Sir Ian Wood has questioned Westminster’s decision to provide initial backing to just two carbon capture and storage (CCS) clusters.
Sir Ian Wood
Scottish business leaders have joined forces with billionaire Sir Ian Wood to demand the North-east is made the centre of plans to decarbonise the UK energy system.
‘Critical juncture’: Sir Ian Wood and Maggie McGinlay talk COP, Torry and Aberdeen’s energy transition
“I feel we deserve to be condemned if we weren’t doing everything we possibly can to find alternatives, but I really believe we are”, claims Sir Ian Wood.
Industry doyen Sir Ian Wood has warned that halting new oil and gas exploration and production projects in the UK would be "absolutely crazy".
Floating wind Salamander aims to provide stepping stone for green hydrogen Dolphyn off north-east coast
Energy firms behind ambitious plans to develop floating wind and green hydrogen projects off the north-east coast will work together to see if their schemes are an ideal match.
As Big Oil becomes increasingly regarded as a pariah, so attitudes are changing in a number of Western governments towards support for smaller nations looking to develop their fossil fuel resources.
Shell has released a new documentary marking the life and final days of production on the Brent Charlie platform.
A major development to shift the economy away from reliance on oil and gas is being given £26 million by the Scottish Government.
Sir Ian Wood has criticised governments for removing overseas trade support for oil and gas activities, saying it won’t reduce carbon emissions “one inch”.
A new company tasked with realising Sir Ian Wood’s vision of an Energy Transition Zone in the south of Aberdeen has found its CEO.
Sir Ian Wood has said he is confident the UK Government will not cave into pressure over continued oil and gas production in the North Sea.
There is still time to sign up for a prestigious online event shining a spotlight on green recovery and the energy transition.
The UK country manager for one of the biggest names in the global energy service industry is among the top-class speakers who will feature in a much-anticipated virtual business breakfast later this month.
Industry chiefs welcomed the North Sea Transition Deal last night and vowed to work with government to deliver a “homegrown” leap to net zero.
Disrupt or be disrupted. Those are the options open to Aberdeen in the field of low-carbon technology development, according to entrepreneur Martin Gilbert.
Sir Ian Wood and BP CEO Bernard Looney have been announced as members of the new UK Government "Build Back Better" Council.
Sir Ian Wood said yesterday that the Committee on Climate Change’s new roadmap for hitting net-zero over the next three decades underlined the need for an Energy Transition Zone in Aberdeen.
When developer ERM decided Aberdeen would be the home for Dolphyn, its world-first floating green hydrogen project, it said “it will put Aberdeen on the map”.
Sir Ian Wood urged businesses of all sizes to “co-operate, share ideas, challenge themselves and combine expertise” as he launched the new EnergyTech initiative.
Sir Ian Wood has said diversifying into areas out of oil and gas is “absolutely what companies should be doing”.
Aberdeen has been selected as the home for the “world’s first” offshore floating facility to produce green hydrogen.
Sir Ian Wood KT GBE, Chairman of Opportunity North East (ONE) and The Wood Foundation, will headline the Opening Plenary at the Virtual Energy Exports Conference (vEEC Week) on Monday 28 September.
The developers of a new initiative aimed at speeding up the level of innovation in the energy sector are also hopeful it will alter attitudes towards digitalisation.
Most of the North Sea workforce is “yet to see” a positive impact from the digital transformation and remain “highly sceptical”, according a major new report.
Sir Ian Wood has insisted the north-east’s long-term challenges remain the same but warned the impact of Covid-19 will “almost certainly slow progress” for overcoming them.