Energy transition and digitalisation

How Green is the Green LNG? Co-authored Policy brief for the Florence School of Regulation argues that greater attention should be paid to methane emissions and gas flaring reduction. Negative emissions from from bio-LNG — have to be supported in the certification of Green LNG.

Collective article Azerbaijan’s opportunities and challenges in flaring and methane emissions for Natural Gas World, 25 March 2021.

‘The issue of methane emissions is of pivotal importance for Azerbaijan to maintain market access to European buyers. To date, the hydrocarbon industry has mostly worked to reduce emissions from gas flaring from the upstream oil and gas sector. Since any hydrocarbon extraction implies releasing surplus methane and associated gases, companies often choose to flare the gas, the combustion of which generates the CO2. If those gases are not flared, and are just released into the air in methane form instead, the environmental damage becomes even greater.’

Investing in Digital to go Green! Digitalisation is pivotal in the promotion of new forms of energy supply (eg. solar panels and electric vehicles); contributes to energy efficiency; and assists markets in cost optimisation. Below, the three points are briefly explained in a post published at Energy Central.

Charting stations will require monitoring power flows for better efficiency

Hydrogen: hope or hype? Challenges, barriers, and the costs of the EU hydrogen strategy ==> Interview at Energy Informa Connect

Article in Gas Transitions – Natural Gas World ‘Missing Links in EU Hydrogen Strategy‘. Issues of cost, competitiveness, stakeholder engagement and regulation still form formidable obstacles to the success of a European hydrogen strategy. The present commentary will briefly highlight some of the major unresolved challenges in the demand, supply and transport of hydrogen.

A new tale without shale: Estonia’s energy transition from oil shale industry in focus. Blog article for the International Centre for Defense and Security

Oil shale legacy, Estonia, ida-Virumaa

Towards the climate neutrality! Policy Brief co-authored with Andris Piebalgs for the Florence School of Regulation, Bottom-Up Approach to the European Green Deal

” Growing pressure from society at large to take steps to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions has engendered a reassessment of conventional approaches to the EU’s natural gas sector. Gas industry will need to adapt to new realities and integrate new technological solutions in line with the path towards decarbonisation”

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