With the Government committing an apparent volte face on its renewable energy policy, the sector is now gearing up for what could be a whirlwind of activity when it comes to UK onshore wind developments.
Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewables are now cheaper than new coal plants around the world, a report warns.
The company behind a disputed hydro scheme on the banks of Loch Ness will map out its plans for a £15 million energy storage project near Kintore later this month.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the energy transition is defined as ‘a pathway toward transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon by the second half of this century’.
Bringing about the energy transition needs to make “economic sense” and be socially and environmentally sustainable, according to Shell’s chief technology officer.
Oil and gas doyen Sir Ian Wood has urged the public and private sectors to work collectively and quickly to ensure “meaningful progress” is made while responding to the climate change emergency.
It was a moment that should have been a win for environmentalists and sustainable-minded investors alike: a fossil fuel investment vehicle named for late oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens was transforming into a renewables fund to take advantage of interest in the energy transition.
Subsea 7 has sank to a loss due to ‘weaknesses’ and reduced activity in the renewables and heavy lift markets.
Warren Buffett, long under pressure from activists to detail how climate change affects his businesses, used part of his annual letter to shareholders to highlight how wind power generated by a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. utility shows the company is reducing its reliance on fossil fuels.
Residents of a Highland village are preparing to do battle over plans for a huge wind farm near Glen Affric.
Towards the end of this year, a final investment decision is due to be taken on the NorthConnect project which by 2024 would import surplus hydro electricity from the Hardanger region of Norway into Scotland, at Boddam, via a 400-mile interconnector.
“Rejuvenated” UK subsea energy engineering firms are preparing for a recruitment drive expected to deliver a major jobs boost for the sector, a new survey says.
Exclusive: Figures show ‘resurgence’ for oil and gas university courses in Aberdeen following downturn
University chiefs have hailed a “resurgence” in applications to oil and gas courses in Aberdeen following a sharp drop during the downturn.
Global investment firm The Carlyle Group will invest $100 million in solar power projects in the US.
Energy regulator Ofgem has launched an investigation into a £1.3billion subsea cable which transports renewable energy between Scotland, England and Wales.
Almost half of senior bosses in the fossil fuels industry “believe gas and renewables are competing against each other”, according to a major new survey.
I was recently reminded of a new year’s resolution that I made some years ago - one which I’m successfully keeping to this day. Back then, I committed to making the transition towards a greener, more sustainable personal lifestyle. But here’s the clever bit: I figured it would also be OK to carry on pretty much as before with all my current behaviours. So, no really big changes required and certainly no tough decisions to make. Now, maybe it’s just me, but expecting the oil industry to get right behind the energy transition whilst sticking with MER does feel kind of similar.
Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s largest maker of wind turbines, has pledged to eliminate all waste in the production of its machines by 2040 as part of its drive to hit carbon neutrality by the start of the next decade.
The return of proposals for a seven-turbine wind farm in Caithness have prompted angry and despairing responses from local residents who believe an industrial “ring of steel” is tightening its grip on their community.
A Swedish energy firm has lodged plans for a second onshore wind farm in the north-east.
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.
Equinor and Orsted will lead a new group formed to tackle climate change by accelerating the deployment of offshore renewable energy technology.
The world’s leading safety training provider has made a five-figure investment at its Aberdeen facility to diversify into offshore wind safety training.
It has been a busy and positive 12 months for Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with the diversity of our members continuing to grow.