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The Covid-19 pandemic has contributed to two very large changes in energy training. There has been a marked increase in digitalisation over face-to-face courses, and the greater need for more adaptable learning material. Remote learning is poised to play a very important role in energy training, so it’s vital to get it right for the global energy sector.
In North America, there has recently been a rapid expansion of offshore leasing for wind farms and, with it, increased demand for subsurface surveys required during the planning and permitting phase. However, the current approach, dating back to the 1970s, requires multiple surveys. Instead, a single Ultra High-Resolution 3D (UHR3D) Seismic survey is a pragmatic approach that reduces uncertainty, cost and delays.
New technologies could help offshore wind and other marine industries comply with environmental regulatory requirements in place to protect marine wildlife. Stephanie Milne, RPS Senior Environmental Manager – US Offshore Renewables, explains how technology is changing and what advantages this could have for the industry.
Yesterday, UK Government published its British energy security strategy. It was a rallying call to create a power supply ‘that’s made in Britain, for Britain’, taking back our energy self-sufficiency and non-reliance on foreign sources.
The Irish and Celtic Seas are set to be an exciting and valuable growth area for marine renewable energy, in particular offshore wind. As the complexity and number of projects in each offshore area increases, so do the challenges associated with local consenting.
Environmental compliance for offshore wind is not limited to what happens in the COP. What are the compliance activities developers need to know about and how can you plan them effectively?
Health begins where we work, live and play.
The Covid pandemic sharpened employers’ focus on employee health, safety, and wellbeing, and thus brought the role of occupational health into the limelight. But what of the role of occupational health in the face of climate change?
The second of two articles, by Dr Jennifer Napier