2MW tidal turbine design revealed  

2MW tidal turbine design revealed  

Renewable energy firm Orbital Marine Power has revealed the designs of its commercial production tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW, promoted as the world’s most powerful such project.  It is set to be deployed off Orkney in the North Sea by 2020. Andrew Scott, Orbital chief executive, said: “The Orbital O2 is a low-cost solution […]

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EU struggles to bypass Iran sanctions

EU struggles to bypass Iran sanctions

European Union hopes of setting up a bartering system with Iran to dodge US sanctions appear to have run aground. An EU initiative to maintain trade with Iran despite US sanctions this month that targeted oil and gas exports and access to the US financial system has stumbled after no member state appeared willing to […]

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Norway goes solar with Scatec stake

Norway goes solar with Scatec stake

Norway’s oil and gas giant Equinor has invested more than US$82 million in 11 million shares or a 9.7-per-cent stake in Norwegian renewable energy firm Scatec Solar. Scatec is an independent solar producer with an installed capacity of 357 megawatts and more than 1 gigawatt under construction. The Oslo-based firm has a project backlog of about 4.3 […]

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Trans-Adriatic Pipeline 82% complete: consortium 

Trans-Adriatic Pipeline 82% complete: consortium 

Around 82 per cent of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) has been completed, according to the project’s consortium that is bringing Azeri gas to Europe. “The TAP pipeline construction is well underway. About 82 per cent of the project is completed and we are well on track and on time to start operations in 2020,” the […]

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Production
2MW tidal turbine design revealed  

2MW tidal turbine design revealed  

Renewable energy firm Orbital Marine Power has revealed the designs of its commercial production tidal turbine, the Orbital O2 2MW, promoted as the world’s most powerful such project.  It is set to be deployed off Orkney in the North Sea by 2020. Andrew Scott, Orbital chief executive, said: “The Orbital O2 is a low-cost solution […]

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Transmission
Hywind sets up learning hub 

Hywind sets up learning hub 

The consortium behind the Hywind floating wind project says it hopes a high-tech classroom investment in northeast Scotland will create a “ripple effect” and encourage renewable expertise. Norway’s Equinor opened its Hywind Hub at the Peterhead Academy on the North Sea coast.  The “ultra-modern” renewables space has break-out areas and turbine models in partnership between […]

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Storage
Giant VW’s EV launch looms

Giant VW’s EV launch looms

Volkswagen is reportedly planning to offer an electric car for less than €20,000 and convert three German factories for EV production. The suggested prices would be about US$10,000 lower than the Chevrolet Bolt and US$7,350 below the Nissan Leaf. The car-making group is due to discuss its plan at a supervisory board meeting on November […]

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Consumption
LNG still too costly: oil chiefs

LNG still too costly: oil chiefs

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) has massive potential but is too expensive, fuel bosses have told an industry event. There is great interest in gas chilled to liquid form as an alternative to environmentally ruinous coal as LNG terminals are built across Europe. Claudio Descalzi, chief executive of Italian fossil fuel giant Eni, told an […]

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Policy
EU struggles to bypass Iran sanctions

EU struggles to bypass Iran sanctions

European Union hopes of setting up a bartering system with Iran to dodge US sanctions appear to have run aground. An EU initiative to maintain trade with Iran despite US sanctions this month that targeted oil and gas exports and access to the US financial system has stumbled after no member state appeared willing to […]

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Environment
Norway goes solar with Scatec stake

Norway goes solar with Scatec stake

Norway’s oil and gas giant Equinor has invested more than US$82 million in 11 million shares or a 9.7-per-cent stake in Norwegian renewable energy firm Scatec Solar. Scatec is an independent solar producer with an installed capacity of 357 megawatts and more than 1 gigawatt under construction. The Oslo-based firm has a project backlog of about 4.3 […]

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Industry
Russia busts leaky sanctions 

Russia busts leaky sanctions 

Despite talk of diplomatic pressure on Russia, European Union leaders continue to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreign direct investment from Europe still flows and ongoing demand for Russia’s oil and gas exports undermine sanctions.  The 2014 seizure of Crimea (pictured) and invasion of eastern Ukraine damaged political ties but the EU’s biggest economies have […]

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Opinion

Producing More, Complaining Less: Artificial Intelligence and a New Energy Paradigm

Opinion

This article is the third of a three-part series on how artificial intelligence is already shaping the global energy system and could revolutionize it in the future. I have argued that artificial intelligence is helping fossil fuels on the supply-side by reducing exploration and production costs and streamlining delivery but could also help renewables surge […]

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Jair Bolsonaro’s Brazil would be a Disaster for the Amazon and Global Climate Change

Opinion

Photo: Antonio Scorza / Shutterstock Ed Atkins, University of Bristol It is perhaps a cruel irony that, on the same day the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a landmark call for urgent action, Jair Bolsonaro surged to victory in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections. Although the leader of the far-right Partido Social […]

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