Oil rigs could soon be run on renewable energy and battery power under new plans to help the North Sea play its part in the energy transition. The industry’s regulator, the Oil and Gas Authority, is preparing to lead a new project to forge closer links between the oil producers and wind farm developers operating in UK waters. It claims that the project, which will run for a year, could help the transition to a low carbon economy, while extending the economic life of the North Sea. The argument is likely to raise eyebrows among green groups, which believe an end to fossil fuels is the most effective way to reduce Britain’s carbon footprint.
Telegraph 21st March 2019 read more »