Renewables

America, Energy Management, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Middle East, North America, Petroleum Review, Renewables

Getting More for your Bucks!

Nicholas Newman Petroleum Review May 2015 With an annual energy bill of  $20 billion the Department of Defence is under pressure to cut its bills and improve energy security.  During 2015, the organisation is expected to spend  $15 billion on fuel for its military operations and $5 billion on power […]

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 […]

advertorial, Copy writing, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, GE Look Ahead, Power, Renewables

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 […]