Posts Tagged ‘Alan Novak’

China Sneezed and the Mining Industry Caught Pneumonia

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Tuesday, January 19th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Alan Novak As noted in a recent Financial Post article, the world’s largest mining companies have fallen on hard times. Since 2011, global mining stocks have lost $1.4 trillion in value; more than the value of Apple, Exxon Mobil and Google combined. A few charts of the underlying commodities and related company stocks show […]

Ultra-High Voltage Transmission (UHV) – A New Way to Move Power

Posted in Power on Friday, January 9th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Author: Alan Novak, Mining and Power Industries Director Ultra-High Voltage (UHV) transmission refers to power transmission lines operating at greater than 800,000 volts (800 kV). For reference, most transmission lines in the United States operate at voltages less than 395kV. The primary benefit of UHV transmission is the ability to transport electricity over long distances […]

Ultra-Supercritical Boilers-a More Efficient Approach

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, September 13th, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Alan Novak, leader of the Mining and Power Industries shares an update on ultra supercritical boiler technology. An August 26 Bloomberg article, China Power Seen Doubling With Renewables as Coal Holds Sway, noted that China’s electrical generating capacity will more than double by 2030, with half coming from renewable energy sources. This means that […]

China’s Sino Iron Project–a Challenging Investment

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Director of the Mining and Power industries, Alan Novak, provides an update on China’s mining investments outside its borders. An article in the 26 August Wall Street Journal, China Rethinks Deals for Resources highlights how China may be rethinking its investment in large foreign natural resources projects due to challenges faced by Chinese owner […]

Another Major Player Exits the Solar Panel Market

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, August 9th, 2013. 2 comments so far
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There are bargains to be had in solar panels. Emerson’s Alan Novak, Director Mining and Power Industries, explains the shakeout underway for manufacturers. As reported in an August 6th Wall Street Journal article, GE Ends Solar-Panel Push, Sells Technology to First Solar, General Electric (GE) announced that it has sold its solar panel manufacturing business […]