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Cross party support essential for growth of CCS

Cross party support essential for growth of CCS

A new report has been presented to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), that says one of the biggest challenges to the wide spread use of carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a lack of commercial incentives and revenue. According to the study, that was presented to […]

BEIS support an “urgently” required energy price cap

BEIS support an “urgently” required energy price cap

The Businesses, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee has said it is essential that energy caps are introduced in order to protect the most vulnerable customers from being ripped off. According to the MPs, the Big Six energy firms have over charged its customers for years and have brought […]

US grid vulnerable to cyber-attacks

US grid vulnerable to cyber-attacks

October 2017 saw the first ever US National Cyber Security Awareness month, which was followed in November by the country’s energy utilities focusing their attention on Gridex, an event that tests potential cyber security threats and other vulnerabilities within the grid. Gridex took place in an increasingly complex era, where […]

Zinke: Keep coal power plant open

Zinke: Keep coal power plant open

US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has joined a new coalition that is working to promote the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) as a vital resource and supply of power to the West. There has been growing pressure from the Navajo Nation and other stakeholders, with support from the Trump administration, to […]

Total enter Israeli-Lebanese dispute territory

Total enter Israeli-Lebanese dispute territory

The French energy giant Total has signed an agreement to drill in Block 9 – a site that is located off the coast of Lebanon and borders Israeli waters. The location was one of two blocks signed in Lebanon as part of its first offshore oil and gas exploration and […]

Calls for govt to reinvest into the North Sea following £1bn gains

Calls for govt to reinvest into the North Sea following £1bn gains

Members of the Scottish National Party (SNP) are urging the UK government to use this money to reinvest in the industry, Following the resurgence in the North Sea oil and gas sector, that is predicted to generate over £1 billion in taxes for the Treasury, members of the Scottish National […]

Obama official slams battery plants

Obama official slams battery plants

Professor Steven Chu, a former Obama-era energy secretary, has said that battery plants are too expensive to be used for long term energy needs, due to their lack of storage capacity. The Nobel laureate said that Elon Musk’s lithium-ion battery in South Australia had cost 40 times the amount it […]

US coal exports up 60% in 2017

US coal exports up 60% in 2017

US coal exports reached 88 million tonnes in 2017, up 60.9% from 2016, according to US consensus data. The data shows that US coal exports were at their highest levels since 2014 last year, when demand from Europe and Asia meant 88.3 million tonnes of coal was exported from the […]