Interview with Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director Internal Energy Market, DG Energy.

(First published Gas Strategies December 2018) Q. Recently you have been outlining a decarbonisation plan for Europe that involves gas both as a transition fuel and a destination fuel. Can you briefly explain the plan? A. Yes, of course. It’s useful in transition because as we expand renewable resources, their intermittency means we need a … Read moreInterview with Dr Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Director Internal Energy Market, DG Energy.

Sustainable shipping targets and how to get there

Sustainable shipping With COP24 in Poland this December, climate change remains high on the agenda, and that includes emissions from shipping.  (First published in EIC’s Energy Focus 12’18). International trade relies on shipping for about 90% of its freight transport, generating about 3% of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Despite technological improvements, emissions continue to increase as trade increases. So … Read moreSustainable shipping targets and how to get there

Viewpoint: Gender equality in parenting remains a long way off

Published in The Journalist (hence the lead paragraph) Aug ’18 I have been a lone parent since 2008 when my son was two, and a successful freelance journalist for the last eight years. The childcare commitment has made some aspects of journalism tricky, including conferences and trips of any length, restricting me largely to home-based … Read moreViewpoint: Gender equality in parenting remains a long way off

Hydrogen cheapest option to decarbonise heating system 

NW England hydrogen plant to use natural gas as feedstock, depleted fields for CCS A major hydrogen plant designed to replace natural gas supply to industry and residential consumers in the northwest of England has come a step closer and appears to have backing from all levels of government. If successful, it could be the … Read moreHydrogen cheapest option to decarbonise heating system 

Link to quarterly report for McKinseys

This is one of the quarterly reports I write on behalf of the Mckinseys OFS team. I’m responsible for the content, part of which is based on McKinsey data. I also write and edit material for McKinseys Energy Insights on a regular basis. https://www.mckinseyenergyinsights.com/insights/ofs-quarterly-recovery-gains-pace/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=sector_Recovery%20gains%20pace_121417

Interview with billionaire, Randeep Grewal, founder of Green Dragon Gas

Green Dragon Gas: Playing the long game in China  An interview with Randeep Grewal, head and founder of Green Dragon Gas and Greka Group. (first published in Gas Matters, 10/17) Q. China is clearly pushing clean energy at the moment, it must be a good time to be involved in the gas business in China? … Read moreInterview with billionaire, Randeep Grewal, founder of Green Dragon Gas

Commentary predicting recent crude price rise

Commentary written in August 17 for Newsbase, predicting the subsequent crude price rise: Low prices finally producing signs of crude market stabilization It has been a while, but the low oil price and OPEC constraint may finally be influencing the fundamentals of supply and demand sufficiently to erode stocks and ensure market rebalancing, leading to … Read moreCommentary predicting recent crude price rise

DSR opportunities expand as technology improves and intermittent renewables grow

(Written for FM World, Dec 16) Demand side response (DSR) is a favourite of the UK’s National Grid, which believes it will meet 30-50% of the required system flexibility of our new intelligent grid as more and more intermittent renewables are added into the mix – by moderating peak demand and absorbing surges of cheap … Read moreDSR opportunities expand as technology improves and intermittent renewables grow