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The new age of energy and security

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 29 marzo 2022

Energy and commodities lie at the dark heart of Vladimir ­Putin’s regime. Over the two decades of his rule, $4trn of oil and gas exports have paid for the tanks, guns and Grad missiles now killing ­Ukrainians. That is why the war adds urgency to the creation of an energy system which depends more on sun, wind and nuclear reactors than on derricks and rigs. As we show in this week’s issue, the new era will not end the curse of energy crises and autocrats. We have simulated spending on a basket of ten natural resources, including oil and coal, and the metals used in power generation and the electrification of industry and transport. As the world decarbonises, spending on this basket will fall from 5.8% of GDP to 3.4% by 2040. Yet over half of that will still go to ­autocracies. As Western firms stop producing oil because of greenery and costs, the market share of OPEC plus Russia will grow, giving them more clout. And the transition will give rise to new electrostates providing green metals such as copper and lithium, where production will still be dangerously concentrated. Building a cleaner and safer energy system is essential, but it is also an epic, risky and daunting task. Zanny Minton Beddoes Editor-in-chief The Economist

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eFuels in International Energy Partnerships

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 1 febbraio 2022

Berlin.Green hydrogen and eFuels could become a cornerstone of a carbon-neutral global energy system, while boosting economies around the world, a group of leading policy makers, experts, scientists and companies agreed at a high level event on the creation of an international ecosystem for green hydrogen.The digital event, featuring eFuel Alliance Chair Dr. Monika Griefahn and Ralf Diemer, Executive Director of the eFuel Alliance focused on the scale of the task confronting international policy makers, highlighting the fact that fighting climate change is a global challenge that requires global solutions.Panelists were Tanja Gönner, Board Spokesperson, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH; Dr. Stefan Liebing, Chairman, Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft; Jochen Bard, Head of Energy Process Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy Systems Technology; Clara Bowman, Managing Director, HIF Global, Chile; Janita Naidoo, Head of Strategy, Growth and Innovation, Sasol, South Africa; and James Mnyupe, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Namibia.All participants agreed that carbon neutral energy sources offer enormous potential – both for the climate and for the economy. It is already clear, the experts said, that the EU is far from self-sufficiency in renewable energy production and will therefore be dependent on imports. The speakers pointed to the fact that hydrogen and its derivatives could be produced most efficiently and cost-effectively in locations with an abundance of sun and wind. In addition to the availability of sun and wind, however, the allocation of financial resources must first be clarified. Furthermore, eFuels, a hydrogen derivative, can be transported over long distances through the existing infrastructure and used in different sectors. Unlike solutions that depend on electrification, they do not have to be produced on site. Also discussed was the fact that investment in the production of green hydrogen have a positive impact on the economy and employment situation of producer countries. For example, the production of 10% eFuels for the EU market alone – as recent studies have shown – could create up to 278,700 jobs in countries of origin not only in Africa and the Middle East, but also in large parts of Central and South America, Asia and Australia. Economically weaker countries would benefit, as would those heavily dependent on fossil fuel exports. Namibia, for example, has set itself the goal of becoming a major player in the global market for green hydrogen. This would result in a shift in trade relations: nations that until now have been dependent on other countries’ help instead become trading partners. Further research, using Morocco as an example, shows that every euro invested in eFuels generates an additional 12 euros of value added locally. The end result can be a series of markets around the globe, with many regions benefiting from the value created. Of course, when establishing international energy partnerships, environmental and social criteria must be strictly adhered to in the countries of origin. The experts agreed that an export of eFuels should only be possible under these conditions.

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A rethink of energy taxation is crucial – for the climate and consumers

