Author Archives: Melany Krangle

How to Maximise Your GEC Experience

The Global Energy Certification (GEC) is a professional development course that has been created by energy market research leader NRG Expert. The qualification offers students and professionals alike the chance to enhance their CV and increase their knowledge of the ever-changing energy industry. If you want to do the GEC, all you have to do […]

Energy Career Profile: Environmental Psychologist

The way that humans interact with nature is a fascinating concept. For centuries we have lived in complete harmony with nature, building our lives around it and accepting the omnipotence of Mother Nature. However, since the industrial revolution, humans have ground down nature to the point where the world is in crisis. Climate change is […]

Energy Career Profile: Emerging Energy Researcher

There are few things more fascinating to follow than the developments going on in the energy sphere. Every day, new technologies are harnessed to create brand new ways to generate and store power and to improve the effectiveness of the systems we already have. Over the past decade, all eyes have been on the renewable […]

Opposing views on Water Deregulation – an international perspective

Those in favour of privatisation tend to see water as an economic proposition and are concerned with the failures in many countries to provide and develop basic services. They look at the economic realities of paying for it and have pragmatic views about how to do this. Governments are concerned with their responsibility to provide […]

Historical Government support for wind energy in Sweden – 2010

The following is a look back at the market for wind energy in 2010 and describes the outlooks and targets set at the time. In 2003, Sweden introduced a tradable green certificate support system, which gives producers of renewable electricity (wind, small hydro, biomass based CHP) economic support for every MWh they produce. The current […]

Calculations to determine reserve values

There are two primary ways to determine reserve quantities: the volumetric method and decline curve analysis. The volumetric method This calculation is derived from the formulae – Gas-in-Place = 43,560 * A * H * f * Sg * Bg Reserves = (Recovery Factor) * (Gas-in-Place) This method may appear to be fairly ironclad until […]

Ocean Energy 2005

Ocean Energy 2005 – from the NRG Expert Historical Energy Data Series Ocean energy is mostly in an experimental stage. Many ideas have been generated and a lot of experimental projects are being funded both by governments and commercially. These range from technologies and schemes which produce small amounts of energy for local, often dedicated […]

Water Deregulation Report 2008

Water Deregulation Report 2008 – Historical NRG Expert Energy Data Series Although the absolute figure looks large, the water and waste sector lags sadly behind other the infrastructure sectors in the private investment it receives. By the end of 2006 526 PSP projects worth a cumulative total of $53 billion had been closed in the […]

Solar PV 2009

Solar PV 2009 – Historical Data Seies. Global investment in renewables grew very fast from $35 billion in 2004 to $148 billion in 2007, averaging over 60% growth a year, but slowed down with only 5% growth in 2008 to $155 billion. $41.3 billion was by company investment through VC/PE (venture capital/private equity), equity in […]

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