Renewables

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Where to put the power: The rise of renewable energy makes grid-storage vital to electricity systems

Nicholas Newman GE Look Ahead March 2015 The rise of renewable energy makes grid-storage vital to electricity systems 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 […]

Asia, Petroleum Review, Power, Renewables

Japan’s Renewable Energy Surge

  Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review May 2014 – Following the Fukushima disaster in April 2011, Japan the world’s third largest economy, closed down all but two of its 50 main nuclear reactors responsible for providing around 30% of Japan’s electricity (World Nuclear Association, May 2013). In September 2013, Japan’s last […]

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 […]

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, Europe, European Energy Review, Gas, Oil, Power, Renewables, Technology

Searching for common ground

by: Nicholas Newman European Energy Policy Energy is the most rapidly evolving global issue and represents one of the most urgent geopolitical challenges facing the European Union (EU) today. Hydrocarbon reserves are being exhausted and swiftly-increasing world demand, from developing countries such as China, is intensifying global competition for access […]