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The Future of Natural Gas as a Transportation FuelFindings of the NPC Study

21 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

  Published by: www.energy.gov A Presentation for the 2012 NGV Technology Forum La Jolla, California Dr. Michael Gallagher October 17, 2012 NPC Request from Energy Secretary Chu Examine opportunities to accelerate Future Transportation Fuels prospects through 2050 for auto, truck, air, rail, and waterborne transport Address fuel demand, supply, infrastructure, and technology Factors to consider include: - Infrastructure - Technological advances - Energy efficiency - Environmental, e.g., impact on carbon, land, and water - Energy Security - Economic competitiveness Additional question: (Supplemental Letter April 30, 2010) - What actions could industry...

Will natural gas cooperation with Russia save the Greek economy?

16 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Bruegel | 16th April 2015 |  - structural impact on the Greek economy will be limited -  by Simone Tagliapietra and Georg Zachmann  [caption id="attachment_3954" align="alignleft" width="164"] Simone Tagliapietra[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3957" align="alignleft" width="164"] Georg Zachmann[/caption] In the midst of profound turbulence in the negotiations between Greece and its international lenders, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras flew to Moscow last week for an official visit to President Vladimir Putin. This meeting, portrayed by many commentators as a bargaining chip with its European creditors, was...

A twist in the pipeline

16 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

The Economist | Apr 14th 2015  | BUDAPEST | Europe Hungary and Greece join Turkey in a new route for Russian gas IT IS remarkable how much bluster counts for in business negotiations, as Alexei Miller, the head of Russian gas giant Gazprom, clearly knows. At an energy event in Berlin on Monday, Mr Miller warned European Union countries who are setting up an EU­-wide energy union that establishing an authority to buy gas for all of Europe at...

New energy dynamics: The time is here for a new international energy governance

16 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Hürriyet Daily News | 13 April 2015 Mehmet Öğütçü – Urban Rusnák* Rapidly changing energy dynamics are set to determine the course of our economic development, complex geopolitical confrontations, amazing technological breakthroughs and massive investment and trade flows. As a result, the newly emerging energy game, with players and rules that have changed beyond recognition over the past two decades, will continue to stay in the spotlight. The way that global and local energy businesses, technology companies and financial...

BEC Chairman Mehmet Ogutcu addressed Foreign Economic Relations Board’s Energy Council

14 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

DEİK Enerji Çalıştayı | İstanbul | Ocak 2015 | Bu rapor İstanbul Aydın Üniversitesi Enerji Politikaları ve Piyasaları Uygulama ve Araştırma Merkezi (EPPAM) tarafından DEİK Enerji İş Konseyi ile işbirliği doğrultusunda 26 Ocak 2015 tarihinde İstanbul Conrad Otel’de gerçekleştirilen DEİK Enerji Çalıştayı’ndaki konuşmaların deşifresine dayalı olarak hazırlanmıştır. Raporun amacı, küresel enerji sektöründeki fırsatları ve Türk enerji sektörünün bu fırsatlarla örtüşen güçlü yanlarını değerlendirmek maksadıyla düzenlenen DEİK Enerji Çalıştay’ında ele alınan görüşleri ortaya koymak ve yurtdışı yatırım fırsatlarının Türk firmaları tarafından nasıl...

Repercussıons of Turkısh Stream for the Southern Gas Corrıdor: Russıa’s new gas strategy

14 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

ccee.ada.edu.az | April 2015 No: 15 By Ilgar Gurbanov is an analyst on Russian Foreign Policy and Energy Security of Strategic Outlook from Azerbaijan. Background On December 1 2014, during his official visit to Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the suspension of South Stream, blaming the EU for its “unconstructive” position. In fact, the realization of pipeline had become untenable as a result of various legal, political and financial issues, such as the EU’s Third Energy Package,...

Global Game-Changers in Energy: Implications for Eurasia

14 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) |  London, 13 April 2015 | By Mehmet Öğütçü | Chairman   World energy game-changers Changing dynamics, game, players and rules New demand map, changes in energy mix, and unconventional supply sources Shift in trading and investment patterns Volatility in prices, technological breakthroughs Environment, efficiency and climate change Is energy security a national security matter? Heightened geopolitical, cyber  and other risks   Complex dynamics in Eurasia No longer a "terra incognito” but out of focus on the international radar now Substantial...

