Germany has been on the hunt for new LNG supplies in order to stave off the near term crisis of stuttering Russian gas supplies. Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to Canada did not come through on the LNG front, but he did seal an ambitious deal on hydrogen.
Companies are increasingly taking positive action on climate change, including setting “Net Zero” targets.
Questions of green or blue hydrogen are by the by, there is a major need for construction to get under way in order to achieve net zero participants at the fourth episode of Hydrogen – Tracking Transition said recently.
For how long will fossil fuel-generated electricity remain a critical part of our electrical systems? That is the question for those seeking to predict the pace of the global energy transition.
Amid the debate around hydrogen and what niche it may fill, there is an increasing focus on the resource as a storage medium.
South Africa is struggling with its domestic energy mix, not least its heavy reliance on coal, but sees hydrogen as an opportunity to pursue.
In the energy sector, as elsewhere, fundamental change happens slowly … until it happens all at once. We are witnessing just such a dynamic as energy companies adopt new or more ambitious goals to achieve “Net Zero” greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow.
A rebound in the oil price is unlikely to derail future hydrogen investments, industry experts have predicted.
As a signatory to the Paris Agreement, Canada is committed to reducing GHG emissions, recently announcing an intention to slash emissions by 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030. These ambitious targets are driving federal and provincial governments to promote hydrogen through a combination of new regulatory schemes and financial incentives that are larger in scale and wider in scope than any that we have seen before.
With any energy transition, there is a need to bring about wholescale change, from the up, to the mid and the downstream.
South Africa is working to secure additional power generation in various ways – but speed is of the essence.
Industry leaders have urged governments to put incentives in place to speed up the deployment and uptake of hydrogen.
Hydrogen comes in a rainbow selection of colours, but will there also be a pot of gold waiting at the end?
The UK government intends to halt funding for hydrocarbon projects overseas on the five-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
Access to capital is the major challenge facing sub-Saharan Africa’s energy sector.
At a point when the world is talking of the energy transition, sub-Saharan Africa actually faces two.
The energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa faces numerous challenges, but there is also an increasing sense of urgency and opportunity for the development of the industry on the continent.