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Global nuclear caution not stopping emerging countries

The world's nuclear power generation decreased in 2011 and 2012 in the aftermath of the Fukushima accident, but the market is gradually recovering, with large-scale capacity additions expected in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, GlobalData forecasts. In fact, GlobalData sees global nuclear installed capacity increasing from 371 GW in 2013 to 517 GW by 2025, driven by emerging markets.

Incentive schemes benefiting global solar power market

Environmental regulations focusing on curbing greenhouse gas and other emissions, and the need to enhance energy self-sufficiency and security, are rapidly powering the growth of the solar market, with an upward trend in Asia-Pacific and Africa, among others, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Energy constraints driving energy efficiency globally

As the global economy becomes increasingly more constrained by energy cost and availability, as well as energy-related environmental regulations, many countries are looking to identify measures to address energy demand issues.

Oil and gas pros setting the rules on hiring

The recruitment environment is becoming increasing complex for oil and gas companies. As more managers plan to hire, time to hire has increased and more offers are being rejected by candidates.

Global smart grid to grow at more than 18 percent

The global smart grid market was valued at $37.7 billion in 2012 and is forecast to reach $118.1 billion in 2019-- growing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR).

Leading utilities top the list of account management best practices

Leading utilities have developed a nuanced view of their business customers and ways of serving them, according to a recent E Source Account Management Assessment. Three utilities out of 35 stood out for their account management best practices.

Solar energy needs copper

By 2023, an estimated $158 billion will be invested into solar energy. With this rapid growth in the solar energy market, what will the demand be for the natural resources vital to these systems?

Collaborating for a better understanding of oil and gas separation technology

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching a multi-million dollar joint industry project to better understand oil and gas separation technology. Known as the Separation Technology Research (STAR) Program, the objective is to combine industry knowledge and resources to advance research that could lead to better equipment and test protocols.

Cloud driving business value

The cloud is having a significant and fast-growing impact on U.S. companies, according to a study of cloud technology, adoption and value-- commissioned by Windstream and conducted by Oxford Economics. 

Anomaly? Global wind market slowed in 2013

Despite the slowdown, wind currently powers nearly 3 percent of the world and is expected to grow over the next several years-- delivering 7.3 percent of the electricity consumed worldwide by 2018.