Author: Stuart Penson
UK’s Britishvolt secures funding for EV battery gigaplant
24 January 2022
Plant designed to produce 300,000 lithium-ion EV battery packs a year, with startup schedule for late 2023 or early 2024
Shell targets new hydrogen and CCS projects in 2022
21 January 2022
Oil major must be a pace setter in energy transition with a bolder strategy, CEO Ben van Beurden says
Oil majors secure Scottish offshore wind rights
18 January 2022
BP, Shell and TotalEnergies buy options to develop large-scale fixed and floating projects offered in Scotwind tender round
ExxonMobil invests in Norwegian biofuels firm Biojet
12 January 2022
Deal includes offtake agreement for wood-based biofuels for transport applications from new production facilities northwest of Oslo
Germany ramps up clean energy targets
12 January 2022
New coalition government targets huge expansion of renewables and green hydrogen as it chases emissions reduction goals
Japan’s power costs could double by 2030 – Wood Mackenzie
11 January 2022
Options for provision of dispatchable power to replace fossil fuels remain very expensive across Asia-Pacific, consultant says
ECB warns of energy transition inflation risk
11 January 2022
Gas supply imbalances and rising carbon prices could cause persistent pressure on consumer prices, ECB executive board member warns
UK sales of EVs surge despite auto sector malaise
6 January 2022
Reduced incentives and patchy rollout of charging points could threaten growth, says industry group SMMT
France consults on 1.5GW windfarm off Normandy
5 January 2022
Government aims to accelerate offshore wind deployment as part of push for net zero by 2050
EU says nuclear and gas are green
4 January 2022
Germany and other member states criticise European Commission proposals to include nuclear in sustainable finance taxonomy
EU warns of energy price impact on transition
21 December 2021
Commission urges against knee-jerk policy reactions as record energy prices make transition more abrupt and difficult
Rotterdam CCS project signs up four major users
20 December 2021
Porthos cluster project nearing FID as Shell, ExxonMobil, Air Liquide and Air Products sign final contracts
Sembcorp’s UK arm plans Europe’s biggest battery storage system
15 December 2021
Short-term duration system will have capacity of 360MW using lithium-ion batteries
Shell buys US solar and storage developer
14 December 2021
Missouri-based Savion has more than 18GW of utility-scale solar and battery storage capacity under development in the US
UK launches its biggest renewables CfD auction
14 December 2021
Bulk of funds earmarked for offshore wind but solar, tidal and geothermal projects also invited to bid
PKN Orlen forms nuclear power venture
10 December 2021
Polish oil refiner and Synthos Green Energy aim to commercialise small modular reactor technology in Poland
BP enters US EV fleet-charging sector
8 December 2021
Acquisition of California-based fleet-charging specialist Amply Power provides springboard for expansion in US market
ExxonMobil targets net zero in Permian by 2030
8 December 2021
Strategy includes end of routine flaring by end of next year and electrification of operations in New Mexico and Texas using low-carbon power
RWE in €15bn German renewables push
7 December 2021
Investment in local wind and solar projects comes as new German coalition government targets 80pc renewables by 2030
Equinor enters UK battery storage market
6 December 2021
Norwegian company agrees to buy stake in battery developer as UK’s renewables expansion increases need for storage
Greening of UK power system gathers pace
3 December 2021
Lenders back phase three of £9bn Dogger Bank offshore windfarm, and power distributor proposes £4bn clean energy overhaul
IEA warns of commodity cost threat to renewables
1 December 2021
Rising prices could delay wind and solar projects and add $100bn to costs, agency warns
European chemicals sector rises to climate challenge
1 December 2021
Industry responds to EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ package with new business models and alliances with other sectors, says PwC’s global head of chemicals
European chemicals sector rises to climate challenge
1 December 2021
Industry responds to EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ package with new business models and alliances with other sectors, says PwC’s global head of chemicals
European chemicals sector rises to climate challenge
1 December 2021
Industry responds to EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ package with new business models and alliances with other sectors, says PwC’s global head of chemicals
Wintershall tests CO₂ in subsea gas pipes
30 November 2021
Existing offshore pipelines could be suited to transporting liquid CO₂, gas producer says
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