From the Editor, 11/12 2009Dec 4, 2009
The Holiday season is here once again, but this year’s December brings an event that will most likely shape the way we operate in our world for decades to come. Of course, I’m referring to the upcoming 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen.
WEO 2009 – Toward CopenhagenDec 4, 2009
The Autumn Conference hosted by Statoil to showcase the annual release of the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook has become a seasonal tradition. And although we were sitting comfortably in Oslo, this year’s conference was a forward-looking event, with a sharp focus on the upcoming 15th Conference of the Parties – COP 15 – the latest gathering of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen.
Why Bring Up Questions About Boiler Inspection and Maintenance?Dec 4, 2009
The main propulsion line in almost all ships today is driven by a diesel engine – whether directly connected to the propeller or by hydraulic or electric set-ups. This is contrary to decades ago, when the steam boiler formed the backbone, either for a steam turbine or steam engine. As a result, boilers are nowadays considered an auxiliary installation onboard, which is why most boilers are therefore called “auxiliary boilers”. Similarly, the boilers onboard offshore installations only have a supporting function as surely we here do not need propulsion in the same way as onboard a ship.
Pre-Salt Riches – The Long-Range ViewDec 4, 2009
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva feels the exploration and development of the pre-salt as a great opportunity for the energy sector to become a tremendous leverage for the Brazilian economy, opening opportunities for much new business.
Media: ISPs Under PressureDec 4, 2009
As the copyright holders of the world are scrambling to secure their rights in a changing digital economy, they are joining up with authorities to make new legislation that will impact how you and I use the Internet, as well as how we consume music, literature, games, and movies. And since the rights holders have incredibly powerful lobbies, the ISPs who own the networks we use to access our content are under increasing pressure.