Tag Archive for 'energy security'

Greening the economy is a total necessity say UK Conservative MPs

January 8th, 2013 by RenewableUK

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind and marine energy industry, has welcomed a call from an influential group of UK Conservative MPs to support the growth of renewable energy. Members of the 2020 group, made up of more than 60 Tory MPs, describe themselves as progressive and forward-looking Conservatives. It includes several […]

Guernsey re-establishes electricity supply from France

October 8th, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity engineers, working closely with Jersey Electricity engineers, have completed the latest stage of restoring Guernsey’s undersea inter-connector cable to Jersey. The cable has been successfully reconnected and re-energised. Guernsey Electricity has begun the gradual process of bringing it up to capacity supplying the island’s network. Bob Beebe, Operations Director at Guernsey Electricity Ltd., […]

Peeking at Peak Oil by Kjell Aleklett

June 1st, 2012 by Springer

What happens when a handful of the world’s largest oil fields— accounting for two-thirds of the world’s oil—run dry? What are the implications of such a prospect for food production, economic growth and ultimately, global security? In his book, Peeking at Peak Oil physicist Kjell Aleklett explores the science and consequences behind the sobering reality […]

PwC survey of power companies views about future energy supply

April 24th, 2012 by PwC

European power industry fears of fuel poverty increasing significantly in the next 20 years exceed that of North America, Asia and Africa according to a new survey by PwC. As the global power industry confronts the challenge of energy affordability, efficiency, and security policies and investments not meeting demands, PwC’s 12th Global Power & Utilities […]

Ipsos Mori research shows British public strongly support wind power

April 19th, 2012 by RenewableUK

New research by Ipsos MORI for RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries, shows that 67% of internet-connected British adults are in favour of the use of wind power in the UK, with 28% “strongly in favour”. Eight percent are opposed with only 3% suggesting that they are […]

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger gives keynote address to the Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy Innovation Summit

March 6th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Advanced Research Projects Agency.Energy (ARPA-E) is the USA agency devoted to transformational energy research and development. Dr. Arun Majumdar, Director of  ARPA-E, states “we are living in challenging times, but are surrounded by opportunities. The widespread use of fossil fuels has long driven the engine of economic growth, and yet our dependence on these fuels […]

Jeremy Gilbert, former chief petroleum engineer of BP, says Peak Oil has happened or is happening now

February 14th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Jeremy Gilbert, former Chief Petroleum Engineer for BP says “Peak Oil, I believe, probably is happening as we speak or has happened.” Jeremy Gilbert believes the technology is available to extract oil from remote and deep-sea locations but he doubts that the investment is available. “We are seeing fields which are more difficult to develop.  […]

EU’s transport network needs to be nearly 100% carbon-free by 2050

February 1st, 2011 by European Expert Group on Future Transport Fuels

Decarbonising transport is a core theme of the EU 2020 strategy and of the Common Transport Policy. The long-term objective of the European Union on C02 emissions is an overall reduction of 80 to 95% by 2050. Oil, the main energy source for transport overall, supplying nearly 100% of road transport fuels, is currently expected […]

Publication – Insecurity in the Supply of Electrical Energy: An emerging threat to information and communication technologies?

January 15th, 2011 by University of Leicester

This monograph evaluates the consequences for ICT users of failures in the supply of electricity. As demand for electricity grows it is vital that the electricity generating industry expands its capacity. It is also vital that the networks (grids) that deliver that electricity are up to the task. There is talk in Britain of an […]

The Value of Local Produce

November 11th, 2000 by Richard Lord

Sooner than we think, The Money Programme said last Wednesday, human society will run out of oil. Don’t worry about not having petrol for your car. That is the least of your problems. How are farmers and fishermen going to produce and harvest huge quantities of low cost food without oil? Sooner than we think, […]