Opportunities in the carbon economy

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Russell Monkman, Gabor Balkanyi, Andy Dewis
How your organisation can benefit from the way it manages energy.

Energy costs continue to be a major contributor to UK inflation and major energy users are more exposed to these cost fluctuations than most. In the current economic climate, organisations which use effective management techniques to control their use of energy are finding it easier to reduce this important contributor to costs. This webinar will highlight the opportunities of the Carbon Economy, will explain how effective Risk Management can be used to reduce your costs and will highlight the role that good Data Management support can play in helping you to take control of energy in your organisation.
Jan 26 2012
81 mins
Opportunities in the carbon economy
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    - To understand key challenges cities are facing in the face of issues such as urbanization, environmental responses and new technologies
    - To examine new ways cities are integrating smarter solutions to address seemingly unrelated services, for better quality of life and a higher tax base
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  • Connected homes are prime examples of innovative applications of technology meant to enable enriched lifestyle experiences for consumers. However, allowing third parties an open access to home networks to deliver these experiences exposes both the consumer and service providers to the potential vulnerabilities of cyberspace. It is critical to understand that cyber threats require collective responsibility and accountability sharing from all stakeholders involved.

    This briefing will deliberate upon the issue of cybersecurity as it pertains to the connected home environment. An expert panel comprising members of Frost & Sullivan, connected home technology leaders, and a consumer privacy advocate will provide advice and opinions with regard to addressing this disruptive trend. Industry participants will learn how to address the issue of cyber breach and maintain continued interest in living the connected experience.
  • Attend this webinar to discover:

    - What factors are forcing change on power utilities businesses?
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    - How are the most affected power utilities dealing with these threats?
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  • Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world of surging demand. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar PVs and wind turbines, drive the need for energy storage. Renewable grid integration is a key application that promotes energy storage globally. Large scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in countries of U.S, China and Europe makes energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.
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  • Given the price volatility in crude oil, many are searching for opportunities in the energy sector. The question now arises, "Where are the opportunities in this industry?" As we currently see oil prices rise, time is running out for many companies that have hedged credit exposure at higher levels and are operating at distressed levels. We will review these areas, how we have ended up at in this situation, where we may soon see distressed companies, and where hidden opportunities are arising. We'll then review how Frost & Sullivan can assist clients discover these opportunities and prepare to them to take advantage in this environment.

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    - Understanding the "oil-flation" boom of crude oil production
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  • The global water and wastewater network market will experience relatively high growth at a compound annual growth rate of 9.6% from 2014 through 2020. It presents a mixed bag of opportunities for clients from all segments of the market, namely pumps, pipes and allied technologies; meters, software, automation and ICT; pipe network services; and design and engineering services.

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    Developments in the Waste Strategy have been long awaited and much debated. At best they could unlock some of the barriers to both waste and energy infrastructure development - at worst they could result in recourse to more debate, and a loss of vital inward investment.

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    Russell Monkman, Gabor Balkanyi, Andy Dewis
    How your organisation can benefit from the way it manages energy.

    Energy costs continue to be a major contributor to UK inflation and major energy users are more exposed to these cost fluctuations than most. In the current economic climate, organisations which use effective management techniques to control their use of energy are finding it easier to reduce this important contributor to costs. This webinar will highlight the opportunities of the Carbon Economy, will explain how effective Risk Management can be used to reduce your costs and will highlight the role that good Data Management support can play in helping you to take control of energy in your organisation.
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    Rolf Stein (Chief Executive Officer), Advanced Plasma Power
    Maximising the potential for waste as an energy resource

    This webinar will look at how advanced waste-to-energy technologies present an exceptional opportunity to use waste as a resource, as well as providing an alternative risk free energy source for addressing:

    - The EU's Renewable Energy Directive - the requirement for the UK to source 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020 - currently targets are not being met

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    Rolf has worked in the plasma industry since 2006. Prior to his appointment as CEO of APP he was Chief Operating Officer for the company. He joined APP as Commercial Director with a particular focus on securing and commercialising the company's intellectual property portfolio.

    Before working in this industry, Rolf had extensive international experience holding senior positions in large multi-national technology companies including Hewlett Packard and Apple. Rolf has a law degree from the University of Warwick and is qualified to practice law in both the UK and Germany.
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