The EU Power Industry

17 Oct The EU Power Industry

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2015 Kieran O’Brien (IAE) – 2015 Paper presented at the Dublin Economics Workshop 2015. Reviewed current physical and financial hazards facing European utility companies and adverse consequences of EU and national energy policies.
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17 Oct IAE Analysis – Renewable Heat Incentives

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2015 Irish Academy of Engineering – 2015 IAE’s Response to DCENR’s Consultation Document on Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive
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17 Oct IAE Response to DCENR’s Consultation Document on Ireland’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2015 Irish Academy of Engineering – 2015 IAE Response to DCENR’s Consultation Document on Ireland’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme. Recommendations in respect of a cost effective approach, improved market regulation and cessation of subsidies issued.
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17 Oct Annual Report 2014

Real Academia de Ingenieria (Spain) (RAI) 2015  
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17 Oct Hydraulic Fracturing. A technology under debate

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2016 Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, is controversially debated among politicians and the public. Already employed in Germany for over 50 years, the technology is currently discussed with regard to two applications significant in terms of...
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17 Oct Consulting with energy scenarios. Requirements for scientific policy advice

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2016 However, as calculation models are part of the implementing institutions’ operating capital, they are frequently not disclosed. Also, it is not always clear whether the results are influenced by any provisions by the commissioning institutions. The position...
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17 Oct Flexibility concepts for the German power supply in 2050. Ensuring stability in the age of renewable energies

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2016 So-called flexibility technologies are necessary to balance the fluctuations naturally inherent to power generation from wind and photovoltaics. The various viable options include flexibly dispatchable power plants as well as storage systems or the balancing of power...
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17 Oct Energy Vectors

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2015 Changes in energy procurement/uses have often followed differing ‘trajectories’ in different countries while being related by factors such as oil prices and climate change.  While these forces are still active, time-scales have shifted (e.g. for peak oil...
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17 Oct Methane

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2016 Strong variations of atmospheric concentrations of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have accompanied glacial and interglacial periods. Such variations influence the timetable and magnitude of climate changes. The report describes and analyses natural and human-related sources and...
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17 Oct Report of the National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) – First contribution to the Energy Transition National Debate

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2014 Changes in world-wide energy production and utilisation are partly imposed (emerging countries’ energy needs, depletion of some oil/gas fields), or voluntarily implemented (energy autonomy, climate-change policy, industrial competition). France has launched a nation-wide debate on energy-policies with...
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