Tag: energy policy

Asia, Energy, Energy Storage, Flame Conference, Gas

What next for China’s gas imports?

China’s industrialisation drive has already made it the world’s third largest market for gas after the US and Russia. With consumption reaching 206bcm (billion cubic meters) in 2016, China is on the threshold of “take-off”, with demand expected to rise to 300bcm by 2020 doubling to 600 bcm by 2040 […]

Africa, Eniday, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Renewables: lessons from Morocco

Nicholas Newman Eniday June 2017 The only country in North Africa without commercial scale reserves of oil or gas is Morocco, which depends on imports of variable priced (but usually expensive) fossil fuels to satisfy domestic demand. Currently, annual electricity and fuel imports costing $3 billion supply 96 percent of Morocco’s […]

Africa, African Review, Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Storage, Eniday, Flame Conference, Gas, Industry Reports, Investment, North America, Northern Europe, Petroleum Review, Pipeline Gas Journal, Pipelines, Trains, Transport, Wind Power

Recent work for clients in June 2016

Nicholas Newman Here are a few examples of my recent energy journalism and other corporate communication work, which I have completed for various clients during the month of June 2016. Informa South Africa announces first steps to import LNG A look at the preparations the country is making in importing […]

Eastern Europe, Energy Policy, Europe, Northern Europe, Western Europe

The Views of European Political Parties on Energy: A Snapshot

Nicholas Newman 11 June 2015 European Energy Review There are elections this year in Denmark, Poland and Spain. The UK has just voted for a government on the right that is in favour of shale gas, has stopped new subsidies for onshore wind farms and, whilst it will probably not […]

Energy Policy, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Europe, Fusion, Gas, National Grid, Northern Europe, Nuclear, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Western Europe

What if nuclear power becomes as cheap as gas generation by 2050?

By Nicholas Newman https://www.nicnewmanoxford.com/ Over the past few decades we have heard the promise that nuclear power will become so cheap, it will be not worth metering. The trouble is, although the operational costs are competitive, the capital costs of nuclear power, remain eye wateringly expensive! In addition, despite the […]