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Global energy investment in 2017 totalled almost $1.8 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 and oil 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 transmission and distribution systems. Depending on a country’s government policy, these elements of energy markets may be nationalised or privatised. Energy markets are closely regulated to ensure secure access to energy at fair prices, since energy is a necessity for sustained economic output and human welfare. Energy markets in the UK are privatised and regulated by the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), which is responsible for protecting the interest of consumers by promoting fair competition. UK energy markets have recently 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.

Around the world, investments in the energy system are shifting, with increasing funds flowing into renewables, grid flexibility mechanisms, and low carbon transport. An appropriate policy and regulatory environment is required for continued investment towards a low carbon economy while maintaining energy security. The low carbon transition often requires the government to drive and guide private spending since investments in low carbon energy infrastructure are often capital-intensive and require long-term returns. There is growing need for new market structures to be defined and existing ones to play different roles in order to encourage low carbon investments across all sectors of energy, while also keeping the energy system stable and conventional sources flowing. Increased interconnection is also an option for moving towards more sustainable and cost-effective energy systems; integration of national energy systems through cross-border infrastructure can redefine investment agendas.

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European Parliament approves new EU gas market rules

9-04-2019
The European Parliament has approved a new European Union (EU) directive drafted to extend EU gas market competition rules to pipelines that enter the EU from non-member states, writes Keith Nuthall. The legislation may impose conditions on the operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to ...

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EU carbon market emissions dropped 4.2% in 2018

1-04-2019
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary installations regulated under the Europen Union’s (EU) carbon market decreased by 4.2% last year to 1,679mn tonnes, according to the carbon research team at Refinitiv.In the power and heat sector, 2018 emissions came in at 893mn tonnes, down 61mn tonnes...

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Fuel economy in major car markets: Technology and policy drivers 2005-2017

20-03-2019
This report builds on a series of Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) working papers investigating the fuel economy of newly registered light-duty vehicles (LDVs) across the world from 2005 to 2017 

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ADNOC unlocks $4bn in value in pipeline infrastructure investment agreement

24-02-2019
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has entered into a $4bn midstream pipeline infrastructure partnership with international investors KKR and BlackRock. As part of the transaction, a newly formed entity called ADNOC Oil Pipelines will lease ADNOC’s interest in 18 pipelines, transporting crud...

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Romania’s frequent legislative changes provide unstable climate for gas investments

21-02-2019
Successive changes to Romania’s regulatory framework governing the oil and gas sector, including a raft of changes in legislation in recent months, have made for an uncertain investment climate, according to GlobalData.The market analyst’s latest report on the country shows a reduced level of compet...

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Events and training

The Business Case for Energy Storage followed by EI East Midlands AGM

14-05-2019
In the past few years, battery energy storage systems (BESS) have made the headlines for being able to support the electricity grid through a number of often competing services - demand side management, frequency regulation, embedded renewable energy whilst also providing site resilience services. H...

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CQRM - Certified in Quantitative Risk Management - June 2019

4-06-2019
This 4-day CQRM - Certified in Quantitative Risk Management training course will teach delegates how to acquire updated and practical knowledge in risk management from a quantitative approach to measure, analyse and make decisions.

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Financing challenges for a transforming energy industry

5-06-2019
Attend to discuss the latest challenges and financial solutions that will manage risks and facilitate the development of the future energy mix to meet consumers’ requirements.

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Valuation and risk analysis of oil and gas assets - October 2019

23-10-2019
The 3-day training course is pitched to appeal to professionals with a large range of technical and commercial backgrounds and varying levels of experience seeking insight to the broad range of asset valuation techniques required across the industry.

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Introduction to LNG

7-11-2019
This 2-day training course provides an introduction to the LNG chain. Suitable for students who are new to the LNG sector and/or those with a non-technical background.

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Technical guidance publications

Proceedings of the 20th World Petroleum Congress. Energy Solutions for All: Promoting Cooperation, Innovation and Investment. 4-8 December, 2011, Doha, Qatar

2012
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Financial investment in energy efficiency

2008
Taken from Croner's Energy Management loose-leaf manual, this 30-page module identifies a number of accountancy techniques to help energy managers quantify potential savings by investing in energy efficiency. It outlines the basic principals of investment appraisal, explains the barriers to investin...

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