Archive – 2014

December 19, 2014

Global gathering at the Sustainable Innovation Forum

London, Peru December 18 – Climate Action delivered their fifth annual Sustainable Innovation Forum in Lima on Tuesday and leaders from key United Nations bodies, governments, international companies and leading non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) convened for the primary business summit at COP20.
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December 18, 2014

Russia’s power grid, held together with spit and grit

MOSCOW — In big Russian cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg, 30 percent of applications to connect to the electric grid are denied because the system of distribution wires hasn’t been upgraded in decades, according to one energy expert.
Turn to solar? Not so easy; across the country, it is impossible to connect a solar panel to the electricity network. The technical specifications to feed electricity onto the network have never been written, and neither have the regulations to govern it, said another. Keep reading the article in which our Energy Analyst Edgar van der Meer is quoted.

November 14, 2014

NRG Expert Launches Professional Certification for Energy Professionals

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September 22, 2014

Conference to address innovative Enhanced Oil Recovery techniques in UAE

Conference to discuss implementation techniques of various EOR processes including Thermal EOR, Chemical EOR, Unconventional Oil extraction and Reservoir Characterization
Rapid depletion and ageing of crude oil fields has been pressurizing oil producers to figure out new ways to acquire more oil from discovered oil & gas reserves. The growing importance of extracting oil from existing oil fields has led to continued growth, determining the Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) market development. A recent market report on EOR states that, the revenue of EOR technology is expected to reach USD 516.7 billion by 2023 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 26.7% between 2013 to 2023. Addressing EOR Technological Developments till date, Fleming Gulf is organising the 3rd Global Innovative EOR Techniques Conference on 20 – 21 October at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, UAE.
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September, 2014

Chile’s Power Play

NRG Expert Analyst Edgar van der Meer is quoted in PM Network magazine discussing the implications of Chile’s renewable energy push on the project management and procurement markets.

“The challenge is that the project management knowledge has to be imported.” Mr. Van der Meer is quoted as saying. He continues: “A lot of the projects that are being approved now are with foreign partners.” Read the full Article in PM Network here.

August 27

Uncertainty clouds outlook for LNG’s future role in Europe

Demand for natural gas in Europe has fallen dramatically, which has led to a severe drop in imports of LNG. Today, there is considerable uncertainty over the future role of LNG in Europe’s gas supply. This has prompted Wood Mackenzie, a leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries, to organise a round-table on this theme at this year’s European Autumn Gas Conference. Read the full Press Release

August 25

Beyond Budgeting Conference Program and Speakers Announced

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – 25 August 2014 – Neoedge, in cooperation with Beyond Budgeting Institute, is pleased to announce the first ever Beyond Budgeting Conference in Asia. The event is happening on the 9th October 2014 at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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July 24, 2014

UNEP and Climate Action Renew Partnership in Run Up To Paris 2015

24 July 2014, London: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Climate Action today announced a two year renewal of their ongoing partnership, building on over seven years of collaboration to increase awareness of climate change issues within the private sector. Read the Press Release

June 1, 2014

Kiev said that Moscow sent in money for February and March deliveries of Gas

That’s almost $ 800 million. But paid on Friday, at the end of the working day. And the claim that the money will be by Monday. Moscow has already said it has not yet reached a cent. Wait until Monday. And then – as appropriate.
[…]Canada has a strong interest in the European market. But it all depends on the construction of infrastructure. If Canada will be able to export its gas to the Atlantic coast, then together with the U.S., it can become a major supplier of natural gas to Europe” – notes the analyst of “NRG Expert Energy Intelligence “Edgar van der Meer Read the article

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May 14, 2014

Analysis: GE plans for Alstom Wind in flux

FRANCE: Last month, Alstom’s board accepted GE’s EUR 12.35 billion bid for its power generation and transmission units. At the time it was made, GE’s rival Siemens signalled it was likely to counter-bid. This goes beyond being simply a wind power deal. Yet whoever wins, the effect on the sector could be significant. Read More

May 06, 2014

G.E.’s Bid for Alstom Units Puts Siemens in a Bind

If the American industrial giant General Electric has a corporate doppelgänger in Europe, it is the German company Siemens. Both are global conglomerates that make trains, medical scanners and — most notably at the moment — the turbines and other equipment that generate and transport much of the world’s electricity.

Their rivalry is so intense that G.E.’s $13.5 billion bid for the power generation and transmission units of the French company Alstom poses a grave challenge for Siemens. It is a takeover battle in which Siemens has much more to lose than it stands to gain. Read the full New York Times Article

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.

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