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Scottish energy industry survives major scare

The uncertainty and risk surrounding Scottish independence damaged renewable energy in the country, as projects faltered while funding was in doubt. The no vote should put the industry back on track.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2014
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Denmark and Germany lead bioenergy and solar power markets in Europe

According to Datamonitor Energy research, Denmark and Germany are the leading countries for bioenergy and solar power generation respectively compared to their total energy consumption in 2014. 15.4% of Denmark's energy consumption is derived from bioenergy, while 6.7% of Germany's energy is supplied by solar cells.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2014
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France outstrips the rest of Europe in nuclear generation

France continues to head the rankings for nuclear power generation compared to consumption in Europe, according to Datamonitor Energy's latest Power Generation Analyzer forecasts. In 2014 France will generate 400TWh of nuclear electricity, equating to 104.0% of its national energy consumption.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2014
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Norway leads the way in energy self-sufficiency

Datamonitor Energy data shows that Norway leads the European energy self-sufficiency rankings. In 2014 Norway will generate the highest percentage of electricity from renewable sources and hydro power versus demand. More than 133TWh of electricity will be generated, which is 105.5% of Norway's consumption. Austria and Sweden are ranked second and third respectively.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2014
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Natural gas and wind to meet majority of UK's energy needs

Nearly 54% of the UK's electricity production will come from natural gas and wind power by 2030. Wind power generation is projected to more than triple from 32.5TWh in 2014 to 104TWh. At present, natural gas provides the largest proportion of the UK's energy generation mix, overtaking coal in 2013.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2014
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E.ON oil, gas, and power division increases profits to £208m

In the first six months of 2014 E.ON's UK oil, gas, and power division recorded profits of £208m, up from £159m in the same period of 2013.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Aug 2014
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Wind power to become Denmark's largest energy source

Wind power has always been important in Denmark's energy generation mix. By the end of 2014 it will become the country's largest source of electricity generation, supplying over 11.6TWh.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2014
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Big Six will double profits - but politics is to blame

The UK's Big Six energy suppliers will double their profits over the next 12 months according to Ofgem's recent Supply Market Indicator report. The primary reason for this is a drop in wholesale gas prices.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2014
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Norway will export 32TWh of electricity by 2030

Norway continues to be one of Europe's biggest net exporters of energy, and the Scandinavian nation is projected to ship more than 32TWh of electricity to its neighboring countries by 2030, according to Datamonitor Energy's latest Power Generation Analyzer.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2014
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Australian parliament approves carbon tax cut

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot has finally actioned his election promise to cut the country's carbon tax imposed by the previous Labor government in 2012. Yet the tax repeal seems counterproductive to Australia's commitment to cutting its carbon emissions by 5% from 2000 levels by 2020, and could potentially lead to an insurmountable challenge in six years' time.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2014

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