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CommentWire
CommentWire

G8 energy: all for none?

At the G8 summit in Russia, leaders once again demonstrated that these events are merely a meeting of minds, not a mechanism to create aligned policy. There was little unanimity on nuclear and it is clear that Russia, as a net exporter of gas, has different priorities.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Gas turbines: a bust as big as the boom

The volatility of order volumes in the gas turbine market mirrors that of liberalized wholesale electricity prices. At present the US market is weakening, alongside overcapacity in Europe and a whole host of difficulties in emerging economies. As a result, the global turbine market bust cycle looks set to last until 2005 - or maybe even beyond.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

GDF / Utility.com: overcoming European energy inertia

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

GE: combating the Enron effect

The Enron effect is prompting investors to question GE's 100 consecutive quarters of profit growth. However, the new disclosures should answer the skeptics. Although some divisions are suffering from the recession, its strategic business model means that other areas are cushioning the blow.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Google: managing its energy demand is the key to a low-cost supply

Google has been granted a license to trade energy on the US wholesale market, in an attempt to go green and procure renewable energy. This load-shifting through geographically diverse datacenters may result in significant savings and greener overall energy consumption for the company, and could signal the start of a new trend for companies looking to better manage their energy costs.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Grid-scale energy storage: a game changer for the inverter business

Large-scale storage batteries have been in the limelight for some time now, just like smart grids. With the technological advancements made by International Battery in the designing of a 1MW energy storage device, the long awaited balance between cost, efficiency, and size seems to be over. This is expected to subsequently create exponential long-term growth for the inverter business.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Dec 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Growth in US renewable investments will weather the current economic downturn

In the last two years, the US federal and state-level legislative climate change landscape has become broader, deeper and more complex. The current US administration is reinforcing the notion of low-carbon prosperity as a way of tackling the credit crisis and energy security issues, and this is set to strengthen renewable investment levels, despite the bleak economic outlook.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Dec 2008
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Expert View

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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CommentWire

Iberdrola: continuing international expansion in wind power

Reduced M&A opportunities in Europe have put international expansion back on the agendas of leading European utilities. For Iberdrola, this expansion is increasingly focused on buying and building new wind power capacity, with a recent focus on the US market. Expansion into this region should bode well for Iberdrola, and bolster its first mover advantage as a global wind player.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2007
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Expert View

India's energy supply questions need for nuclear option

The recent verdict on the Bhopal gas leak has raised questions over the limited liability offered by the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill in India. The bill is required to activate the 2008 Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement, but the fact that India does not need nuclear power suggests the bill may be more a political statement than a serious factor for India's energy needs.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2010

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