EMEC response to draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan

EMEC has responded to the Scottish Government’s draft Energy Strategy and Just Transition Plan. We welcome the Scottish Government’s ambition to prepare Scotland for a just energy transition. The draft plan outlines the route map of actions the Scottish Government will take to deliver a vision to 2045 which envisages a flourishing net zero energy Read More »

Blog: EMEC 2022 review

Energy moved to centre stage in 2022, not because of climate change, but because of the war in Ukraine. The huge rise in fossil fuel prices has fuelled inflation and is leading to widespread hardship. Thank goodness for renewables as the financial impact of the war would have been even greater had we not been Read More »

Blog: Imagining the future of women in engineering

On International Women in Engineering Day 2022, EMEC’s Technical Manager, Caroline Lourie, reflects on how engineering has changed and continues to change the world in which we live. The industrial revolution changed the world; the world is transforming once again. Coming from a strong industrial heritage in the North East of England – once famous Read More »

Blog: Let’s #BreakTheBias

Something truly powerful about International Woman’s Day’s annual themes is the focus on individual commitment, self-reflection and action. I have the privilege of sharing my voice on this 8 March through this post as well as making sure that other voices across our organisation are heard, illustrating the different sensations, experiences and perceptions that gender Read More »

Blog: On the value of international collaboration

With a roster of clients and partner organisations stretching from Oregon in the United States to Shandong in China, at EMEC we are no strangers to working internationally. Marine energy and hydrogen technologies offer energy system solutions with applicability globally, as we move to address greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. In the aftermath of Read More »

Blog: 2021 review

2021 has been a ‘big year’. COP26 brought the attention of the world back to the increasingly desperate need to decarbonise our economy. The spotlight was therefore very much on Orkney and EMEC’s work, customers and partners in a big way. This gave us an excellent opportunity to show all that we are involved in, Read More »

Blog: The need to redirect regulators to reach net zero

We get a lot of visitors coming to see what we are up to in Orkney. In the last few months we have welcomed three UK Ministers, MPs and MSPs of every hue and civil servants from multiple disciplines. I believe all go away impressed by what is going on here and invigorated by the Read More »

Blog: EMEC welcomes UK Hydrogen Strategy commitment to drive future research and demonstration projects

Orkney recognised for leading role in developing green hydrogen economy The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its Hydrogen Strategy this week. The document outlines ambitions for the role that hydrogen might play in our future decarbonised energy system and commits the government to developing policies to support the delivery Read More »

Blog: Neil Kermode reflects on hosting the future King

So when you get the call saying the future King is interested in coming to see your work what do you say? You can guess! It was a huge privilege to host the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in May. The abiding impression they left was one of genuine interest in the Read More »

Blog: #choosetochallenge – pursuing gender equality in renewables

Today, 8th March, is International Women’s Day (IWD). This date has become increasingly significant over recent years. Together with numerous other initiatives and importantly, key activists and leaders, it has driven gender equality to the top of the agenda amongst other critical diversity and discrimination issues. This year’s IWD theme is #choosetochallenge, raising a hand Read More »







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