Statoil bets floating offshore wind and carbon capture are the future of energy

by Stephen Lacey, Greentech Media

Statoil is the largest operator of oil and gas rigs around the world. Consequently, the company’s biggest low-carbon investments are offshore: floating wind farms and distributed carbon capture and storage.

This week, we’re talking to Stephen Bull, the VP in charge of Statoil’s low-carbon business, about where he sees the most potential. We’ll chat about the performance of floating wind, the economics of CCS, and whether oil companies are investing enough in their new energy divisions.

We’ll spend the second half of the show talking about two days of debate in Washington over the future of technology. No, it wasn’t Mark Zuckerberg’s hearing on Capitol Hill. It was a conference at FERC, where regulators are trying to figure out how to integrate distributed resources into wholesale markets.

What did they accomplish? What does it portend for the future of distributed energy?

source: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/statoil-bets-floating-offshore-wind-and-carbon-capture-are-the-future-of-en#gs.uYbtbMo

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