Energy, Energy Saving, Eniday, Oil, Renewables, Research and development, Shipping, Technology, Transport, Western Europe, Wind Power

US military’s cleantech

Nicholas Newman Eniday February 2016 With an annual energy bill of $20 billion the US Department of Defence is under pressure to cut its bills and improve energy security. According to Pew’s new report, “Power Surge”, the DOD aims to satisfy 25 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources in the […]

Africa, Energy, Gas, Oil, South Africa

South Africa: Prospects for Oil, Gas Exploration and Development

Nicholas Newman Rigzone February 2016 South Africa has very little in the way of proven oil and gas reserves. Exploration for oil and gas started as far back as 1913 and, so far, has proved disappointing. During the 1990s, prospectors and exploration companies, using modern survey techniques, discovered locally-useful but […]

Energy, Gas, Geoscience, Innovation, Oil, Research and development, Technology

Turning a frog idea into an innovation prince

Nicholas Newman On Tuesday (16 February 2016) at Shell’s Technology Centre in Amsterdam, an all-day event took place that included debates and a tour of some of the innovation achievements that have been made by Shell, in its adoption of its ‘Game Changer’ programme to innovation, introduced at Shell by […]

Eastern Europe, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Europe, European Energy Review, Power, Power Grid, South East Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

Will the Market Stability Reserve do the trick?

Nicholas Newman European Energy Review March 2015 In February 2015, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted for reform of the European Union’s flagship Emission Trading System (ETS). To address the chronic problem of an oversupply of carbon allowances, and to signal that it is serious about fighting climate change, the […]