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Expert View
Expert View

Chinese dominance in clean energy equipment will have worrying effect on energy politics

China's rise to become the world leader in the production of clean tech equipment and rare earth metals will have negative consequences for the West in both economic and political terms. Aside from resulting in the eastward migration of industry players, the trend will allow China to gain control over the sector in a manner reminiscent of OPEC.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

China: metal price hike may lead to the development of more sustainable antimony mining

Global metal prices have risen by 150%, largely due to the closure of illegal antimony mines in China because of health and safety reasons, logistical problems and government intervention. While this may not be good news for traders, higher metal prices may incentivize China and other countries with rich reserves of antimony to mine the rare material in a more sustainable and safer manner.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

China: continued focus on hydroelectric power resources highlights a shift away from fossil fuels

China will continue the development of hydroelectric power sources, as per the policies laid out in its 12th Five Year Plan. China intends to add 140GW of hydroelectric power capacity in the next five years to augment its current installed capacity of about 200GW. This development highlights the increasing importance of clean energy sources in China's plan to achieve energy security.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

China's CNOOC to buy half of Argentine oil firm

Chinese oil companies have been spreading their influence across global O&G reserves, and estimates that Chinese oil consumption will grow by 3.9% during 2010-15, while oil production will grow by a meager 1.0% over the same period, clearly demonstrate the country's reliance on imported hydrocarbons. As a result, it is expected that China will continue to aggressively secure resources globally.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2010
Expert View
Expert View

China signs multiple energy supply contracts to boost security of supply

China National Petroleum Corporation has signed deals with Russian state-owned companies Rosneft and Transneft for crude oil supplies, while China National Offshore Oil Corporation has formed an LNG supply agreement with BG Group. China's recent energy supply deals show the importance it places on maintaining security of supply and other developing economies would be wise to follow this example.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

China leaps ahead in the green race through its 12th five-year plan

As part of its new five-year plan for 2011-15, China has announced that it will focus on the development of its renewable energy market. The plan aims to establish green energy as a key industry and to further reduce carbon emissions by 2015. Should China be successful, this will consolidate its position not only as a key player in climate policies, but also as a global leader in renewable power.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Central Asian gas: Russia steps up competition for resources

The EU and Russia's only common ground on energy policy is that Europe wants the gas Russia has, but that is not enough to ensure security of supply in Europe's energy-starved future. President Putin's recent tour to secure new contracts in central Asia is symptomatic of a fundamental difference of opinion between the EU and Russia on how energy markets should be organized.

Published By Datamonitor
17 May 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

BG Group: planned acquisition of Origin Energy has potential problems

UK natural gas producer BG Group has signaled its interest in Australia's Origin Energy through a A$12.9 billion (GBP6.2 billion) takeover offer. However, Origin's asset mix differs significantly from that of BG Group and selling on Origin's core activities following the acquisition in order to align their respective operations could prove to be a headache for the UK energy giant.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

BG Group: backing out of US and UK generation

With the sale of its US generators complete, barring regulatory sign-off, and a sale process underway for its remaining UK generation assets, BG Group is cutting the cable on its involvement in power generation as demand keeps falling. By selling plants to pure-play generation and infrastructure groups, BG Group will be able to grow its activities in burgeoning areas of the oil and gas sectors.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

BG Group acquisition: the hunter becomes the hunted

UK gas explorer BG Group's hostile takeover of Australasian energy supplier Origin Energy has been all but sunk by a deal between Origin and US oil giant ConocoPhillips, to form a joint venture company that will own and operate Origin's coal seam gas reserves.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2008

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