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 luglio 2021

Berlin, Brussels. The eFuel Alliance supports the European Commission’s plans to modernise the Energy Tax Directive (ETD) and calls on policy-makers to make critical changes that align it with a consistent EU climate strategy. Fair treatment for all energy sources is crucial for European climate policy, and for the consumers on whose support the transition will depend.Ralf Diemer, Managing Director of the eFuel Alliance e.V., said: “The positive contribution that various energy carriers can make to the reduction of CO2 emissions in numerous sectors must be reflected in a revised European energy taxation.” In terms of climate protection, it is not credible to permit conventional fossil fuels to continue to be taxed in the same way as sustainable climate-neutral fuels. “More than ever we now need to send a signal to fuel suppliers and customers that it pays to supply and buy climate-friendly fuels,” Diemer added.eFuels – i.e. synthetic climate-neutral fuels from renewable energies – can make a significant contribution to ensuring that gasoline prices at petrol stations will remain affordable in the future. A climate-friendly revision of energy taxation can ensure a socially just transition to renewable and low-carbon fuels in line with the European climate targets. Ralf Diemer said: “Instead of volume-based taxation, a tax based on the CO2 footprint of the energy carrier must be introduced, one which reflects the actual emission reduction contribution of renewable and low-carbon fuels and is in line with the European Renewable Energy Directive*.”The support of member states for the revision of the Energy Tax Directive is crucial for the European Commission’s wider objectives and for the success of the ‘EU Green Deal’. The previous effort to reform the Directive was blocked by the national governments. The eFuel Alliance’s proposal guarantees consistent tax revenues for the EU member states and ensures stable fuel prices also at the filling station.

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Energy for water sustainability

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 ottobre 2020

Webinar 21 ottobre 2020 11.00-13.00. Il cambiamento climatico ha un impatto crescente sulla disponibilità della risorsa idrica e sul settore elettrico; per indagare le connessioni tra questi elementi, Enel Foundation e Althesys hanno condotto lo studio congiunto “Energy for water sustainability”. Si tratta del primo lavoro in Italia nel quale si affronta il tema in modo organico, con l’obiettivo di formulare alcune proposte di policy volte a favorire misure e investimenti per raccogliere, gestire e utilizzare al meglio l’acqua. Scopo ultimo è disegnare una strategia nazionale di water supply security, proponendo una serie di soluzioni che il settore elettrico può offrire per preservare questa risorsa, ottimizzandone gli usi plurimi e riducendo al contempo gli effetti sul territorio.

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“Energy for water sustainability”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 ottobre 2020

Webinar 21 ottobre 2020 11.00-13.00. Il cambiamento climatico ha un impatto crescente sulla disponibilità della risorsa idrica e sul settore elettrico; per indagare le connessioni tra questi elementi, Enel Foundation e Althesys hanno condotto lo studio congiunto “Energy for water sustainability”. Si tratta del primo lavoro in Italia nel quale si affronta il tema in modo organico, con l’obiettivo di formulare alcune proposte di policy volte a favorire misure e investimenti per raccogliere, gestire e utilizzare al meglio l’acqua. Scopo ultimo è disegnare una strategia nazionale di water supply security, proponendo una serie di soluzioni che il settore elettrico può offrire per preservare questa risorsa, ottimizzandone gli usi plurimi e riducendo al contempo gli effetti sul territorio.Programma 10.45 Accesso alla Web Conference Room 11.00-11.30 Presentazione dello studio “Energy for water sustainability. Sviluppare le sinergie elettrico-idrico per la sostenibilità” Alessandro Marangoni, Althesys Strategic Consultants Giuseppe Montesano, Enel Foundation Keynote Speaker 11.30-11.45 La regolazione per la sostenibilità: come unire acqua ed energia?Stefano Besseghini, Arera 11.45 La convergenza tra acqua ed energia, quale futuro? Ne discutono: Massimo Gargano, ANBI, Ettore Prandini, Coldiretti, Edoardo Zanchini, Legambiente, Carlo Tamburi, Enel, Giordano Colarullo, Utilitalia. Modera: Sona Baghdassarian, Staffetta Quotidiana Per iscriversi:

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Meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 luglio 2020

Brussels Thursday 16 July 2020, 9.00 – 11.30 József Antall (4Q1), Brussels and via videoconference.Most MEPs will attend the committee meeting via remote participation (Members will be able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Presentation of the Council Presidency’s programme : Exchange of views with Mr Peter Altmaier, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy (industry, SMEs, ICT, energy, space) Amending Regulation (EU) 2015/1017 as regards creation of a Solvency Support Instrument : consideration of draft opinion Next meeting: 1 September 2020, 9.00 – 11.00 in Brussels.

