Robert Gordon University

Opinion

Who wants North Sea CCS, and why?

The idea of an energy transition itself is not new. We have been experiencing it for decades already in the search for reliable, affordable, and less-polluting sources of energy. However, the need to get to net-zero quickly in response to a growing climate emergency is taking us all through uncharted territory.

Opinion

What is the point of technology if no one uses it?

A sustainable future is closely linked to creating and adopting innovative technologies. These new products, services and ways of working may solve many of the challenges we face as individuals and as a society. However, to unlock the power of innovation, these technologies must be adopted and deployed. How we produce and consume energy is a critical element of a sustainable future.

Opinion

Green power to the people

After a truly challenging 2020, hopefully 2021 will offer something to look forward to.

Opinion

Covid-19: a turning point for UK jobs

It has been another eventful couple of weeks in the global energy sector. The COVID-19 situation continues to create havoc across the world, as countries deal  with the fall-out of the health crisis and  associated economic impact.

Opinion

Turning negative oil positive

Unprecedented, unbelievable, ‘off-the-scale’ can’t really sum up what happened to oil prices in North America on Monday April 20. Both WTI (West Texas intermediate) and WCS (Western Canadian Select) plunged to below $0 per barrel and recorded an oil price of minus $38 per barrel for the first time in history. Although there has been talk about negative oil prices for months, nobody really predicted anything on this scale.

North Sea

‘Decaf gas’ can help to tackle climate change

The debate around fossil fuels and the impact on climate change is getting increasingly polarised. What we urgently need is a more informed debate based on facts and evidence.

People

St Fergus manager rises to occasion

St Fergus gas processing plant engineering manager Brian Geddes has been named the winner of the Energy Industry Council (EIC)’s rising star award for 2019.

Technology

Data science firm backs apprenticeship scheme

Opex Group, an Aberdeen-based technology firm specialising in data science and predictive analysis, has moved quickly to support a new graduate apprenticeship scheme at Robert Gordon University (RGU).