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Smart energy: putting consumers first

A growing number of governments around the world are trying to create more transparent, efficient, and competitive energy markets. Smart meters will be key to this transition.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2014
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Nuclear power to support future growth in Hungary's energy consumption

In Datamonitor Energy's latest update to its power supply and demand forecasts for Hungary, nuclear power will continue to play a major role in the country's energy supply, having accounted for the largest portion (almost 40%) of energy in 2013. Significant funding has been allocated to increasing nuclear energy generation, with two 1,200MW plants predicted to come online in 2023 and 2026.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2014
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Turkey's power consumption to grow at rapid pace

Turkey's power consumption will continue to grow over the coming decade. Industrial sector energy usage is projected to be the primary factor behind the country's strong demand, with residential and commercial markets also following a similar positive trajectory.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jun 2014
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Centrica to sell large gas-fired power plants

Growing renewable energy generation is making it unprofitable to operate large conventional power plants, forcing Europe's energy utilities to adapt amid mounting profit warnings.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2014
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UK onshore wind faces uncertain future

Onshore wind farms are falling out of favor with the British public, and the Conservative Party has pledged to stop subsidies if it wins the next general election.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2014
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UK's RHI is a win-win policy

The UK's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is one of the most important emissions reductions policies ever to be implemented. It will have a positive impact on the UK economy, and other countries are likely to follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2014
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Should British Gas be broken up?

UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey has brought retail gas suppliers' profit margins in the domestic market back into the spotlight, with an open letter to Ofgem urging it to "think radically." Powers to break up any company found to have a monopoly could be bestowed upon the energy regulator, but what consequences would this have for the market share leader British Gas and the rest of the Big Six?

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2014
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EU emissions reduction targets still too low

New guidelines for emissions reductions across the EU have been applauded for their simplicity, but criticized by climate bodies for their short-sightedness.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2014
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Gas-fired generation profit outlook provides little hope for European utilities

Datamonitor Energy's review of generation costs and wholesale power price expectations to 2020 highlights the challenges facing European utilities. In light of this, RWE's recent impairment announcement of EUR3.3bn is likely to herald similar moves by other utilities with exposure to conventional generation.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2014
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First Utility most improved energy supplier

According to the 2014 Which? Switch Energy Satisfaction Survey, First Utility has improved its residential customer rating score by eight percentage points compared to the previous year. Only one other supplier, Ecotricity, has been able to make an improvement.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2014

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