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MEPs want to boost energy storage in the EU to help spur decarbonisation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 luglio 2020

As energy from renewable sources is increasingly part of the European energy mix, MEPs propose ways to step up storage solutions such as hydrogen or home batteries. In a report adopted on Monday, MEPs in the Industry, Research and Energy Committee outline their strategy for energy storage, which plays a crucial role in reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate change.Lead MEP Claudia Gamon (Renew Europe, AT) said: “Energy storage will be essential for the transition to a decarbonised economy based on renewable energy sources. As electricity generated by wind or solar energy will not always be available in the quantities needed, we will need to store energy. Apart from storage technologies that we already know work well like pumped hydro storage, a number of technologies will play a crucial role in the future, such as new battery technologies, thermal storage or green hydrogen. These must be given market access to ensure a constant energy supply for European citizens.” The Industry, Research and Energy Committee calls on the European Commission and member states to remove regulatory barriers that hamper the development of energy storage projects, such as double taxation or shortcomings in EU network codes. The Trans-European energy networks also need to be revised in order to improve eligibility criteria for those wishing to develop energy storage facilities, MEPs say.MEPs also highlight the potential of hydrogen produced from renewable sources (so-called “ green hydrogen”), and call on the Commission to continue supporting research into and development of a hydrogen economy. Support measures are needed to reduce the cost of green hydrogen to make it economically viable, they say. The Commission should also assess if retrofitting gas infrastructure to transport hydrogen is possible, as the use of natural gas is only of a transitional nature.The committee also supports the Commission’s efforts to create European standards for batteries and to reduce dependence on their production outside of Europe. The EU’s heavy dependence on importing raw materials from sources where extraction degrades the environment should be reduced through enhanced recycling schemes and by sourcing raw materials sustainably, possibly in the EU.Finally, MEPs propose ways to boost other storage options, such as mechanical and thermal storage, as well as the development of decentralised storage through home batteries, domestic heat storage, vehicle-to-grid technology and smart home energy systems.

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New tyre labels to include information on energy consumption and grip

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 Maggio 2020

The new labelling scheme for car and truck tyres aims to increase consumer awareness on fuel savings, improve safety and decrease noise pollution.Under the new rules adopted on Wednesday as already agreed with the Council of Ministers, the labelling will have to inform consumers about the tyre’s fuel efficiency, wet grip and external rolling noise.In the future, information on mileage, abrasion, retreaded tyres and on snow and ice grip will be added to the labels. Mileage and abrasion performance data would be included when a testing method becomes available. The abrasion of tyres during use is a significant source of micro-plastics, which are harmful to the environment.
The new labelling scheme would also apply to heavy-duty vehicles (so-called C3 tyres), which are currently not covered by EU labelling requirements.Labels must be clearly visible to consumers, be on display in all situations where tyres are being sold, including online, and should provide a QR code for easy scan.Rapporteur Henna Virkkunen (EPP, FI) said: “The updated tyre label is a simple but efficient tool, contributing to safer and cleaner mobility by encouraging changes in consumer behaviour. The regulation ensures that consumers receive clear, relevant and comparable information when choosing their tyres.

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Energy: EU priority projects should be aligned with 2050 climate objectives

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 febbraio 2020

• Legislation on Trans-European Energy networks to be revised this year
• MEPs give early input, can amend the proposal later
• Vote follows plenary debate on 4th PCI list
The Commission should update its guidelines to select priority energy projects so that the next EU list is in line with its climate policy, said the Energy Committee.The revision of the TEN-E guidelines, to be proposed by the European Commission later this year, should be consistent with EU energy and climate targets for 2030, its long-term commitment on decarbonisation and the energy efficiency first principle, say MEPs from the Industry, Research and Energy Committee, in a resolution adopted on Tuesday.In order to ensure that the projects selected for the next PCI (projects of common interest) list are in line with the EU’s climate commitments, MEPs call on the Commission to also propose transitional guidance before the end of 2020. To be granted PCI status, projects must contribute to keep the energy supply affordable – one of the five dimensions of the Energy union, with which projects must be aligned, they say.The TEN-E regulation was set up in 2013, before the Paris Agreement was adopted, and several developments have since significantly changed the landscape for energy policy, MEPs recall.The non-binding resolution was adopted with 55 votes to 15. It will be put to a vote in the full House in March. The plenary already held a debate on an oral question on this topic.

