METHANEX is the world’s largest methanol producer, whose success is in large part due to its cost leadership and reliable delivery. The purpose of this report is to analyze the situation facing METHANEX and recommend a set of strategic plans for it to tackle the current challenges in moving forward. In ensuring low-cost production, many of METHANEX’s production plants are based in emerging market economies. This strategy is met with various problems of poor infrastructure and political instability, resulting in inconsistent gas supply and crippling its production plants. In addition, the lack of diversification makes METHANEX completely reliant on the stability of the market for methanol.
Comparison and Contrast: Gasoline vs. Ethanol In a world that is becoming more and more dependent on machines and technology, effective fuels are in high demand. Today, one of the many energy disputes is between conventional gasoline and ethanol. Gasoline has been around since before internal combustion engines were in production, so why the sudden interest in ethanol? I will go into detail on the dispute between gasoline and ethanol and the benefits/drawbacks of each. Gasoline, derived from a limited fossil fuel, producing a relatively low octane, and causing many foreign disputes may still be a better choice than water-attracting ethanol that will require change to an entire industry.
As a consumer and economy being unreliable for jobs who can afford to pay higher costs for energy. It is hard enough to pay for energy costs now without having to pay for an increase to a alternative source of expensive energy costs with new technology. The fact that the United States has such an abundance of coal makes this a logical choice for our energy consumption. The United States consumption of using coal is 40%. Coal offers jobs to miners and to facilities in every aspect.
HW Assignment #1 Global Perspectives Justin Kim 1/24/2012 What do you find notable about the comparative economic development of the U.S. and Germany? Compared to that of the U.S., German economic development suffered negatively due to a political system that underwent many more bouts of disruptive, radical change. Moreover, a prolonged period of war and its resulting consequences worked to undermine total productive output and delayed the establishment of a true market based economy. Prior to World War I, the German economy had primarily been driven by its export orientation and its focus on heavy industry. These capital-intensive industries were primarily financed by large “universal banks” who wielded significant influence over these large firms, with large long-term investments in key firms.
This meant that when the earthquake struck they were able to cope and survive. Also, by the fact that Chile had better communications and services. This particular country has a good capacity to cope because it is not a LEDC and is in a very good economical state, it can pay for the preparations, in the short and long term they are important preparations that help save lives. Another reason as to why the strongest earthquakes are not always the most costly is because of the location of where the earthquake hits. So, if a strong earthquake hit somewhere that is densely populated then the social cost will be much higher than if it hit in a place where hardly anyone lived as there are less people.
Introduction The most abundant source of energy available on planet earth comes from the sun, but only in recent years have we begun to harness it. The methods which we use to capture this energy are fairly clean, versatile, and are economical ways of producing electricity, whose benefits greatly outweigh the costs. This paper will explore the vast benefits and the few disadvantages to the two primary types of capturing solar energy, solar panels, and solar thermal. The vast majority of the world relies heavily on the combustion of fossil-fuels to satisfy their energy needs. Although fossil fuels get the job done, they are finite and also pose a great threat to the earth and the stability of the human race and economy, worldwide.
These materials are homogeneous, standardized and are readily available from a lot of suppliers. In addition, there is little switching costs involved for incumbents to switch from one supplier to another, so the incumbents have a lot of alternatives to choose from thus limiting the bargaining power of concentrate suppliers. Although end buyers of soft drinks have a lot of alternatives to choose from and have almost no switching cost from choosing among these undifferentiated drinks, they still possess low buyers’ bargaining power. Since there are numerous small consumers out there in the market, the choice of one consumer does not have much influence over the profitability of the whole industry. So buyers cannot force the price of soft drinks up if they threat to turn to other drink producers.
One positive difference that support groups have in comparison to the other two techniques is that is a relatively cheap technique compared to SIT and biofeedback. Based on research I have conducted one session of biofeedback can cost around £23- £56 and SIT can cost from £10-£70, whereas social support groups, can be off no charge with family and friends (informal). Therefore more people have access to it, this is because
Chris Moody Mrs. Cummings Advanced Composition 17 September 2012 Nuclear Power “The report called nuclear technology costly, potentially exceeding $7,000 per installed kilowatt, which could make it twice as much as a scrubbed coal-fired plant or three times as expensive as a combined-cycle natural gas-fired plant,” stated Jim Hempstead the Vice President and Senior Credit Officer of Moody’s Investor Service. America should switch to wind and water power generating instead of disaster-lurking nuclear power. Nuclear power is unsafe for the environment, expensive for the economy and unpredictable accidents can occur. Understanding the effects of nuclear power can be difficult because people first need to learn how it is made. Uranium or Plutonium fuel pellets housed in a reactor vessel heat water to six hundred degrees Fahrenheit.
Diagnostic Papers [pic] Introduction ← As we know most of new inventions that use high technology cost large amounts of money so as a result they'll be expensive and hardly affordable by some people. This is the key of this invention which is despite using high biochemical technology mixed with an ancient technology which is paper, it's cheap and affordable. ← What are diagnostic papers made of? Those paper was invented by Harvard's university professor of chemistry George Whitesides and his research team month ago. They are biochemically processed papers that made of natural compound which is cellulose.