Renewables
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
Majors urged to lead energy transition
4 September 2019
IOCs would benefit from taking a prominent role in the transition and face capital flight if they do not, says former UNFCC leader
Emerging market clean power offers investment option
30 August 2019
Capital is being attracted to emerging market renewables and gas-fired power projects to profitably and effectively mitigate climate change
Oil could have a sustainable future
29 August 2019
The money spent subsidising renewables would be better used funding research into carbon capture and storage
EC approves Italian support for low carbon power
5 August 2019
Renewables and gas benefit from new rules at the expense of coal
Morocco prioritises world's largest solar plant
1 August 2019
Project is the centrepiece of a strategy that promises to generate more than half of its electricity from renewables by 2030
The rise of a renewables major
30 July 2019
Mainstream Renewable Power CEO Andy Kinsella says the declining cost of wind and solar power means the era of oil and gas is coming to an end