The announcement by the UK Government last month that it intends to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035 may well be a distraction from the utter mess it’s making of the arrangements for the United Nations COP26 summit in Glasgow later this year.
Across the energy landscape hydrogen is generating a buzz, with major players praising its decarbonisation potential.
Hydrogen as an energy vector is receiving much more media and scientific press attention. I am a keen proponent of hydrogen as a key enabler for decarbonising heat and power but I have difficulty with the proposed schemes for hydrogen production offshore – as reported by Energy Voice, December 2019.
Oil and gas firms will still look to invest in hydrogen and carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technology despite no government subsidy due to climate change "pressure", according to Deloitte partner Daniel Grosvenor.
An Aberdeenshire project has been awarded £2.7million to test and develop a cost-effective way or converting North Sea gas to a clean fuel.
Germans are preparing to throw the weight of Europe’s biggest economy behind a plan to replace fossil fuels with the universe’s lightest element.
An Edinburgh-headquartered firm has been named as the hydrogen refuelling partner on a £1.9 million Irish transport project.
Potential for ‘thousands’ of jobs as Sir Ian Wood unveils plans for Aberdeen ‘Energy Transition Zone’
Sir Ian Wood has unveiled ambitious plans to help the north-east economy capitalise on the energy transition, potentially creating “thousands” of jobs in the process.
Power plants that run on hydrogen could be cost-competitive with those using fossil fuels by the middle of the century if governments double the cost of carbon pollution.
Neptune’s Cygnus platform is in a prime location to have its emissions cut further by harnessing offshore wind energy, the firm’s UK North Sea interim boss has said.
As we enter a new decade, I’m sure I’m not alone in reflecting on matters that are personally important, together with major issues that impact on society, the environment and the economy.
News that the COP 25 meeting in Madrid ended in a not very satisfactory compromise doesn’t exactly fill me with hope that the world’s leaders have really got a grip of how serious the “climate emergency” really is.
Aberdeen ‘energy transition park’ and net zero should ‘feature heavily’ in oil sector deal – OGA boss
Proposals for an Aberdeen energy transition park, along with a host of net zero solutions, should be at the “heart” of an incoming sector deal, according to the head of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA).
Everyone agrees that 2020 will be a critical year for energy transition, but how will things really play out? In the run-up to Christmas, Calash and Candour put their heads together over a glass or two of crude and have come up with 12 ‘golden’ moments for the energy market in 2020, some of which are extremely long shots.
Hydrasun is on the verge of acquiring an unspecified company in Germany to strengthen its foothold in the hydrogen market.
Along with renewables, energy efficiency, nuclear, land reform, BECCS, biofuels and batteries I am convinced that hydrogen will be key enabler to deliver net zero.
A consortium is seeking additional partners to advance an Orkney project aimed at converting North Sea platforms into hydrogen producers.
A "hugely important" Welsh bible which is more than 400 years old is being protected from damage with the help of hydropower, the National Trust said.
It’s the most nettlesome problem in the quest to ditch fossil fuels: how can you get thousand-degree heat used in factory furnaces without pumping billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere?
With the largest fleet of hydrogen buses in Europe and the UK’s first integrated hydrogen generation and bus refuelling station, Aberdeen is at the forefront of several exciting hydrogen projects.
The chief executive of the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has claimed the UK’s goals for a crucial new climate change technology are “remarkably achievable”.
The potential to heat Donald Trump’s newly-approved housing estate in Aberdeenshire with 100% hydrogen was discussed at an energy sector conference yesterday.
Scientists from Edinburgh University have received funding for a £1.4 million research project to investigate the storage of hydrogen in the subsurface.
An Aberdeen-based advisory and management services firm has claimed it will become the first in the UK to open a business stream for the storage of hydrogen in the subsurface.
The push to find low-carbon energy solutions is gaining momentum in the academic world and eclipses the effort being directed towards oil and gas and coal-related research by universities.