The suspension of the Wylfa project in Wales is a “major blow” to the UK’s future prospects for developing nuclear power, according to leading consultancy Wood Mackenzie.
Norway is easily the biggest source of imported natural gas for the United Kingdom. In the first quarter of this year, when demand soared thanks to the now-forgotten Beast from the East, 60% of imports came by pipeline from Norway.
Recent events in the UK and Europe have highlighted important questions surrounding the provision and types of energy that will be required to fuel our future needs.
Reducing demand will play a pivotal role in ensuring security for the UK’s future energy supply, according to a new report.
The energy sector has been served a wake up call on how vulnerable the industry is to cyber attack after hackers shut managed to cut off 80,000 Ukranian electricity customers.
Fracking should not be continually viewed as “some kind of disaster”, an energy minister has said amid warnings that it is widely opposed across Britain.
The UK Government gave Norwegian energy giant Statoil the go-ahead yesterday for one of the biggest projects in the North Sea.
Utilities GDF Suez and Centrica were quick to welcome today's tax allowance for shallow-water gas fields. The pair, which both have offices in Aberdeen, are in line to benefit directly from the announcement to the tune of up to £500million.
I am currently in the South Pacific on a project intended to raise renewable energy output in the region.
NEARLY five wind turbines would have to be built every day for the next nine years to meet the UK Government's targets for renewable energy, a new report claims.
UK Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and Norwegian energy minister Ola Borten Moe have signed an agreement to cooperate further on renewables, oil and gas and carbon capture and storage.
The best ways to improve energy security, mitigate global warming and reduce the number of deaths caused by air pollution are blowing in the wind and rippling in the water.
THE best ways to improve energy security, mitigate global warming and reduce the number of deaths caused by air pollution are blowing in the wind and rippling in the water, not growing energy crops on a grand scale or glowing inside nuclear power plants, says Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University in the US. He says that currently fashionable "clean coal" - which involves capturing carbon emissions and sequestering them in the earth, and which is currently flavour of the political month here in Britain - is not clean at all.
Relaxation of the constraints that dictate where offshore windfarms can be built could cut £16billion from the overall cost of developing UK offshore wind, the Carbon Trust claims.