Energy News

March 18, 2014

Berkshire Hathaway, British Gas, Tesla Motors and more

Keep up to date with the latest in energy news by downloading NRG Expert Talking Energy. This edition features news of Berkshire Hathaway’s energy expansion, revenue effects of price hikes by British Gas, and a new battery factory by Tesla Motors, certainly one of the more dynamically fluctuating energy stocks at the moment.

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February 21, 2014

Community Energy (R)evolution

19th February 2014, London – Community energy schemes in the UK are on the up. Championed by the conservative energy and climate minister Greg Barker, supported by Britain’s first Community Energy Strategy unveiled last month and backed by councils across the UK, we are beginning to see a change in how we as a nation view energy management.

Catalysing factors such as rising energy prices; Citizen’s Advice project that prices have risen by 37% since 2010, leading to fuel poverty; Legal and General MoneyMood Survey showed that 4.98 million households in the UK were in fuel poverty this year as a result of rising fuel bills; and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the UK by 80% by 2050, are driving this transformation. Read more

October 17, 2013

The future of Renewable Energy

The shape of the industry is changing – where should we look for growth? asks Edgar van der Meer

June 11, 2013

Electric Vehicle Battery Market Wide Open 

NRG Expert discuss how the bankruptcy of one electric vehicle battery company has left the market wide open for new entrants.

June 06, 2013

Edgar van der Meer discusses the OPEC meeting on May 31 with Russia 24 News Channel

Analyst Edgar van der Meer of NRG Expert discussed the then upcoming meeting of OPEC speculating on the market and announcements to be made. With interests of members to keep the price oil stable at over $100/bbl there’s potential to see a dip in production.

June 03, 2013

Exciting discovery for electric car batteries

NRG Expert discuss market research into the Electric Car Battery market stating problems with current technology and expected figures in the market.  Interest falls on figures suggesting 3.8 million electric vehicles will be sold in 2020 at the current growth rate.

May 29, 2013

NRG Expert Reveals the USA’s Natural Gas Statistics

Statistics reveal the latest natural gas trends in the United States, covering natural gas production and consumption as well as import and export numbers.

May 22, 2013

NRG Expert Analyst Comments on US Shale Oil Supply Shocks

Global oil markets may see a considerable supply shock due to sudden surge in North American oil production, the IEA reports. It is expected that this new development will not only impact global investment but also oil transportation, storage and refinery industries.

May 22, 2013

Massive Wyoming Lithium Deposit could mean Implications for Battery Industry, NRG Expert Analyst Reports

Researchers at the University of Wyoming have uncovered a massive deposit of lithium in the south western region of the state while investigating the possibility of storing CO2. Experts estimate that the area could contain up to 18 million tons, or the equivalent of 720 years of total worldwide production.

May 8, 2013

MIT Develops New Way to Store Wind Energy

Our analyst provides his take on one of the latest developments in wind energy.

May 8, 2013

NRG Expert Releases Electrical Supply Industry Database

As grids are upgraded and new technologies are implemented, developments in the electrical supply industry will be more important than ever. With this in mind, NRG Expert has released the Electrical Supply Industry Database.

May 6, 2013

LNG World News Cites NRG Expert Analyst Interview

NRG Expert Analyst Edgar van der Meer’s interview with TV Channel 24 Russia was recently picked up by LNG World News. Check out the article here.

May 2, 2013

NRG Expert Investigates How the Renewable Sector has Performed During the Global Recession

The renewable energy sector is uniquely positioned given the considerable government and public interest in its development. NRG Expert’s latest report investigates how, given this, it has fared during the global recession of 2008-2013.

May 2, 2013

NRG Expert Launches Latest Metering Database

NRG Expert’s latest product, the Global Deployment of Utility Meters Forecasting Database and Industry Overview, provides in-depth insight into the fast-growing metering market – a market with over US$12 billion expected to be invested by 2015

April 29, 2013

NRG Expert Analyst Discusses United States Shale Gas Market

NRG Expert Analyst Edgar van der Meer was recently interviewed by TV Channel Russia 24. He offered some insight into the current state of the shale gas market in the United States.

April 29, 2013

Summer Energy Shortages Forecast for California

Analysts at NRG Expert, the energy market research company, have been following the concerning situation in California.

