Having only officially joined Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) as CEO just last month, it’s been an exciting time to start working again with the organisation as it continues to promote the fast growing renewable energy industry.
A lot has changed in the energy industry since David Rodger first worked for Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) more than a decade ago.
The old adage, ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ very much rings true when illustrating how the planet and our climate is changing.
Over the last month, we’ve seen the start of several new partnerships which will look to accelerate Scotland energy’s future.
With the Scottish Parliament elections imminent, I thought that it would be timely to reflect on AREG’s hopes for the next government in terms of reducing emissions to help meet net zero goals.
Offshore support vessel specialist Sentinel Marine has named a new chief financial officer (CFO).
Wall Street analysts are calling the prospects for hydrogen, and particularly “green” hydrogen, a once-in-a-generation opportunity – and Scotland is in a strong position to take advantage of this resource.
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.