Since its inception in 2002 MWeConsult has worked on a wide range of assignments. These encompass a variety of fields of expertise and have been based in many countries. Examples include:
Due diligence and investment proposal for 2000MW existing and new wind and hydro power plants in Spain
Advice to major industrial companies on global renewable energy strategy developments
Support to start up renewable energy company, with focus on Europe and North America
Support to a UK renewables generator on a biofuels CHP plant; submission to Ofgem for ROCs accreditation
Advising an investor on the acquisition of a UK power business based on biofuels; services included due diligence, negotiation, operational advice and selection of a new management team
Development of energy-from-waste plants in Spain
CHP & power
Due diligence of gas-fired district heating CHP in Poland
Advice to a European oil company on power generation on North Sea platform
Advising investor on 200 MWe gas and wind power development, offshore UK
Due diligence on the acquisition of a European gas transmission system for a major bank
Development of gas-to-power project in sub-Saharan Africa; including rural electrification scheme
Consultancy & Training
Contribution to an Electricity Master Plan for a Middle Eastern State
Financial restructuring of energy equipment supply contractor in Middle East
Development and delivery of a management training programme to a leading construction company in the UK
Advisory service to a gas exploration and production client in respect of market penetration strategy in Central Europe
Advisory services to a major utility in respect of the application of carbon trading credits to a power project financing in Slovakia.
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Mitigating climate change
Developed country governments now generally accept the body of scientific evidence that rising greenhouse gas (GHG) levels are leading to increased earth surface temperatures and that these changes will be substantially irreversible. CO2 is the biggest single contributor as a GHG. The majority of this CO2 emission is from burning fossil fuels and a large percentage of this is accounted for by power generation. In order to tackle climate change it is therefore essential to develop means of generating electricity that do not emit CO2.
The impact of fossil fuel combustion on greenhouse gas emissions is illustrated by the figure below showing sources of CO2 emissions in the US in 2006.
A coordinated global government effort to abate GHG emissions has resulted already in a number of significant measures, of which the Kyoto Protocol is the most prominent. The Kyoto Protocol was adopted in Kyoto, Japan on 11 December 1997 and entered into force on 16 February 2005. 183 nations have ratified the treaty to date. The Kyoto Protocol committed many developed and developing countries to legally-binding targets to reduce their overall GHG emissions by at least 5% below the 1990 levels of emission during the period 2008 to 2012 when the Kyoto Protocol expires.
GHGs are the atmospheric gases responsible for causing global warming and climate change. Kyoto seeks to reduce emissions of those GHGs which are growing fastest or the most damaging in terms on global warming potential. These are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N20). Less prevalent, but very powerful, are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
A further United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is programmed for December 2009 in Copenhagen, to address emission limits after the Kyoto period.