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UK renewables offer attractive returns for businesses and opportunities for innovative utilities

The Carbon Trust estimates average returns of 11-12% for businesses investing in UK renewables, but companies need to consider the stability of support schemes and should trial technologies prior to committing. The move to decentralized supply should be embraced by utilities, especially new entrants, and requires innovative strategies in order to be successful.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2011
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Expert View

The new offshore favorites

Offshore outsourcing is perhaps one of the most subjective and emotive business decisions that any large company faces today. And as enterprises increasingly look beyond India to new locations for their offshore services, cultural perceptions and subjective requirements will again come the fore in the decision making process.

Published By Datamonitor
05 May 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Redditch City Council: using waste heat from a crematorium to cut costs

Redditch City Council has announced a bold and environmentally friendly cost-cutting measure which has spread unease among much of the wider UK population. A new sports center, including a swimming pool, could be heated economically by utilizing waste heat from the council's crematorium. However, the council needs to think bigger if the scheme is to develop into a veritable symbiosis project.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Mackenzie Valley: approved pipeline faces competition from shale gas industry

Canada's federal regulators have approved the Mackenzie Valley pipeline in the Northwest Territories after more than three decades of debate. The $16bn pipeline will bring Arctic natural gas to the Canadian market and create thousands of jobs. However, the challenge for stakeholders will be to determine the commercial viability of the project, compared to other supply sources such as shale gas.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2010

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