Worldwide renewable energy employment reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in one year despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to a new report by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has kicked off research on end-of-life oil fields in the North Sea using the robot submarine Boaty McBoatface with the aim of helping monitor and protect the marine environment and support industry transition towards net-zero targets.
Finnish oil refining and marketing company Neste has launched a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo to non-crude oil refining and renewable and circular solutions site in addition to looking into opportunities for green hydrogen at the refinery.Finnish oil refining and marketing company Neste has launched a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo to non-crude oil refining and renewable and circular solutions site in addition to looking into opportunities for green hydrogen at the refinery.
The representatives of a number of European energy industry associations and universities have issued a joint letter, urging for the adoption of a European-wide 45% or higher renewable energy target by 2030 to counteract rising energy prices.
As Liz Truss is poised to take over the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister (PM) role, the UK’s representative body for the offshore energy industry, Offshore Energies UK (OEUK), believes this to be an opportunity to push the transition to low-carbon and clean energy forward by bolstering domestic oil and gas production with long-term investment to strengthen energy security, which the incoming PM announced as a top priority.
Glasgow-based electricity company ScottishPower has teamed up with Hutchison Ports to explore the development and construction of a multi-hundred MW green hydrogen production facility at Port of Felixstowe, Britain’s top container port.
A financial consortium led by Diplomatic Trade, Q Finance and ARC Capital has opened preliminary talks with Turkish officials for the establishment of foreign direct investment (FDI) in hydrogen fuel cell technology and projects supporting the implementation of hydrogen fuel cells, powering commercial shipping and other strategic uses.