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Afrelec, Africa, Energy Policy, Gas, Pipelines, Power, Power Grid, South Africa, Technology

South Africa’s gas-power paradox

Nicholas Newman AfriElec 18 March 2015 South Africa wants more natural gas-fired power generation but lacks domestic production and transmission infrastructure to spur growth The Integrated Resource Plan wants gas to account for 10% of generation by 2022 Gas-fired generation is cheaper than power from coal and renewables SA needs […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, European Energy Review, Power, Power Grid, Southern Europe, Technology

Energy Storage a game changer?

Nicholas Newman European Energy Review 5 February 2015. -Electricity storage offers a practical solution to the chronic problem of intermittency in renewable energy supplies. It can promise lower energy costs and also serves to replace conventional standby fossil plants. There are about 69 such electricity storage schemes in operation throughout […]

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 […]

Australia, Britain, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Energy Policy, Energy Security, Europe, Exploration and Production, Gas, Gulf States, Journalism, North America, Northern Europe, Oil, Pipelines, Power, Power Grid, video

Nicholas Newman talks about energy issues

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