Azerbaijan’s Socar to examine closer gas ties with Bulgaria Azerbaijan plans to examine a proposal that would help it find more markets and distribution routes in Europe for its natural gas. The proposal would also enable Bulgaria to create a natural gas hub in southeastern Europe.
Electricity infrastructure developments are already being seen in some markets to accommodate electric vehicles. However, a huge amount of work remains to be done to avoid making generating capacity and grid investments in the shorter term that become unnecessary in the long-term.
Several third generation nuclear plants are under construction around the world but the challenges facing large nuclear new build projects are well documented. Recent developments with small modular reactors (SMRs) could provide the answer the industry has been looking for.
A micro-grid project in Brooklyn, New York, is trialling a peer-to-peer energy trading system. The first transactions were conducted in April 2016 and today, some 50 solar sites are participating in the project.
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