Owing to a combination of legal and policy restraints, as well as vociferous environmental objections, it is becoming increasingly difficult to gain approval from both federal and state bodies for new gas pipeline construction. For example, California, Washington and New England have proactive energy and environmental policies to encourage renewables, energy efficiency and energy storage, all at the expense of fossil fuels including natural gas generation.
Still on the horizon lie developments in quantum computing, which will enable the robots of the future to be enhanced to become autonomous decision makers, capable of ensuring the smooth running of operations and maintenance.
According to Jonas Pagh Jensen of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, which produces wind turbines and constructs wind farms, said, “Every customer is obliged to make a plan [for] what they intend to do in 20-25 years’ time when the turbine is expected to come down.”
Recycling and bio-plastics are set to impact the future of global oil and gas demand.
Here is a list of some of the work Nicholas Newman has done in various formats including blogs, editorials, comment, columns and features completed for various clients in the month of June.