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A New International Energy Charter fit for the 21st Century

June 2, 2015

Howard Chase, Director of Government Affairs for Dow Europe and Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel of the Energy Charter.
In 1991 when the European Energy Charter was first ... More

The budding Chinese-Polish shale cooperation

December 17, 2014

Chinese shale determination
In only a few years China has become the third country extracting shale gas in commercial quantities. According to the Chinese news service Xinhua, ... More

Natural gas and wind to meet majority of UK's energy needs

August 27, 2014

In the past the UK was heavily dependent on coal-fired plants for energy generation, providing nearly 64% in 1991. In 2012, 128TWh of electricity was generated by coal plants in the UK, accounting for ... More

E.ON oil, gas, and power division increases profits to ?208m

August 20, 2014

Higher oil prices and lower wholesale gas prices were the main reasons behind this increase. However, for E.ON as a whole the picture was less positive. In the first half of 2014 E.ON's German parent ... More

Wind power to become Denmark's largest energy source

August 11, 2014

In Denmark more than 66% of its conventional thermal generation comes from coal, and in turn conventional thermal generation accounts for 48% of total energy production. As Denmark implements its renewable ... More

Big Six will double profits - but politics is to blame

August 5, 2014

The average annual UK household dual fuel energy bill is estimated at ?1,328. The biggest portion of this is the wholesale gas cost (47%). The delivery cost is the second largest portion at 24%. Social ... More

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Australian parliament approves carbon tax cut

July 25, 2014

Between 2013 and 2014, the levy for emitting 1 tonne of carbon was $24.15, and 185 companies were required to pay carbon tax on their emissions. Australia's heavy involvement in fossil fuels (particularly ... More

UK smart meters will soon be indispensable

July 23, 2014

Unsurprisingly, the number of smart meters deployed in commercial properties exceeds residential properties. In Q1 2014, 492,200 commercial smart meters were active. Thus far the benefit of being able ... More

Smart energy: putting consumers first

July 10, 2014

Datamonitor Energy recently attended an Ofgem panel in London led by various government and industry experts. The event, dubbed "Smart Energy: Putting Consumers First," detailed the steps required to ... More

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