Cadent Gas to propose hydrogen to the North West gas grid

10/08/2017 15:44 Renewable


British gas distribution network Cadent Gas revealed that it intends to launch hydrogen into the North West England gas network, with the intention to revolutionize the energy system and decarbonize heat.

A study that was published describes how if hydrogen is added in large quantities to natural gas, it can heat houses and businesses across the North West area without additional appliances like boilers. It could also replace natural gas to power industry in the region.

The area uses nearly 11% of Britain’s gas and has offshore gas fields in Liverpool Bay that are nearing the end of their lifecycle. Cadent Gas believes that these fields could prolong their use as storage units for the carbon dioxide formed during the production of hydrogen.

The project has an estimated cost of £600 million, but it is expected to be lower and less risky from an environmental point of view.

French and Swiss nuclear sites affected by quality assurance problems

22/11/2017 17:02:00

France and Switzerland have been affected by quality assessment issues. EDF Group stated that Areva had found out that quality control deviations occur on specific rods, which meant the provider was incapable to demonstrate that quality control to prove that the leak tightness of those rods had been properly carried out.


British Petroleum decided to sell North Sea assets to Serica Energy

22/11/2017 14:20:00

British Petroleum decided to sell its oil and gas assets in North Sea to Serica Energy in an agreement estimated at £300 million.


Belgium commits €1 million to IRENA for climate issues

22/11/2017 13:32:00

The Walloon government in Belgium pledged €1 million financing to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for renewable power aid in the framework of the government’s plan to fight climate change under National Determined Contributions.