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Eastern Europe, Europe, National Grid, Northern Europe, Petroleum Review

Cut and thrust of energy trading

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review June 2015 Nick Newman takes us through the fundamentals of European gas and power trading and highlights some of the new challenges. As in any developed markets, energy traders are playing a vital part in keeping Europe’s energy prices competitive and supplying countries with their energy […]

Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, National Grid, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, World Economic Forum

Where can renewable energy be stored?

  World Economic Forum March 2015. Electricity storage serves multiple purposes in electricity systems. Utilities use it to husband surplus power for later use, rail systems are harvesting and storing electricity from regenerative braking to power trains elsewhere in the system and traders rely on storage for price arbitrage, buying […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, Fusion, Gas, National Grid, Northern Europe, Nuclear, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Western Europe

What if nuclear power becomes as cheap as gas generation by 2050?

By Nicholas Newman https://www.nicnewmanoxford.com/ Over the past few decades we have heard the promise that nuclear power will become so cheap, it will be not worth metering. The trouble is, although the operational costs are competitive, the capital costs of nuclear power, remain eye wateringly expensive! In addition, despite the […]

Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, National Grid, Northern Europe, Power, Power Grid, Technology, Western Europe

How much energy storage does the UK need?

“A look at the case for large scale energy storage” By: Nicholas Newman Many promoters of large-scale energy storage argue that the main case for it is to store excess renewable electricity for use during times of undersupply; for instance, when the wind does not blow or the sun fails […]