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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 […]

Africa, Asia, Australia, Britain, Caribbean, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Europe, Gas, North America, Northern Europe, South America, South East Asia, South East Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe

Power Generation Portfolio

What if nuclear becomes as cheap as gas power generation by 2050? Over the past few decades we have heard the promise that nuclear power will become so cheap, it will be not worth metering.  http://issuu.com/heditionmagazine/docs/h_edition_issue_11_page_plan_digi__/13?e=13703612/12339987 Could you cut your business electricity costs with DECC’s Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot? DECC’s […]

Energy Policy, Gas, North America, Pipelines, South America

Mexico and Brazil drive new pipeline projects

Nicholas Newman November 2014 Pipeline Coating Magazine Latin America holds a vast treasure house of natural gas and oil resources. What it does not have is the necessary continent spanning pipeline infrastructure to exploit it resources easily and cheaply, that North America has. Pipeline construction in this region is driven by […]

Africa, Country Reports, Gas, Oil Review Africa

South Africa’s Gas Prospects

Nicholas Newman Oil Review Africa November 2014 Driven by the recent gas discoveries in Namibia, Mozambique and Tanzania, major energy companies have turned their sights on South Africa. Modern seismic technology has indicated  South African  holdings of 390 tcf of technically recoverable shale gas reserves located in the Karoo basin […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy World, Europe, Power, Power Grid

Europe’s disunited grid

Nicholas Newman Energy World November 2014 There’s a clear need for the development of a more connected electricity grid in Europe to facilitate maximum flexibility in the use of power generated across the continent by consumers wherever they are. A better-linked grid is also essential for the operation of a […]