IT DOESN'T take an oil minister to tell us that we need more oil and that it is "understood by Government at the highest level". Any teenager old enough to fill up the family car knows that. Consumers pay good money for petrol to make sure oil companies also know that. That has been the real incentive to tackle fields previously viewed as too old, too deep, too hot, and develop the technology to make it happen.
RENEWABLE energy is a hot topic these days with bold targets set to boost the amount of electricity we generate from devices like wind turbines and biomass-fuelled heating and power-generation systems. The five renewable sources used most often are biomass, hydro-power, wind, solar and geothermal.