Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Greenpeace blockades Total’s La Mède palm oil biorefinery

    Greenpeace activists have blocked the entrance to French oil and gas multinational Total’s La Mède biorefinery in south-eastern France. Around…
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    29 Oct
  5. North East distributed power capacity has quadrupled since 2009: report

    UK-based electrical distribution company Northern Powergrid has announced the amount of energy generated directly from the North of England’s local…
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    28 Oct
  6. Global carbon emissions increased by 1.9% in 2018: JRC report

    Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and processes increased by 1.9% in 2018 compared with 2017, according to a…
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    22 Oct
  7. MIT and Eni renew low-carbon energy research collaboration

    Italian oil and gas company Eni and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have extended Eni’s tenure as a Founding…
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    18 Oct
  8. ExxonMobil to collaborate with Indian universities on biofuel research

    US-based energy company ExxonMobil has signed agreements with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) locations in Madras and Bombay to expand…
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    15 Oct
  9. UK renewable sources outcompete fossils fuels for the first time

    The UK’s renewable energy sources generated more electricity than fossil fuels for the first time in the third quarter of…
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    14 Oct
  10. EDF adds £1.6bn to Flamanville nuclear plant costs

    French energy company EDF announced on 9 October 2019 that construction of its flagship Flamanville nuclear power plant will see…
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    11 Oct
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