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Risultati della Ricerca “Traiettorie evolutive e competenze per le imprese Energy”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 gennaio 2020

ManpowerGroup – multinazionale leader mondiale nelle innovative workforce solutions – e Luiss Business School hanno presentato ieri a Roma presso Villa Blanc i risultati della Ricerca “Traiettorie evolutive e competenze per le imprese Energy”, in cui emergono le nuove competenze e skill richieste nel settore dell’Energia, come effetto delle nuove traiettorie evolutive. Il Rapporto è il risultato di un Progetto di ricerca a cui hanno contribuito CEO e HR Director di 11 fra le maggiori aziende che operano nel comparto dell’Energia in Italia. Partendo dai principali trend del settore, sono stati analizzati i cambiamenti soprattutto in termini di strategie e di business model e l’impatto sull’organizzazione e sulle persone, in termini di processi, ruoli, cultura, mindsets, skills e professioni. Dall’Analisi emerge che le competenze digitali sono diventate fondamentali per le aziende che operano nel settore dell’Energia, insieme alla necessità di sviluppare la cosiddetta “transdisciplinarità”, che si integra con il concetto di flessibilità, divenuto chiave per le organizzazioni, le quali lavorano alla costruzione di team agili e di contesti dinamici in cui le singole funzioni non siano isolate.
Dalla Ricerca emerge inoltre che i mestieri e le professioni emergenti segnalate nel corso delle interviste condotte sono state: Data Scientist e Data Analyst, seguiti a distanza da Data Architect, Data manager, Esperti di open innovation, Innovation manager, IOT manager, Digital Marketing, UX designer, Scrum master, Esperti di marketing di prodotto, Ingegneri con preparazione digitale, Ingegneri della manutenzione predittiva delle reti e degli impianti, Esperti in ambito ICT e TLC, Esperti di connettività (considerato il tema della trasmissione dei dati e delle infrastrutture) che spesso includono cavi di fibra ottica, Operai specializzati nell’idrico e nell’elettrico, Esperti per la gestione di cantieri internazionali, Economisti con background in ambito energia, Middle manager, Ingegneri idraulici, Chimici, Geologi. In linea generale, alcune aziende affermano di assumere annualmente nuovo personale, inclusi soggetti giovani, riscontrando una maggiore difficoltà nel trovare le figure professionali legate al digitale rispetto alle figure “classiche” (es. ingegneri idraulici, chimici, geologi). Inoltre, alcune aziende acquisiscono dall’esterno anche i top manager, con un livello di anzianità di queste figure che rimane al di sotto di 3 anni di lavoro. Per alcune di queste nuove competenze, l’acquisizione di nuove figure dal mercato non risulta essere l’unica opzione, con le aziende che si sono focalizzate anche sul re-skilling e sull’up skilling del personale a disposizione, riqualificandolo. Inoltre, vi sono casi in cui è stata effettuata un’attività di in-sourcing di personale esterno (es. per i ruoli riguardanti la gestione di pratiche di backoffice, call center e customer care).

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LUISS Business School Energy: Ricerca sulle nuove competenze

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 gennaio 2020

Roma giovedì 30 gennaio dalle ore 10:30 presso Villa Blanc sede Luiss Business School, in Via Nomentana 216, Roma, Aula Carlo Azeglio Ciampi Ricerca promossa da ManpowerGroup e Luiss Business School sulle nuove competenze e skills richieste nel settore dell’Energia, come effetto delle nuove traiettorie evolutive, a cui partecipano CEO e HR Director del comparto.

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Holliday Energy Law Group Announces the EnergyShip Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 dicembre 2019

As the oil and gas industry faces another period of unprecedented disruption, the country’s energy leaders will come together to discuss the current state of the industry and plan the future at the EnergyShip Summit to be held in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 27-29, 2020. Attendees will gain access to world-class thought leaders in the fields of AI, data, engineering, markets, and leadership to develop actionable insights and enhance their ability to lead and win in the exponential future of oil and gas, as well as build a community of networked, future-minded leaders across the industry.

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Advanced Energy to Host Investor Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 dicembre 2019

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS), a global leader in highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions, announced today that the Company will be hosting an investor conference on Monday, December 16, 2019, in New York City. Presentations will be given by Yuval Wasserman, president and CEO, Paul Oldham, executive vice president and CFO, and other senior executives of the Company.At the event, management will discuss Advanced Energy’s expanded market opportunities, strategies to outgrow our markets and to accelerate earnings growth, an in-depth review of the company’s Advanced Power and Embedded Power products, and additional details on the acquisition of Artesyn Embedded Power and related synergies.The event will begin at 1:00pm ET.
Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes. AE’s power solutions enable customer innovation in complex applications for a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial, manufacturing, telecommunications, data center computing and healthcare. With engineering know-how and responsive service and support around the globe, the company builds collaborative partnerships to meet technology advances, propel growth for its customers and innovate the future of power. Advanced Energy has devoted more than three decades to perfecting power for its global customers and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. For more information, visit

