In 2020, we collectively experienced rapid and significant changes to both our personal and work lives. The energy industry has been affected as much as any and the drop in oil price is always felt across north-east Scotland.
A project boss at Ocean Winds has said the UK Government's target of generating 40GW of electricity from offshore wind by 2030 is ambitious, but can "absolutely" be achieved.
The recent announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his plans to drive renewable growth and make the country a world leader in offshore wind may be a turning point for the UK in seizing the opportunity to lead a low-carbon transition.
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (Areg) has grown its membership over the past 12 months, with sign-ups coming from leading companies within the renewables sector, renowned industry bodies and energy companies who are placing an increased focus on clean energy.
World leaders were due to convene in Glasgow for the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in November for what was anticipated to be a transformational moment in the energy transition.
Next month, Aberdeen is set to become the first city in the world to introduce revolutionary hydrogen powered double-decker buses. This is not the first time Aberdeen has been a world leader in the adoption of hydrogen for transport. The UK’s first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station opened in the city in 2015, and the arrival of these new vehicles will complement Aberdeen’s existing fleet of 10 hydrogen buses and enhance the city’s role as a pioneer in the adoption of green energy for public transport.
A new multi-million pound Scottish Government energy support package has been welcomed by the renewables sector but must not “endanger progress” on carbon emissions.
In these difficult times, it is challenging to manage day-to-day business as well as thinking to the future. Clearly, we have seen rapid and significant changes to business operations and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (Areg) members and others are under greater pressure than ever to deliver results.
An “interesting marriage” between North Sea oil majors and offshore wind companies is imminent and could electrify the basin, according to the man leading the charge in the north-east.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the energy transition is defined as ‘a pathway toward transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon by the second half of this century’.
On the face of it, the UK-based subsea sector appears to be faring reasonably well. This is despite lingering impacts from the 2014-17 oil and gas slump, mounting pressures from the climate change crisis and major geopolitical forces at work.
It has been a busy and positive 12 months for Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with the diversity of our members continuing to grow.
A new report published today by two of the UK's most prominent energy trade bodies will focus on job creation within the floating offshore wind sector.
With the Crown Estate’s recent announcement of offshore wind leasing round four, there is a fantastic opportunity for offshore wind developers to get involved in the first leasing round of its type in more than 10 years.
A boat tour out to the city's new wind project will "strengthen multilateral ties" within the sector, according to the the chairwoman of Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG).
An Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) event planned for this week will place a "heavy" focus on the transition from oil and gas to clean energy, organisers have said.
Last month, the Scottish Government revived a £10 million prize fund to boost commercial prospects for tidal energy in Scotland.
It has been a very positive 12 months for Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) as we have seen our membership rise with an increase in the number of companies supporting both the offshore wind, wave and tidal sectors.
Turbine blades at Aberdeen Bay windfarm clocked record speeds during yesterday's gale force winds, according to the project operator.
It’s been an extremely positive year for the renewable energy industry with many ground-breaking projects going live. The increase in activity has built upon the success of the previous year, seeing continued growth in the solar, biomass, hydrogen fuel cell and wave and tidal sectors and achieving a record 10,336MW of installed renewable electricity capacity in Scotland.
The operator of the Aberdeen Bay windfarm confirmed last night it has applied for consent to "prolong" the life of the development.
An "exciting period" for north-east renewables is responsible for a spike in Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) membership, according to the chairwoman of the organisation.
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) membership has swelled amid the launch big north-east renewable energy projects , most notably Aberdeen's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).
Energy minister Claire Perry has revealed the offshore wind sector deal is in the “final stages” of being agreed.
With more than four decades’ experience in offshore energy exploration and production, the north-east of Scotland is widely recognised as the global hub for innovation in energy.