Umar Ali

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

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Out of the blue: making fuel from air and sunlight

    As the energy sector attempts to transition to renewable sources of energy and countries set ambitious carbon emissions targets, development…
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    2 Oct
  2. Nuclear energy is ‘too expensive and slow to save climate’: report

    Nuclear energy is being outcompeted by renewable energy sources and is an inefficient solution to carbon emissions, according to the…
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    24 Sep
  3. Goals and gigawatts: how Aggreko tackles power at the Rugby World Cup

    Umar Ali (UA): Can you give me a brief overview of Aggreko’s role in the Rugby World Cup? Robert Wells…
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    24 Sep
  4. Equinor and SSE win contracts for world’s largest offshore wind farm

    Norwegian energy company Equinor and its partner SSE Renewables have been awarded contracts to develop three large-scale offshore wind projects…
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    20 Sep
  5. Australia could export renewable energy by 2050: Report

    The Australian-German Energy Transition Hub has published a report that says Australia could meet 200% of its energy demands from…
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    19 Sep
  6. UKAEA to open £22m nuclear fusion test facility in 2020

    The UK Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA) has announced plans to open a £22m fusion energy research facility in Rotherham, Yorkshire…
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    17 Sep
  7. Thrive Renewables: investment crucial to reach 2050 net-zero targets

    UK-based renewable energy company Thrive Renewables launched its 25th-anniversary report on 13 September 2019, highlighting the importance of investment and…
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    13 Sep
  8. Extinction Rebellion blocks Cuadrilla fracking site

    Activists from environmental group Extinction Rebellion have blocked the entrance to the Preston New Road fracking site in Lancashire, owned…
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    11 Sep
  9. SIMEC Atlantis plans tidal-powered data centre in Scotland

    UK-based global energy project developer SIMEC Atlantis has announced its plans for a tidal-powered data centre in the Caithness region…
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    10 Sep
  10. Decade of global renewables investment on course to hit $2.6tn

    Global investment in renewable energy capacity from 2010-2019 is on course to reach $2.6tn, according to figures published today. The…
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    6 Sep
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