17 April 2019

Global Energy Briefing No 174: International Energy Markets & Company Strategies (DEU/ENG)

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German + English Edition Available!

Our April newsletter Global Energy Briefing (No.174, 53pp) covers two topics:

A. Prices and market balance in the oil, gas and hard coal markets worldwide.

B. Company strategies and market trends in fossil and renewable energy markets (including EV and batteries).

Some focus topics of this issue are:
(a) Price divergence between fuels has further deepened: Oil, carbon up, gas, coal down; price outlook Brent
(b) the changing character of the US gas market; gas flaring in the Permian

c) Global oil companies: Three strategic groups emerging – features and outlook; China´s oil giants under pressure;
d) LNG and commodity traders;
e) PV giants: strategies and financial balances
f) Global wind turbine makers: rankings and financial stability; market access to China remains difficult
g) Shell´s utility strategy; global overview: NextEra,  Xcel,  Eskom
h) Electric vehicles: New EV policy in China; update global statistics


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11 January 2019

Global Ranking of PV Cell Producers: China 8 : US 1

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Solar expert Finlay Colville recently presented the 2018 ranking of solar cell producers. In a nutshell, Chinese PV companies strengthened their position, in line with Beijing´s NDRC plan to dominate specific global growth industries.

1. About ten years ago the Chinese PV industry accelerated global expansion and strengthened the vertical value chain within China (module, cell, wafer, ingot, poly). But they still faced strong competition from high-quality pure cell producers in Taiwan, Japan and Germany and from thin-film specialists such as FirstSolar (U.S.).

2. Soon after, the Japanese and German producers were outcompeted via costs. Over time, even Taiwanese cell producers such as Hanwha Q-CELLS were unable to keep pace with the extremely fast expansion plans of their (mainland) Chinese competitors. 

3. In the next step, even Chinese pure-play cell producers such as Tongwei and Aiko set up a blistering pace of investment with multipes of 5 GW factories, disregarding any risk of oversupply and financial losses.

Ranking 2018

Today, the chart shows that 8 out of the Top 10 PV cell producers are Chinese companies, joined by Hanwha Q-CELLS (Korea) and […]

14 February 2018

Global Energy Briefing Nr.159: Risk-Off Verkaufswelle in Energiemärkten, Strategien der Energiekonzerne weltweit, Trends in der Elektromobilität

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In der aktuellen Ausgabe unseres Global Energy Briefing (9.Februar, Nr.159 ) berichten wir über Märkte und Strategien im Energiesektor:

  1. Der erste Teil des Newsletters zeigt wie üblich die aktuelle Lage auf den internationalen Märkte für Öl, Gas und Kohle: Der im letzten Sommer einsetzende Aufwärtstrend bei den globalen Energiepreisen wurde in den letzten Tagen jäh unterbrochen. Öl, Gas und Kohle brachen in wenigen Tagen um etwa 10 Prozent ein. Auslöser war die “Risk-Off”-Verkaufswelle an den internationalen Finanzmärkten. Sie erfasste zunächst die Anleihenmärkte (steigende Zinsen), dann die Aktienmärkte (Gewinnmitnahmen) und parallel dazu auch die Rohstoffmärkte.
  2. Im zweiten Teil stellen wir die wichtigsten News und Strategien der Energiekonzerne weltweit vor. Im Mittelpunkt stehen Ørsted, Enel (in Lateinamerika), AEP, Invenergy, NextEra, Goldwind, Vestas, GE RE, Iberdrola, Jinko Solar, Longi Solar, Canadian Solar, Shijiazhuang Dongfang Energy, UREC, Macquarie, GIP, Norsk Hydro, CNNC-CNEC, Dominion Energy, Snam und ONGC. Außerdem gehen wir auf die aktuellen Debatten um Solarzölle in den USA und Indien ein.
  3. Im dritten Teil stehen die Trends in der Elektromobilität im Mittelpunkt: Die neuesten Marktdaten aus aller Welt, ein Ranking der […]