April 15, 2013

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Suffers Contaminated Water Leak

NRG Expert, the energy market research company, has continued to track the ongoing challenges facing Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami and resulting nuclear meltdown. New evidence of a contaminated water leak may mean further difficulty and knock-on effects for other Japanese industries and policy worldwide.

April 15, 2013

Kazakhstan Hopes to be Centre of Peaceful Nuclear Industry

As North Korea continues to voice threatening rhetoric regarding its nuclear weapons ambitions we at NRG Expert, the market research company, would like to highlight some progressive national policy: the peaceful nuclear industry ambitions of Kazakhstan.

March 28, 2013

24,000 Global Power Plants Analysed

NRG Expert announce the release of the Global Power Plants Database, providing energy intelligence on 24,000 power generation plants. Find out more.. 

March 27, 2013

What are the top energy companies?

NRG Expert, the energy market research company provides research and data on energy companies across the globe. This month they set out to identify the top 5 energy companies in terms of revenue. Read more…

March 27, 2013

UK Shale gas industry boosted by 2013 budget

NRG Expert, reveals the effects the 2013 UK budget has on the shale gas industry in the UK. Read more here…

March 19, 2013

Water Issues Highlighted By 66,000 Cups – in World’s Largest Ever Water Mosaic 

Water mosaic commission by the charity OneDrop emphasizes how vital clean and safe water is for life in a creative and exciting way. Read more..

March 19, 2013

Edgar van der Meer discusses the auction for exploration rights in the Gulf of Mexico

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March 19, 2013

Investment in Electricity Transmission and Distribution Equipment Forecasted to Reach 195 Billion by 2016

Max Krangle, Managing Director of NRG Expert has released a free paper on the transmission and distribution industry, highlighting the forecasted investment. Read the full report…

March 19, 2013

European energy statistics by NRG Expert

The energy analysts at NRG Expert have been taking an in-depth look at the European energy market and have released an energy database outlining all the essential European energy statistics. Read the full report…

March 19, 2013

Russia is the Largest Exporter of Natural Gas

NRG Expert’s energy analysts have analysed the Russian energy market, revealing the country is now the largest exporter of natural gas, as well as having the largest natural gas reserves. Read the full report…

February 24, 2013

All Essential Middle Eastern Energy Statistics pulled together into One Database 

Energy analysts at NRG Expert have sourced all the essential Middle Eastern energy data and put it together in one place. Find out more

February 22, 2013

Smart Technology helps Overcome Looming Energy Shortage

What are the leading causes of today’s global energy shortage and what can smart technology do? NRG Expert researches all the issues which may cause energy shortages and provides detailed intelligence on the smart technologies that may address the shortfall.
Read the full report…

February 20, 2013

Electricity Market Analyzed in over 196 Countries

Electricity is big business. Yet each country has a very different electricity market structure. The energy analysts at NRG Expert have researched each country’s’ electrical supply industry and summarized their findings in a 500+ page market research report. Read the full report…

February 13, 2013

Essential North American Energy Data – Bought Together into One Central Database

With Barack Obama making the USA’s energy future a pivotal part of his re-election campaign, there has been a growing interest in North American energy data and statistics. Read the full report…

February 7, 2013

NRG Expert’s Hydro Power Report forecasts considerable growth in hydro energy

Here at NRG Expert, we have recently published a report on Global Hydro Power which looks at the global hydro energy market, hydro developments and hydro technology. Following years of stagnation and bad press, we can report our research reveals that hydro power generation is experiencing resurgence. Read the full report…

February 6, 2013

Wave energy projects receive 20 million pounds of funding, NRG Expert reports

Here at NRG Expert , the energy market research company,  we have researched the Global Ocean Energy market to identify the key market drivers, funding opportunities, companies and  projects. With Bloomberg reporting that “The Crown Estate, plans to offer about 20 million UK pounds of funding for two wave energy or tidal power projects” * it is clear that there is growing investment in this area. Read the full report…

February 4, 2013

As Obama states ‘control our energy future’ NRG Expert publishes a series of energy market research reports

David Axelrod , senior adviser to Obama in the re-election campaign, reiterates Obama’s sentiment, that in order to rebuild the economy, the government must look at how the US ‘controls its energy future’. To help companies understand the complex energy market, NRG Expert has published a series of energy market research reports. Read more…

January 25, 2013

Power infrastructure market on the rise

Electrical Transmission and Distribution networks are growing rapidly causing the power infrastructure market sector to also experience growth. As electricity networks expand and existing infrastructure ages, there is a growing market for retrofitting and refurbishment of the power infrastructure that supports it. Go to the full market research report….

