Energy

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Recycling solar panels

Today, you see commercial solar power installations both big and small across Europe, according to the latest figures solar power produced 98 GW in 2017;[i] this is well up on the 13.4 GW in 2010.[ii] The growth in the usage of solar power has come as the result of proactive […]

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Oil majors and the world of utilities

Facing the prospect of a 25 percent increase in global electricity consumption, with bigger roles for gas, renewable power, and electric vehicles gradually replacing petrol and diesel, big oil companies are now diversifying into Europe’s power sector… BP, Eni, Shell, Statoil and Total are taking steps to compete in Europe’s power sector, a […]

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Wind Power Decommissioning in Europe

Take a look at this new report into the issues including decommissioning and lif extension facing Europe’s wind sector, as the first wind farms reach the end of their operating life span.

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Power plant automation trends

Due to power plant automation and the switch in many countries from coal power generation to gas power, the number of staff required to run a power plant is declining. In fact, in the future, it is likely that there will be no staff on site at all. This is […]

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OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION ACTIVITY PICKS UP 

What?   Investment activity in exploration and production is starting to pick up. Why?  Oil prices have increased by nearly 25 % compared to the same period last year thanks to OPEC production restrictions. What next?    The prospect of peak demand for oil and gas is likely to make investors more cautious. Oil and […]

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