Renewables
Pivot to renewables opens up opportunities in oil and gas
22 October 2020
Renewables are attracting investors and delivering spectacular returns—but private equity funds still see opportunities in oil
Letter from China: PetroChina’s green pivot underwhelms
1 October 2020
The Chinese NOC has made deeper commitments to clean energy. But no-one should get too carried away
Yemen turns to solar in adversity
14 September 2020
As its oil sector remains effectively paralysed by conflict, Yemenis are exploiting renewables out of necessity
Dogma undermines South Africa’s renewables push
10 September 2020
As blackouts worsen, government launches flawed emergency power procurement plan and fails to liberalise sector
GCC plays catch-up with green megaprojects
26 August 2020
Attention-grabbing renewable projects continue to be developed across the Middle East, but lower oil prices, Covid-19 and capex cuts may hold back progress
PE Live: Hydrogen storage to boost offshore wind
3 August 2020
The ability to store and transport energy as hydrogen means that far more locations in the North Sea and elsewhere become viable for wind generation
US shift to renewables gains momentum
1 July 2020
A gradual move towards renewables was already underway, and the pandemic is helping to push coal further out of favour
Renewables surge in European power mix
30 June 2020
Wind and solar energy generation have increased even though total energy demand has fallen during the pandemic
Solar supply chains need to be localised
30 June 2020
The pandemic has demonstrated the downside of relying on one global centre of production and long-distance supply chains
PE Live: Approaches to hydrogen may diverge
23 June 2020
The green hydrogen approach increasingly favoured by the EU and some western US states may not be suitable for other regions
Like a bat out of hell part four: Renewables set for rebound
11 June 2020
The fourth in a five-part series from the BRG energy and climate practice examines how investment in renewable energy has been temporarily slowed and why it will bounce back fast
Total and the logic for net-zero
2 June 2020
The French major commits to a target out of fear of being overlooked by investors
Covid-19 is accelerating the move to renewables
28 May 2020
The pandemic and resulting fall in demand for energy is hitting the willingness to fund oil and gas projects more than those involving renewable energy
Engie commits to offshore wind
27 May 2020
The French firm is moving decisively away from its gas roots
France bets big on offshore wind
19 May 2020
The country will accelerate its move away from fossil fuels and even reduce its iconic nuclear fleet
Green hydrogen can be cost competitive
28 April 2020
By the time blue hydrogen projects can be completed, the cost of producing green hydrogen may have become lower
Change in the air for UK power
7 April 2020
The removal of restrictions on onshore wind will reduce costs and emissions. It may even tempt the majors to diversify into the sector
The energy transition reality gap
16 December 2019
Industry predictions for the demand for oil and the speed of the energy transition vary wildly. If it cannot coalesce around a compromise plan, politicians and investors may seize the initiative
Japan oil demand cut could be swift
11 December 2019
The Asian nation’s consensus culture means renewable energy could very quickly take a substantial chunk out of conventional hydrocarbons requirements
Lord Browne: Engage on climate or face regulation
29 November 2019
Former BP CEO calls on oil & gas industry to start constructive dialogue with governments over environmental concerns—or risk misguided and ineffective legislation
UK prime minister promises $1bn CCS injection
19 November 2019
Does electoral pledge indicate that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is finally being taken seriously?
Big investors put pressure on big oil
15 October 2019
Oil firms may still able to raise billions of dollars for big upstream projects, but institutional investors are starting to demand emissions reduction measures
Solving the CCS cost conundrum
3 October 2019
Changes to the energy mix and government-backed development of CCS would put the climate goal within reach, according to DNV GL
To drill or not to drill
3 October 2019
Producers’ view of the future may run the risk of complacency
BP focuses on being part of the solution
27 September 2019
The major has embarked on a significant PR drive around its commitment to the energy transition
Majors' capex ignores Paris Agreement risk
6 September 2019
Report finds investments will not deliver adequate profits if carbon emissions are limited to a level that keeps global warming 'well below' two degrees