With many of the foundations for its success already laid, solar photovoltaics is expected to dominate the global energy conversation in 2017. What remains to be seen is whether solar can compete (and whether it makes sense) and how the world's energy systems can be redesigned to accommodate the inevitably high and varying levels of deployment.
As they have sovereign rights and exclusive jurisdiction over the exploration for and exploitation of natural resources, coastal states are clearly acting within their public international law jurisdiction if they elect to refuse the operation of a floating production unit under a foreign flag. However, coastal states may need to look at alternative approaches and the subsequent consequences for coastal state governance.
Profitability in the liquefied natural gas market continues to be squeezed as prices remain low in a market awash with capacity. Costs have increased as human and resource availability has failed to keep pace with the rate of development. As a result of market conditions, a number of companies posted losses in the third quarter of 2016. However, opportunities remain.