Tag: renewables

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Why big oil is buying into clean energy

Fossil fuels are facing an uncertain future. In response, Europe’s big oil companies including Shell, BP and Total are venturing into the production, distribution and sale of electricity to industrial, residential and transport markets, in direct competition with traditional multinational utilities such as Enel, Iberola and RWE. This diversification, though […]

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Work completed in August 2019

This is a brief list of some of the work completed for various clients in a variety of formats, during the past month. Contact me at info@nicnewmanoxford.com Engineering Pro Why Big oil is buying into clean energy The writing is on the wall for fossil fuels. In response, Europe’s big […]

Eniday, Power, Renewables, Technology, Wind Power

How to design a wind farm

For investors, developers and operators of wind farms, considerable effort and costs are expended in finding a suitable site, gaining planning approval, purchasing its components and supervising its construction and commissioning… This feature looks at some of the issues involved in getting a commercial onshore wind farm fully commissioned and serving the […]

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Energy, Eniday, Power, Renewables

Encouraging local energy projects

Traditional fossil-fuel based and capital-intensive energy projects, owned by national and international oil and gas companies or large utilities such as Eskom, RWE, Eon, are taking a turn… In contrast, established oil and gas companies are joining pioneering independent E&P companies, such as those that develop U.S. shale resources. At the same time, […]

Gas, Innovation, Investment, Liquid Natural Gas, Power, Power Grid, Renewables

Oil majors are finding the right business model for renewables

US onshore oil production averages a 33 percent IRR, observes a Wood Mackenzie report ‘How oil & gas Majors can scale in renewables’. By comparison, a wind project in a developed country generates around 7 percent IRR, while solar earns just 5 percent.