Trade union accuses Scottish Government of ‘surrendering’ fight for offshore wind jobs

Trade union accuses Scottish Government of ‘surrendering’ fight for offshore wind jobs

But the detail of the new measures was questioned by Pinsent Mason’s renewable energy specialist Alan Cook, who said the scoring system for local content – called Supply Chain Development Assessments – would not form part of the decision to identify successful bidders.

France pulls plug on country's oldest nuclear plant

France pulls plug on country's oldest nuclear plant

Plant operators EDF were accused in 2007 of a 'lack of rigour' Without Fessenheim, France will still have 56 pressurised water reactors at 18 nuclear plants generating some 70 percent of its electricity.

A solar cell technology so good, everyone wants to steal it *including microscopic cross section of accused solar cell*

A solar cell technology so good, everyone wants to steal it *including microscopic cross section of accused solar cell*

Solaria says Canadian Solar began selling its High Density Shingle Mono Perc-Modules (HiDM) in the U.S. last year, and wishes for the product to be withdrawn from the market.

Oil majors commit to speeding up huge carbon capture project on Teesside

Oil majors commit to speeding up huge carbon capture project on Teesside

“It’s the anchor project, first ideated at the UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), developed into an industrial carbon cluster within OGCI Climate Investments and now, the first hub within OGCI’s CCUS Kickstarter initiative.

Oil firms banking on hydrogen and CCUS due to climate ‘pressure’, Deloitte boss claims

Oil firms banking on hydrogen and CCUS due to climate ‘pressure’, Deloitte boss claims

Oil and gas firms will still look to invest in hydrogen and carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) technology despite no government subsidy due to climate change “pressure”, according to Deloitte partner Daniel Grosvenor.

Former energy minister accuses Boris Johnson of ‘dark ops’ over COP26 sacking

Former energy minister accuses Boris Johnson of ‘dark ops’ over COP26 sacking

Former UK climate and energy minister Claire Perry O’Neill was fired last week as the president of the COP26 summit, which will be held in Glasgow in November.Ms Sturgeon said the priority for the COP26 summit is tackling the climate crisis rather than her relationship with Mr Johnson.

Ineos, Total and more team up on CCUS plans for Port of Antwerp

Ineos, Total and more team up on CCUS plans for Port of Antwerp

The first phase of studies is expected to take a year to complete, assessing the development of a site to use CO2 for industrial applications.Antwerp does not have geological formations for storing emissions underground so the “storage” aspect would need to include international collaboration and putting CO2 transport infrastructure in place.

‘War of words’ as unions accuse Scottish Government of inaction over BiFab

‘War of words’ as unions accuse Scottish Government of inaction over BiFab

Unite and GMB Union sent a letter to Scotland’s finance minister Derek Mackay last week requesting clarity on contracts at BiFab’s Methil and Arnish yards and that he support the firm in its efforts to secure more renewable energy work.

Scottish firms win £12m CCUS funding from European pot

Scottish firms win £12m CCUS funding from European pot

Scottish companies working in the Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) sector have scooped more than £12 million from a European Union funding pot.Scientists from the Scottish CCS (SCCS) partnership announced they had won a combined European funding total of £12.4m for five three-year projects.

Carbon capture usage and storage – is it time?

Carbon capture usage and storage – is it time?

One potential further enabler would be if the oil and gas companies who own and operate the relevant infrastructure participate in the transportation and storage elements of CCUS projects.

St Fergus Energy park developers accused of ‘misleading’ villagers

St Fergus Energy park developers accused of ‘misleading’ villagers

Villagers also suggested that for safety they be put offshore into the North Sea. Mr Donnachie, project manager for Green Cat Renewables said the proposal for the new energy park were still “being considered” at the St Fergus Gas Terminal.

Inch Cape supply firm commits to upping pay following ‘slave labour’ accusations

Inch Cape supply firm commits to upping pay following ‘slave labour’ accusations

A ship management firm contracted for the Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm project has agreed to retrospectively increase worker pay after it received accusations of “slave labour”.

CCUS is a necessity not an option if we’re to have any hope of achieving net zero emissions by 2050

CCUS is a necessity not an option if we’re to have any hope of achieving net zero emissions by 2050

But Tom misses the essential point about the very nature of CCUS technology when he says we should ‘bypass CCUS” in order to decarbonise our economy and stimulate investment in hydrogen.

State-owned generator accused of gouging consumers

State-owned generator accused of gouging consumers

The Economic Regulation Authority has pinged the state-owned generator, Synergy, for gouging consumers relentlessly over a 15-month period, alleging its bidding patterns increased costs to consumers by up to $192 million over what the market rules would normally allow.

Fate of big solar projects could ride on May poll, and carbon credits

Fate of big solar projects could ride on May poll, and carbon credits

Intriguingly, Brazzale also pointed to another aspect of the Labor policy, the safeguards mechanism which will have more bite under their 45 per cent emissions target, and will invite big business to trade carbon credits, known as ACCUs, which already exist under the Coalition government.“With an expanded role for the Safeguard Mechanism to drive abatement in sectors other than electricity, there will be a need for an expansion of cost-effective supply of abatement,” Brazzale says.

Issuance of the first Australian carbon credit units to a soil carbon project

Issuance of the first Australian carbon credit units to a soil carbon project

PRESS RELEASE The Clean Energy Regulator has today issued the first Australian carbon credit units (ACCUs) to a soil carbon project under the Emissions Reduction Fund.

EU Commission accused of £5bn miscalculation over renewable energy subsidies bill

EU Commission accused of £5bn miscalculation over renewable energy subsidies bill

John Constable of the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) claims the EU Commission climate policy report contains a “substantive error”, miscalculating the cost of annual levies on UK consumers by £4.8 billion.

Greens accuse Coalition of “cooking books” – and planet – on emissions

Greens accuse Coalition of “cooking books” – and planet – on emissions

“In 2018 Scott Morrison appointed an Energy Minister who describes the need for taking action on climate change as “blind faith” and an Environment Minister who says “I doubt anyone could pinpoint the day they (emissions) can reduce.

Planting an Acorn at the UN Climate Conference

Planting an Acorn at the UN Climate Conference

In Edinburgh last month, UK Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry hosted an international summit focused on accelerating CCUS deployment and establishing the UK’s “…world-leading ambition for developing and deploying carbon capture and storage technology to cut emissions.” She went on to state, “the time is now to seize this challenge to tackle climate change while kick starting an entirely new industry.”

China to launch renewable power quota system by year-end

China to launch renewable power quota system by year-end

Though China’s solar and wind power capacity has been growing at a rapid pace, local transmission companies have sometimes been reluctant to take on costly and sometimes intermittent sources of electricity, and governments have also been accused of approving too many new projects and failing to secure grid access in advance.

Government to outline carbon capture plans

Government to outline carbon capture plans

“That is why I am today confirming that at the upcoming Summit in Edinburgh we will publish a CCUS Action Plan setting out our approach to deploying CCUS at scale in the 2030s, subject to costs coming down sufficiently.

Energy minister accused of throwing region 'under bus' over nuclear plant

Energy minister accused of throwing region 'under bus' over nuclear plant

Secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark, was accused of having “thrown under a bus” the people of Cumbria after plans to build a new nuclear power station collapsed.

ScottishPower hits out at accusations of 'short-changing' Scotland supply chain

ScottishPower hits out at accusations of 'short-changing' Scotland supply chain

The energy firm yesterday announced the sale of its gas and hydro assets to Drax Group for £702 million including the Cruachan hydro station in Argyll. The UK energy giant said Scotland accounts for 51% of total expenditure with onshore wind projects adding £297m of “value” to the local community.