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Total global energy investment in 2016 was just over $1.7 trillion, accounting for 2.2% of global GDP

Energy markets focus on the trade and supply of electricity, gas and liquid fuels. They consist of three main elements: generation or production, transmission and distribution, and supply. Once electricity is generated or gas is produced, it is sold on the wholesale market to suppliers, who sell it on to consumers and arrange for its delivery. It is distributed to homes and businesses through the transmission and distribution grids. In the UK, energy markets are regulated by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). In recent years the markets have experienced significant changes due to diversification of electricity generation through the rise of renewable energy sources, as well as the addition of many new suppliers. Investment in the energy system is also shifting, with increasing funds flowing into renewables, grid flexibility mechanisms, and low carbon transport.

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Perspective: Foreshocks to oil market shake-up

2018-5-23
The first tremors of US President Donald Trump’s decision this month to withdraw from the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector are already reverberating throug...

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Investment support for new heat networks

2018-5-22
The government has announced a new scheme for consumers and non-domestic users such as hospitals, schools and council buildings to participate in a district heat networks scheme. Opening this autumn, ...

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Coal output falls show major shift in power market trends

2018-5-22
The much-reported three-day period in late April, during which no electricity was generated from UK coal-fired power stations, marked a new low for coal’s place in Britain’s energy scene...

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China still the world's most attractive renewables market, says EY report

2018-5-21
China has held on to its position as the most attractive renewable energy market for investment in EY’s latest bi-annual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI).China’s hea...

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China named world's most attractive renewables market

2018-5-17
China has held on to its position as the most attractive renewable energy market for investment in EY’s latest bi-annual Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), while the UK has ...

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Technical guidance publications

Assessing and managing the risk of arc flash

2018
The objective of this publication is to provide a practical approach to the management of arc flash risk within electrical installations. It provides general guidance on the causes of arc flash events...

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G+ Safe by Design workshop report: WTG access and egress

2018
This publication is available to download for free for registered users.The latest G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+) Safe by Design workshop focused on the issues associated ...

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South East Europe Energy Outlook 2016/17

2017
This study comprises seven parts: energy policy, energy security, country energy surveys, legal framework, regional economic issues, sectorial analysis and energy investment outlook. It covers all 13 ...

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Guidelines for life extension of offshore installations

2017
These guidelines provide a consistent agenda to enable senior engineering personnel to justify continued service and life extension of an installation beyond original design or anticipated service lif...

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Technical workshop proceedings: Process safety in decommissioning projects

2017
This publication is available to download for free by registering/logging in to this site.*This file is large in size, please allow extra download time*These proceedings provide a non-verbatim summary...

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