Energy & Utilities UK | New Energy World | 01 October 2012

Offshore wind should look to nuclear for cost reduction lessons

The offshore wind sector should learn from the nuclear power sector in terms of reducing costs and improving installation processes according to Michael Kruse, Principal at Arthur D. Little.  In the article Michael Kruse says that one thing that can be learned from the nuclear sector is the degree of standardisation of requirements and licensing.

Energy & Utilities UK | 2Degrees | 19 September 2012

The global shale “revolution” offers plenty of opportunities and challenges, says Arthur D. Little

An article written by Arthur D. Little about the booming shale gas revolution and the significant strategic, commercial, technical and environmental challenges energy players face going forward. It also talks about the expansion of ‘the shale gas revolution’ into Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America, where current production is still non-existent or very modest relative to the potential shale gas reserves. Arthur D. Little says there are still plenty of exciting although perhaps riskier opportunities and that for most global energy companies, unconventional hydrocarbons will represent a significant growth avenue for many years to come.

Energy & Utilities Germany | Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | 19 September 2012

The atomic map of the world

The relative share of nuclear power generation of the world’s energy production is continually decreasing. Nevertheless, more than 18 months after the catastrophe in Fukushima there are more nuclear reactors planned than before the disaster. Apart from Germany, there are many countries that favor nuclear energy because of its advantages. A recent analysis by Arthur D. Little reveals: Currently there are 60 countries taking nuclear energy as a realistic option into account. In total this could lead to 560 additional nuclear reactors by 2030.

Travel & Transportation UK | Air Transport World | 01 September 2012

Riding High

In 2011 the world’s airports saw record levels of growth according to the Arthur D. Little World Airport Traffic Report 2012. The article discusses the report results in detail and Arthur D. Little principle Mathieu Blondel is quoted as saying the next 10 years are going to be very different from the last 10 years and that there would probably be a slight downturn in 2012, with global growth possibly closer to the 2% - 2.5% mark. However he anticipates recovery by 2015 - economic, political and environmental factors notwithstanding. Arthur D. Little predicts an area of significant change for airports and their relationship with their airlines customers.

TIME UK | Forbes.com | 26 August 2012

Does High Speed Broadband Increase Economic Growth?

An article discussing a report from Arthur D. Little and Ericsson that questions if the roll out of high speed broadband increases economic growth. The report quantifies the impact of broadband speed by stating that doubling the broadband speed for an economy will increase GDP by 0.3%, which in the OECD region, equals USD 126 billion.

TIME UK | The Guardian | 22 August 2012

The 4G network dream will not be realised without proper investment

Superfast mobile internet technology is on the way – but Britain has to build fibre networks to bring broadband up to speed. Arthur D. Little and Ericsson’s latest report is quoted as saying that GDP increases by 1% for every 10% increase in broadband penetration.

Energy & Utilities UK | Reuters.com | 17 August 2012

Germany counts the cost as it buries nuclear past

Germany’s plan to close all power plants by 2022 will see Peter Klimmek say goodbye to his work place of 37 years. This article talks about the dismantling process of Germany’s power plants and the severe costs that come hand in hand. Controversy surrounds the estimated costs of this process; Greenpeace expect at least 44 billion euros in costs for the dismantling of all nuclear plants in Germany, whereas Arthur D. Little has put the total costs at no less than 18 billion euros out of the government’s pockets.

Energy & Utilities UK | The Energy Industry Times | 15 August 2012

Plotting a shale gas revolution

An article written by Arthur D. Little about the booming shale gas revolution and the significant strategic, commercial, technical and environmental challenges energy players face going forward. It also talks about the expansion of ‘the shale gas revolution’ into Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America, where current production is still non-existent or very modest relative to the potential shale gas reserves. Arthur D. Little says there are still plenty of exciting although perhaps riskier opportunities and that for most global energy companies, unconventional hydrocarbons will represent a significant growth avenue for many years to come.

Energy & Utilities Germany | Handelsblatt | 06 August 2012

Nuclear decommissioning takes several billion Euros

Lithuania, Bulgaria and Slovakia agreed to shut down some of their older nuclear power plants before joining the European Union back in 2004. Three of their plants are expected to engulf more than five billion Euros. The operators are now demanding further funds from the European Union. Germany might face a similar challenge with its turnaround in energy politics. According to Arthur D. Little, the dismantling of all of Germany’s nuclear plants amounts to at least 18 billion Euros. Still, cost for final disposal of the nuclear waste is not considered in these figures.

TIME Switzerland | Neue Zuercher Zeitung | 04 August 2012

Time plays for Swisscom

In Switzerland and other European countries, four out of five sold cell phones are smartphones featuring internet access. The problem is that this development undermines the traditional business model of the telecom operators all over the world, because customers can switch their phone calls and messaging to “voice and data over IP”. With a flat rate on data exchange, smartphone-customers can thereby communicate and send unlimited messages for a flat fee. A recent study from management consultancy Arthur D. Little and its partner BNP Paribas concluded that this development will lead to a 1.8 percent decline in turnover year on year on average for all major European telco companies until 2015.

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