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Touted as clean, ‘blue’ hydrogen may be worse than gas or coal says new study 19 August 2021

“Blue” hydrogen – an energy source that involves a process for making hydrogen by using methane in natural gas – is being lauded by many as a clean, green energy to help reduce global warming. But Cornell and Stanford University researchers believe it may harm the climate more than burning fossil fuel....

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UK government launches first ever Hydrogen Strategy 17 August 2021

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng announced the country’s first ever Hydrogen Strategy on August 17. Making the announcement, the government said the plans to create a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector over the next decade and beyond would unlock tens of thousands of jobs, billions of pounds in investment, and new export opportunities....

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£16.5 million awarded to support UK energy transformation 09 August 2021

A total of £16.5 million has been awarded to the Net Zero Technology Centre to accelerate a range of energy transition projects that will help deliver Scotland’s net-zero economy. Seven projects will be developed through the centre’s Net Zero Technology Transition Programme (NZTTP) to transform the North Sea energy system, with a focus on emissions reduction....

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China to have more than 30 million kilowatts of new energy storage capacity by 2025 02 August 2021

According to China's National Development and Reform Commission, in order to achieve peak carbon neutrality and strive to build a clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient energy system, the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration have issued guidance on accelerating the development of new energy storage....

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New agreement to support UK’s onshore green hydrogen plants and associated industrial infrastructure 21 July 2021

Green infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds has signed an agreement with px Group to progress plans for an integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development in the North Sea. The Cerulean proposal has capacity to generate 3GWh of power, enough to electrify the majority of offshore facilities, reducing CO2 emissions by more than half from 2025. An excess of 1.5 GWh of power would be diverted to onshore green hydrogen plants....

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Floating wind power model developed by the CHN Energy Group is officially launched 20 July 2021

Recently, the world's first floating wind power integrated cage aquaculture demonstration prototype test model, developed by the CHN Energy Group, was officially launched in the Ocean Engineering Laboratory of Shanghai Jiaotong University, marking the official entry of the project into the model test stage....

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Energy majors submit bids for Scottish offshore wind leasing 20 July 2021

Several energy majors have submitted bids to build offshore wind projects off the coast of Scotland, the first round of seabed leasing in Scottish waters for over a decade. BP, Equinor, Orsted, Shell, and RWE are among those which submitted bids as part of Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind Leasing that will grant property rights for new large-scale offshore wind project development, including floating wind for the first time....

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New call for ‘urgent action’ to ensure safety keeps pace in UK renewables sector 16 July 2021

New independent research has found that 63% of managers in the oil, gas and renewables sectors have outlined concerns in their organisation about a major safety incident occurring in the next five years. Dräger Marine and Offshore, which commissioned the research, called for urgent action to be taken to ensure that safety in the UK’s fast-growing renewable energy and carbon capture sectors keeps pace in order to avert a major safety incident....

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Shell starts up Europe’s largest PEM green hydrogen electrolyser 05 July 2021

Europe’s largest PEM hydrogen electrolyser began operations on July 2, producing green hydrogen at Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland. As part of the Refhyne European consortium and with European Commission funding, the fully operational plant is the first to use this technology at such a large scale in a refinery....

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New plant near Hull could triple UK hydrogen production capacity 29 June 2021

Plans for two first-of-a-kind, low-carbon power stations in the UK’s Humber region have taken a significant step forward after SSE Thermal and Equinor submitted a planning (DCO) application. The plans, which could triple the UK’s hydrogen output, comprise one of the UK’s first power stations with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and the world’s first major 100% hydrogen-fuelled power station....

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