Tag: solar

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

How oil majors are facing the right business model for with 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.

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Energy, Energy Management, Energy Saving, Energy Security, Energy Storage, Energy Trading, Engineering and Technology, Europe, Journalism, Power, Power Grid, Renewables, Reports, Research and development

Nicholas Newman publishes two new reports on European renewables

Today, energy journalist Nicholas Newman releases two reports on the renewable energy sector in Europe. One report covers the wind sector and the other report, the solar sector. Both reports, are free to down load. These reports describe technological, market, policy, regulatory progress, and challenges that are facing stakeholders in […]

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Energy Management, Eniday, Europe, Flame Conference, Journalism, Petroleum Review, Technology, Trains, Transport, Western Europe, Wind Power

Recent work in May

Recent examples of my journalism, editorial, copywriting and corporate work for various clients in May. Petroleum Review The trials and tribulations of managing Russian oil pipeline network A look at the work of Russian oil pipeline company Transneft Railway Journal The impact of blockchain on the rail sector A look […]

Afrelec, Africa, construction, Energy, Lighting, Liquid Natural Gas, National Grid, Power

Ghana’s green projects

Nicholas Newman Afrelec October 2017 Since taking office in January 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo, alarmed that Ghana’s dash for electricity risked swinging from power shortages to a power glut  — and paying too much in the process –   has applied the brakes on the power procurement process. Renewable power projects, […]

Energy, Power, Renewables

Energy markets report: solar

Nicholas Newman Content Live July 2017 Recent falls in the cost of installing on-site solar power generation, whether for heating or electricity, have boosted uptake of the technology among businesses, in preference to oil, gas, biomass and wind installations. According to figures published by the Department for Business, Energy & […]