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North Sea Transition Authority expected to take on role of offshore hydrogen transport and storage regulator 11 September 2023

The North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) is expected to take on the role of offshore hydrogen transport and storage regulator following the conclusion of a consultation on the proposal. The move is intended to support the industry by enabling pioneering projects to obtain the necessary licences and consents and move quickly into operation....

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UK will struggle to meet ambitious 2030 CCUS targets, research firm says 11 September 2023

According to energy research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie, only a handful of countries have policy and regulation ready to adopt CCUS today and the UK is one of them. However, the firm's analysis finds that the UK target to capture and store 20-30 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of CO2 by 2030 looks very challenging with some companies not able to progress projects due to a slowdown in the negotiations for government funding....

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UK reviewing membership of Energy Charter Treaty 01 September 2023

The UK government has confirmed it will be reviewing its Energy Charter Treaty membership, and considering withdrawal if vital modernisation is not agreed. The treaty has historically provided protections for investors in fossil fuels – the UK’s future membership will depend on whether proposals for the treaty’s modernisation are adopted in November....

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Companies sign contract for UK’s first deep geothermal power plant 21 July 2023

Exergy International and Geothermal Engineering Ltd. (GEL) have signed a contract for the supply of a 3 MWe of energy at the United Downs site, in Cornwall. This represents the first integrated deep geothermal project in the UK which will begin delivering energy by late 2024....

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Fire breaks out at hydrogen fuelling station, destroys $1.1 million hydrogen-fuelled bus 21 July 2023

Part of a hydrogen fuelling station was damaged and a hydrogen-fuelled bus was destroyed after a fire broke out in California, US on 18 July. The incident happened at Kern County’s first hydrogen fuelling station which is owned by Golden Empire Transit (GET) in the city of Bakersfield....

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Joint study shows Small Modular Reactors could help ‘power’ the UK’s hydrogen network 23 June 2023

A joint feasibility study from Rolls-Royce SMR and Sumitomo Corporation shows that Rolls-Royce SMRs (Small Modular Reactors) could provide a significant advantage over other energy sources in producing low-carbon hydrogen....

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Germany and Italy announce support for joint hydrogen-ready pipeline 16 June 2023

During a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni in early June, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that they had agreed to proceed with plans to construct a pipeline capable of transporting gas and hydrogen between the two countries....

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£180m green hydrogen facility set for Hull, UK 15 June 2023

The Saltend Chemicals Park in Hull, East Yorkshire has been selected as the site for the construction of a green hydrogen facility and an investment of between £180m and £240m by UK-based green hydrogen industrial developer Meld Energy....

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Demand for engineers increasing, with rapid growth in green jobs 26 May 2023

As the UK ramps up its focus on becoming a net zero economy, a new report commissioned by EngineeringUK has found that demand for engineers is predicted to grow faster than for other occupations and that vacancies for ‘green engineering’* roles in the UK have increased by more than half (55%) over the last five years....

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World’s largest green hydrogen project’s total investment value closes at $8.4 billion 23 May 2023

NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) has announced that following signing financial documents with 23 local, regional, and international banks, and investment firms, it has now achieved financial close on the world’s largest green hydrogen production facility at a total investment value of $8.4 billion (£6.7bn)....

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