UK tech innovators to gain access to Chinese offshore wind market

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is partnering with Tus-Wind to establish a research facility

UK to help cybersecurity firms export technology

Global cybersecurity spend in energy and critical national infrastructure in 2016 was £0.77 billion

UK business ‘must clean up to stay competitive’

The UK’s key business sectors will have to decarbonise to remain competitive amongst foreign competition. That’s the suggestion from a new report released by CAFOD, Christian Aid, RSPB, Green Alliance, Greenpeace and WWF. These groups claim important export sectors such as the automotive and chemicals industries risk missing out if they don’t quickly adapt to […]

New £280m grant to spark offshore cable development

A laboratory has been given a £280,000 boost with a significant upgrade to its lighting impulse test capabilities. Funded by Innovate UK, the upgrade will support the development of high voltage cable systems and accessories, such as export cables and universal joints, helping to reduce export cable failure rates. The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s […]

Florida firm wins approval to export LNG

The US Energy Department has authorised a firm in Florida to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG). The license allows American LNG Marketing LLC (American LNG) to export to countries which do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US. Federal law generally requires approval of natural gas exports to countries which have an FTA […]

US gives final nod for Texas LNG export

A project to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Texas has become the latest major proposed facility to receive full federal authorisation in the US. The Department of Energy (DOE) issued the final authorisation for Freeport LNG Expansion to export LNG to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US. […]

US crude oil exports reach 15-year high

Crude oil exported from the US rose to the highest level in 15 years this April, new statistics reveal. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), the US exported 268,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude oil during that month. Exports have “increased sharply” since the start of 2013 and have exceeded 200,000 b/d […]

‘Record’ level of renewable electricity used in Scotland

A ‘record’ two fifths of electricity used in Scotland came from renewable sources last year, official figure revealed. The latest energy statistics from DECC showed 40.3% of energy consumption in 2012 was met by the renewables sector – up from 36.3% the previous year and 24.1% in 2010. Scottish renewable electricity also made up 36% […]

Iran to supply gas to two Iraqi power plants

Iraq has signed a four-year agreement with Iran to import gas from the neighbouring country, it has been reported. The move is in a bid to ease the country’s electricity shortages and feed two of its power plants in Baghdad. The capital city is expected to buy around 25 million cubic metres of Iranian natural […]

US Government approves second LNG export plans

The US Government has given its approval to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Texas. The Department of Energy said it has “conditionally authorised” Freeport LNG Expansion and FLNG Liquefaction to export gas to countries that don’t have a Free Trade Agreement with the US. The facility (pictured) on Quintana Island, Texas would […]