In 2014, when involved in developing Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group’s roughly 100MW Aberdeen Bay Windfarm plan, I and other members of the team were offered a briefing on a new way of bidding projects designed to drive down prices.
Yesterday's announcement by Sunak was far from destructive for the North Sea oil & gas industry given the generous projects investment tax relief, but it fails, as it turns out, in at least one critical way.
Last month the UK Government published its British Energy Security Strategy.
Work for a trio of giant floating wind projects off the coast of Scotland have gone to the UAE fabricator Lamprell, sparking outcry.
“Put simply, a just transition is about moving to an environmentally sustainable economy (that’s the ‘transition’ part) without leaving workers in polluting industries behind,” says NGO Greenpeace
There are just weeks to go before a very special All-Energy and co-located Dcarbonise show open at Glasgow’s SEC.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has made a rebrand to the North Sea Transition Authority - here's the industry reaction to the move.
Reach back 20 years and there was much excitement about the idea that renewables would kick open the doorway to distributed energy; the notion that power generation would be somehow spread equitably throughout the land and be friendly.
Far from having an energy production, supply and distribution machine that is robust and flexible as claimed, the UK’s is in a mess.
It has been more than 20 years in the making, but at last Aberdeen has got its big chance to prove that it really can become a major player in offshore renewables and especially wind.
Cut it whichever way you like, little genuine forward progress was made at COP26, in my opinion. At best the outcomes are fragile.
I’ve just received a round-robin email from Greenpeace calling on Brits to tweet Boris and kill off North Sea oil & gas right now.
Not many days ago, a Scottish MSP said the Holyrood government ought to revive an initiative originally set up in 2015 to protect and sustain oil and gas jobs at a time of crisis.
The energy world is riven by many contradictions that are making the climate change-driven transition to a low-carbon world difficult.
I can imagine the expletives uttered the length and breadth of the North West Europe Continental Shelf as folk across the offshore oil & gas industry woke up this morning … from operators right down the food chain to the smallest service companies.
We’ve been here before, at least in the context of the North Sea oil and gas industry.
“Demand for oil will peak in 2022, driven by expectations for a surge in prominence of light electric vehicles, accounting for 50% of new car sales globally by 2035.”
Shares in explorer Premier Oil rocketed by almost a third mid-July after the company said it had made a world-class oil discovery offshore Mexico.
It’s very good news that Enquest has manage to successfully bring the UKCS Quadrant 9 Kraken heavy oilfield onstream, 22 years after oil was first encountered in 1985.
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Scottish Renewables is excited about the fact that a bunch of firms in Scotland have pulled around £125million of contracts from around the globe lately.
As 2016 draws to a close, I find myself reflecting on what the future holds for us all and how increasingly urgent it is that we must adapt if, as a species, we are to remain viable.
As a song from the memorable show and movie Cabaret reminds us: “Money makes the world go round” and it is certainly crucial for the future health of the UK North Sea.