wind, often integrated or combined with some form of energy storage… A hybrid power plant can […]

America, Asia, Australia, Caribbean, Central Asia, coal, Eastern Europe, Engineers, Eniday, Gas, Gulf States, Industrial journalism

Energy shifts to a buyer’s market

Nicholas Newman eniday October 2017 A major shift of power is underway in the world’s oil and gas markets… Until 2008, oil and gas producers were “market makers.” This meant they could fix prices and decide their output’s final destination. Also, until recently, oil and gas companies restricted gas wholesalers from […]

Daily Telegraph, Energy

Why off-grid power appeals to larger energy users

Nicholas Newman Daily Telegraph September 2017 A large business can have more control over electricity generation costs by using on-site power over grid-supplied power On-site energy generation can save money, reduce emissions, give business greater control over their electricity costs and enhance their green credentials. What’s more, according to a new report […]

Afrelec, Africa, Afroil, Energy, Energy Storage, Eniday, Europe, Gas, Journalism, Northern Europe, Oil, Pipelines Gas Journal, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Technology, Wind Power

Recent work in September

  Here are a few examples describing or introducing some of my recent energy journalism, copywriting and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of September.   AFRELEC Ghana’s green energy projects await sign-off About 10 percent of electricity production to come from […]

Energy, Gas, Innovation, Liquid Natural Gas, Oil

Future Oil & Gas | Exploring disruption and innovation

Yesterday I participated in the Future Oil & Gas 2017 in London at the Strand Palace Hotel London. Here I met some interesting people including: Cédric Morel, Managing Director, Sensile Technologies SA Dave Fitch, Head of Operations, The Data Lab Julian Pickering, CEO, Geologix Systems Integrations Michael Jones, Sr Director Strategy […]

Energy, Eniday, Environment, Research and development, Technology

How air conditioning changed the world

Nicholas Newman Eniday September 2017 Keeping cool in the heat of summer has been a challenge since ancient times. In fact, air conditioning in buildings is not a new idea… There are records of ancient Romans making efforts to keep themselves cool in the heat of summer. In fact, the third century Roman Emperor Elagabalus sent […]