The invasion of Ukraine has shocked the world and, with it, energy markets. Commodity prices have increased sharply, sending consumer prices to politically unpalatable levels. The conflict has also increased the debate around energy security, especially in Europe, where action against the Putin administration has been hobbled by the need to carry on importing Russian gas (and to a certain extent oil).
In the 17th episode of Westwood’s Energy Transition Now podcasts, David Linden speaks with David Hughes, at New Normal, on "Why Petchems won't save oil demand"
Energy Transition Now Podcast – Episode 16 “The implications of an increasing dependency on data and technology”
In the 16th episode of Westwood’s Energy Transition Now podcasts, David Linden speaks with Sally Walker, Consultant at Clarity Leadership, on "The implications of an increasing dependency on data and technology"
At the beginning of January 2022 Brent prices were at $78 a barrel, well above the nadir of 2020 when they reached a low of $9 a barrel. What has been seen since has been well outside of most forecasts, with Brent prices breaching $100 a barrel on the 24th of February 2022.
In the 15th episode of Westwood’s Energy Transition Now podcasts, David Linden speaks with Martin Siegert, Co-Director at the Grantham Institute, on "What Antarctica tells us about climate change"
Some things are certain in the quest for a low-carbon energy system. Wind and solar will have a major role to play, for example. Hydrogen and carbon capture, utilisation and storage will be key for hard-to-abate sectors. But then there are areas where there is still a question mark. Nuclear energy is one of those.