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Gulf States, Middle East, Trains, Transport

Will the GCC railway network  be ready for the World Cup?

Nicholas Newman – Technical Review Middle East – Issue Four 2014.  The question being asked by the region’s football fans is – “Will it be possible to take a train from major cities – such as Kuwait City, Riyadh or Abu Dhabi – to see the World Cup in Qatar […]

Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage

Storing the spark!

By Nicholas Newman Energy World July 2012 – Across the world, governments are setting ever more ambitious targets for sourcing of electricity from renewables. Whilst industrialised Europe’s target for renewables’ contribution will be 20% from 2020, Hawaii, a less populous and industrialised nation, aims for 70% by 2030. The chief […]

Gas, Power

Has CCS got a future in the UK?

By Nicholas Newman Given the current slowness in the progress of development of new nuclear and renewable capacity in replacing Britain’s planned closure of coal [i]and oil power stations, gas power, is likely to continue to play a vital and important role in meeting the United Kingdom’s power needs. It […]

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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