The offshore wind market in Asia is expected to experience massive expansion over the next five to 10 years, particularly in the more advanced economies of Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, as governments face increasing pressure to focus on climate change and hit their net-zero emissions targets.
From heat pumps to electric vehicles (EVs), recent months have seen a flurry of pledges from the government geared towards decarbonisation of the energy system. The latest came in the Chancellor’s Budget, which included increases in spend on energy innovation and high-tech projects and prototypes. While this level of ambition is welcome, the reality is that even if the entire UK population shifted to electric heating and EVs, our outdated energy networks could not meet this new level of demand for electricity. If the UK is serious about speeding up the decarbonisation of transportation and domestic energy use, the digitisation of networks should be at the top of the to-do list.
A new report from Crown Estate Scotland (CES) spells out how Scotland’s ports and harbours can tap into the “huge potential” of offshore wind.
Energy trade body Scottish Renewables has announced the election of four top green energy bosses to its board.
Arup and EnerMech have launched a new digitised service to enhance the inspection process for the oil and gas industry.
Industry bodies Oil & Gas UK and Decom North Sea have published a report to provide businesses with guidance on good practice in identifying, qualifying and adopting new technologies used in the decommissioning of offshore assets.