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EMEA Utility Top 10 Predictions Preview

By Roberta Bigliani

Next Tuesday, January 26th, we will present our annual Top 10 predictions for the utility industry in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in a webcast that will be broadcast live from 03:00 p.m. CET / 02:00 p.m. GMT / 9:00 a.m. US EST.    Use this link www.idc.com./getdoc.jsp?containerId=IDC_P20593to register for free.


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The news today that Germany is reducing its solar photovoltaic subsidy by 17% was greeted by the industry as depressing news. Germany, after all, buys the majority of solar panels and its generous subsidy has helped the industry to achieve the transformative efficiency and cost gains of the last few years. But industry insiders shouldn't be so glum: the new rules will make solar power more competitive in the long run, which is the purpose of the subsidy in the first place.


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2010 Utility Industry Predictions Preview

By Rick Nicholson – 2 Comments

Next Thursday, January 14th, we will present our annual Top 10 predictions for the North American utility industry in a webcast that will be broadcast live from 11:00 a.m. to noon, U.S. Eastern time.  Use this link http://bit.ly/6xOLhF to register for free. North American utility companies were negatively impacted in 2009 by the recession, which decreased energy consumption and thus reduced utility revenues, as well as by the credit crisis - both of which forced utilities to curtail spending and conser


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North American Utility Predictions Preview

By Rick Nicholson – 2 Comments

Next Thursday, January 14th, we will present our annual Top 10 predictions for the North American utility industry in a webcast that will be broadcast live from 11:00 a.m. to noon, U.S. Eastern time.  Use this link http://bit.ly/6xOLhF to register for free. North American utility companies were negatively impacted in 2009 by the recession, which decreased energy consumption and thus reduced utility revenues, as well as by the credit crisis - both of which forced utilities to curtail spending and conser


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Google announced today that it has launched its own energy trading arm and has applied to be licensed by the FERC to buy and sell electricity on the wholesale markets. In other words, Google is going into the electric utilities business. But before you start to have visions of the $188 billion Internet behemoth transforming the rest of the electricity industry into dinosaurs, take a deep breath and stop worrying. Google is probably entering the electric services business because it is an enormous consumer o


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EPA Moves Faster than Cap and Trade Legislation

By Jill Feblowitz

Whether or not a climate change bill passes the Congress this year, companies operating power generation, such as utilities and merchant generators, are facing increased regulation and enforcement by the EPA.  Two examples are the greenhouse gas reporting rule and the recent settlement involving the Duke Gallagher coal-fired plant.  It may be time for power generators to revisit their IT infrastructure supporting carbon management. 



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