Teaching an old dog renewable tricks. A world first for that old-fashioned fossil fueller Woodside Petroleum: buried in the company’s December quarter report -- released on Thursday -- was this bit of "new-age" thinking (well, for an old-age resource company). 

Woodside has formalised an agreement for the installation of a 1 MWh PowerStore lithium-ion battery on the Goodwyn A platform in 2018. This is the first offshore application of this type of technology in the world. Following installation of the battery, Goodwyn A’s use of fuel gas is expected to be reduced by more than 2000 tonnes per year, delivering an estimated 5% decrease in the platform’s CO2 emissions.