Will the Market Stability Reserve do the trick?

Will the Market Stability Reserve do the trick?

Nicholas Newman European Energy Review March 2015 In February 2015, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted for reform of the European Union’s flagship Emission Trading System (ETS). To address the chronic problem of an oversupply of carbon allowances, and to signal that it is serious about fighting climate change, the […]

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Where can renewable energy be stored?

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 […]

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South Africa’s gas-power paradox

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 […]

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RUSSIA’S PIPELINE DREAMS UNDER THREAT

RUSSIA’S PIPELINE DREAMS UNDER THREAT

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal March 2015  Russia is the second-largest producer of dry natural gas and the third-largest liquid fuels producer in the world, and these products are inextricably intertwined with its government. State-controlled company Rosneft dominates oil production while Transneft owns and operates Russia’s oil pipelines. Gazprom is […]

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Advancing the Alleviation of Energy Poverty 

Advancing the Alleviation of Energy Poverty 

Living without any or limited access to energy has been termed “energy poverty”—a simple name for a complex problem. Energy poverty has proven challenging to alleviate; it’s also been difficult to define. The World Bank’s Global Tracking Framework (GTF) is the world’s premier approach to tracking energy poverty. According to […]

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