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17 May 2012  |  Europe
Demand for High Quality Power, and Increasing Focus on Energy Efficiency is Driving the Market
The past 2-3 years have witnessed an increasing interest in smart grids and smart energy. Smart meters are considered to be the first step towards smart grid implementation. The smart meter rollout in Europe is well underway, boosted by the European Union legislation to achieve 80 percent coverage by 2020. Sweden and Italy had full scale penetratio...
18 Dec 2012  |  Europe
Carbon Footprint Reduction Opportunities in Networks and Treatment Plants of European Water Utilities
Opportunities Emerge for Product Suppliers in the Allied Fields of Energy and Automation
This study provides an analysis of the carbon footprint reduction opportunities of water and wastewater treatment plants and networks, with a focus on the European region. The reduction of a carbon footprint is an emerging global Mega Trend, due to the inherent footprint of the infrastructure and additionally because of the increasing energy consum...
09 Oct 2012  |  Europe
Despite Fukushima, Nuclear will Play an Active Role in Europe's Energy Mix
Meeting energy needs while achieving security of supply and minimising carbon emissions are key challenges facing most countries. Although nuclear is gaining support in Europe, its significance varies among European countries. While some states are not willing to take risks and are opposed to nuclear (such as Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium...