Business

How business is evolving and adapting for sustainability in a new energy economy

15-16 min.
24/October/2018

Cement industry finds it difficult to ditch bad habits

The cement sector has accepted the size of its carbon footprint, but it will take greater pressure from regulators and NGOs to force the industry to totally change its ways
8-9 min.
Regulators and the wind industry are paying increasing attention to repowering existing wind farms to ensure prime wind sites continue to be exploited and renewable energy targets are met22/October/2018

A new lease of life

Regulators and the wind industry are paying increasing attention to repowering existing wind farms to ensure prime wind sites continue to be exploited and renewable energy targets are met
6-7 min.
Accelerating the energy transition will be good news for jobs, the economy and climate, says a major report published in September 201805/September/2018

A faster energy transition will bring greater economic benefits

Accelerating the energy transition will be good news for jobs, the economy and climate, says a major report published in September 2018
11-12 min.
Heavy industries are slowly starting to wake up to the reality of the energy transition, but full decarbonisation of the steel, cement and petrochemicals sectors is a significant challenge that will require new processes and significant amounts of clean energy05/September/2018

The heavy industry challenge

Heavy industries are slowly starting to wake up to the reality of the energy transition, but full decarbonisation of the steel, cement and petrochemicals sectors is a significant challenge that will require new processes and significant amounts of clean energy
6-7 min.
The construction of vast data centres in Denmark by large tech giants will boost the Danish economy, but risks impacting the share of renewable energy20/August/2018

Denmark grapples with voracious energy appetite of big data centres

The construction of vast data centres in Denmark by large tech giants will boost the Danish economy, but risks impacting the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix
8-9 min.
06/August/2018

A challenging marriage

Placing wind and solar photovoltaic facilities on the same site may sound attractive in theory, but the reality is more complicated and many experts suggest this will only make sense in a limited number of cases

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4-5 min.
Smart meters are seen as central to managing more flexible power systems, but more cooperation between Transmission System Operators and local Distribution System Operators are needed if this technology is to really help move forward the energy transformation23/July/2018

Get flexible with smart meters

Smart meters are seen as central to managing more flexible power systems, but more cooperation between Transmission System Operators and local Distribution System Operators are needed if this technology is to really help move forward the energy transformation
2-3 min.
09/July/2018

Summer reading 2018

A selection of summer reading related to the energy transition and climate change from FORESIGHT’s editors.
6-7 min.
06/April/2018

Defence plans needed to avoid blackmail and blackouts

As the deadline for EU member states to update or develop national cyber security strategies fast approaches, FORESIGHT looks at what companies should be doing to ensure cyber resilience in the energy sector given new challenges posed by the transition to a decarbonised economy and a more decentralised power system.
3-4 min.
02/April/2018

Heat pumps take on district heating

Interview: Charlotte Søndergren, head of heat planning for Danish HOFOR, questions whether collective heating is the best long-term solution for all countries or whether smaller, individual heat pumps offer a better alternative in some areas.
3-4 min.
23/March/2018

Why ministers need to plug into electric vehicles

This interview with Casper Kirketerp-Møller, the CEO of Clever, is part of a series of interviews that FORESIGHT will publish ahead of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and Nordic Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place in Copenhagen and Malmo in May 2018.
2-3 min.
Ole Bigum on electrification over interconnectors21/March/2018

Electrification instead of interconnectors

This interview with Ole Bigum, head of operations at K2 management, a Danish consultancy providing engineering services for developers of wind and solar power, is part of a series of interviews that FORESIGHT will publish ahead of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and Nordic Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place in Copenhagen and Malmo in May 2018.
3-4 min.
16/March/2018

You say you want a revolution

This interview with Peder Andreasen, CEO of Danish transmission system operator (TSO) Energinet.dk, is part of a series of interviews that FORESIGHT will publish ahead of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and Nordic Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place in Copenhagen and Malmo in May 2018.
3-4 min.
14/November/2017

The race to build better batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are sufficiently mature to have developed a competitive edge for some uses, but flow batteries hold greater potential for meeting expectations for grid scale storage
5-6 min.
14/November/2017

Batteries for grid support not bulk supply

Batteries score in their ability to rapidly inject bursts of electricity into the grid, but demand for the service is not greater in countries furthest ahead in transitioning to renewable energy
1-2 min.
Battery bank experiments in Australia and California are the biggest in the world14/November/2017

Giant scale battery showcases

The biggest battery bank experiments are in California and Australia
1-2 min.
14/November/2017

Cobalt catch for li-ion

Limitations on the supply of cobalt will restrict the production ramp-up of batteries based on today’s lithium-ion chemistry
5-6 min.
07/July/2017

Investors hungry for offshore wind

Once seen as exotic fare, offshore wind investments have become a staple diet for pension funds. New types of investor are moving their chairs up to the table
3-4 min.
07/July/2017

Vehicle to grid experiment with global perspectives

An international group of companies has come together in a Danish experiment that sells the power stored in parked electric cars to the grid operator for use as frequency regulation
7-8 min.
07/July/2017

Variable pricing reduces variability of wind output

By pricing the value of wind energy according to when it is needed most, markets stimulate the development and sale of wind turbines configured to generate output over longer periods in lower winds, reducing the variability of their production
4-5 min.
waste pollution07/July/2017

We live in a material world

Waste pollution in product lifecycles is set to ease: beer bottles made from wood‚ toilet rolls from sour milk; biodegradable plastic packing; and LEGO bricks in a new material
5-6 min.
17/March/2017

Less risky tender model promises more cost cuts

Denmark’s offshore wind tender model is being looked to as a shining example of how to drive down cost through proactive government action. Others may adopt the market model, too
4-5 min.
17/March/2017

Desert farming with next era solar

Farming in the desert might seem a bit optimistic. An Australian greenhouse uses concentrated solar power to produce energy and become independent of fresh water supplies. The result is 17,000 tons of tomatoes a year
14-15 min.
11/October/2016

The trillion dollar promise of digitalisation

A lot of unexploited value lies in the new ability to collect highly detailed data on electricity use
5-6 min.
11/October/2016

Smartphone becomes an agent of change

An ethical mobile phone is not a mass produced disposable product of questionable origin
7-8 min.
11/October/2016

Big business drives market expansion

The world’s major corporations are wielding their enormous power to increase supplies of renewable energy
5-6 min.
04/July/2016

Innovative new models bring dividends

Sophisticated financing raises institutional investor confidence in renewables
1-2 min.
01/July/2016

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