An introduction to 'Journey of the Drop' a news and current affairs style programme from the World Petroleum Council and ITN Productions. Anchored by Natasha Kaplinsky.
"As governments across the world move towards alternative methods of energy production, there are concerns about the consequences of this push for renewable energy. In the developing world the demand for coal remains high, and in the Western Hemisphere, energy suppliers continue to rely on coal to provide job stability to the electricity grid and job prospect for local communities. Lorna Shaddick went to see how Javelin Global Commodities is working to help the modern coal industry provide efficient energy solutions. " Sponsored Content
"One of the key challenges facing the oil and gas industry is calculating which fuels will be important in the future energy mix, as well as the many challenges and opportunities these energy sources will create. Willem Marx, ITN went to a WPC Expert Workshop on 'Perspectives of the Petroleum Industry in the Future Energy Mix' in Belgrade to get some viewpoints from the petroleum industry."
"The Journey of the Drop is a long one, and one that won't be rushed - it takes millions of years to create the fuel that many of us take for granted in our daily lives. As Willem Marx, ITN explains, by the time the drop has reached the barrel, it's come a long way..."
"Journey of the Drop' - still to come - an update on improving safety
"With a growing desire to reduce CO2 emissions and air pollution across the globe, the world needs to move away from coal as a source of power. But with energy demand increasing, and as things stand around 1.1 billion people still living without electricity, we need cleaner, readily available sources of energy. Nick Thatcher went to Paris to speak to Royal Dutch Shell about natural gas, and the role it can play now and in the future energy system." Sponsored Content
"As our roads and ports become increasingly busy, the energy industry is working hard to find alternatives to high-carbon fuels. For Royal Dutch Shell, LNG is one answer. The company is supplying liquefied natural gas to power trucks and ships, to help meet growing transport demand and tackle emissions Nick Thatcher reports from The Netherlands." Sponsored Content
"Director General of the World Petroleum Council, Dr Pierce Riemer tells Natasha Kaplinsky about the opportunities and challenges facing the sector within the 21st Century and their plans for the WPC's Congess in Istanbul. "
"Governments are making meaningful environmental commitments, society wants a low-carbon economy, and green technologies can make it happen - but only with the support of large-scale financing from the private sector. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who kick-started the rapid global growth of Green Bonds, knows that innovation and expertise are also necessary to help clients successfully diversify their energy mix and continue moving green technologies into the mainstream." Sponsored Content
The socio-economic trend towards a mix of energy sources, is creating more need to diversify portfolios to include both renewables and unconventionals. In this new environment, the right consultancy and management is key to success. RPS Energy works with clients on every aspect of their projects to offer an integrated approach across the entire asset life cycle, as Joanna Simpson reports. Sponsored Content
Director General of the World Petroleum Council, Dr Pierce Riemer talks more to Natasha Kaplinsky about oil and gas, the energy mix and the opportunities and challenges facing the sector.
"Coal is one of our oldest energy sources, yet in recent times we have seen energy providers move away from coal towards 'greener' sources of generating power. Well, Semplastics believe they can repurpose coal in a more environmentally friendly way. Steve Mort travelled to Florida to see how their X-MAT technology could revolutionise proppant performance." Sponsored Content
A special report from the WPC's Future Leaders Forum, Rio de Janeiro held in October 2016 and the launch of ‘Journey of the Drop’
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"Journey of the Drop' is a news and current affairs style programme from the World Petroleum Council and ITN Productions. Anchored by Natasha Kaplinsky."