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In this Issue:
IS CCS AN ESSENTIAL CLIMATE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGY?
Believers see CCS as an essential – and credible – technology for the mitigation of climate change; sceptics remain unconvinced that it will ever be commercially viable and caution that the money and effort being devoted to CCS would be better spent elsewhere. But we’ll be stuck without it.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CEO OF DNV GL ENERGY, DAVID WALKER – Practical strategies to meet energy transition challenges: a continuing focus on lowering the costs of renewables, a power “super-grid” for Europe, industrial-scale electricity storage, and encouraging the development of “smart cities”.
FOCUS ON EGYPT – Last month’s Egypt Economic Development Conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh was a huge boost for a nation that has been going through severe political, economic and social upheavals.
NORTH SEA INTERCONNECTOR will BOOST UK/Norway RENEWABLES ... RECORD year for global WIND POWER ... CHINA’S next five-year plan: absolute or relative CAP ON EMISSIONS? ... LNG trade TO GROW by 5%/year ... CARBON policies ‘creating CREDIT RISK and driving INNOVATION’
Plus our round-up of key global events and more ...