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Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) considerations and climate change concerns increasingly drive public, regulatory and corporate opinion. For the oil and gas industry, this presents some challenges worth addressing.
RPS PFAS specialist, Dr Karl Bowles and Janina Beyer from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment recently co-authored a paper that was published in the CSIRO journal Environmental Chemistry.
Two UK ecologists – Sharron and Fran - have travelled a long way from home to do some field work in Australia, as part of an RPS global exchange.
Underestimating the impact of community and stakeholder engagement on the success or failure of a project can be costly, impact reputation and can see projects cancelled altogether.
It’s safe to say there is a lot happening in the Australian offshore wind space right now.
Over recent months, the US legislative situation affecting renewables has been evolving rapidly. We spoke to Anntonette Zembrzuska, JD, RPS’ new Director – North America Offshore Renewables, about the context in which renewables are developing in the US, and what this means for offshore wind in particular.
Following our previous article on the legislative and funding context for U.S. offshore wind and renewables, our second interview with Anntonette Zembrzuska, JD, RPS’ new Director – North America Offshore Renewables, explores challenges in offshore wind construction and compliance, infrastructure and staffing. We look at how to address these, and some of the solutions RPS is putting in place to support our clients.
On 7 October of this year, the North Sea Transition Authority (NSTA) officially introduced a new round of offshore licensing applications in the North Sea. This round is an opportunity for oil and gas operators to explore and potentially develop up to 898 blocks and part blocks, which may lead to over 100 licenses being awarded.
Growing demand for offshore wind projects means new pressures on the industry. In the first of a new series of insights, RPS’ Alun Williams, who has been in the industry since its beginnings in Europe, talks about what he sees as one of the most important solutions to these issues. We’ll also explore some examples in the video below.