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Expert View
Expert View

Vestas in talks with Mitsubishi over possible strategic alliance

A strategic alliance between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy could result in Mitsubishi acquiring a 20% stake in Vestas and gaining a foothold in the European offshore market while providing finance and expertise that Vestas requires. A full takeover of the Danish company cannot be ruled out.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2012
Expert View
Expert View

New methods to capture and store carbon dioxide needed on a mass scale to meet emissions targets

Carbon capture and storage needs to account for nearly one third of all carbon emissions reductions if climate change targets are to be met, but the technology is still uneconomical and is years away from commercial deployment.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Sep 2012
Expert View
Expert View

Will Europe follow the US's lead on Chinese solar panel imports?

The US Department of Commerce has found the Chinese government to have been "unfairly" subsidizing its solar panel manufacturing industry, and is imposing punitive tariffs on imports of this technology from the country. It is yet to be seen whether Europe will follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

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
Expert View
Expert View

Solar subsidies spell the beginnings of a solar boom in China

China's recent announcement of a national feed-in tariff for solar power installations is a vote of limited confidence in European solar markets, as well as a strong indication that the long-awaited boom in solar uptake in China is on its way. The world's largest supplier of solar power equipment is also set to become its largest consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2011
Expert View
Expert View

Gas pipelines: ensuring energy supply versus increasing market access

As discussions about the development of Europe's gas corridor continue, Bulgaria's energy minister has announced that the biggest two projects will "most probably" get derogation from the regulatory framework, which aims to improve competitor access to pipeline networks. This would be a setback for EU policy, but the union needs to face economic realities while improving energy security.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2011
CommentWire
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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: renewable energy investment will grow strongly in the coming years

According to the energy market research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Australia's policies will encourage at least A$36bn of new investment by 2020. This is based on the government's target to produce 20% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020. While the predictions match Datamonitor's research findings, questions remain over the private sector's willingness to commit funds.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2011
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Expert View

The Japanese and global nuclear industries will survive the Fukushima incident

Toshiba, Hitachi, and Mitsubishi will have to revise their worldwide short and medium-term nuclear sales forecasts downwards due to the Fukushima incident. However, in the longer term Japan's nuclear majors stand to profit from the decommissioning of the country's damaged reactors, as well as the continued growth of an industry which the world, including Japan, cannot conceivably do without.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Bangladesh: Petrobangla to collaborate with Gazprom on development of the nation's energy sector

Russia, through its state-owned energy giant Gazprom, has agreed to assist in the development of Bangladesh's energy sector. The company will engage in natural gas exploration and transmission infrastructure development. Furthermore, the company will guide Bangladesh in preparing a roadmap for the long-term development of the country's energy sector.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2011

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