January 22, 2013

Free energy data of the month just revealed

We provide customised energy data and high quality energy market reports. To demonstrate our expertise, each month we will be offering a free sample report or piece of interesting energy data.  Find out more here…

January 22, 2013

Demand increases for electrical insulators, cables and transmission towers

Electricity networks are expanding on a global scale and this is creating increased demand for the cables, electrical insulators and transmission towers which transmit and distribute electricity. To help companies identify the market opportunities, we have published a market research report and database which contains important forecast information on this sector. Find out more here…

January 18, 2013

High-tech power market research report and database – just released

As the world’s demand for electricity continues to grow so does the demand for grid technology and automation, in particular the technology and power systems which support the transmission and distribution of electricity.  To help companies understand the ‘Transmission and Distribution High Tech Power market’, we have published a market research report and database..  Find out more here…

January 16, 2013

Energy efficiency market research results revealed

With increasing pressure being put on our energy systems, we commissioned a market research report to look at the ways companies and governments can become more efficient with their energy usage.  Find out more here…

January 6, 2013

Biomass market on the rise

With biomass on the increase it is a crucial time to address the market. Here at NRG Expert, we have analysed the biomass market to help key players in the industry better understand the future prospects for the biomass market Find out more here…

December 18, 2012

NRG Expert Energy Quiz

To celebrate the festive season, NRG Expert launch a challenging energy quiz. They have scoured the NRG Expert website and over 1000s of lines of data in their global energy databases to ask 5 tough energy questions. Are you an energy expert? Do you know the answers? Click here to do the quiz!

December 10, 2012

NRG Expert shares its latest collection of water and waste market research reports

Max Krangle, Managing Director of NRG expert is pleased to share the recently released collection of water and waste market research reports. Click here for more information…

December 10, 2012

Top Energy News Stories from NRG Expert

At NRG Expert, we frequently research the top energy news stories to help with energy research and analysis. Here we reveal all the top energy news stories and summarise the latest energy news headlines. Click here for the full article…

December 6, 2012

Top Energy Facts USA – the largest electric power system in the world

Here at NRG Expert, the energy market research company, we put together a comprehensive analysis of the energy use in the United States of America and revealed some interesting energy facts. Their energy demands are significant as they are the largest and most technically advanced economy in the world, with the largest military. Currently the USA is heavily reliant on the import of energy resources, such as oil. This however may start to change in the next decade. Click here for the full article…

December 3, 2012

NRG Expert shares its latest collection of fossil fuel and conventional energy market research reports

Using data from over 100 sources NRG expert have released a collection of fossil fuel and conventional energy market research reports. These include reports on Shale Gas, Nuclear Energy, Oil Reserves and more.                                                                       Click here for more information

November 29, 2012

Shale Gas Market Research Report Released by NRG Expert

Max Krangle, Managing Director of NRG Expert, the energy market research company, is pleased to announce the release of the Shale Gas Market Research Report. In response to the recent US boom in the Shale Gas market, there is heightened interest in this subject.
Click here for more information

November 26, 2012

Analyst Edgar van der Meer discusses LNG for radio audiences

NRG Expert Analyst Edgar van der Meer discusses the significance of the first LNG Shipment through the arctic for radio audiences. When asked if NRG Expert expects there to be significant growth in shipping of LNG through the arctic; this is what he had to say: listen (mp3)
Also asked about the political aspects of such a shipment, Edgar offered his advice. Hear the response here (mp3). For more information regarding the LNG and Natural Gas Market, please visit NRGExpert.com

November 26, 2012

Smart Grid estimated to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 2.2 gigatonnes by 2050

NRG Expert’s latest energy market research report on Smart Grids reveals how the introduction of smart grids has the ability to reduce CO2 emissions worldwide.
Click here for more information

November 26, 2012

Free Smart Grid Data of the Month: ‘Annual demand for Smart Meters and Smart Grid Systems for Europe’

Here at NRG Expert we are always releasing customised energy data and high quality reports. To demonstrate our expertise, each month we will be offering a free sample report or piece of interesting energy data.This month we are offering complimentary energy data on the ‘Annual demand for Smart Meters and Smart Grid Systems for Europe’                                                                                                                                        Click here for more information

November 21, 2012

NRG Expert releases its latest collection of renewable energy market research reports

Using data from over 100 sources NRG expert have recently released their latest collection of renewable energy market research reports. This includes Solar PV, Geothermal energy, Wind energy and more.                                                                                                                                               Click here for more information

November 19, 2012

Shale gas boom in the US – NRG Expert investigates the data behind the headlines.

