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The world’s top 10 largest utility companies

This feature looks at the world’s top 10 largest utility companies by market value in US Dollars. Many of these companies are not only involved in power generation but also transmission and distribution. An increasing number of companies are phasing out coal power plants and replacing them with either gas power generation or and renewables. In many parts of the world, these leading traditional utility companies are now active investors and developers in renewable power such as on and offshore wind.

Problem Solved

Problem Solved

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review June 2016   Historically, the economies, politics and energy sectors of the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – were highly dependent on their powerful neighbour, Russia.  Between 1990, the year of their independence and 2003, when they joined the European Union, these countries remained […]

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Rocket man

Rocket man

Nicholas Newman Eniday May 2016   This year is an exciting time for science fiction fans, with films like Star Wars, Star Trek, Independence Day, and the Martian out on release. The trouble is very little is ever said about how the vessels you see dashing across the galaxy are powered. […]

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“Energy Fest” at Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam

“Energy Fest” at Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam

Looking for new solutions that face your energy business, then a good place to be on 26 May is the “Energy Fest” at Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam. Here many of the world’s leading innovators involved in the energy sector will be there. These include such trend setters in the […]

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Reviving interest in small reactors

Reviving interest in small reactors

Nicholas Newman African Review March 2016 One suggestion, being keenly promoted by reactor manufacturers, desperate for new markets is nuclear power, including small to  medium sized reactors (SMR) also known as small modular reactors. SMRs range in generating capacity from under 300 MW (about the total generating capacity of Namibia) […]

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