Britain needs an energy policy

Britain needs an energy policy

Nicholas Newman Energy has been much in the news recently, including threatened closure of an oil refinery, high energy bills etc. What we are seeing are symptoms of chaos and confusion in British energy policy and markets.  The Grangemouth refinery story, for instance, has been treated in the media as a simple industrial […]

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10 WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AT HOME

10 WAYS TO SAVE ENERGY AT HOME

Nicholas Newman Being energy efficient can make a big difference to the cost of your energy bill. It doesn’t always need a big investment in time or money to make sure you’re wasting less energy and saving more. These are our top 10 ways to help you reduce your energy […]

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Europe’s Zombie Power Stations

Europe’s Zombie Power Stations

It appears that Europe’s gas generators are in danger of turning into zombie companies,[i]suggests Hugh Sharman Owner, Incoteco (Denmark) ApS.[ii] They finding it increasingly difficult coping with the market created by uncontrolled expansion of “free” but heavily subsidised renewables and the dumping of cheap imported coal from the United States. […]

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Gas Power Generation Portfolio

Gas Power Generation Portfolio

GE adds to the Turkish spark GE has won an order to supply Frame 6B gas turbines to Spain’s Technicas Reunidas, the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for the upgrade of the Izmit refinery.  The order is part of a $2.3 billion investment by refinery owner Turkish Petroleum Refineries Corporation […]

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What should Europe do if it is serious about improving its energy security, its competitiveness and cut greenhouse gases?

What should Europe do if it is serious about improving its energy security, its competitiveness and cut greenhouse gases?

  Nicholas Newman It needs to do six things: 1. Provide substantial investment in energy security measures for vulnerable states e.g. Poland. 2. Encourage Investment in new gas supplies at home and abroad including domestic shale gas production and imports of gas from the US, Cyprus and Israel. 3. Develop […]

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