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Opinion

Opinion

ESG: delivering ‘proper and measurable stewardship’

Climate change and energy transition, shifting from a linear to a circular economy, rising inequality, balancing economic needs with those of society – these are the unprecedented global challenges we all face. Investors, banks, regulators, as well as consumers and employees, are scrutinising businesses like never before and demanding that we address these challenges.

Opinion

Mind the cap

Record-breaking commodity prices resulting in sky-high gas and electricity prices have prompted calls for fundamental market reform. The European Union (EU) announced in September 2022 that it is looking to impose historic interventions in the energy market to rein in soaring commodity prices, including considering a levy on excess profits and potential gas price caps.

Opinion

Managing the oil and gas development conundrum

If the industry’s focus in 2021 (especially leading up to the COP26 summit) was on climate change action, the story of 2022 has been how to balance energy transition with the need to ensure security and affordability of energy supplies.

Opinion

Opinion: Re-connecting with what truly matters

If you were to be asked what you believe in, what you value, would the answers come easily?  Or would you have to take some time to consider, perhaps finding it challenging to find the answers?

CCS

‘Damning’ IEEFA report into CCS is too simplistic

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) recently published a report examining carbon capture and storage (CCS), which claimed many sequestration projects have failed or underperformed. Environmentalists described it as "damning", but Professor Stuart Haszeldine, director of Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS), believes it is too simplistic.

Renewables/Energy Transition

OPINION: Geothermal in the UK

Unlike water or gas, in the UK geothermal energy is not recognised by law as a natural resource. Bespoke regulatory systems, licensing and management are urgently needed along with government support to develop the UK’s geothermal sector, writes Dr Corinna Abesser of the British Geological Survey.

Opinion

Collaboration and innovation to fast track low-carbon hydrogen

Bruno Roche, Global Head of Energy Transition, ABB Process Automation, Energy Industries, outlines how collaboration can make a world of difference in accelerating innovation in low carbon hydrogen production, making it an affordable, accessible and clean energy source.

Opinion

Let’s talk about the ‘H’ in HSEQ

Keeping employees safe from harm at work is at the top of the agenda these days - after all, it is a statutory duty of care. But how can businesses look after the mental health and wellbeing of their employees as much as their physical health?

Opinion

Does price-obsessed CfD scheme come at cost to safety?

In 2014, when involved in developing Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s roughly 100MW Aberdeen Bay Windfarm plan, I and other members of the team were offered a briefing on a new way of bidding projects designed to drive down prices.