Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Debate: is nuclear clean enough for the EU’s green funding?

    JP Casey: Great in theory but many drawbacks are beyond the EU’s scope Nuclear power presents an excellent opportunity for…
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    16 Jan
  2. California: renewables on the frontline

    California’s efforts so far California has been leading the shift to renewables in the US, passing laws to encourage renewable…
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    7 Jan
  3. London City Airport achieves carbon neutral accreditation

    The Airport Carbon Accreditation programme has awarded London City Airport Level 3+ (Neutrality) status, its highest accreditation. The accreditation programme…
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    20 Dec
  4. Voith Group set to go carbon-neutral globally from 2022

    German engineering multinational Voith Group has announced plans to make its worldwide operations carbon-neutral from 2022 onwards. The company plans…
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    11 Dec
  5. Flora to fuel: could wind-powered algae make bioreactors competitive?

    The science The Scotland-based BioEconomy (ENBIO) project builds on findings from the Algal Solutions for Local Energy Economy (ASLEE) project,…
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    10 Dec
  6. Microgrids and micromanagement: talking energy with ABB’s Niklas Persson

    ABB is a Swiss-Swedish technology multinational, operating primarily in the robotics, automation and electrical equipment areas. Niklas Persson is the…
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    5 Dec
  7. Geo40 makes geothermal fluid lithium extraction breakthrough

    New Zealand-based company Geo40 has made a breakthrough in extracting near battery-grade lithium from geothermal fluid. The company was founded…
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    25 Nov
  8. More than meets the eye: deceptive cybersecurity for the energy sector

    Umar Ali (UA): Could you give me a brief overview of the technology? Tony Cole (TC): In 2019 we see…
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    25 Nov
  9. Is CCUS the key to a low-carbon economy for the UK?

    Umar Ali (UA): What’s the difference between CCS and CCUS? Oliver Barnes (OB): The difference is the U! That’s the…
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    21 Nov
  10. 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
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