Hydrogen could provide cheapest option for decarbonisation of 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 could provide cheapest option for decarbonisation of 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

Mexico powers ahead with gas, but market risks cloud outlook

 (Written for Gas Matters, Oct 16) Mexico is betting big on US shale gas, with heavy investment in new gas pipelines from the US border to an expanding and energy thirsty economy. But market reform and cheap renewables may leave investors over-extended, with CFE, in particular, heavily exposed to long term pipeline and gas-fired IPP … Read moreMexico powers ahead with gas, but market risks cloud outlook

India’s Dash for Coal Loses Pace

India’s Dash for Coal Loses Pace First published in Cornerstone in 2016 (references sorted in final version) India has huge potential for growth in energy demand. It hosts one-sixth of the world’s population and boasts the third largest in purchasing power parity terms1a, but currently accounts for only 6% of global energy use, while 20% of … Read moreIndia’s Dash for Coal Loses Pace