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Grid inadequacy makes renewable growth futile

  • 12 days ago (2023-09-08)
  • Junior Isles

A rise in renewable energy is futile if our grids can’t keep pace with the growth.

By Frédéric Godemel, EVP Power Systems and Services at Schneider Electric 

Hydrogen: the fuel of the future?

  • 12 days ago (2023-09-08)
  • Junior Isles

The untapped potential of green hydrogen is key to decarbonisation and achieving net zero targets but more long-term projects are needed to meet 2050 demand forecast.

Olga Bezhentseva, Director Commercial Advisory, Mazars

Connecting the dots for hydrogen

  • 19 days ago (2023-09-01)
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Green, or low carbon, hubs located within economic free zones and coupled with the designation of spoke infrastructure as national critical infrastructure, could put the UK on the path to achieve its 10 GW hydrogen production capacity target by 2030

Gavin Watson, Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Hydrogen: Is it as sustainable as it seems?

  • a month ago (2023-08-19)
  • Junior Isles

If the production of green hydrogen is causing aquifer depletion or groundwater pollution because of how the feed water is extracted or the effluent is being disposed of, then it does somewhat undermine its environmental benefits.  If the production of hydrogen is to be both green and sustainable, developers will need to consider new and innovative disposal methods

By Gavin Bollan, Technical Director, ITPEnergised

The criticality of digital technology in electrification and meeting net zero targets

  • a month ago (2023-08-11)
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Digital software provides the foundation for wide-scale adoption of electricity as a power source but to maximise value from distributed power a reality, developments in digital software will be required.

by Ron Beck, Senior Director, AspenTech

Kick-starting the UK hydrogen economy

  • a month ago (2023-08-10)
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Funding will undoubtedly help accelerate e UK’s green hydrogen generation and construction of the requisite infrastructure, however money alone will not overcome the challenges posed by clean hydrogen.

Jess Johnson, IP Associate, and Nick Smee, Partner at Browne Jacobson

Decision time for oil & gas?

  • a month ago (2023-08-08)
  • Junior Isles

Since 2016 there has been a persistent gap in the cost of capital for renewable companies versus oil & gas companies. Consequently, some oil & gas clients have not been able to get new renewable projects to clear their cost of capital and others have billions of capital already invested but earning low returns. It is a structural weakness oil & gas will need to address.   

By Heidi Hellmann and Kasparas Ragaisis at Marakon

The best of both worlds: Can a hybrid approach to SAP S/4 HANA beat greenfield or brownfield deployment?

  • 3 months ago (2023-06-17)
  • Junior Isles

Potentially, moving from one ERP system to another is much more than a simple upgrade. Additionally, energy companies need to ask themselves whether a greenfield approach is better suited to their needs or a brownfield approach is better? Each approach has its pros and cons, but there is a third way, the hybrid approach. Typically, it involves migrating data from one or more ERP systems to a new S/4HANA solution.

by Richard Evans, Head of Solutions and Innovation at Delaware UK

Balancing energy security and the transition: a fine line to walk

  • 3 months ago (2023-06-08)
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With the ongoing geopolitical uncertainty many consider that short-term challenges in the energy sector will be the priority. Security trumps transition. But with enough planning and recognition of lessons learned over the past years, it could be that the industry will be able to address security and transition in one fell swoop.

By Gabrielle Reid, Associate Director, Strategic Intelligence, at S-RM

The history and future of nuclear energy

  • 4 months ago (2023-05-04)
  • Junior Isles

Zoe Stollard, Construction & Energy Partner at Browne Jacobson, reflects on the history of civil nuclear and explores the future of nuclear energy.