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Global Energy Advisory Friday 20th October, 2017

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Using Carbon as a Cheap Substitute for Platinum Catalysts

Jun 12, 2012 at 17:05 | Brian Westenhaus

An Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of a team searching for an inexpensive alternative to platinum catalysts, turned to carbon, developing multi-walled carbon nanotube complex that consists of…

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The Energy Debate and the War of Emotions

Jun 06, 2012 at 17:17 | Daniel J. Graeber

Advocates of the shale gas boom in the United States and the corresponding oil sands surge in Canada point to the thousands of potential jobs and benefits to national energy…

Spain's Respol Shifts its Focus to Latin America’s Energy Superpower Brazil

Spain's Respol Shifts its Focus to Latin America’s Energy Superpower Brazil

Jun 03, 2012 at 09:40 | John Daly

Spain’s energy conglomerate Repsol has had an interesting few months in Latin America.  In 1999 Repsol bought Argentina’s Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF), creating Respol-YPF to begin exploiting Argentina’s…

Making the Human Body more Energy Efficient

Making the Human Body more Energy Efficient

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:36 | Tom Murphy

If you’re one of those humans who actually eats food, like I am, then a non-negligible part of your energy allocation goes into food production. As an approximate rule-of-thumb, each…

How to Protect a Smart Grid from Threats in the Future

How to Protect a Smart Grid from Threats in the Future

Jun 01, 2012 at 16:23 | Gary Hunt

Cyber terrorism is the nightmare scenario for the energy industry. Fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) are the weapons of choice.  In the ‘good old days’ we worried about hurricanes, tornadoes,…

Water Treatment Offers Good Investment Opportunities thanks to Oil & Gas

Water Treatment Offers Good Investment Opportunities thanks to Oil & Gas

May 30, 2012 at 16:50 | Environmental Finance

Investors are increasingly looking at the water treatment sector to tap expected growing demand for new water technologies, especially from the extractive industries.These industries use huge amounts of…

Russia's Dysfunctional Economy Fails to Attract Investment Vital for Energy

Russia's Dysfunctional Economy Fails to Attract Investment Vital for Energy

May 30, 2012 at 16:44 | Al Fin

Russia is a difficult country to analyse. It is the largest nation on Earth, rich in natural resources and human resources. And yet it is burdened with dysfunctional government, a…

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Easy Energy is Delaying Further Technological Innovation

May 29, 2012 at 17:44 | Climate Progress

Over the weekend I read a blog post by author Nicholas Carr describing what he calls the hierarchy of innovation.Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about…

Germany's Power Grid under Increasing Pressure

Germany's Power Grid under Increasing Pressure

May 29, 2012 at 17:37 | The Oil Drum

With a steep growth of power generation from photovoltaic (PV) and wind power and with 8 GW base load capacity suddenly taken out of service the situation in Germany has…

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Energy & Risk: Why We Are Experiencing an Energy Boom

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The convergence of forces creating profound changes in domestic energy production is being driven by technology, globalization, demographic changes and by economies turning things upside down. But only recently and…

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