As we enter a new decade, I’m sure I’m not alone in reflecting on matters that are personally important, together with major issues that impact on society, the environment and the economy.
Carbon capture and storage
Boris Johnson sought to deflect attention from the UK Government’s “woeful” response to major flooding across Yorkshire with a raft of announcements on technology and energy investment last night.
Infrastructure firm Costain's Aberdeen team will work on contracts worth £4 million for a range of projects, including North Sea oil and gas, nuclear and carbon capture.
A partnership between Scotland and Japan will inject £21m into six projects designed to tackle the next wave of challenges in the subsea industry.
Fears have been raised that new energy technologies in the north could be “held to ransom” by the SNP and Green Party.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is now firmly on the agenda as a way of mitigating at least some of the impacts of climate change.
Equinor has signed memoranda of understanding with seven European companies to develop value chains in carbon capture and storage.
The chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has urged “pace” on research into low carbon options to reuse North Sea infrastructure.
A north-east MSP has called for assurances that UK carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects won’t hit the buffers following the Cabinet reshuffle.
Scotland’s energy minister has said carbon capture and storage (CCS) is not a “wishlist” item and that government and industry must deliver the technology.
A pioneering north-east project for tackling carbon emissions received a huge funding boost today.
Oil and gas doyen Sir Ian Wood said yesterday a “major energy transition park” could help Aberdeen capitalise on the switch to a low carbon economy.
More work must be done to develop Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) so that the North Sea sector can make the transition to a low carbon economy, energy experts have said.
I read with interest Luke Warren’s (CEO Carbon Capture and Storage Association) article criticising my previous Energy Voice piece where it was stated ‘but Tom misses the essential point about the very nature of CCUS technology when he says we should “bypass CCUS” in order to decarbonise our economy and stimulate investment in hydrogen’.
Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has urged the UK Government to fund carbon capture and storage facilities as she called for a “shared national endeavour” to tackle climate change.
Many of the UK's heavy industries could close unless the Government kick-starts carbon capture technology, MPs are warning.
Norway has handed Equinor and partners Shell and Total a permit for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project called Northern Lights.
We have 12 years to clean up our carbon act on a global scale or face catastrophic climate change: that was the stark warning from the IPCC in October.
For Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to make a meaningful contribution towards decarbonising our energy system, it needs to start with a bang, not a whimper.
The firms behind a study to determine if a carbon capture and storage facility could be build in the north-east have confirmed work is halfway finished.
Newly-appointed Energy Minister, Claire Perry, says the UK Government wants to look at Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) “really seriously”, just over two years after Westminster axed a £1billion grant to develop the technology.
Scottish scientists will play a key role in an initiative that just won £7.6million worth of funding to research carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.
UK Energy Minister Jesse Norman has argued Britain should be an “early bird” rather than a pioneer in the development of carbon capture and storage.
While the energy in fossil fuels is valuable for society, burning them has well documented environmental consequences – global warming, smog and the effects of nitrous and sulphur oxides. Many think the time has come to stop burning them almost entirely. This led to the Guardian launching a campaign a couple of years ago to “keep it in the ground”, which attracted much support.
Researchers have urged the Scottish Government to adopt a “twin-track” approach to carbon capture and storage (CCS) to help achieve emissions targets.