Several years ago, it seemed that some leading environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) had started to concede UK Big Oil’s claim that a managed transition away from high- to low-carbon energy might be strategically more effective as a means of reaching Net Zero by 2050 than the slam-dunk kill demanded by Just Stop Oil.
Wind Industry decommissioning is a very different business to cessation of production and abandonment of oil and gas fields, whether on or offshore.
The global offshore wind construction vessel fleet count has been boosted by the recent delivery of two jack-ups (WTIVs) built by Chinese group Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) for conglomerate China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).
Mathematical modelling can demonstrate how to safely blend hydrogen with natural gas for transport in existing pipeline systems, claim researchers at the famous Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US.
With COP 28 just around the corner and as pressure builds across the globe to slash carbon emissions, increasingly powerful calls and commitments designed to accelerate the pace of green energy change are on the table.
Most of us involved in energy are aware of the alleged Big Oil claim that higher hydrocarbon profits are necessary to provide the means to finance the Energy Transition.
Two things happened last Friday that spurred me to write this reflection on prostate cancer, says Energy Voice's Jeremy Cresswell.
News this month that Cromarty and the Firth of Forth have been chosen to become Scotland’s green freeports was unquestionably a bitter pill to swallow for the energy sector in North-east Scotland.
Driven by society’s need to tackle climate change, renewable energy-based power generation is growing exponentially worldwide and especially in Europe where wind power alone now accounts for around 16% of capacity.
Jeremy Cresswell was honoured last night at an industry event for his contribution to the renewable energy sector in Aberdeen.
It’s a part of life … every second of every day, myriad people are handled unfairly, wittingly or otherwise.
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.