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Energy efficiency and the climate change agenda
2017-06-22

Energy efficiency and the climate change agenda

As EU leaders meet this week, one of the subjects on the agenda will the progress being made towards meeting the Paris climate change targets. What will the council report …

An engineering company’s perspective on energy efficiency
2017-06-09

An engineering company’s perspective on energy efficiency

Written by Frank Bossel, International Business Development Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is energy efficiency?

Energy efficiency is traditionally defined as optimising the difference between directly-used energy …

Understand and share risks for competitive nuclear projects, report finds
2017-01-17

Understand and share risks for competitive nuclear projects, report finds

The essential characteristics for structuring a nuclear project, is “a suitable sharing of risks and benefits”, a new report from the World Nuclear Association concludes. The Association stated the aim …

Why humankind must successfully manage its urbanisation
2016-11-15

Why humankind must successfully manage its urbanisation

The Guardian recently published a thorough paper, “This is humankind’s ‘great urbanisation’. We must do it right, or the planet will pay”. Written by Professor Lord Stern of …

The Impact of Digital Technologies on the Future of the Nuclear Industry
2016-10-24

The Impact of Digital Technologies on the Future of the Nuclear Industry

 

As discussed in the previous blog publication, Digital engineering for nuclear industry, the emergence and massive use of digital technology has greatly impacted the development process and facilitated design …

Energy efficiency and security: two major challenges for smart cities
2016-04-14

Energy efficiency and security: two major challenges for smart cities

By Franck Ladegaillerie, Assystem Marketing and Sales Director and David Lacombled, President of La villa numeris

 

 

By 2033, it is estimated that 5 billion people will be living …

More takeovers predicted in the energy sector this year
2016-04-12

More takeovers predicted in the energy sector this year

An interesting article published by Energy Live News, based upon a KPMG survey which highlights an increase of mergers and acquisitions across all energy sectors in 2016. Indeed, according to …

UK: large fall in electricity generation from coal, increases from renewables and nuclear
2016-04-01

UK: large fall in electricity generation from coal, increases from renewables and nuclear

According to UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which updates quaterly its Energy Trends Report, “electricity generation in 2015 fell by ½ per cent, from 338.9 TWh …

The challenge of complexity
2015-06-19

The challenge of complexity

> Source: www.world-nuclear.org

Complexity is intrinsic to the energy sector (oil, gas, clean coal, nuclear, offshore wind), especially in a period of energy transition. By virtue of the …