Shell enters the domestic energy market

Shell has entered the UK’s domestic energy market with the purchase of independent supplier First Utility. The energy giant says the move will allow more innovative services for customers to be developed and allow the company to expand its business into the steadily growing residential sector. Mark Gainsborough, Shell’s Executive Vice President of New Energies, […]

Contract signed for first UK-Denmark electricity link

Plans to build the first electricity interconnector between the UK and Denmark moved forward as a new contract was signed in London today. National Grid signed a co-operation agreement with – the owner of the main electricity and natural gas grids in Denmark – for an electricity link between the two countries. The two […]

UK and China join forces for low carbon growth

The UK Government has pledged to continue co-operation with China to promote low carbon development and energy efficient technologies. Energy Minister Greg Barker and Zhu Xiaodan, the Governor of Guangdong – located on the South China Sea coast – signed a joint agreement during a meeting at Lancaster House in London. It included plans to […]

UK and China agree to work on offshore wind

The UK has signed an agreement to work more closely on offshore wind power with China. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is the first of its kind the Asian nation has signed with another country. It is expected to remove the technological and market barriers for both countries to accelerate wind power development and unleash […]

US and Russia expand nuclear energy research ties

The US and Russia have signed a joint agreement to share their knowledge on nuclear energy, research and security projects. The agreement will expand co-operation between the two countries on nuclear research laboratories, institutes and facilities in a broad range of areas, including nuclear technology, energy and environment. It will add on to the US-Russia […]

US and China sign shale oil deal

A US energy company has signed a co-operation agreement with a Chinese firm to develop a shale oil block in China. China is believed to hold the world’s largest recoverable shale gas resources and aims to replicate the production boom seen in the US, however, it is still in the early stages of exploration for […]

Russia and UAE sign ‘peaceful’ nuclear agreement

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Russia signed an agreement for cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The ‘Intergovernmental Agreement’ was signed by the head of the Russian nuclear corporation ROSATOM and UAE’s Deputy Energy Minister. Sergey Kirienko, Director General of ROSATOM said: “This is an integrated agreement which provides for […]