“Enerjide son 17 yılın en büyük teklifi”

09 April in BEC IN THE MEDIA, PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Anadolu Ajansı | 09 Nisan 2015 13:06 BEC İcra Kurulu Başkanı Öğütçü, "Shell'in BG Group’u satın almak için yaklaşık 70 milyar dolar teklif etmesi, enerji dünyasında son 17 yıldaki en büyük teklif" dedi.   ANKARA - ÖVÜNÇ KUTLU Boğaziçi Enerji Kulübü (BEC) İcra Kurulu Başkanı Mehmet Öğütçü, dünya enerji devi Shell'in İngiliz petrol ve doğalgaz arama şirketi BG Group'u almak için sunduğu 47 milyar sterlinlik (70 milyar dolar) teklifin,enerji piyasasında son 17 yıldaki en büyük teklif olduğunu söyledi. Öğütçü, AA muhabirine yaptığı açıklamada, 1998'de ABD'li Exxon...

ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES AND PROGRAMS IN TURKEY

06 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

www.wordbank.org | June 1-2, 2010 |  ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES AND PROGRAMS IN TURKEY Erdal ÇALIKOĞLU Deputy General Director International Consultation Workshop On Energy Efficiency Institutional Governance The World Bank - Washington DC - USA   Context • Overview of Energy Utilization in Turkey • Potentials and Targets in Turkey • Policies & Programmes  Obligatiory & Voluntary Measures  İncentives & Supports • Future Plan • Conclusion Download to the pdf document:Turkey...

9th Annual Baku Summer Energy School | July 4-17 2015.

06 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

9th Annual BAKU SUMMER ENERGY SCHOOL will take place on July 4-17, 2015.   The Bosphorus Energy Club Chairman Mehmet Öğütçü will address the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy in conjunction with SOCAR on “Caspian Energy: Perspective from the world and Turkey dynamics.   BAKU SUMMER ENERGY SCHOOL (BSES) is an annual two-week certificate program of the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of ADA University held in July in partnership with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).   It brings...

Petrol 20 dolara inebilir

04 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

Hürriyet | 4 Nisan 2015 Merve ERDİL 2012’de başlayan yaptırımlarla petrol ihracatı yarı yarıya azalan İran, yeniden petroldeki konumunu güçlendirecek gibi. Bunun ne kadar zaman alacağı belli olmasa da, uzmanlar İran petrolüyle fiyatın 20 dolara inebileceğini belirtiyor. İRAN, şüphesiz dünyanın enerji süper güçlerinden biri. Dünyanın kanıtlanmış en büyük ikinci doğalgaz ve dördüncü petrol rezervlerinin üzerinde oturuyor. 1974’teki ihtişamlı günlerinde, İran’ın petrol üretimi günlük 6 milyon varil gibi rekor düzeyleri gördü. Ancak o günlerden bugüne, devrim, savaş derken, son olarak...

How to safeguard critical infrastructure against cyber attacks?

04 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

Hurriyet Daily News | 04 April 2015 |  Mehmet Öğütçü - H. Avni Aksoy* Turkey’s recent power blackout, whatever the real reasons are, has been a powerful reminder of how vulnerable we are to a potentially massive, unexpected infrastructure collapse. It should be viewed as a wake-up call to prompt our government, military and businesses to have a hard look at how we should prepare ourselves to counter this 21st century, asymmetrical threat to our economy, business,...

How to save Turkey’s energy security?

03 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

www.azernews.az | 3 APRIL 2015 By Rufiz Hafizoglu No matter how much Turkey tries, today it can’t get rid of its energy dependence. The country’s problem lies in that it imports about 90 percent of its consumed coal, 93 percent of its oil and nearly 97 percent of its natural gas. Turkey’s power plants generate 47 percent of the electricity using the natural gas it imports, mainly coming from Russia, while about 28 percent of the electricity is produced...

