Energy & Tech

Strong action on biofuels – but can anything stop the rise of coal?

June 26, 2014
2014.06.26 There’s both good and bad news coming through this week when it comes to energy news. On the one hand, we have some positive new EU rules on biofuel use; and on the other hand, we have some very bad news about the growing use of coal. Let’s have a look at both of

21st World Petroleum Congress

June 23, 2014
2014.06.23 Between the 15th and 19th June 2014 Moscow played host to the 21st World Petroleum Congress. Energy entrepreneur Ana Shell and representative of NRGLab Pte Ltd were in the city for a business trip at the time, and took the chance to visit this slick and well-organized event. The theme of this year’s event

Energy dependency is a problem for us all, not just Ukraine

June 23, 2014
2014.06.23 The news from Ukraine these days just seems to get worse and worse for the country. Military planes are being shot from the sky by rebels, the eastern half of the country is still trying to secede (despite Russia not being quite so vocally supportive anymore), and the Crimean region seems to have been

Ana Shell Media Press presents: POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia

June 20, 2014
2014.06.20 Ana Shell Media Press is pleased to be a media partner of PennWell Corporation and support POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia. POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for all aspects of the power generation industry, will return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 10-12 September 2014, at

World Cities Summit and Singapore International Water Week 2014: Common challenges, shared solutions

June 14, 2014
2014.06.14 Since 2010, the World Cities Summit (WCS) has brought together political and industry leaders in Singapore to discuss the challenges of urbanization, to learn from each other’s expertise and experiences in developing solutions that affect millions of lives, and to foster relationships across the sectors, with eyes always towards the future. This year’s WCS

The end of the road for Yasuni National Park

June 10, 2014
2014.06.10 In the last week the news has finally come out that Ecuador has signed official agreements with regards to drilling for oil in the Yasuni National Park. We all knew this was coming after recent leaks telling us that the government was in negotiations, but this is still an extremely sad day for those of

Has carbon trading failed?

June 7, 2014
2014.06.07 News reports suggest that Australia could become the first country to shut down its carbon trading scheme, essentially giving polluting industries the green light to continue with business-as-usual. The point of the carbon trading law was to put a minimum price on the emission of carbon dioxide, a kind of subsidy-in-reverse on industries and

Time to change our oil culture

June 2, 2014
2014.06.02 The latest figures coming out of the US suggest that the previous exultation of shale gas may have been severely premature. Shale has been promoted as the answer to the question of US energy independence, with claims that there would be up to 17bn barrels of fuel underneath California alone – enough to keep

Water conflict threatens to boil over

May 27, 2014
2014.05.27 Tension in the South China Sea, which has been bubbling away fairly quietly for some time, has threatened to boil over in the past few weeks. The problems are being caused, as they always are, by issues of resource management and ownership, particularly related to that still absurdly popular fuel source, crude oil. Specifically,

The challenges of the LNG industry

May 20, 2014
2014.05.20 With the call towards more sustainable energy sources by activists and environmental watchdogs getting increasingly urgent, there has been a lot of attention given to alternative forms of energy. Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, is one example of a more sustainable form of energy due to its lower carbon emissions. This is natural gas