Low carbon energy

Romania struggles to match gas supply and demand
23 October 2020
The country may have to import additional gas to meet rising demand as domestic resource development fails to keep pace
Letter from London: Johnson brings transactional approach to offshore wind
23 October 2020
The UK’s Conservative administration tries to offer something to everyone in the country’s energy future
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
H2 shipping approaches viability in ‘niche’ circumstances
21 October 2020
Short-haul, scheduled shipping routes will likely be first to switch to hydrogen-powered vessels
Export routes key for Mid-East hydrogen
20 October 2020
Gulf countries are making bold strides into the hydrogen sector but appear likely to target exports over domestic markets
Nuclear faces its own energy transition
18 June 2020
The fuel may appear to be in terminal decline, but it remains the focus of Great Power competition, suggesting it is not dead yet
Covid-19 strains French nuclear model
26 May 2020
Workplace restrictions could hasten the decline of France’s fleet of baseload generators
Czech Republic seeks a new path
17 July 2018
Political turmoil and divisions over how to reform the state-controlled utility ČEZ are creating headaches for the nuclear envoy
UK doubles down on nuclear power plans
6 June 2018
London is stepping up its talks with Hitachi over the proposed Wylfa Newydd plant
France's nuclear plans under pressure
16 April 2018
Flaws found at a flagship reactor could curb EDF’s technology export ambitions
Nuclear next for Egypt
6 September 2017
The country's expanding energy mix is aimed at ensuring steady electricity supply, thus minimising the risk of social unrest
Letter from London: Johnson brings transactional approach to offshore wind
23 October 2020
The UK’s Conservative administration tries to offer something to everyone in the country’s energy future
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
Romania struggles to match gas supply and demand
23 October 2020
The country may have to import additional gas to meet rising demand as domestic resource development fails to keep pace
H2 shipping approaches viability in ‘niche’ circumstances
21 October 2020
Short-haul, scheduled shipping routes will likely be first to switch to hydrogen-powered vessels
Export routes key for Mid-East hydrogen
20 October 2020
Gulf countries are making bold strides into the hydrogen sector but appear likely to target exports over domestic markets
Regulatory harmony key to EU’s maritime H2 ambitions
16 October 2020
Ad hoc national regulations threaten to stymie bloc’s hopes of weaning shipping industry off fossil fuels
Saudi-Japan hydrogen cargo may herald major trade route
15 October 2020
Saudi Arabia has big plans for hydrogen, and its recent shipment of blue ammonia to Japan looks like a sign of things to come
Dutch firm to launch hydrogen-powered barge
15 October 2020
By swapping diesel for hydrogen power, Future Proof Shipping hopes its pilot scheme will show such retrofits are technically and financially viable