Tag Energy

The Airbus E-Fan

One of the very first guest posts on Think Defence was from Ace Rimmer in 2009 on the subject of reducing dependence on oil based fuels. To future proof our defence capability we must significantly reduce our dependence on oil and start looking…

An Offshore Problem

Offshore sub station
Offshore and nearshore infrastructure is becoming increasingly important, is the UK defence, policing and security infrastructure too fragmented to adequately protect them? Only a few weeks ago, during the unseasonal cold spell, we saw how a less than 8 hour…

UK Energy Security Now and 2030

Sabine Pass LNG Terminal
Energy security is a perennial favourite at Think Defence towers, it is important factor in the overall defence and security of the UK, for example, the reason the Royal Navy has a number of mine countermeasures vessels stationed in Qatar…

A Fracking Great Shift of Power

"Mozah”, the world’s largest LNG vessel, arrived on its maiden visit to the South Hook LNG Terminal in Milford Haven, Wales, heralding a new era in the history of liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation.
It has been some time since I last looked at energy and security, time for a refresh. A Step Back in Time The Conservative party, to their credit, highlighted the issue of energy security a number of times pre-election even…

How to Neutralise the Iranian Threat

Another month, another threat from the Iranians to close the Straits of Hormuz and predictably everyone is wetting their pants, discussing them in grave tones and generally taking them much more serioiusly than they deserve, but if we are at all serious…

Energy Security and Defence

LNG Tanker
One of the many arguments for maintaining a strong maritime presence is energy security, particularly fossil fuels, oil and gas. But is this valid? The Conservative party, to their credit, have highlighted the issue a number of time, even though…