A windfall tax, reportedly due to be announced today, risks “destabilising” a planned £200bn of investment in the UK energy system this decade, the industry trade body has warned.
A windfall tax on energy profits will send the wrong signal to investors but looks increasingly inevitable, according to a senior partner at KPMG in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen chamber report: Govt must ‘step-up and back’ energy industry transition as oil and gas demand grows
A business group has renewed demands that government must put support behind low carbon projects in the north east that will "shift the dial" as concerns have been raised that confidence in key low carbon technologies such as carbon capture and storage (CCS) has faltered, a new report has found.
Leaders from across the energy sector praised measures outlined in the Queen’s Speech to accelerate renewables and net zero efforts, but decried a lack of efficiency measures and short-term support for consumers.
Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) has said it has launched what is expected to be its "most significant" survey yet for the offshore energy sector.
Low carbon technology firm Storegga has appointed Nicola Cocks as its new head of policy and regulation.
‘Today, it jars’: Over 40% of Aberdeen oil firms have not signed up to net zero targets, finds survey
A significant percentage of oil and gas firms in the Aberdeen area are yet to sign up to net zero targets, according to a new survey from the chamber of commerce and accountancy firm KPMG.
On September 16, 1987, a historic event took place in my home country of Canada. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed by 46 nations and territories and later ratified by all 197 United Nations members.
Skyrocketing carbon prices and a “code red” warning about the threat posed by climate change are giving fresh momentum to a technology that captures and removes greenhouse gas emissions so they can be buried.
The “big four” accountancy firm KPMG has appointed a former oil and gas partner at rival EY to its energy practice.
Four independent non-executive directors of Serba Dinamik have resigned, citing differences of opinion over the Malaysian oil and gas services company’s decision to take legal action against its former external auditor, KPMG.
A recruitment agency based in Aberdeen has appointed private-equity investment expert Jock Gardiner as its chairman.
Serba Dinamik, one of Malaysia’s leading oil and gas service and equipment companies, has been put on a Rating Watch Negative (RWN) list by Fitch Ratings as the firm faces an investigation over unverified contracts.
A new survey has highlighted a “significant improvement” in confidence levels among North Sea oil and gas contractors who are also increasingly looking to weigh in for the energy transition.
Storegga Geotechnologies, the lead developer behind a north-east carbon capture and storage (CCS) project, has appointed Alistair Buchanan CBE as a non-executive chairman.
Recently I was briefing one of my fellow colleagues at KPMG ahead of a meeting with a Government Minister. He asked me about ESG reporting and as I marshalled my thoughts it came home to me just how critical reporting really is to progressing this agenda.
Energy sector figures have hailed the North Sea Transition Deal for recognising the oil and gas industry’s key role in the UK’s shift to net zero.
Westminster is being urged to ensure that plans for net zero remain a “top priority” for businesses and society in its upcoming spring budget.
National Oil Corp. (NOC) and KPMG Tunisia have reached a deal on new financial and administration systems.
Accountancy firm KPMG has launched a new specialist energy lead advisory practice with the aim of supporting clients through the energy transition.
It’s hoped commitments to put energy transition “at the heart” of economic recovery plans could go some way to reversing negative trends in the oil and gas industry.
Around a fifth of North Sea oil and gas contractors have warned they expect to make further job cuts in 2021 as they continue to deal with ongoing turmoil in the sector.
UK businesses are facing an era of unprecedented disruption and transformation as a direct result of climate change.
As the UK prepares for a potential second national lockdown, it’s forgivable that some people might argue ‘now is not the time’ to address climate change and the wider ESG agenda. In my view, the challenges we’ve all faced over the last year reinforce the need for the business community to take action right now and lead from the front.
North and north-east firms are being warned not to ignore letters from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seeking clarification over their applications to the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).