Posts Tagged ‘Juan Carlos Bravo’

Mexico’s Energy Reforms Promise a More Competitive and Efficient Power Industry

Posted in Power on Friday, February 12th, 2016. One comment so far
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo In August 2013, the Mexico government passed a new Energy reform, which one of its main objectives is to strengthen the competitiveness in the generation of power, accelerate the expansion of transmission networks, improve distribution supply quality, and offer the end consumer a wider range of opportunities to meet their consumption […]

“The 33” Movie Reminds Us of the Importance of Safety in Mining Operations

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, November 16th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo This weekend, the movie named “The 33” opened in theaters. It depicts the story of the 33 miners trapped for 69 days in a gold mine in Copiapo, in Chile. I think this movie provides a glimpse of how the mining operations are a serious but sometimes dangerous business. For manufacturers […]

Renewables Growing Faster than Expected

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, November 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo As we have been reporting in this blog, the energy scenario is changing. In fact, it might be changing faster than anyone expected due the low oil prices. As reported by the World Energy Outlook 2015, “renewables contributed almost half of the world’s new power generation capacity in 2014 and have […]

Technology Helping Miners Lower Costs to Overcome Low Commodity Prices

Posted in Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, September 21st, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo Over the past several months, news of commodity prices being hit hard due the slowdown of China’s economy has been a common theme. It was refreshing to read positive news among so much turmoil. The article, Rio saves $200m a year using robots, big data, describes how that despite net earnings […]

Cyber-Security in Metals and Mining

Posted in Cyber-Security, Metals, Mining, Minerals on Monday, July 20th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo In the past, we discussed how the metals and mining industry was increasingly becoming a target for cyber-attacks. An Ernst and Young report, Business risks facing mining and metals 2015–2016 recently upgraded cybersecurity into its top 10 business risks—up two spots to number nine. In this report, a 2014 Global Information […]