power infrastructure investment Articles

  • Agent-based modelling of energy infrastructure transitions

    Shaping energy transitions not only requires technical system innovation and redesign but also new policies, regulations, Research and Development (R&D) and investment strategies – a transition assemblage. Transition management thus equates to designing and implementing such an assemblage. Agent-Based Models (ABMs) may be used for ex-ante assessment of transition assemblage alternatives. To help ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Canada’s Other Energy Boom – Energy infrastructure is on the move.

    When it comes to energy infrastructure, Canada is on the move. Of course, that may seem like nothing new, given Canada’s lengthy energy history, particularly in the oil and gas industries. In this latest chapter, however, electricity is playing a major role. A confluence of factors have helped spur the need for more generation, which in turn is driving still another form of energy ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Fossil Fuel Development in the Arctic is a Bad Investment

    Even master chess players can miss a great move when they have been primed to look for a different one. To explore this phenomenon, researchers tracked master chess players’ eye movements when given chessboards with different layouts. With the first board, players could reach checkmate using a familiar move. When given the second chessboard, the players' eyes kept looking at the pieces ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Create new jobs & cut emissions by investing in renewable energy efficiency

    At a time when major US companies are announcing job layoffs almost daily, the renewable energy industry is hiring new workers every day to build wind farms, install rooftop solar arrays, and build solar thermal and geothermal power plants. The output of industrial firms that manufacture the equipment for these energy facilities is expanding by well over 30 percent a year. These investments both ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The Future Cost of Wind Power

    Chapter 1 The economics of wind power Wind power is capital intensive with most of the investment required upfront. The largest capital cost component is the turbine itself which can account for between 40% and 80% of the total capital cost of an onshore wind installation. Costs offshore are higher because of the more expensive operating environment and the greater difficulty establishing ...


  • Power Of Partnerships In Sports Greening

    Professional and collegiate sports teams, and their leagues, develop vital partnerships to green their venues, operations and supply chain, while engaging fans to adopt sustainable behaviors. An overarching theme of the 2016 Green Sports Alliance Summit, June 28-30 in Houston, Texas, is The Power of Partnerships. “Throughout the program speakers will share how unique partnerships are ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Community Wind Power for Renewable Income

    CONSIDERING its incredible history and environmental benefits, wind power is one of the most underutilized sources of renewable energy. Stretching back as early as 200 BC, communities have been harvesting the wind for power. However, the scale and popularity of wind power is only now starting to reach critical mass as concerns of climate change rise and energy usage continues to soar. While ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Nuclear power – engine for world economic recovery and development

    The benefits of nuclear energy as an economic 'growth engine' derive from the impacts of nuclear sector activity on the overall functioning of a nation's economy. To adequately assess these impacts, it is necessary to go beyond conventional monetary-based measures of growth, focusing attention on the 'real economy' in terms of successive physical investment cycles. The principles of 'real ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ontario`s Wind Power Sector at a Crossroads

    Despite having Canada's largest population and being home to an energy-intensive manufacturing sector, Ontario was slow to adopt wind power. As recently as 2006, only 10 turbines were spinning in the province. However, the province is currently home to more than 1,750 MW of wind power and plans are in place for this figure to increase to 7,500 MW by 2018. The Policy Environment ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Negative Power Generation Aspects of Adopting Renewable Sources

    Renewable energy resources are all the rage nowadays on a global scale with the biggest benefit of providing unlimited access without any fear of depletion or running out in the near future. It also provides the edge of saving the continuously decreasing fossil fuel reserves and to protect the planet against the harmful pollution caused by the burning of all non-renewable resources. Some common ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • First nuclear power in Nigeria: an attempt to address the energy crisis?

    This paper attempts to explore to what extent a first Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) will improve the energy situation in Nigeria and investigates the socio–economic impacts of the NPP on the communities where the facilities are to be sited. Other issues that are addressed in this paper include the policy issues, lack of investments in power infrastructure and the security threat owing to incessant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Global wind power capacity reaches 100,000MW

    At its current growth rate, global installed wind power capacity will top 100,000 megawatts in March 2008. In 2007, wind power capacity increased by a record-breaking 20,000 megawatts, bringing the world total to 94,100 megawatts—enough to satisfy the residential electricity needs of 150 million people. Driven by concerns regarding climate change and energy security, one in every three countries ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The value of being able to start the construction of a nuclear power plant in Chile by 2020

    This paper calculates the expected value of beginning construction on Chile's first nuclear power plant in 2020. This requires (1) an appropriate regulatory authority capable of issuing site and technology licences and construction and operating permits, (2) a committed owner-operator and investors and (3) a specified system of handling fresh and spent nuclear fuel. At that time, the Net Present ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Iran's strong case for nuclear power is obscured by UN sanctions and geopolitics

    Rapid growth in Iran's domestic energy demand and its dependence on oil exports for revenue has forced it to consider alternative future energy solutions. Years of inadequate investment in new infrastructure to develop oil and gas reserves may lead to a rapid decline in oil production and delays to key projects that have the potential to expand oil and gas exports over the next decade. Broad ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The challenges of introducing nuclear power in the Gulf Cooperation Council states

    Nuclear power is a mature industry with an incredible record of safety and reliability, without the emission of greenhouse gases, and one that is becoming economically attractive for private investment. The current interest in nuclear power for meeting future electricity and seawater desalination needs in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) states and other countries in the Middle East is prudent, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coalition reveals potential sites for UK nuclear power stations

    New draft National Policy Statements on Energy reveals the government’s intentions to build eight nuclear power stations in England and Wales by 2025. The government gave green light to eight new nuclear power stations, in a move that will see the UK with the most ambitious fleet of new nuclear power stations in Europe. At the same time, the coalition confirmed that it is dropping ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • What will it take to integrate renewables into the power grid? Ask a bicyclist.

    When it comes to fitting into the current system, bike commuters and electrons have a lot in common. There’s nothing quite like biking down clogged city streets, weaving in and out of traffic. For short distances, it’s faster than driving. It’s liberating. It’s fun. It also makes it painfully clear that most roads ...


    By Ensia

  • Want a better way to power your car? It`s a breeze

    Legendary Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is half right. We do need to harness this country's wind resources for a homegrown source of electricity, as he has been urging this summer in expensive television ads. And we do need to reduce the $700 billion we may soon be paying annually for imported oil. But part two of Pickens's plan--to move natural gas out of electricity production and use it to ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • A small island in the Indian Ocean offers big lessons on clean power

    The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100% renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025. As the sun sets on the small Indonesian island of Sumba, Danga Beru Haba begins weaving under the glow of a single incandescent lightbulb, the only one in her home. Although she is tired from working dawn to dusk in the fields surrounding her village of ...


    By Ensia

  • World Wind Power Poised to Bounce Back after Slowing in 2013

    At the end of 2013, the wind farms installed in more than 85 countries had a combined generating capacity of 318,000 megawatts, which would be enough to meet the residential electricity needs of the European Union’s 506 million people. New data from the Global Wind Energy Council show that wind developers built 35,000 megawatts of new generating capacity worldwide in 2013. This was down ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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