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CommentWire
CommentWire

National Grid: promoting energy efficiency among utilities

UK system operator National Grid is promoting the introduction of incentives to encourage UK energy suppliers to become more efficient. Meanwhile, efforts are being made in the US to develop a system to reduce or eliminate the extent to which utilities' revenues depend on sales. If successful, this policy would make utilities more inclined to promote end-user efficiency.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

National Grid: tough times in Latin America

National Grid is effectively writing off its Latin American telecoms business, which has failed to emulate the success of its UK counterpart Energis. It is now shifting its focus to the US, where the acquisition of Niagara Mohawk is expected to close in early 2002. After that, 60% of National Grid's earnings should come from North America.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Nov 2001
Expert View
Expert View

New drinks review: El Paso launches quick fix cocktail mix

A range of novel drinks packagings have been noted by Productscan Online this month, which are designed to improve the taste of the product and its ability to stand out from the crowd. These include Coors' new beer can and Hain's Smoothies with a 4-way turbo straw. Some unusual dairy products have also recently been launched, from milk made from Kamut wheat, to a cucumber-flavored cow's milk.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

New food launches May-Jul: a fresh look at fish

Published By Datamonitor
26 Sep 2006
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: watermelons shaping up to provide a refreshing alternative

Some unusual fruit products have been noted by Productscan this month, such as carbon dioxide injected fresh fruit, square watermelons and sausages filled with goji berries, a so-called super-fruit. The release of these products highlights the growing consumer interest in healthier food options, with manufacturers seeking innovative ways to present their offerings to appeal to this growing trend.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2006
Expert View
Expert View

New sectors are likely to drive growth in the oil and gas market during this decade

While the recession has reduced the strength of some conventional players, it has created an opportunity for others to increase their clout in the segment. The oil and gas sector is likely to witness interesting developments that will provide new opportunities for industry players in this decade, such as an increased focus on unconventional fuels.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

NewPower: crippled Texas retailer to exit market

After Shell quit the Texan market, concerns were raised over the efficacy of the state's deregulation. Now, the most successful new entrant has fallen too. The incumbents will benefit from NewPower's exit, with TXU and Reliant gaining around 80,000 customers between them. The demise of NewPower Company is another blow for deregulation in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nuclear power: a new start for plutonium?

Plutonium, a byproduct of the reaction of uranium, has always caused widespread concern due to its readiness for use in nuclear weapons. However, new research offers hope that plutonium can be 'denatured', making it possible for waste from the nuclear industry to be used for civilian power generation anywhere.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nuclear power: labor shortages loom

Nuclear power is trumpeted as a solution to both security of supply and global warming concerns. Ten EU countries are currently constructing new plants or have announced plans for new build. The significant capacity expansion that is envisaged will, however, meet a major roadblock in the availability of nuclear engineers.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nuclear power: time for a rethink?

In Japan, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami have caused widespread devastation, raising the specter of a possible multi-core meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power installation. As containment efforts continue, the disaster has had global implications, with nuclear safety standards being challenged at the highest levels of government.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2011

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