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The EU will not reach 2050 climate neutrality without raising its energy and climate targets

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 ottobre 2019

Members adopted the opinion ‘Sustainable Europe by 2030, follow-up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals: ecological transition and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change’. The opinion focuses on the ‘planet’ pillar of the UN’s 2030 Agenda – the goals linked to the ecological and climate transition. Members stress the urgent need to ‘localise’ SDGs including the definition of local and regional objectives, milestones and progress indicators in addition to deploying adequate resources.Rapporteur Sirpa Hertell (FI/EPP), city councillor of Espoo, said: “We can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals only if the EU and national levels work together with cities and regions. It is us who can transform these goals locally through sustainable projects. This is what we have done successfully in my city of Espoo.” It is estimated that 65% of the 169 targets underlying the 17 SDGs will not be reached without the engagement of local and regional governments (OECD).As requisites to achieve the SDGs, members request full policy coherence and effective multi-level governance – which formally includes LRAs in planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and verification at the EU and global levels. Ending subsidies on fossil fuels and strong market-based incentives for multiplying clean investments are a must, members agree. During the new mandate 2019-20124, the CoR seeks to deepen cooperation with the European Parliament’s Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development and EP competent committees to accelerate the implementation of SDGs locally.
The CoR calls on Member States to further involve local and regional authorities in the definition and future implementation of their NECPs as stipulated in the Regulation on the governance of the energy union and climate action. In addition, the EU’s Assembly of cities and regions proposes to create and coordinate, jointly with the European Commission, a permanent platform that brings together Member States’ representatives, local and regional authorities and CoR members as to improve cooperation and coherence towards reaching the EU’s 2030 climate and energy objectives and climate neutrality by 2050.Members adopted an opinion on ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement through innovative and sustainable energy transition at regional and local level’. Rapporteur Witold Stepien (PL/EPP), Member of the Lódzkie Regional Assembly, said: “To implement the Paris climate accord and ambitious emission targets for climate protection, we need a just energy transition. For this to succeed, it is necessary to broadly involve regional and local authorities as they can most effectively put into practice and stimulate the initiatives and expectations of citizens and businesses.”The CoR recalls its demand to increase the EU’s 2030 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 40% to 50%, to raise the renewable energy target to 40% and to set more ambitious targets for energy efficiency as the only way to reach climate neutrality by 2050.Complementing the opinion of rapporteur Stepien, members adopted ‘The socio-economic transformation of Europe’s coal regions’ by Mark Speich (DE/EPP), Secretary of State for Federal, European and International Affairs from North Rhine Westphalia. Members agree on the need to deploy a dedicated fund to support coal regions’ economic transformation and alleviate the socio-economic difficulties that may result from it. While linked to cohesion policy governance, the specific fund should not be deducted from its current budget share, members agree.The clean energy transition in coal and energy-intense regions is a key aspect of Europe’s decarbonisation and a requisite to honour the EU’s commitments under the Paris climate agreement. Coal accounts for nearly a quarter of the total electricity production in the EU. It employs 240,000 people in mines and power plants across 41 regions and 12 EU countries (EC). Members unanimously adopted the opinion ‘Smart cities: new challenges for a just transition toward climate neutrality – how to implement the SDGs in real life’. Rapporteur Andries Gryffroy (BE/EA), member of the Flemish Parliament, said: “Cities and communities have an important role to play in the transition to a resource-efficient, climate-neutral and bio-diverse Europe. We need to create more and better opportunities to help and support local and regional actors in this evolution. A bottom-up approach, with smart actions evolving out of local cooperation will be necessary. This inclusivity is equally necessary to close the digital gap as to make sure that the weakest parties are not left behind in the transition towards a digital society.” The adopted opinion responds to a referral of Finland’s EU presidency.

