Shell CEO Ben van Beurden has reflected on a turbulent 12 months for the company, which have seen court rulings, massive shareholder dividends and a permanent move to the UK.
Aftermath of COP26 questions future of fossil fuels finance and what’s next for renewable energy investing
The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow should have made uncomfortable viewing for fossil fuel executives.
As AREG approaches its 20th anniversary supporting renewable energy projects and supply chain members transition from oil and gas to the renewable energy sector, there has been an increasing sense of urgency around climate change and the need to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, as well as widespread government and community interest around COP26 in November.
Namibia will receive N$100 million ($6.3mn) in concession fees from its preferred hydrogen bidder this year, President Hage Geingob has said.
As the curtain falls on 2021, a year largely dominated by the three Cs – Covid, COP26 and Cambo – we’re seeing strong energy market fundamentals underpinned by high commodity prices which would usually signal greater optimism for the year ahead.
We frequently read and hear that we live in the age of disruption.
Developing and deploying technology at scale will help us achieve climate goals whilst fulfilling energy demand and, if done right, create jobs and export opportunities for Scotland.
The UKCS oil and gas industry has weathered some tough times in its past, but the last two years have been perhaps the most challenging, and the most critical in terms of shaping its future.
Between COP, Cambo and a host of other increasingly political issues around fossil fuels, EV puts it to Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) chief executive Deirdre Michie that the trade body’s rhetoric to defend the sector has ramped up in recent months.
Without any doubt, 2021 has been a better year than 2020 in the energy sector. It’s been a more progressive year and there are positive signs that the energy transition is gaining momentum.
With COP26 now in the rear-view mirror, Energy Voice has assembled a panel of experts to give their verdicts on whether the summit really was a climate change turning point.
Perspective is everything. For climate activists, the recent pledge that more than 20 countries and financial institutions made to stop public financing for overseas fossil fuel projects was seen as a promising first step toward achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, one of the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Cut it whichever way you like, little genuine forward progress was made at COP26, in my opinion. At best the outcomes are fragile.
The Scottish Government has been told the "delivery of rapid emissions reductions cannot wait" if it is to meet legally-binding climate change targets at the end of this decade.
The latest Energy Voice monthly supplement has been published with The Press & Journal.
It’s been less than a month since world leaders pledged to combat climate change at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, yet Japan is already showing signs of putting the brakes on divestment from fossil fuels.
“If we are to successfully transition to the energy system of tomorrow, we cannot simply unplug from the energy system of today,” Adnoc CEO Dr Sultan Al Jaber warned the ADIPEC conference in Abu Dhabi this month.
The chief executive of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) has hit back at what she described as a “simplified but really polarised debate” that the industry found itself at the heart of during the COP26 climate summit.
Eskom has said a “deliberate act of sabotage” raised the risk of stage 6 load shedding in South Africa.
There were some welcome developments during COP26, not least the deal announced between the US and China to work together to limit global temperature rises to 1.5C, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Fossil fuel companies should be banned from future UN climate change Cop gatherings, a former leader of the Green Party has said.
Energy chiefs discussed the main knock-ons for oil and gas of COP26 during a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) webinar yesterday.
COP26 took fourteen days and some long nights of negotiations. It produced breakthrough pledges, a set of rules on carbon trading and some big aspirations that will have to be scrutinised against real action in the years ahead. Here’s what you need to know.
"I want you to stay angry. I want you to stay frustrated. Channel that anger, harness that frustration, keep pushing harder and harder for more because that's what required to meet this challenge.”
Calls for ministers to overhaul the grid transmission charging system have been reignited in the wake of UK hosting COP26.