Reinvigorating Turkey’s Transatlantic Enthusiasm Through TTIP

03 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, GEOPOLITICS

German Marshall Fund of the United States' On Turkey Series | 2 April 2015  Joshua Walker & Alison O. Patch Turkey was conspicuously absent when the world’s elites gathered at February’s Munich Security Conference. At the last minute, Turkey’s delegation pulled out after Israel was added to a joint session on the Middle East.[1] Beyond the specifics of this ongoing bilateral dispute, Turkey’s absence is a broader sign of its leadership’s displeasure with its transatlantic partners and what Ankara sees as being...

Tanap-Pipeline soll Abhängigkeit von Russland verringern

03 April in BEC IN THE MEDIA

www.dw.de | 17.03.2015 Mit der Transanatolischen Pipeline (Tanap) will sich die Türkei mehr Spielraum in der Energiepolitik verschaffen. Auch die EU könnte durch Tanap ihre Abhängigkeit von russischen Gasimporten reduzieren. Die Suche nach Alternativen zu russischem Erdgas läuft auf Hochtouren. Dabei haben die Regierungsschefs der westlichen Staaten in der Türkei einen neuen Partner entdeckt. Spätestens seit die Staatsoberhäupter der Türkei, Aserbaidschans und Georgiens vor knapp zwei Wochen den Startschuss für eine 1850 Kilometer lange Pipeline gaben, wendet sich der...

South East Europe has the ingredients to become the energy generation and storage powerhouse of Europe

02 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY, Uncategorized

LSEE Blog | 26 March 2015 South East European countries are now faced with the prospect of rethinking their energy strategy. Options ahead are many but cooperation is essential, argues Julian Popov. “All ingredients for turning the South East Europe into a clean energy generation and storage powerhouse of Europe are there. Political will in and outside the region is the catalyst that is needed”, he writes. [caption id="attachment_3801" align="aligncenter" width="610"] he SEE region is rich in a...

Enerji Altyapılarının Korunması için Siber Güvenlik Stratejisi

02 April in ENERGY, ENERGY ACADEMY

[caption id="attachment_3822" align="alignleft" width="100"] Tacettin Köprülü[/caption] Tacettin Köprülü, Ph.D. | 2 Nis 2015 Giriş Türkiye’de daha önce TEDAŞ tarafından sağlanan elektrik dağıtımı servisi, 21 ayrı dağıtım bölgesine ayrılmış ve yıllarca süren dağıtım bölgelerinin özel sektöre devredilme süreci 2013 senesinde tamamlanabilmiştir. Son dönemde özellikle dağıtım şirketlerinin özelleştirilmesi sonrasında şebeke altyapısının modernizasyonu ve iyileştirilmesi kapsamında teknoloji yatırımları hızlanarak uzaktan izleme ve kontrol sistemleri olarak adlandırılan SCADA otomasyon sistemleri, Otomatik Sayaç Okuma Sistemleri (OSOS), Coğrafi Bilgi Sistemleri (CBS) ile dağıtım ve perakende operasyonlarının...

“Global Game Changers in Energy: Implications for Eurasia” | 13 April 2015, London

01 April in ANNOUNCEMENTS

13 April 2015, 15:00-16:00 Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET A lecture by Mehmet Ögütçü, an internationally recognised authority on energy, investment, finance and geopolitics, on the implications of the changing energy environment in Eurasia. Recent shifts in the ever-evolving energy industry have demonstrated that not only the players, but the rules of the game, are changing. Investment levels have declined, price volatility has increased, advances in technology have revolutionised production and climate change has featured...

BEC No 3. Report

01 April in ANNOUNCEMENTS, EVENTS & ACTIONS, LATEST

Game-Changers in Energy, Geopolitics and Investment Sait Halim Pasha Palace | Istanbul Building bridges and forging partnerships in energy The Bosphorus Energy Club is an exclusive membership-only gathering of senior leaders and executives in energy, investment and geopolitics. It serves as a Track-II energy diplomacy channel as well as a discreet but powerful summit of the top decision-makers for regional issues and projects in Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, the Gulf, and Southeast Europe. Honorary Chairman : Taner...