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AI brings new energy to oil and gas

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 ottobre 2019

The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) and Imperial have announced a two-year agreement to collaborate on the development of Imperial’s in-house machine learning capabilities, which will enable a range of applied artificial intelligence (AI) projects. Through these projects, Imperial will work to develop more effective ways to recover oil and gas resources, reduce environmental impacts and improve the safety of its workforce.
“At Imperial, we are taking action to be a leader in advancing digital and AI technology across the value chain,” said John Whelan, Imperial’s senior vice-president, upstream. “Amii is not only a leader in the AI space globally, but based locally in Alberta. We believe the institute is a perfect partner to help us showcase Alberta’s leadership in technology and digital solutions for responsibly-produced oil and gas.” Working closely with Imperial, Amii will provide business guidance and scientific mentorship to build Imperial’s in-house machine intelligence capabilities and teams. Amii experts will help define and validate machine learning opportunities, provide assistance with applied projects and connections to the latest applicable AI research. The institute will also support Imperial in attracting and developing its technical teams with an emphasis on enhancing the skills of current employees.
“Imperial is an ideal member for our Amii Innovates program,” says John Shillington, President and CEO of Amii. “Not only do they have a strong commitment to driving innovation in the oil and gas sector, but they’re also focused on growing their internal AI capabilities and teams right here in Alberta.”

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Piper Jaffray Completes the Sale of the Midstream Energy

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 settembre 2019

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) a leading investment bank and institutional securities firm, announced today it has completed its sale of the midstream energy asset management (MLP) business of Advisory Research Inc. to Tortoise Capital Advisors. Combining the Tortoise and Advisory Research midstream energy investment teams, two of the longest tenured in the midstream energy space, creates a “best-in-class” organization with a comprehensive suite of solutions for clients. “Tortoise has built an excellent investment management platform focused on essential assets. The midstream energy infrastructure team will bring unique perspectives that will create an even stronger and deeper combined team,” commented Deb Schoneman, president of Piper Jaffray.
Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading investment bank and institutional securities firm driven to help clients Realize the Power of Partnership®. Securities brokerage and investment banking services are offered in the U.S. through Piper Jaffray & Co., member SIPC and FINRA; in Europe through Piper Jaffray Ltd., authorized and regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority; and in Hong Kong through Piper Jaffray Hong Kong Limited, authorized and regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission. Asset management products and services are offered through five separate investment advisory affiliates.

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KBRA Assigns A- Rating to Wind Energy Transmission Texas

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 settembre 2019

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigns a A- rating to the 3.67% Senior Secured Notes Due 2034 (the “Notes”) issued by Wind Energy Transmission Texas, LLC (“WETT”) for an original principal amount of $490 million.The A- rating on the Notes reflects our view of the Project’s strengths, as follows:Supportive Regulatory Environment: Transmission and distribution utilities under the jurisdiction of the PUCT in ERCOT benefit from the timely recovery of incurred investments and expenses, allowing for stable and predictable cash flows.
Barriers to Entry for Competitors: Texas is well ahead of the 2025 target installed renewable capacity of 10,000 MW; there is currently approximately 21,000 MW of wind in the system and interconnect requests are high. While this is the case, there is a lengthy and rigorous process to be approved to develop a transmission system despite a need for more installed transmission capacity.
Low Business Risk: WETT is a transmission-only utility which limits the business and operating risk of the project. WETT’s budgeted operations and maintenance expenses are similar to those of other transmission assets; there is minimal maintenance capital expenditures expected during the life of the Notes. WETT has been able to successfully operate the project without any material unplanned outages or disruptions since achieving COD.
Proven Technology: The technology used in both the transmission lines and in the substations is well-known and proven. Given the age of the assets, there is low operating risk and the maintenance expenditures in the near term are not significant.

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Carbon-Neutral and Secure Energy Future

