Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
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