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Gas firms target industrial ‘clusters’ for hydrogen

Thursday - Gas companies in Europe and America are looking at using the existing gas network to serve industrial “clusters” of hydrogen users in sectors like chemicals, cement and steelmaking, adopting a “phased approach” endorsed by the European Commission.

Power generators quiet about emissions

Wednesday - Electricity generator Mercury noted in its financial update yesterday that the ClimCom draft report is good news for the renewable electricity sector.

India’s energy policy is key to the planet’s future

Tuesday - Here’s the bad news: Unless India opts for a totally new energy policy - a revolutionary switch to a clean future - the world has no chance of avoiding dangerous climate change.

Oil and gas get emojis, why not wind power?

19 Feb 21 - Scroll through all the emojis on your phone, and you’ll find a gas pump, an oil drum, and … zero sign of clean energy.

Europe pulls ahead in global hydrogen race

18 Feb 21 - Most of the world’s planned hydrogen projects and the biggest chunk of related investments this decade are expected to be in Europe, a new industry report says.

Genesis puts another fossil-fuel unit on standby

15 Feb 21 - Genesis Energy says it is advancing plans for more renewable electricity generation – but is also preparing to fire up an extra fossil-fuel turbine at Huntly this winter if needed.

Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed

15 Feb 21 - As more households and industries have opted to harness the sun’s energy, a small but definite shadow is nagging at the many manufacturers who have put their faith in solar power’s future.


Bitcoin uses more energy than all of Argentina

15 Feb 21 - Bitcoin is a huge energy hog. And Tesla's recent announcement that it had bought $1.5 billion bitcoin — and will soon accept the cryptocurrency as payment for its cars — will only encourage more...

Shell expanding gas business despite net-zero pledge

12 Feb 21 - Shell has set new carbon emissions goals to become a net zero carbon energy company by 2050, but will continue to grow its gas business by more than 20 per cent in the next few years.

Denmark to build 'first energy island' in North Sea

11 Feb 21 - A project to build a giant island providing enough energy for three million households has been given the green light by Denmark's politicians.

Shell targets power trading and hydrogen

2 Feb 21 - Royal Dutch Shell is betting on its expertise in power trading and rapid growth in hydrogen and biofuels markets as it shifts away from oil, rather than joining rivals in a scramble for renewable...

BlackRock threatens to sell shares in worst climate polluters

27 Jan 21 - BlackRock, the world’s biggest investment fund manager, has threatened to sell shares in the worst corporate polluters in a bid to support the goal of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

Energy efficiency boosts jobs, says IEA

27 Jan 21 - Improving energy efficiency creates far more jobs than generating it, and at the same time provides a way out of the covid crisis by bringing prosperity.

Genesis says it will slash emissions

9 Dec 20 - The operator of the Huntly coal-and-gas-fired power station says it will cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

Cutting emissions and making fertiliser from beer-and-chip waste

8 Dec 20 - The much-loved combination of beer and chips is being harnessed to tackle climate change.

Biogas study: could we be running on waste?

7 Dec 20 - Gas suppliers, users and consultants are joining forces to assess the potential to use biogas to power industry and homes.

Ammonia – a fuel of the future?

30 Nov 20 - Like hydrogen, ammonia can play a key role in decarbonising Europe’s heavy industry and transport. So why isn’t it grabbing the headlines in the same way?

Large slice of Kupe gas could be up for sale

27 Nov 20 - Genesis Energy – one of the country’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases – is considering selling its stake in the Kupe oil and gas field, freeing up money it could invest in renewable generation.

Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power

27 Nov 20 - News that two more reactors in the United Kingdom are to shut down on safety grounds earlier than planned has capped a depressing month for nuclear power in Europe.


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