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 agosto 2019

The United Nations Climate Change Agreement and movements such as Fridays for Future are putting pressure on politicians, companies and research institutions to develop sustainable energy solutions. For the past 25 years, INNIO, a pioneer in combined heat and power, and the LEC in Graz have been researching and developing visionary technologies for sustainable power generation and the transport industry. The combustion of so-called e-fuels, i.e. regenerative fuels like hydrogen and hydrogen carrier gases such as synthetic natural gas, methanol or ammonia, is being tested or further optimized. The aims of the research are to develop technologies capable of making drastic carbon dioxide (CO2) reductions and to build gas engines that are virtually emissions free.
As part of the COMET-K1 research program, the State of Tyrol is providing €2.4 million in funding for technology development including the areas of sustainable power generation and transportation systems. “By subsidizing this research cooperation, we are further advancing our goal of freeing Tyrol from its dependence on fossil fuels by 2050. We are also better positioning ourselves as an attractive business and science location as well as an international partner for research, development and innovation,” said Patrizia Zoller-Frischauf, Tyrolean Minister of Economic Affairs, at a technology forum held today at INNIO’s corporate headquarters in Jenbach.“We are already using regenerative fuels such as hydrogen in our Jenbacher gas engines. In cooperation with the LEC, we are further developing this technology and plan to demonstrate by 2021 that a Jenbacher gas engine can run on up to 100% hydrogen or methanol,” underscored Carlos Lange, President & CEO of INNIO. “INNIO will continue to make significant investments in research and development and will further expand its technological leadership in power generation based on regenerative gases. In specific, hydrogen and hydrogen carrier gases produced from surplus energy such as wind or solar power, which are storable for a longer period of time.”

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Studio “3-D Maximum Power Point Searching and Tracking for Ultra Low Power RF Energy Harvesters”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 luglio 2019

Parma. Importante riconoscimento alla conferenza internazionale SMACD 2019 (International Conference on Synthesis, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Methods and Applications to Circuit Design) per Michele Caselli, neo-dottore di ricerca in Tecnologie dell’Informazione all’Università di Parma, e Andrea Boni, docente di Elettronica al Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Architettura.Nel corso dell’appuntamento, che si è svolto nei giorni scorsi a Losanna, il loro contributo scientifico, “3-D Maximum Power Point Searching and Tracking for Ultra Low Power RF Energy Harvesters”, è stato giudicato il migliore articolo sulle tematiche di “Power/Energy Management and Efficient Power Solutions”.L’articolo si concentra sullo studio di circuiti elettronici integrati per il recupero di energia dall’”inquinamento” elettromagnetico a radiofrequenza (RF Harvesting).
Per mezzo di questa tecnica è possibile ottenere dall’ambiente l’energia necessaria per alimentare sensori autonomi connessi in rete per applicazioni Internet of Things (IoT).
L’articolo presentato propone una soluzione innovativa per gestire la notevole variabilità del campo elettromagnetico nel tempo e nello spazio come sorgente di energia. Il sistema proposto ricerca periodicamente la configurazione ottimale per ricavare il massimo di energia possibile dall’ambiente.Il lavoro, che costituisce una parte del progetto di tesi di dottorato di Michele Caselli, è stato realizzato con il supporto di STMicroelectronics, che ha firmato un accordo di collaborazione di ricerca con l’Università di Parma.

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Al via la partnership tra on Energy consulting e Fast group

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 luglio 2019

Nell’ottica di rappresentare sempre di più un punto di riferimento fiduciario per i propri clienti e nell’ottica dell’ampliamento del proprio portfolio di servizi, On Energy Consulting ha siglato una partnership con Fast Group integrando due nuove Business Unit, ovvero le telecomunicazioni e la consulenza strategica e operativa in ambito finance & manageriale per sostenere le Imprese ad ottenere incentivi fiscali (Innovazione, Ricerca & Sviluppo – Industry 4.0) e supportarle in processi d’innovazione e Digital Transformation.
L’intento di On Energy Consulting è di creare un compendio ai servizi già offerti per l’intermediazione delle forniture di gas ed energia elettrica, con quelli afferenti le telecomunicazioni, asset altrettanto strategico, arrivando così ad esprimere sempre meglio il ruolo di azienda Multiutility, che oggi più che mai è importante per molte imprese, soprattutto quelle di medie e grandi dimensioni. L’azienda ha lavorato a lungo per costruire una solida e reale partnership con un Internet Provider specializzato e soprattutto “a misura di azienda”, ovvero con un rapporto sempre diretto, schietto e trasparente con i propri clienti, a differenza dei grandi operatori, fatti di call center e di lunghe attese. Un altro aspetto importante riguarda la consulenza alle imprese; tre parole chiave: Finanziare – Pianificare – Innovare. “Attraverso progetti di innovazione e Ricerca & Sviluppo – aggiunge Gandino – supportiamo le aziende nel valorizzare gli investimenti passati e futuri, ottenendo un generoso credito d’imposta, così come supportiamo lo sviluppo tramite Industria 4.0 ed altri strumenti a sostegno delle imprese e della competitività”.

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