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17 Sep 2013  |  Europe
Despite Challenges, Europe's Green Energy Supergrids are Possible for Future Low-carbon Electricity
Increasing power generation from renewable energy has led to excess energy-sharing among European states. Implementation of supergrids within select European countries would enhance effective power transmission and distribution. This market insight addresses the importance of supergrids and their necessity in Europe. Topics covered include the bene...
22 Oct 2013  |  Global
National Mandates Drive Strong Growth and Biorefinery Diversification Drives Maturation
This market insight provides an overview of the global biofuels market, including identified key technological, economic, and legislative trends and their implications. The historical development of the biofuels market, from first generation to third generation, is outlined. National mandates, which are crucial to driving biofuel production, are id...
22 Nov 2013  |  North America
Is Shale Gas the Cornerstone of Mexico's Transition to Gas?
The energy reform, promoted by recently elected officials, will determine if the private sector is allowed to participate in oil and gas activities after a 73-year-long ban, and whether the shale gas market expands depends on the possibility of conducting profit sharing agreements with private firms. In this study, the market is strictly associated...
05 Nov 2013  |  North America
A Nascent DCIM Market Requires Increased Standardization to Drive Growth
Prior to the dawn of the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) era, monitoring was conducted manually within a traditional data center, essentially with separate management solutions provided for each type of equipment in the building. Integral to the equipment in the data center is the ability to monitor it on a regular basis and to provide...
12 Dec 2013  |  Global
The Emergence of Low-carbon Distributed Generation and Virtual Power Plants
The deployment of small-scale distributed generation technologies using renewable energy has 2 main benefits for the energy mix: reduction of carbon emissions and generation of energy close to the point of consumption; thus, reducing the need for investment in centralised power generation. Technologies are mostly well established and have seen stro...
31 Oct 2013  |  Europe
First-mover Advantage in the Near Term, Competition to Boom Post 2020
A smart city is a future trend that ensures efficient, intelligent power consumption and management within an urban community. These global cities will only function through the installation of both a smart grid and a form of energy storage. The impact of energy storage in a smart city is expected to be felt most strongly in the US and Europe, foll...
10 Dec 2013  |  North America
Rapid Expansion of Device Usage is Expected to Drive TFB Growth
Global Mega Trends, including the growth of interconnected gadgets in the Internet of Things, increasing device miniaturization, greater gadget flexibility, and the rapid expansion of wireless intelligence and connectivity on a single platform, will create an explosive demand for thin-film batteries (TFBs). This market insight provides an overview ...
26 Dec 2013  |  North America
Policies Governing the Nuclear Power Industry Witness Revisions Post-Fukushima Accident
This market insight covers the current state and future potential of the nuclear power industry in the top 10 key global countries. It presents the policies governing the nuclear power industry and their impact on the forecast period. It provides a detailed analysis of the funding and economic situation for the nuclear power industry.
13 Dec 2013  |  Asia Pacific
Opportunities Abound Due to Rising Landfill Cost and Proven Energy Conversion Technologies
This research service covers the current state and future potential of the waste-to-energy market in Australia by key states. It provides an in-depth analysis of the drivers, restraints, policies, technology availability and adoption, and their impact on market revenue during the forecast period. Major feedstock analysed for waste-to-energy generat...
06 Dec 2013  |  North America
Natural Gas Markets Thrive Despite Setbacks
Achieving energy independence, meeting unmet energy demand, and a growing awareness of the impact of high energy consumption on the environment are leading drivers behind the global energy transformation. This market insight considers the strategies adopted by the countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and no...