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Europe to smash offshore wind targets if consent is given

Europe was behind its target for installed capacity of offshore wind turbines at the end of 2012 by more than 14%, but the volume of projects in the pipeline is sufficient to meet Europe's 2020 target more than three times over.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2013
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Collective switching could be a major game-changer in the UK retail market

In little more than one year collective switching has become a major force in the UK retail market, with the public sector leading the way. The next 12 months promise to be even more dynamic.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2013
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What is the future of CHP and district heating in Europe?

The extent of CHP installation has varied considerably across Europe. CHP offers a significant opportunity for emissions reductions in the heat sector, and coupled with district heating it provides infrastructure that can support a range of low carbon energy sources.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2013
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Record liquefied natural gas production, but downstream activities are being neglected

LNG production and exploration has increased significantly since 2010, with the top five global fuel retailers making it a major part of their future strategies. These companies have focused on upstream production of LNG, but are neglecting the retail distribution infrastructure and the relative lack of vehicle manufacturers that make natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2013
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Unfounded fears for UK gas security - storage is not the only answer

Recent UK gas price spikes largely reflected high demand resulting from cold weather. Datamonitor agrees with the DECC's and Ofgem's opinion that the UK gas market is functioning well and has adequate import and storage capacity. Clearly supply must be available to meet demand, but investment in gas storage capacity is just one solution to the problem.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2013
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Eni takes on GDF Suez in French retail gas

GDF Suez still dominates the French retail gas market but will have to work harder to retain its residential customers, faced with competition from Eni among others.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2013
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The EU ETS will require emissions to rise

As the cornerstone of EU emissions policy, the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will require emissions to rise to increase the price of carbon in order for the scheme to have the desired effect.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2013
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The Green Deal - banker's delight

The Green Deal was launched without fanfare on January 28, 2013, accompanied by howls of industry criticism. So far take up has been modest, and is likely to remain so given that the scheme is fatally flawed.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Apr 2013
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Oil prices heading down to new range

Brent crude oil prices - still important as the basis for pricing in the global energy system - are moving below $100 a barrel as a slide that began on April 1, 2013 gathers momentum. Datamonitor Energy believes that we are seeing a decisive move downward, not a temporary blip.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Apr 2013
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Are we on the cusp of a shift toward greater use of cellular technologies in smart metering?

Consumers Energy (CE) has become the poster child of cellular smart meter deployment by bucking the trend of using utility built private networks to link individual meters to its head end system.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2013

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