The Greatest Enablers of a Sustainable Future

Distributed energy generation from renewables may well become one of the greatest enablers of a sustainable future. But are the technologies available that allow the combination of ecological value with economic viability? That was the central theme of a panel discussion held at the 2016 Imec Technology Forum in Brussels. Triggered by questions from the audience, five energy experts from different angles gave their view on the technological innovations, on the price of sustainable energy generation and storage, and on the energy markets evolution. Members of the panel, from left…

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UPDATE: How U.S. and European energy companies can profit from Venezuela’s crisis

AES, Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil can help Caribbean nations diversify their power sources. The decline of Venezuela has been rapid, but one that was years in the making. As reports of conditions within the country become more unbearable by the day, the implications of potential state failure extend far beyond Venezuela’s borders. But there is opportunity for U.S. and European companies in empowering a Caribbean and Central American energy transition. In 2005, with then-President Hugo Chávez seeking to broaden Venezuela’s clout within the region, the administration established a…

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