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Energy demand in 'BRIC' continues to grow - no end in sight

It has long been acknowledged that the commercial opportunities in the so called 'BRIC' markets - Brazil, Russia, India and China - remain significant for energy players. However, new research highlights the fact that, while these opportunities are substantial, major challenges need to be overcome if these opportunities are to be successfully commercialized.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

China/US: new style of climate partnership beckons

China has long been criticized for its use of coal, which fuels 68% of its energy needs. Despite efforts to curb this dependence, including closing over 550 coal power stations in 2007, the country still has a long way to go. Matters have been made worse by recent results which show that the country missed its emissions target for Q1 2010. Surprisingly, however, the US may come to China's aid.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Carbon capture and storage research funding: time to call it a day

In a new report assessing the progress made toward the deployment of carbon capture and storage, the IEA has acknowledged that the technology is still a long way from being commercially viable and making any contribution to power generation on a useful scale. In this light, government subsidies of research into the technology appear an unjustifiable, politically driven market distortion.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: government should look to optimize the value of its finite resources

The recently announced 'super' profits tax on the mining sector in Australia has led to a heated debate about its implications. Although the opposition is using the subject as pre-election campaigning material and the mining industry sees it as a serious sovereign risk concern, discussions over Australia's economic prosperity and the importance of its finite resources have largely been avoided.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Japan and Australia: changes in leadership could radically alter both countries' energy markets

The prime ministers of Australia and Japan have both stepped down, in the hope that their replacements will be better placed to win their forthcoming elections. Energy policies were a key factor in both resignations, and therefore the impact of these new appointments on the domestic energy markets in both countries could be substantial.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Carbon: Australia's unspeakable word

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard has announced the formation of a secret committee to discuss measures to combat carbon emissions. In light of the economic, political and environmental sensitivity of this matter, the committee is a very bold initiative. Unfortunately, the prime minister may have bitten off more than she can chew so early in her premiership.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Sep 2010
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Expert View

Rising commodity prices due to Queensland floods put pressure on utilities

Flooding in the Australian state of Queensland has covered an area the size of France and Germany combined. The floods are making a significant impact on the supply and prices of a number of commodities such as cotton, wheat, sugar, other foodstuffs, and particularly coal. The latter will place further pressure on utilities, which are reliant on coal-based energy generation.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2011
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The Fukushima Daiichi disaster has raised questions about the future of Japan's energy supply

As the effects of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster continue to be felt, this latest nuclear accident cannot be treated as an isolated incident. At present, nuclear power is a key component of Japan's energy mix, but going forward, it seems certain that the nation will attempt to reduce its dependency. However, any such moves in this direction will create fresh challenges.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2011

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