In this latest issue of the Brussels Briefing on Energy Hughes Belin, leading energy journalist for viEUws – the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an extensive update on the latest policy developments and what to expect for the near future in the field of energy policy.
Topics discussed…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/eu-energy-internal-market-energy-efficiency-and-climate-change-video-brussels-briefing-on-energy/ Biofuels, biofuels production, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, eu emission trading scheme, EU Policy Broadcaster, News, Renewables
As cases of collusive relationship appear in recent years, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) to chalk out a mechanism for cracking down on brokers and company officials involved in insider trading in…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/pakistan-news/ogra-suggests-crackdown-on-insider-trading-asked-the-securities-and-exchange-commission-of-pakistan-secp/ Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP), e Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan, SECP, SNGPL, SSGC, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited, Sui Southern Gas Company, Unaccounted-for-Gas (UFG)
Global mining titan BHP Billiton on Monday announced the sale of its Pinto Valley mining operation and rail assets in the United States to Capstone Mining Corp for US $650 million. In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, BHP said it had signed a definitive cash agreement with…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/bhp-billiton-sells-us-copper-assets-for-650-million/ Australian Securities Exchange, BHP, Global mining, titan BHP Billiton
SolarWorld said plunging solar module prices and asset writedowns likely caused a 2012 net loss of more than half a billion euros, as the debt-laden group continued to feel the impact of weak demand, industry overcapacity and falling government subsidies.
The German-based maker of solar panels…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/soalr/solarworld-sees-massive-2012-loss-calls-egm/ Germany’s biggest solar group, Solar Panels, SolarWorld
Japan imported record amounts of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and thermal coal in the fiscal year that ended in March, trade data showed on Thursday, while early signs of improving business confidence suggest the trend could continue. Japanese exports picked up in March from a year earlier for…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/japan-liquefied-natural-gas-lng-thermal-coal-imports-hit-record-in-201213/ burn natural gas, business confidence, JAPAN, Japan imports exports, Japanese exports, liquefied natural gas (LNG), thermal coal imports
India’s Petronet LNG has signed an initial agreement with Houston-based United LNG to buy 4 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) a year for 20 years, a senior Petronet executive said on Thursday. India has been scouting for oil and gas assets abroad to meet rising local demand….http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/indias-petronet-signs-initial-purchase-deal-with-united-liquefied-natural-gas-lng/ drilling technology, India’s Petronet LNG, liquefied natural gas (LNG), United LNG
Iran is having to pay a premium for basic foodstuffs such as cooking oil, highlighting the increasing strain on Tehran from Western sanctions aimed at its disputed nuclear programme, even though the sanctions don’t cover food.
Wilmar International, the world’s largest listed planter,…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/oil-gas-energy/beyond-sanctions-iran-squeezed-by-higher-edible-oil-costs-premium-for-basic-foodstuffs-such-as-cooking-oil/ basic foodstuffs, cooking oil, higher edible oil costs, Iran pay a premium
Signs of improvement in the depressed North American drilling market and steady growth elsewhere helped oilfield services companies Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes Inc beat Wall Street’s profit expectations. Sector leader Schlumberger posted earnings above analysts’ estimates for…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/oil-gas-energy/baker-sees-us-drilling-pickup-schlumberger-cautious-improvement-in-the-depressed-north-american-drilling-market-and-steady-growth/ North American drilling market, oilfield services companies, steady growth, US drilling
Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB said Monday that it would acquire the California company Power One, which specialises in renewable energy such as solar, for a whopping $1.0 billion (766 million euros). The transaction, which has been approved by the US company’s board, should wrap up…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/abb-to-buy-us-energy-group-power-one-for-1-0-billion-would-acquire-the-california-company-power-one/ ABB, California company, electrical power, Power One, renewable energy, solar energy, US energy group Power
Peabody Energy Corp, the world’s largest private sector coal miner, reported a smaller-than-expected first-quarter loss on Thursday as it pushed to cut costs in a tough market, but revenue fell just short of analysts’ expectations. Margins dropped sharply in its Australian coal…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/coal-energy/peabody-loss-smaller-than-expected-but-revenue-slides-worlds-largest-private-sector-coal-miner/ Peabody Energy Corp, private sector coal miner, world’s largest