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GlobalData Energy Expert Insights

GlobalData’s Expert Insights provide informed opinions from experienced analysts on the latest events and trends in the energy industry.

With new Expert Insights posted every day, you gain a unique view of the industry from analysts with several years of experience in their field. With a special emphasis on emerging markets and areas with high potential, you can improve your awareness of new opportunities and ensure your strategies reflect the smart trends in the power and resources, and oil & gas industries.

From significant deals and regulatory changes to M&A activity, each topic is covered by the analyst(s) specializing in that particular field. Their informed opinions provide clearer perspective when you need to respond quickly to recent developments in your area of operations.

View our Expert Insights, they provide analyst's views on the latest trends and events in the Energy industry.

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  1. Donald Trump’s Presidency May Reverse Fortunes for Renewables, Reviving Fossil Fuels

    In this Expert Insight, Sneha Susan Elias, GlobalData's Analyst covering Power, discusses the impact Donald Trump's election as the 45th president of the US is expected to have on the power sector.

  2. Floating Wind Turbine Technology to be the Future of Offshore Wind

    In this Expert Insight, Amit Sharma, discusses the future development of floating wind turbine technology as manufactures seek higher-quality wind resources and larger wind turbines.

  3. Evaluating Japan’s Long-term Energy Plan to 2030: Government Proposes Nuclear to Attain Energy Security

    In this Expert Insight, Amit Sharma, GlobalData's Practice Head for Power, discusses Japan's long-term energy plans and the implications of an increasing share of nuclear power in the country's energy mix.

  4. The Impact of a Premature End to Subsidies for New Onshore Wind Projects in the UK

    As part of the UK’s EU obligations, a national target is in place for renewable energy sources to account for 15% of gross energy consumption by 2020. In order to achieve these renewable energy targets, the government started promoting renewable energy sources through a significant amount of financial support in the form of subsidies, active research and development, government-sponsored loans, and tax allowances. The new Conservative-majority government intends to end subsidies for new onshore wind farms and shift the power to grant planning consent for large-scale projects to local authorities in England and Wales, starting on April 1, 2016, which is a year earlier than originally planned.

  5. Cheap coal and carbon drive both emissions and profits in the UK energy sector

    As found across Europe, the UK’s carbon emissions are on the rise. DECC’s provisional estimates indicate a 4.4% rise in carbon emissions in 2012 compared to 2011 little of which has been driven by an improving economy. Indeed, 50% of the rise, or 10 million tonnes came from the power generation sector despite a 1% fall in generation.