Power Grid

Energy Saving, Europe, Gas, Innovation, North America, Petroleum Review, Power, Power Grid, Technology, Trains, Transport

Power-train plans

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review September 2013. Modern trains can be powered by a wide variety of fuels including nuclear, bio-fuels, solar, batteries, hydrogen and gas. However, the most dominant fuel source for powering the global rail-road industry today remains diesel and electric – although coal or wood-burning steam trains still […]

Australia, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Petroleum Review, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Power Prices Climb

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review December 2014. Australian power prices have doubled in the past five years. Today, the nation’s households pay just under 30.8 cents per kilowatt-hour (c/kWh) for electricity, compared to 11.69 c/kWh in Canada and Germany 36.25 c/kWh, according to the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Australian power prices are well above the Eurostat 2014 EU average […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy World, Europe, Power, Power Grid

Europe’s disunited grid

Nicholas Newman Energy World November 2014 There’s a clear need for the development of a more connected electricity grid in Europe to facilitate maximum flexibility in the use of power generated across the continent by consumers wherever they are. A better-linked grid is also essential for the operation of a […]