Shell names downstream man as new chief

Oil and gas firm Shell’s downstream director will assume the top post when chief executive Peter Voser steps down next year. The Anglo-Dutch firm announced today the 55-year-old Dutch national Ben van Beurdan (pictured) will take over on 1 January 2014. Peter Voser will leave Shell at the end of March 2014 after 29 years […]

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In just three years, the UK’s wind energy workforce has nearly doubled. Research, the most comprehensive so far by Cambridge Econometrics on behalf of RenewableUK, shows that direct employment in onshore and offshore wind is up from 4,800 in 2007 to 9,200 people last year. On top of this the UK small wind systems and […]