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Here are a few examples listing some of my recent industrial, business, energy journalism, copy editing, copy writing, content strategies and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of February.

Altresco Integrated LLC

Provision of marketing, public relations, brand development and content strategies consultancy services.

CDE Industries

Provision of marketing, public relations, brand development and content strategies consultancy services.

Energy World

Britain’s pipeline upgrade

Britain is halfway through replacing its ageing 250,000-kilometre long regional gas distribution network, which serves some 23 million businesses and homes. “Much of the original UK network is over a hundred years old,” says Jonathan Callaghan, Construction, and Procurement Director of Cadent Gas, which operates half of the UK’s regional gas distribution network. Preconstruction surveys of the network have identified and prioritized what needed to be done and where. In order to minimise disruption to the public, the replacement of all cast-iron and ductile mains will be restricted to within 30 m of buildings.  This work is progressing at the rate of about 3,500 km a year according to Callaghan and will be ultimately paid for by customers through their gas bills.


Giraffe at the Cotswold Wildlife Park
Giraffe at the Cotswold Wildlife Park

A Swiss story about supercomputing

Switzerland is not only the home of watchmaking, banking, and Toblerone but also of supercomputing. In fact, its 19.6 petaflop Piz Daint, a Cray XC50 system installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is currently Europe’s leading supercomputer and third in the world after two in China’s Sunway TaihuLight and Tianhe 2 supercomputers.

FM World magazine

Profiting from demand side management

Almost a fifth of the UK businesses spend more than £250,000 a year on energy. One major customer alone paid £120 million, reports The Daily Telegraph business energy survey, October 2017.  Notwithstanding these already large amounts, business’s energy bills are expected to rise over the next few years in order to pay for the National Grid’s ongoing transmission capacity enhancements.


Energy efficiencies, and consequently lower bills, have encouraged many businesses to embrace reforms, but the potential to actually earn revenues and guarantee secure supplies   has encouraged a small, but growing number of businesses to install turbines and solar panels to generate their own electricity. Examples include Caerphilly Oakdale Business Park which generates 11 GWh of green electricity and the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds which generates 680,000 kWh of solar power, enough to supply 39 percent of the malls daytime electricity requirements and Williams Farms which generates 18 kWh of electricity at peak times to earn between £10-15,000 a year.

Natwest content cloud

Profiting from renewables EIS investment schemes

Many renewables projects have been funded through their development and early years of operations through EIS schemes, whereby money is typically committed and refinance can’t occur for three years. This article should look into the number of renewable schemes that were funded this way and the types of technology that have been invested in. Renewables are no longer eligible for EIS, which offered 30% tax relief and was inheritance tax-free after two years under business property relief. So what options do such schemes now have for refinance? The article should include comment and analysis from energy professionals, as well as private equity houses, lawyers and accountants.

Pipeline Gas Journal

EU gas trading in transition

Gas imports of around 345 billion cubic metres (bcm)   valued at 17 billion euros were traded across Europe during the first nine months of 2017.  Russia remained the EU’s top supplier of natural gas, increasing its market share to 44 percent, followed by Norway at 33 percent. A new trend is the rise in LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) imports, from Australia, the United States and Russia, which collectively have attained a 16 percent market share.  The rise of Europe as a major market for US LNG exports is particularly remarkable.  Last year, Europe imported 0.84 bcm (of gas equivalent) representing 23 percent of total US LNG exports. In contrast, customary North African piped gas supplies fell to a market share of 7 percent as high oil-indexed prices provided an incentive to Italy and Spain to reduce their piped imports in favour of cheaper LNG from around the world. Overall, imported gas supplied 69 percent of Europe’s natural gas consumption, a rise from 64 percent in 2009.

PV Magazine

How cryptocurrencies mining is bringing new profitable prospects for renewables?

This article would cover the massive energy consumption and power costs involved in the mining of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Litcoin or Dogecoin etc. The impact it is having on the power networks and how cryptocurrencies miners are seeking new ways to cut their massive power bills by using renewables.

According to Digiconomist’s Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index, as of Monday, November 20th, 2017 Bitcoin’s current estimated annual electricity consumption stands at 29.05TWh.That is the equivalent of 0.13% of total global electricity consumption.

Also, look at how renewables companies are responding to this new market opportunity presented by cryptocurrency miners, as well as examine future prospects and solutions being offered by renewables in meeting this growing need for power.

Quatre Ltd

Provision of marketing, public relations, brand development and content strategies consultancy services.

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