The issue of energy consumption has been a growing interest across all industry sectors. Not only because of its immediate impact on production costs, but also because of its considerable impact on environmental sustainability, as mentioned in PP (Peraturan Pemerintah, regulation) no 70 in 2009 “That Every company that consume energy equal or more that […]
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Companies in the energy sector all around the world are facing an old problem in a new way. They are having trouble building the kind of consensus that gets their projects approved, financed and built. From the much-debated Keystone pipeline in the US Midwest, now in an approvals process that has lasted longer than the […]
Gas for power generation – new insights The new EPA regulations which have been dubbed the ‘war on coal’ put serious emissions standards in place for fossil fuelled power plants and are set to seriously inhibit new construction of coal-fired facilities and phase out existing coal generation. As well as this regulatory push, abundant supply […]
India is one of the fastest developing countries in the world. With a high rate of growth there are problems associated with increasing demand of primary requirements such as water, energy and food. India faces a similar situation in its energy market and is currently unable to cope up with the rising demand. The […]
How the Energy Revolution Started One might argue that major advances in the renewable energy sector and favourable government policies have inspired individuals to live more sustainably in their own lives. I would disagree. In fact, as it is with most global movements, big ideas start locally. Cities and communities are the real agents of […]
Blogspot by Patricia l. Vasquez: Should the private sector have a deeper role in trying to curb the curse of oil?
I think so. Many poor, developing countries see the discovery of oil as the door to economic growth, at last. If well managed, oil revenues should help poor producing nations to build sustainable, long-term growth for their current and future citizens. But if not well managed, many perverse scenarios could ensue. Experts often blame corrupt, […]
I have been doing my PhD for almost 2 years now and I’m beginning to wonder why. I mean, I left my job for this. No, despite the bore and annoyance of poring over journal articles, the ceaseless review of literature-that-no one-else-will-ever-read-again has not killed me yet, and though the sound of my own […]
What should the role of the Government be regarding hydrocarbons prices? Within the studies and analysis I am developing, as a strategic analyst, I was supposed to analyze the Oil and Gas sector perspectives and to develop several scenarios of prices and consumption at different geographical levels. Regardless the sophisticated analysis that might be done […]
Part of what makes renewable energy so attractive is that people understand intuitively that using solar and wind energy helps society live within its means. Renewable energy sources are flows that are continually replenished. Sunshine continues to fall on the earth whether or not it is captured for energy.
We are living in interesting times. Our world civilization is experiencing a dynamic change. New wealth and wealth distribution are being created in an unprecedented speed. Over the coming two to three decades 3 billion people in Asia, Latin-America, Middle-East & Africa will join the new global middle-class. They are prognosed to enjoy the same consumption patterns in their homes, offices and transportation now so much taken for granted in the OECD and upper-middle class families in the emerging and developing nations.
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