Special Supplement: Delivering a stable energy transition
The retirement of large coal, gas and nuclear power plants, combined with the rapid rise of variable renewable energy is making the operation of a stable transmission network increasingly difficult. Siemens Energy describes the solutions that are available to network operators and offers a glimpse of some of the more advanced technologies it is developing.
Fuel Watch: Hydrogen research stays on track despite concern over hydrocarbons
High crude oil prices brought on by the war in Ukraine has shifted the world’s energy focus to securing sufficient oil and natural gas supplies, making it seem that the attention placed on hydrogen at the start of this year has evaporated. But fortunately, it has not. New developments – some of them surprising – continue to be announced every day, along with innovative government and public projects.
Industry Perspective: Offshore collaborations
Expanding offshore wind at the necessary speed to meet climate change goals and stave off the energy security crisis is a huge task in itself. Supply chain issues caused by global events make that task even more challenging. Junior Isles hears why ABB Energy Industries believes greater collaboration is key.
Asia Decarbonisation: Nuclear could, but won’t solve Japan’s green energy plight
Japan has limited natural resources and is looking to nuclear to tackle the energy crisis and at the same time decarbonise its economy. But with public opinion likely to remain sceptical following the Fukushima meltdown, it is unlikely that nuclear will solve the country’s problems. Joseph Jacobelli explains.
EU Gas Crisis: Will the gas crisis plunge the EU into recession?
A full stop to Russian gas could plunge Europe into a full-blown recession, according ING’s team of macroeconomists. Therefore, trying to avoid it by jointly coming up with credible demand reduction plans is crucial, says Marieke Blom.
Final Word: ‘Let them eat cake’ is not an option
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Junior Isles, Editor-in-Chief