There are clear calls for and a push towards a cleaner energy future, but it is also generally acknowledged that the huge and growing demand for electricity in the UK cannot yet be reliably delivered by renewable energy sources alone. Therefore, a transition period is necessary, during which it makes sense to maximise the use of gas, the cleanest fossil fuel, while further work is undertaken on the development of cost-effective renewable generation and storage technologies.
On Wednesday the UK government announced its ambition to eradicate the country’s contribution to global warming entirely by 2050. The statutory instrument laid before parliament introduces a legally binding net zero target for carbon emissions by the middle of this century. The UK becomes the first country in the G7 to legislate for net zero emissions and encouraged other major economies to follow their lead.
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As demonstrated by the UK Oil and Gas Authority’s Corporate Plan, regulators recognise the potential role that gas to wire can play in meeting the increasing demand for electricity and helping to transition to a cleaner energy future. Launching Oil and Gas UK’s new “Our Vision, Our Future” campaign at the East of England Energy Group’s (EEEGR) SNS2019 conference…
With nuclear projects on the news at the moment, I’d like to provide a quick perspective on security of supply. Nuclear projects are getting cancelled due to escalating development and construction costs: Moorside (Sellafield in Cumbria) is on hold due to Toshiba’s nuclear exit yielding a deficit of 3.8GWe to the UK’s security of electricity…
The price of EU Allowance credits (EUAs) increased rapidly in 2018. A lot of credits were put in the bank, but not only because they were needed by emitters. The main reasons for the rise were anticipation of the Market Stability Reserve (MSR), front running hedging by emitters, limited fuel switching and the entry into…
The UK Southern North Sea (SNS) has the perfect conditions for the development of Gas to Wire for the UK. Fields and infrastructure are reaching end of economic life and require expensive decommissioning, natural gas is stranded and looking for an alternative route to shore, and due to new offshore renewables infrastructure, such a route…
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) revealed today it has begun investigating how to power North Sea oil and gas assets with renewable energy sources.
The analysis, aimed to increase economic growth in the North Sea region, will explore how operators can limit emissions and create a collaboration between the Scottish oil and gas and renewable energy industries.
The study includes assessments of oil platform electrification, gas-to-wire technology, carbon capture and storage (CSS), hydrogen power, as well as opportunities for North Sea power hubs.
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Gas platforms and offshore windfarms could work together to maximise gas production and renewable electricity generation offshore, according to a report from the Oil and Gas Authority in the UK.
The concept of gas-to-wire (GTW) involves using the gas produced from gas fields to generate electricity offshore and then transmit it to shore via spare capacity in subsea cables used for offshore windfarms.