energy security


How to solve Europe’s energy trilemma


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.

Oil & Gas

Gas allowance paves way for Cygnus


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.

Oil & Gas

Answer is blowing in the wind – really


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.