There are concerns that changes to the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme could hamper future offshore wind investment decisions.
A leading trade body is calling on governments across the UK to commit to specific renewables deployment targets ahead of a landmark climate conference later this year.
The chief financial officer (CFO) of Shell has cautioned that a ban on UK oil and gas exploration would mean “trade-offs” for the energy system.
Shell received a refund from the UK Government of around $100 million in 2020, according to new figures.
Simec Atlantis Energy is in talks with UK Government to aid the expansion of the world’s largest tidal energy project.
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.
With Covid-19 continuing to impact the profitability of the supermajors, Ano Kuhanathan, sector advisor at trade credit insurer, Euler Hermes, argues that now is the time for the supermajors/Big Oil to start spinning off their renewables divisions.
The UK Government is being urged to seize the “major” economic, environmental and political opportunities presented by retrofitting homes.
Governments mulling financial support for turbine manufacturing facility at Highlands port, says report
Port of Nigg could be in line to receive government funding to allow it to manufacture turbines for what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, according to a news report.
Scottish greenports will ‘level playing field’ with England on offshore wind work – Cromarty Firth boss
Creation of “greenports” will let Scotland compete with England for offshore wind manufacturing work, according to a Cromarty Firth boss.
An industry chief is optimistic that government policies axing support for fossil-fuel-related export activity still give scope for the oil sector to “have its cake and eat it”.
New changes for decommissioning tax rules will help end “areas of dispute” between the industry and UK government, according to a leading expert.
UK Government has launched a new initiative with the aim of supporting the creation of a domestic renewables supply chain.
The UK energy minister said the government is endeavouring to strike a “careful balance” between achieving net zero while preserving North Sea oil sector skills and security of supply.
On 10 February 2021 the UK Government published a consultation paper seeking views on an approach to sequencing the deployment of carbon capture, usage, and storage (CCUS) clusters.
The Government must earmark £10 billion for 250,000 green apprenticeships over the next three years to minimise the long-term economic damage of the coronavirus pandemic, an environmental group says.
The UK Government has given fresh commitments that the planned North Sea transition deal will be delivered by the end of next month.
The UK Government is seeking views on its proposed carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) strategy.
Turbines blades and towers are among the “prime areas” pinpointed as having significant growth potential for the UK’s renewables supply chain.
The UK Government has freed up £11 million to help Scotland’s energy entrepreneurs turn their ideas into clean, green technologies.
“I’m really not that interested in creating a glossy report. What I want is solid concept engineering; here is a tool that allows industrial sites to look at the options and start this journey to decarbonisation.”
Britain’s natural gas network operators set out a strategy for delivering the U.K.’s first hydrogen-heated town by 2030.
Westminster accused of playing party politics over sector deal after north-east SNP MPs request for meeting snubbed
The UK Government has been accused of playing party politics over the upcoming North Sea transition deal.
Sir Ian Wood and BP CEO Bernard Looney have been announced as members of the new UK Government "Build Back Better" Council.
The UK’s energy minister has reinforced that support for North Sea oil and gas is reliant on the sector “playing ball” in terms of decarbonisation.