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Resource Revolution

Jeremy Oppenheim, McKinsey Global Institute The next twenty years will see a 35% increase in resource demand, driven by 3 billion new middle-class consumers. T...

European Gas Contracts Will Oil Indexation persist OIES 2011

Howard Rogers, OIES Natural Gas Programme In the context of European gas markets and international LNG markets, a number of issues are highlighted, covering: E...

Winter Gas Outlook Nat Grid 2011

Peter Parsons, National Grid Provides a detailed overview in respect to gas, covering: fuel prices; relative power economics; demand; demand forecasts; peak de...

Will EMR Work?

Rob Gross, Imperial College Based on the government’s goals for EMR, its success could be judged by how effectively the power sector is decarbonised by 2030,...

Delivering Zero Carbon Electricity

Richard Smith, National Grid By 2020, the expectation is that around 20% of the UK’s energy will come from electricity, 40% from gas and 40% from oil. By 205...

Clean Energy Investment Trends in 2011

Benjamin Kafri, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Global energy investment in clean energy has increased from around $52bn in 2004 to $243bn in 2010 including: tech...

The Role of Biofuels in Transport

James Primrose, BP Biofuels There are a range of factors that impact on the effectiveness of different fuel use in transport, with liquid fuels generally being...

Transport 2050: the potential role of hydrogen

Professor Paul Ekins, UCL Bearing in mind that transport is part of the wider energy system, scenarios and models to 2050 can help examine a range of potential...

Decarbonising heat: is electricity the answer?

Michel Colombier, IDDRI An overview of the role of electricity in providing heat within the domestic sector in France, suggests that it has had a growing role ...

Is the future electric? A utility perspective

Rufus Ford, SSE Electricity demand scenarios to 2050 from UKERC, DECC, OFGEM, the CCC and others, show a wide range of possible different total demands across ...

Pathways to a low carbon economy – the role of natural gas and biofuels

Ben Taylor, Shell To 2050 there is an expectation of rising energy demand, increasing supply pressure and growing impacts from climate change. Shell’s respon...

The 4th Carbon Budget and beyond – an electric future?

Adrian Gault,  The CCC The 2050 UK emission reduction target requires more than an 80% reduction in energy related CO2. The 4th carbon budget sets out the cha...
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