More wind energy will increase Europe's competitiveness, which is being undermined by increasing fossil fuel import costs.
As EU Heads of State and Government meet to discuss Europe's energy policy on 22 May, they should remember that the EU paid 406 billion Euros for oil and gas imports in 2012 - 3.2% of its GDP. The bill has gone up by 200 billion Euros over the past three years due to increasing fuel prices.
"The massively increasing prices for fossil fuels over the la...
General News - May 17, 2013
The Equitix managed fund, Energy Saving Investments (ESI), in which the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is a cornerstone investor, has today announced an investment of £4.9 million into its first energy efficiency project. This investment mobilises a further £5.1 million of investment from the Equitix Energy Efficiency Fund (EEEF). The project will see inefficient heating systems, in both public and private community facilities, replaced with biomass boilers.
The £10 mill...
Energy Efficiency - May 17, 2013
The LNG Carrier Market 2013-2023
Industry-leading wind lidar company ZephIR Lidar have confirmed, to the best of their knowledge, the world’s first simultaneous measurements taken upwind and downwind of a wind turbine for the Technical University of Denmark, Wind Energy department, formerly known as Risø DTU. The measurements were taken using two ZephIR Dual Mode systems deployed at the front and aft of a test turbine at the client site as part of the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation program focuss...
Wind - May 17, 2013
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in New York Thursday promoting the Keystone XL pipeline, the $5.3 billion project that would move oil from the province of Alberta to the US heartland.
Washington is expected to decide soon on the fate of TransCanada's proposal to build the 1,179-mile (1,897-kilometer) line to the US state of Nebraska, where it would connect with another pipeline to move the oil to refineries in Texas.
Critics warned that a pipeline accident could have a ...
Oil and Gas - Pipelines - May 16, 2013
British oil giant BP is calling for reliable security at its sites in Algeria, following a deadly January attack by Islamists, or it could postpone investment in the country, the APS news agency said on Thursday.
BP has asked its Algerian partner, Sonatrach, "for reliable security conditions to continue its investments as planned," APS said, quoting an unnamed source.
"They have effectively said that if security conditions do not fundamentally improve, they could postpo...
Oil and Gas - May 16, 2013
EU greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, dropped slightly last year but the much-vaunted system for cutting such pollution ran into even more trouble, the European Commission said on Thursday.
It said that total carbon dioxide output from industrial installations covered by the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) was down 2.0 percent in 2012, reflecting the economic slowdown.
At the same time, a massive surplus of ETS pollution credits was building up, depressing pr...
Natural Gas & LNG - May 16, 2013
Asia’s increasing demand for nuclear energy will see the region become the number one consumer of nuclear feedwater heaters by 2020, states research and consulting.
The company’s latest report forecasts Asian demand for nuclear feedwater heaters to reach 594 units between 2013 to 2020, more than 30% greater than the demand in the Europe – the second largest market in terms of volume – during the same period.
Due to the relatively small number of nuclear power p...
Nuclear - May 16, 2013
The LNG Carrier Market 2013-2023
After much anticipation, SMA is now taking orders for its new transformerless inverters designed specifically for the North American market. SMA’s Sunny Boy 3000TL-US/4000TL-US/5000TL-US inverters are an innovative residential solution featuring maximum energy production, flexible design, simple installation, and advanced communication and monitoring control. The inverter’s Secure Power Supply function is also an industry first, providing daytime power in the event of a grid...
Solar - May 16, 2013