Please join Black & Veatch as we review our Mid-Year 2014 Energy Market Outlook and Industry Trends in a free, one-hour webinar. This webinar will discuss our insights into the near and long-term energy market, providing an outlook for the more...
Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 -
Washington, DC, District of Columbia - USA
POSTPONED TO FALL 2014 At the request of several public officials and because the current date falls on the planned final week of Congressional session before the August recess, we have decided to postpone the conference until the Fall. We more...
07/17/14 - By Ed Spears , Product Marketing Manager, Critical Power Solutions Division, Eaton
In today's data center landscape, it has become increasingly important to maintain uptime for business continuity. To avoid costly downtime and sustain uptime in the case of a power event, facilities operators have to deploy a comprehensive power distribution scheme along with emergency power support from an uninterruptible power system (UPS).
07/16/14 - By A. Shyam , Environmental Specialist, GMR Group
It is certain that fossil fuels are likely to be exhausted sooner or later. It is rather satisfying that ‘Fossil Fuels’ sustained the global energy needs till date. Although there were no serious issues of this generation initially, gradual awareness on Environment posed many problems, over the last few decades. This awareness has gained considerable momentum with 'Climate change' in the forefront.
07/18/14 - By Kirk Edelman , Chief Executive Officer, Project & Structured Finance - Energy President and CEO, Siemens Financial Services, Inc.
When we talk about solutions for our nation’s energy needs, the conversation is often framed as an either/or choice between generation from renewable sources and from fossil fuels. Based on my experience investing in global energy projects, I believe that we need both. While it’s important to build a system that uses renewables as much as possible to ensure sustainability and environmental responsibility, there are two challenges posed by renewables that are oftentimes overlooked.
07/21/14 - By Brad Smalldridge , Vice President of Nuclear Operations, Day & Zimmermann
It's a continuing priority for nuclear plant managers to make outages as efficient and cost-effective as possible. According to the NRC, over the past 15 years the average number of days spent implementing outages for refueling operations and necessary plant maintenance has hit a plateau. Despite this trend, demands on plants to minimize the length of outage duration and find new efficiencies remain high.
It's very clear Latin America has one of the world's brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries, driving new investment and capacity additions. Consider Chile, Uruguay, and Costa Rica were three of the just seven nations worldwide to show an increase in renewable energy financing in 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).