Umar Ali

Umar Ali is Verdict's specialist writer covering the offshore oil and gas industry.

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Is CCUS the key to a low-carbon economy for the UK?

    Umar Ali (UA): What’s the difference between CCS and CCUS? Olivier Barnes (OB): The difference is the U! That’s the…
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    21 Nov
  2. Theory to fact? Energy technologies awaiting their day in the sun

    Tidal power: Swansea Tidal Lagoon on the rocks The concept of power generators driven by the ebb and flow of…
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    21 Nov
  3. Beyond lithium: alternative materials for the battery boom

    Zinc Over the past seven years, 110 villages in Africa and Asia have received power from batteries that use zinc…
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    14 Nov
  4. SSE reports move back into profit in 2019 first half

    Scottish energy company SSE has reported profits of £129m before tax for the first half of 2019, a move back…
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    13 Nov
  5. Scotland poised for heating network “revolution”: report

    A report commissioned by industry body Scottish Renewables has found that the Scottish government could see the equivalent of 460,000…
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    12 Nov
  6. Steady but too slow: Five takeaways from Capgemini’s energy markets observations 2019

    The world is not on track to meet the Paris Agreement targets According to the report, current progress on emissions…
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    7 Nov
  7. UK government imposes moratorium on fracking

    The UK government introduced a moratorium on fracking on 1 November 2019, banning hydraulic fracturing activity in England with immediate…
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    4 Nov
  8. Q&A: Starting the hydrogen economy with the EERA’s Nils Røkke

    Umar Ali (UA): How important is it for Europe to develop a hydrogen market? Nils Røkke (NR): Hydrogen is very…
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    4 Nov
  9. ABB secures contract for world’s largest offshore wind farm

    Swiss technology company ABB has been awarded contracts by Norwegian energy company Equinor and its partner SSE Renewables to connect…
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    30 Oct
  10. Making a splash? CorPower and Simply Blue’s plans for UK wave energy

    The latest attempt at unlocking the potential of wave energy in the UK is a Strategic Collaboration Agreement between UK-based…
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    30 Oct
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