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G8 leaders agree on temperature rise limit, but the necessary policies are still lacking

At the G8 summit in July, America and the other seven richest economies agreed to work towards the common goal of preventing the world's average temperature from rising more than 2C by collectively cutting their emissions by 80% by 2050. However, the various green policies required for the G8 to deliver on that commitment are clearly lacking.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2009
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CommentWire

Gazprom: Russian gas giant expanding with LNG

Gazprom recently delivered its first tanker of LNG to the UK on after acquiring it from Gaz de France, which is a term lifter from Egypt. Gazprom will not have its own LNG facilities until 2008, but has been busy successfully establishing a presence in the LNG market to secure another sales channel for its considerable gas reserves.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2006
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GECF: no threat of 'gas OPEC'

Since several leading gas-producing nations joined the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), there has been widespread concern, from gas importers especially, that it would evolve into a 'gas OPEC' and hold them to ransom, squeezing either supply or price. The GECF has strongly denied this and, in any case, the very nature and structure of the GECF and the gas market make it extremely unlikely.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Oct 2006
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CommentWire

General Electric: continuing to strengthen its position in the oil and gas industry

General Electric's recent purchase of Wood Group's well support division is another strategic move to strengthen the company's competitive clout in the energy sector. The deal is the firm's fourth acquisition of recent months, signaling a major shift in its corporate strategy: the desire to reduce its dependence on its financial arm and to reinforce its position in the global industrial market.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Feb 2011
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Global intermittency issues could be alleviated within the decade

Intermittency, in the context of energy, refers to power generation sources that are not continuously accessible due to factors outside of energy providers' direct control, such as the availability of wind and sunlight. But declining costs, improved efficiencies, and technological advances are helping to alleviate the intermittency problem associated with renewables.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Nov 2011
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Global renewable energy investment: strong growth but doubts remain over future of political support

Global investment in clean energy has risen by 30% year-on-year, reaching a total of $243bn according to Ernst & Young's latest report. China has consolidated its position as the most attractive country globally for renewable energy development; however, there are significant disparities between countries, and uncertainty over political support persists.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2011
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CommentWire

Green investment down in Europe, but long-term prospects still strong

A report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that financial investment in large-scale renewable energy in Europe fell by 22% in 2010, and new financial investment in renewables in developing nations overtook that in developed nations. However, despite some immediate challenges, Datamonitor believes that Europe will fare better in attracting financial investment into renewables in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2011
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Green IT initiatives are not insurers' top priority

The insurance industry, perhaps more than any other sector, has the most to lose - and gain - from global climate change. In spite of this, a recent Datamonitor survey has found that few insurers operate their IT departments with the environment in mind. This does not mean, however, that insurers are not actively and positively affecting today's most challenging environmental issues.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2008
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Hedging and softening: stage management of the prospects for a Copenhagen agreement

The incoming 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) president and Danish minister for climate and energy, Connie Hedegaard, has be keen to emphasize that the upcoming UN climate change conference absolutely must deliver a politically binding framework that tackles global climate change. However, there is a real possibility that a substantive agreement will not be reached.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2009
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How important is the COP16 climate summit for the smart energy industry?

The COP16 climate change summit in Cancun is unlikely to bring any festive cheer to smart energy technology vendors. However, the expected lack of outcome in terms of a binding international agreement will do little to affect the movements of individual governments in setting energy-efficiency policies that will drive the adoption of smart technology.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2010

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