This year, the government will host COP26, the UN’s global climate change conference, and share how we will reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Energy Voice’s coverage of an all-subsea development for Clair South took me back to 1981.
Professor Abbie McLaughlin, from the University of Aberdeen’s Department of Chemistry, takes a look at the opportunities presented by a research breakthrough that could enable the widespread use of hydrogen energy to power transport and homes as part of the energy transition.
This year’s Earth Day was cause for optimism in our fight against the climate emergency. With climate change now well and truly upon us, Earth Day 2021 saw the most significant renewal of pledges to tackle the crisis by national governments since the Paris Agreement of 2015.
Picture the scene. You are at a swimming pool. There are two lifeguards on duty. You learn that one of them recently saved the lives of two people, on separate occasions. The second has never had to perform an emergency rescue. But which is the ‘better’ lifeguard?
Last month’s OGUK HSE Conference was inevitably going to involve discussions on Covid. It is inevitable, but also incredible, to reflect on how fast the industry adapted and worked together to manage the pandemic.
A revision to the UK Government’s right to work policy framework is causing bemusement among some businesses – primarily because it may be seen to override some of the safety principles behind the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, says Kelly Hardman, an Edinburgh-based Solicitor at global immigration law firm Fragomen.
A few days ago I happened to wander down the road to Aberdeen Energy Park and then popped into the Core business park development for good measure.
The American novelist and activist James Baldwin said: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”.
I often get asked, “why use biomass for energy when it is more expensive than other renewables?”
Producing blue hydrogen carries a very poor round trip efficiency. Natural gas is reformed to hydrogen, the resultant CO2 emissions are captured and stored, the hydrogen is treated, compressed, stored and distributed to households where it is burned for domestic heating.
Reading political party manifestos is, it must be said, a duty rather than a pleasure. So much verbiage, so little prospect of the vast majority of it ever being fulfilled.
The decision by the French company EDF to award London-based InfraStrata a contract for eight of the 56 foundation jackets for the NnG offshore wind farm has got a lot of people extremely excited.
The IPIECA-WBCSD SDG Roadmap establishes collective oil and gas sector pathways to supporting the realisation of the SDGs.
Shirley Allen, partner at Pinsent Masons, takes a look at the legal questions surrounding decommissioning and repurposing of North Sea assets.
Securities litigation, long a prominent – and expensive – feature of jurisdictions such as the US, is increasingly emerging as a threat within the English litigation landscape.
As it continues to grow its track record of contributions to Scotland’s renewables mission, the offshore wind sector is currently making all the right headlines.
When the oil and gas industry says that we’re part of the solution to the global need to transition to lower carbon energy sources, we mean it, and we evidence it with our actions. However, many people automatically dismiss anything coming from our industry, or label it “greenwashing”.
In exactly 200 days, world leaders will convene in Glasgow for arguably the most important environmental meeting to ever take place on British soil.
With climate change increasingly on the corporate agenda, large businesses are now considering how they procure energy and whether they can do so more sustainably.
The pathways for economic recovery post Covid-19 offer plenty of opportunity for hope and potential for growth, as well as greater gender inclusivity.
Articles on hydrogen are commonplace in today’s scientific and general media. Hydrogen is touted as a net zero silver bullet with the following claims.
One of the conundrums of the pandemic has been how the M&A market has carried on apace, and indeed in some parts of the economy it is very active.
Former Conservative prime minister Harold Macmillan’s "middle way" and New Labour’s "third way" describe an approach that seeks to occupy the "radical centre" between two extremes.
With revenues projected to reach nearly $4 trillion this year alone, the chemicals sector plays a significant role in the global economy – resulting in an equally significant environmental footprint. As the largest industrial consumer of both oil and gas, and the third largest contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions, the sector has rightfully earned its ‘hard to abate’ title.