Developments in shale oil and gas extraction have led to a boom in energy production in the US. The world’s largest economy is now on its way to becoming self-sufficient by 2035
Click here for more information

November 19, 2012

Just released: The 2nd Edition of the Electricity Transmission and Distribution Report and Database 2012

Max Krangle, Managing Director of NRG Expert is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the 2012 Electricity Transmission and Distribution Report and Database.
Click here for more information.

November 18, 2012

Top Energy Facts Australia – clean energy on the rise

NRG Expert looks at Australia’s renewable energy potential for investment and growth. Click here for more information.

 

October 24th, 2012

Are Obama’s claims that he has doubled the use of renewable energy true?

NRG Expert looks at their energy database and analyses Obama’s claim of doubling renewable energy in the US. Click here for more information.

 

October 24th, 2012

Top Energy Facts India

NRG Expert looks at India’s energy growth, highlighting key facts. Click here for more information.

 

October 23rd, 2012

Amazing ‘petrol from air technology’

Courtesy of The Telegraph
A small company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity. Experts tonight hailed the astonishing breakthrough as a potential “game-changer” in the battle against climate change… continue reading

 

October 18th, 2012

Top Energy Facts Brazil

NRG Expert looks at Brazil and highlights key facts. Click here for more information.

 

October 17th, 2012

Top Energy Facts China

NRG Expert looks at China as a top country for energy investment. Click here for more information.

 

October 12, 2012

Latest Offer: Free Global Regulators Database when you purchase 3 Deregulation Reports

To help companies keep abreast of the latest rules and energy regulations, NRG Expert has released its latest offer. Click here to find out more 

October 11, 2012

1.5 Trillion Dollars a Year to Be Invested in Global Energy Infrastructure

NRG Expert evaluates the latest energy statistics and data looking at how countries plan to meet rising energy demand. Read article on Energy Demand

October 9, 2012

Deregulation can increase electricity supply

NRG Expert looks at how electricity deregulation by governments can increase supply. Analysing deregulation in various regions including Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Click here for the full article…

October 4, 2012

Will the biofuels industry see more $500 million contracts? 

NRG Expert looks at the biofuels market towards the end of 2012. Analysing the winners and losers in the biofuels industry and biofuels investment by country. Click here for the full article…

October 2, 2012

By 2032 world electricity supply will not meet electricity demand. More energy must therefore be stored.

NRG Expert looks at energy storage. A shortage of fossil fuels, deregulation of energy markets and problems citing new transmission and distribution facilities have driven up energy demand. NRG Expert looks at what’s driving the increase in energy storage systems and technologies. Click here for the full article…

September 26, 2012

Only 3 years left to hit the UN’s targets: “Halve the number of people living without safe water and sanitation”

As part of the eight Millennium Development Goals the countries of the UN pledged to reduce ‘the proportion of people living without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation’ (for eligible countries) by half by 2015. Rosie Seldon investigates

September 26, 2012

Natural gas is a viable alternative to coal and often cheaper than oil for transportation

NRG Expert’s in-depth analysis of the global natural gas market confirms that natural gas is becoming an increasingly attractive fuel for power generation and transportation. Click here for the highlights from their latest market research report…

September 24, 2012

When will fossil fuel run out?

Even though technology is progressing fast and new fuel reserves are discovered regularly, the world is using up fossil fuels at an ever increasing speed. Read more

18 Sept 2012

Complimentary ‘Energy Storage Data of the Month’

In September, NRG Expert are pleased to announce the release of their latest Data of the Month on Energy Storage.  Click here to download the full Energy Storage Report.

19 July 2012

Rising demand for desalination

Once considered too expensive to use on a large scale, the costs of desalinated water have declined. This is due to technological advances, improvements in energy efficiency and an increase in the lifetime of desalination plants. Read full article.

