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NRG Expert the energy intelligence company, has reviewed its latest energy reports to draw upon its expertise and thousands of lines of energy data, to highlight the key challenges currently facing the energy sector. An essential briefing for anyone with a stake in this fast moving sector.

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“Global energy demands will grow 53% by 2050, creating a power generation shortfall.”

Max Krangle, Managing Director, NRG Expert

KEY CHALLENGES:

ACCESS TO ENERGY RESOURCES
Political conflict is causing nations to limit access or throughput to energy resources, Iran and the threatened blockade of the strait of Hormuz is a key current example of this.

NRG Expert has created a database which lists current and future energy reserves so you can see which energy plants could be affected by political conflicts.
>> Power Generator Database & Market Intelligence 2012

RISING FUEL COSTS
Not just oil prices, other resource costs are on the rise too, due to increasing demand and slowing production.

Discover more about the use of energy policies and incentives to increase the efficiency of our energy supplies, with NRG Expert’s latest report.
>> Energy Efficiency Report

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
With commodity prices on the rise, and traditional fuel sources running low, expensive technologies (e.g. extraction through hydraulic fracturing and bitumen sands) are being used to extract viable sources of raw material.

These technologies, however, bring with them a large threat to the environment, if not properly managed. Given the ‘newness’ of these technologies, regulations and practices are constantly being developed.

Find out more about these expensive technologies and how they are being used to extract global oil, shale oil and shale gas reserves, with NRG Expert’s report.
>> Global Oil Reserves & Shale Oil Report

‘NIMBY’
Whilst the population is very keen on expanding renewable energy generation, there is a dichotomous sentiment of ‘Not In My Back Yard’ preventing their construction e.g. wind turbines. NRG Expert’s ‘Wind Energy’ report details the advantages and disadvantages of wind power developments worldwide and by country, both on and offshore.
>> Wind Energy Report

AGEING GRID INFRASTRUCTURE
Many electricity grids in developed nations were designed and built post World War II. This infrastructure is now well overdue for replacement, but given the current economic climate, funding is difficult.

For a comprehensive overview of the challenges facing the Electricity Infrastructure market by country read the...
>> Electricity T&D Infrastructure & Technologies Report

NUCLEAR PROJECTS CANCELLED
Following the Japanese tsunami, many new projects have been put on hold or cancelled outright. Around the globe, many governments are considering shutting down nuclear plants or significantly diminishing capacity.

Discover more about the global nuclear energy market, the market drivers and future trends…
>> Global Nuclear Energy Report

CONSUMER ADOPTION OF SMART METERING
Willingness by consumers to adopt smart metering is presenting a barrier to growth. Smart meter rollout is being met with increasing resistance, with consumer groups stating privacy concerns and rising prices as their main objections.

For more information on global utility metering trends and future developments, including smart grid and traditional metering.
>> Utility Metering Deployments & Smart Grid Report

FOOD SHORTAGES, AS AGRICULTURAL LAND IS DIVERTED TO ENERGY CROPS
With many plant-based biofuels being tested, agriculture will focus on more lucrative energy crops, rather than food crops.

Understand more about the biofuels marketplace and predictions for future growth and development with NRG Expert’s.
>> World Biofuels Report

CLEAN WATER, AS DRINKING SUPPLIES ARE CONTAMINATED
Many of the world’s drinking supplies have been contaminated due to industrial pollutants, and, if not managed, water could become as scarce a resource as oil.

Learn about the trends and predictions in the water and waste utilities market with NRG Expert's Guide to Water & Waste Utilities 2012 (see website).

POWER GENERATION SHORTFALL
Though the consumer is still oblivious to this, there is a looming power generation shortfall that will be felt sooner rather than later, with nuclear power contributing significantly to this.

Find out more about the global power generating shortfall, fuel reserves forecasts and new and existing power plants. See Power Generator link previously mentioned in this release.

"Global energy demands will grow 53% by 2050, creating a power generation shortfall.”
Max Krangle, Managing Director, NRG Expert

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NRG Expert +1 (416) 840-5847
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NRG Expert is a London and Toronto based energy intelligence and market research publisher. NRG Expert provides up to date energy information, energy reports and analysis on worldwide energy markets, power generation and sources of energy including electricity, natural gas, coal, nuclear, renewable energy, water and waste, and all elements of energy infrastructure. If you are looking for energy data, please email: edgarv(at)NRGExpert(dot)com or visit http://www.NRGExpert.com.

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