Politics

Energy companies on cyber-attack alert

Energy companies on cyber-attack alert

Britain’s main energy sector executives were warned last month to increase their inspections of blackouts throughout the country, as significant periods of disruptions could be a signal of a cyber attack. Although infrastructure companies are on constant alert for such attacks, fears have been raised over Russia’s ability to disrupt […]

Trump considering a cold war statute to support coal industry

Trump considering a cold war statute to support coal industry

The Trump administration is considering using a Cold War statute to help support the coal industry, with officials stating that homeland security is “inextricably tied” to a secure energy supply. The administration is looking into the use of the 68-year-old Defence Production Act, first passed during the Korean War to […]

New report highlights vulnerability of UK energy supplies amid coal phase-out

New report highlights vulnerability of UK energy supplies amid coal phase-out

A new report has found that Britain cannot depend on gas imports from Europe during cases of extreme weather, highlighting that the UK’s energy supplies have become vulnerable to market volatility. The extreme weather Britain faced in the beginning of March, nicknamed the “Beast from the East”, saw wholesale prices […]

Thousands quits PDVSA under military rule

Thousands quits PDVSA under military rule

Huge sways of workers have quit PDVSA under the rule of the head of Venezuela’s oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, who is also president of the state-run oil firm. Thousands of workers are leaving PDVSA, which has alienated its high-level officials under its new military commander, which has led […]

UK price cap will be forced up by green policies

UK price cap will be forced up by green policies

Leading analysts have said household electricity bills could rise by a third, £200, by 2025 as a result of rising wholesale prices and green subsidies. Research by Aurora Research suggests upward pressure, caused by underlying costs, could cause government to increase its energy price cap multiple times, despite ministers condemning […]

Trudeau offers federal aid to secure Kinder Morgan oil pipeline

Trudeau offers federal aid to secure Kinder Morgan oil pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered federal aid to Kinder Morgan to ensure the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project goes ahead, despite opposition from British Columbia. The plan was announced to the media by Trudeau following an emergency meeting with the PMs of Alberta and BC on Monday, […]

Scottish government call in planning application of wind farm development

Scottish government call in planning application of wind farm development

The Scottish government has called to question the planning permission application of Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL)’s for an onshore wind farm development. Politicians from across the board have questioned the decision that will see ministers assess the application, rather than the East Lothian Council, due to the timing of […]

North Sea strikes “unhelpful” for investment

North Sea strikes “unhelpful” for investment

Deirdre Michie, chief executive of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), has said strike action on a major North Sea oilfield development could have significant implications for the much-needed investment into the region. A dispute, between workers and employees on the £4.5 billion Mariner project, over poor working conditions resulted in […]