Solar showdown: Italy versus Europe
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Patrick Donati, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Italian independent power producer Terrawatt, offers a comparative analysis of the renewable energy landscapes in Italy and the European Union (EU), with plans to improve connectivity between the continent’s power grids ..read more
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What are the three reasons why biogas is harder to fund than wind or solar?
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Securing a reliable and homogeneous feedstock supply is an essential component of any biogas project, as are finding an offtake for the solid digestate and suitable markets for the green gas certificates. And these take work, writes Michael Ware, Project Supervisor with international renewable energy advisor Green Giraffe ..read more
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Green ammonia plant plans for Norway
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Narvik Green Ammonia (NGA) is an ambitious joint development planned by Aker Horizons and Statkraft, two of Norway’s leading energy players. Together they aim to build a green ammonia production facility, converting renewable power into ammonia to meet European demand for non-fossil fuels, explain Rob Marshall, Asset Development Director, and Armand Breuer, Project Director, both of Aker Horizons ..read more
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Power players: the role of future energy leaders in the GCC region
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Few regions worldwide can match the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), consisting of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in terms of its vast reserves of economically-competitive hydrocarbons. Furthermore, the region boasts significant natural resources, like solar power, which are poised to facilitate transition to a net zero economy, reports Energy Institute Senior Analyst Kinga Niemczyk ..read more
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Tarred and feathered: Canada’s very public dispute over future of tar sands intensifies
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Canada’s oil sands (also known as tar sands) present a paradox between economic growth and environmental stewardship. As some of the world’s largest reserves of heavy crude oil, they are integral to meeting global energy demands. In 2022, the tar sands produced an average of 3.2mn boe/d, according to S&P Global. However, their environmental impact, characterised by significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and extensive landscape disruption, has sparked international concern and domestic debate. Sara Siddeeq examines the key issues around this valuable but controversial fossil energy reso ..read more
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Leading the change: energy company CEO speaks about gender diversity
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Alistair Phillips-Davies FEI, Chief Executive of electricity utility SSE admits that while his company may lack the scale of larger rivals Shell or BP, it is investing in renewable energy (4 GW capacity of onshore and offshore wind and hydro). At the same time, this electrification challenger is working to improve the gender balance of the energy industry, and within its own corporate structures, he tells ..read more
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How we can be sure of a just energy transformation, and why it matters
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The concept of a ‘just transition’ has increasingly become a compulsory issue for discussion amongst climate policymakers. But what does this mean, and will it really make any difference? How can any organisation or individual align with this process? asks Dean Cooper, Global Energy Lead at WWF ..read more
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Responsible recycling: addressing the challenges of decommissioning Dunlin Alpha
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Energy operators have responsibility for decommissioning aged offshore structures – returning the seabed to its original state to ensure both environmental conservation and regulatory compliance. The subsequent recycling of subsea assets closes the circular economy loop, as demonstrated on the Dunlin Alpha field. Endre Johansen of DeepOcean Group explains how the complex work-scope was de-risked and carried out safely, efficiently and sustainably ..read more
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Small is beautiful: UK plans for small modular nuclear reactors
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As momentum gathers under the UK government’s Nuclear Roadmap, Great British Nuclear (GBN) has selected six companies to advance to the next phase of the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Competition. What’s on offer and how do the technology options differ here and worldwide? asks ..read more
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North Sea remains a hotbed of technology innovation
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3w ago
While oil and gas production declines in the UK North Sea, the industry continues to develop and improve its standards and practices. Such work may well be of use to others working in the energy transition, writes Ernie Lamza, Technology Manager at the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA ..read more
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