20 June 2012

Smart Grid Market Watch

Overcoming challenges for a brighter future
Courtesy of Electricity Today Magazine
North American electrical utilities stand to gain from the Smart Grid through reduced labor costs (for example due to less field metering), reduced investments in additional power capacity, improved electricity supply, lower compensation payments to businesses for blackouts and significantly reduced penalties for lower carbon emissions under carbon emission reduction schemes. Continue reading

20 June 2012

$12 Billion to be Invested in Electricity Metering

As governments continue to mandate the roll out of smart grids and utility meters, investment flows into this sector. NRG Expert, reviews the Metering, Global Smart Grid and Water Metering market to find out where the opportunities lie. Read our briefing

6 June 2012

Empowering cities to survive and thrive

Courtesy of the Raconteur
APPLIED TECHNOLOGY Cities are increasingly seen as central to the fight against climate change and managing the impact of global population growth with improved information and communication technology, writes Flemmich Webb. Read More

21 May 2012

Top 10 Key Energy Issues

What are the current ‘hot topics’ of debate in the energy sector? NRG Expert draws upon its global expertise to bring you an overview of the most topical energy issues…click here

4 May 2012

Global Energy Demands Grow 53%

NRG Expert has just released the ‘Power Generator Database and Market Intelligence’. This database forecasts how much energy each fuel generates now and in the future. The report has uncovered some interesting facts…click here

27 April 2012

Latest reports and offers from NRG Expert

If you are looking for specialist energy information, please review our latest reports and offers. Click here

19 Apr 2012

Obama clashes with states and private sector over wastewater management in shale gas exploration

NRG Expert, the Energy Intelligence Company, reveals more, not less, private sector involvement necessary in wastewater management; bureaucracy forms an impediment to development of reliable waste management systems.Read more

28 Mar 2012

True value of the Smart Grid will be $100 billion by 2020

Each month one of our experts highlights interesting facts from our latest reports. This month we look at the Global Smart Grid, a sector which is making governments, companies and investors sit up! Find out the key facts about this industry and get an insight into why the Smart Grid market is set to grow to over $100 billion by 2020.

Click here to find out more

24 Feb 2012

Natural Gas on the Rise

After immersing herself in the natural gas market we asked Katie Rushton, one of our energy analysts, to share her findings in a quick 2 minute briefing. Read more

9 Feb. 2012

Valuable Energy Data

A new portfolio of international data and reports is about to be published by NRG Expert, the global energy research company. All the reports provide a global analysis. For a list of the up and coming reports, Click Here

16 Dec. 2011

New Report from NRG Expert reveals continuing growth in Transmission and Distribution Market

NRG Expert’s Electricity T&D Infrastructure and Technologies report and database shows that China is set to remain the world leader in demand for Transmission and Distribution equipment after a strong 2010. In 2010 Global demand for Transmission and Distribution equipment totaled over US$130 billion with China’s total coming in at just under 20% of that number. Read more

01 Dec. 2011

Max Krangle discusses Chinese Anti-Competitive behaviour in the US Solar Panel Market

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22 Nov. 2011

New Report from NRG Expert reveals that 2010 was a weak year for Geothermal globally

…with few projects commissioned and only in existing markets. However, this is not indicative of the state of the sector as a whole. As more money was invested in geothermal last year than the previous year.

31 Oct. 2011

As world population reaches 7 billion, NRG Expert predicts that global electricity supply will fail to keep pace with future growth and energy needs

A new study by NRG Expert shows that the sustainability of the world’s energy supply is at risk, not only as population grows, but also as a result of depleted resources and the phasing out of Nuclear power in developed and developing countries.

31 Oct. 2011

NRG Expert launches Tracker, a new Natural Gas price forecasting service

NRG Expert is launching a new series of weekly Natural Gas Forecasting reports under the brand name NRG Expert Tracker™. The reports provide a tailored weekly look at the US Natural Gas prices, providing the best possible advice on when to buy, sell and hedge.

24 Oct. 2011

NRG Expert reveals strong global utility metering and smart grid industry in 2010; with steady growth in 2011 through 2014, and increasing Smart Meter deployment

New NRG Expert “Utility Metering Deployment and Smart Grid Report & Database” reveals a strong metering industry in 2010 with worldwide growth to remain steady through 2014 and increasing deployment of Smart Metering technology.

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1.5 Trillion Dollars per yr Needs to be Invested in Global Energy
Infrastructure to meet Future Energy Demand,

The International Energy Agency estimates that to meet growing energy demand, energy investment through to the year 2035, will need to