Energy Industry (energy + industry)

Distribution by Scientific Domains


Selected Abstracts


CITGO Petroleum Meeting the Challenge with ABM

JOURNAL OF CORPORATE ACCOUNTING & FINANCE, Issue 3 2002
Marlene B. Rodriguez
Activity-based management (ABM) has helped process and energy industries cut costs and improve efficiencies, because it provides the baseline data needed for performance measurement, outsourcing, product costing, and capacity analysis. However, implementations of ABM have to be tailored to meet the unique challenges posed by Shared Services functions and operational units. This article outlines CITGO's implementation techniques for ABM and describes the company's results for its Shared Services and operations business units. 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. [source]


East-Central Europe's changing energy landscapes: a place for geography

AREA, Issue 4 2009
Stefan Bouzarovski
Energy developments in the post-Communist states of Eastern and Central Europe (ECE) have a major impact on global energy security and sustainability, thanks to this region's key geographical position between the energy-exporting states of the former Soviet Union, on the one hand, and the energy-importing states of Western and Southern Europe, on the other. At the same time, post-socialist reforms of energy industries in this region provide unique insights into the complex relations of power, economic transformation and spatial inequality that govern energy production and consumption. This paper therefore aims to provide an initial look at some of the theoretical and policy issues that underpin the emergent ,geographies' of energy reform in ECE, as well as their embeddedness in relations of power stemming from organisational, infrastructural and economic inequalities in the region. It employs an analysis of local news reports, policy papers and statistical data to examine the intricate institutional networks and spatial formations that have governed the energy transformation process. In broader terms, the paper aims to emphasise the important role that human geography can play in making sense of the territorial differences and frictions that have emerged during the post-socialist reform process, while challenging the idea of a ,neat' neoliberal transition from a centrally planned to a market-based mode of energy regulation. [source]


The evolving UK wind energy industry: critical policy and management aspects of the emerging research agenda

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND GOVERNANCE, Issue 1 2006
Peter A. Strachan
Abstract In recent years, renewable energy , and in particular wind power , has come to the fore of both international and UK national environmental policy debates. In addition to helping to meet its Kyoto obligations, the British Government has indicated its desire for a much larger slice of the international wind energy market, and has consequently developed a national strategy to stimulate a more vibrant UK wind energy industry. With this in mind, the British Government's Climate Change Programme (DETR, 2000) and more recent Energy White Paper (DTI, 2003) outline the UK energy strategy for the coming two decades, with wind power featuring as a core component. This article critically considers the prospects for the development of a wind energy industry in the UK and introduces five strategic opportunities and five strategic barriers in this evolving segment of the energy market. The article concludes with recommendations to enhance public acceptance of wind energy and four important areas for future research are outlined. Copyright 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment. [source]


How serious is Congress about eliminating mandatory arbitration?

ALTERNATIVES TO THE HIGH COST OF LITIGATION, Issue 8 2007
Carol A. Bahan
More on Congress's activities on mandatory arbitration in securities and consumer claims, by Carol Bahan, of New York, as well as the continuing California state court examination of the limits on mediation confidentiality. Also: details on a new international neutrals' list for the energy industry. [source]


Finance coming back to energy industry

NATURAL GAS & ELECTRICITY (PREVIOUSLY : NATURAL GAS), Issue 11 2000
James M. Kipp
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The Future of Renewable Energy in Australia: A Test for Cooperative Federalism?

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Issue 1 2009
Stephen Jones
In the context of the Australian federal system industry development will be influenced by the policies of each sphere of government. When announcing a set of policies in 1997 to develop the renewable energy industry the Australian federal government acknowledged the need for a cooperative approach between all governments and industry. The objective of this article is to analyse the government policies over the 1997,2007 period to promote the development of the renewable energy industry in Australia. The article highlights a number of factors that have served as barriers to the development of the industry. The research provides important insight into the difficulties associated with establishing cooperative national arrangements in areas of state government responsibility in the Australian federation. The lessons also inform the current debate on the policy initiatives needed to more effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions from stationary energy from the increased availability of renewable energy. [source]