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Mexico's Energy Reforms: Is the Country Now Open for Business? [PODCAST]

August 28, 2015 by Robert Rapier

A Discussion of Mexico's Energy Reforms

In August 2014, Mexico enacted a series of comprehensive energy reform laws, promising to radically transform the electricity and oil and gas sectors. Long controlled by state-owned companies, Mexican President Peña Nieto intended the reforms to open his nation's energy sector for new investment.[read more]


#EnergyChat Webinar: The Utility of the Future

April 6, 2015 by Jesse Jenkins

Planning the Utility of the Future

The electricity sector has been abuzz with talk of “disruptive challenges,” “transformational changes,” and “reforming the energy vision.” In this #EnergyChat Webinar, we chatted with experts about the technologies, new business models, and regulatory reforms transforming the electric utility sector.[read more]


The Utility of the Future [PODCAST]

April 6, 2015 by Amelia Smith

The growing penetration of distributed energy resources, including distributed generation such as solar PV or fuel cells, electric vehicles, stationary batteries, and demand response, could remake electricity markets, power system operations, and utility business models alike.[read more]


Who Will Build Tomorrow's Grid? Smart Grid & the Expertise Challenge [Webcast Recording]

June 24, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

The opportunities created by the integration of modern information technology into power grids have become well-known in recent years - both in terms of the efficiency and reliability of our energy system, and for the business models of utilities. But does the professional expertise available in this field match our expectations for rapid smart grid implementation?[read more]


Who Will Build Tomorrow's Grid? The Energy Collective's Webinar & #EnergyChat

June 23, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

Building Tomorrow's Grid

On Wednesday, June 18th, we hosted an incredibly informative webinar on how utilities can secure the greatest benefits from the smart grid, while simultaneously adapting their workforce to this rapid force of change. This post highlights from the Webinar and Tweetchat![read more]

Interpreting the State Department's Latest Assessment of the Keystone XL Pipeline

February 6, 2014 by Geoffrey Styles

On Wednesday I participated in a webchat hosted by The Energy Collective on the subject of the emissions and market impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It was prompted by last week's release of the State Department's "Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement" on the project.[read more]

Road to Daegu Series: What are Game Changers in Energy Systems Globally? [VIDEO]

October 30, 2013 by Sheila Oliva

Road to Daegu: Game Changers

As our “Road to Daegu” activities came to an end at the World Energy Congress, Siemens hosted its final Round Table discussion. The panel was tasked with pulling together previous discussions and looking at the big picture of how energy systems are changing around the globe.[read more]

EU Energy Briefing: ITER, 2030 Climate & Energy Framework, Internal Market & Refining [VIDEO]

October 2, 2013 by David Thual

EU Energy Briefing

In this latest issue of the Brussels Briefing on Energy, Hughes Belin, a leading energy journalist for viEUws - the EU Policy Broadcaster, provides an overview of the latest developments in the field of European Union energy policy.[read more]


Hydro and Ocean Power: Untapped Renewable Resources? [WEBCAST]

September 21, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Hydropower is an efficient, predictable, and affordable source of energy that produces no greenhouse gases and already generates a fifth of the world's electricity - but is it an overlooked tool in the effort to meet the world's growing energy needs sustainably?[read more]

Road to Daegu Series: Modernization of the Russian Energy Sector

July 18, 2013 by Sheila Oliva

Russian Energy Roundtable

Siemens “Road to Daegu” activities leading up to the World Energy Congress hosted a Round Table discussion in Russia, where the panel discussed the country’s energy market.[read more]

Germany's Clean Energy Push: What Can the World Learn? Webcast Recording

July 17, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

What can the rest of Europe, the U.S., and other nations learn from one wealthy nation's aggressive clean energy push? On July 9, we asked an expert panel about the important lessons from the Energiewende. Listen to the podcast here.[read more]

Nuclear Matinee: 86 Seconds On Nuclear Energy & Gumballs [VIDEO]

July 15, 2013 by Joseph Koblich

This is a simply excellent video on nuclear energy for a wide audience. How much and how well can one person communicate on nuclear energy in less than 90 seconds?[read more]


Webinar Replay: Gone With The Wind? Understanding Grid Resiliency

May 31, 2013 by Christine Hertzog

Regulators – State vs. Federal:  Who has authority where? Is the federal government really as responsible as you think it is?What impact do utilities have? Can corporate culture be to blame for a 'bad' grid? What about multi-state utilities?How & Where are innovations happening? Are there gaps in the space that still need to be...[read more]

The 2013 Energy Trust Barometer: Mixed Readings

May 17, 2013 by Geoffrey Styles

It surely complicates the challenging tasks we face, with regard to resource management and environmental stewardship, that much of the public doesn't trust government or energy to solve our important problems.[read more]


Webinar Replay: Can Shale Gas Global?

March 13, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

The International Energy Agency now projects that North America will be energy self-sufficient by 2020, with the U.S. becoming the world's largest producer of both natural gas and oil. . In 2000, shale gas accounted for only 1% of all US natural gas production. Today, it accounts for almost a quarter, and by 2035, it will be over half....[read more]