• Total and end-of-life of Plastics

    Posted On September 17, 2019 - 9:22 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Total’s ambition is to become the responsible energy major by 2035. Plastics enhance consumers’ quality of life, and their lighter weight leaves a smaller carbon footprint. Nevertheless, as a producer, Total exercises the utmost vigilance when managing end-of-life of plastics, because discarded plastic waste is environmentally unacceptable. Total is a founding member of The Alliance […]

  • Etihad Stadium leading the way toward greener future

    Posted On September 16, 2019 - 1:40 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A new study from has named the Etihad the greenest stadium in the world. The study, which scored the stadiums of domestic winners for their eco-incentives, found the UK’s Man City ground to be doing the most to make the world a more environmentally friendly place. Out of a possible score of 90, the […]

  • Reducing desertification with native trees

    Posted On September 12, 2019 - 4:55 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Reducing sand movement and desertification is a key component to Saudi Aramco’s initiative to plant one million trees, whereas KhPD will plant 15,000 native trees by the end of 2019. Reaching out of the desert sands along many of the site’s roads, rows of enduring Zizyphus spina-christi acacia (Sidr), Acacia gerrardii (talh) and Prosopis koelziana […]

  • NFU unveils its plan for British farming to deliver net zero

    Posted On September 10, 2019 - 4:53 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The NFU’s new report, Achieving Net Zero: Farming’s 2040 Goal, sets out three pillars of activity that will help the industry to reach its ambitious goal. These are: Improving farming’s productive efficiency Improving land management and changing land use to capture more carbon Boosting renewable energy and the wider bio-economy. The first of these pillars is […]

  • Namibia and Botswana look to build 5GW of solar plants over the next 20yrs

    Posted On September 9, 2019 - 12:24 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council on Energy, which includes international entities such as the World Bank Group, African Development Bank and International Renewable Energy Agency, has revealed the governments of Botswana and Namibia are planning to develop 5 GW of solar capacity over the next two decades. The WEF said the project […]

  • European cooperation on carbon capture and storage

    Posted On September 5, 2019 - 12:28 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Equinor has, on behalf of the partners of the Northern Lights project, signed memoranda of understanding with seven European companies to develop value chains in carbon capture and storage. Equinor, in cooperation with its partners Shell and Total, is studying the possibilities for developing a CO₂ storage on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The Northern […]

  • Saudi Arabia’s New wetland adding protection

    Posted On September 5, 2019 - 11:38 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    In collaboration with Aramco’s Environmental Protection Department, Khurais Producing Department (KhPD) has recently rehabilitated the site of its fenced area into three sparkling ponds with more than 120 local tree saplings, three bird nesting towers, and two small natural rock shelters, transforming it into the heart of the Khurais Biodiversity Area. KhPD manager Mohammed I. […]

  • Study into hydrogen powered ferries

    Posted On September 3, 2019 - 11:43 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Ferries serving the Western Isles and West Coast of Scotland could soon be powered by hydrogen generated from onshore island wind power, according to a newly published feasibility study. The Scottish Western Isles Ferry Transport Using Hydrogen (SWIFTH2) project, which was led by the Point and Sandwick Trust in collaboration with seven industry partners including […]

  • DNV GL Launches Renewables Certification Operations in U.S.

    Posted On September 3, 2019 - 10:52 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    DNV GL has established a Renewables Certification office in the United States to meet the growing demands for certification services for the nascent offshore wind industry. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), there is the potential to install 22,000 MW of offshore wind projects in the U.S. by 2030. Much of this activity […]

  • GE Renewable Energy announces two hydropower services contracts in the US

    Posted On August 1, 2019 - 4:22 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has signed two hydropower contracts in the United States, one for FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain project and one for PG&E’s Caribou One hydropower station. FirstLight has chosen GE Renewable Energy to design, supply, install and commission a new spherical valve at the 4 x 292 MW Northfield Mountain pumped […]

  • Eni/NNPC and FAO commission solar-powered water schemes in Northeast Nigeria

    Posted On July 29, 2019 - 5:34 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    In an effort to improve access to water among the conflict-affected in the northeast, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Eni, through its Nigerian subsidiary Nigerian Agip Exploration (NAE), commissioned a water scheme in Bama, Borno State, Nigeria on 15 June, 2019. The scheme, involving a solar powered borehole, is […]

  • Formula E shows progress in electric motorsport

    Posted On July 26, 2019 - 4:36 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Formula E is the world’s first electric street racing series, defined by real street rivalries, raw electric performance, and renewable energy within reach. Formula E is disruptive in motorsport, redefining the very boundaries of what a sport can be through the unique fusion of entertainment, sustainability, technology and innovation. We are fighting climate change by […]

  • New York awards 1,700 MW offshore wind contracts

    Posted On July 26, 2019 - 4:22 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined by former Vice President Al Gore, executed the nation’s largest offshore wind agreement and the single largest renewable energy procurement by any state in U.S. history – nearly 1,700 megawatts -with the selection of two offshore wind projects, that will create enough energy to power over 1 […]

  • Refuse-derived Fuel Sales Surge as Focus on ‘Waste-to-Energy’ Potential Rises Globally, finds Fact.MR

    Posted On July 16, 2019 - 1:39 PM | by James Hilton -

    A new study of Fact.MR estimates the refuse-derived fuel market to reach ~50 Mn tons in 2019, recording ~3% Y-o-Y growth over 2018. A slew of aspects, ranging from narrowed prospects of landfill and increased waste generation, to government support for establishing energy from waste (EFW) facilities to local players, continue to drive development and […]

  • American-Made Solar competition

    Posted On July 8, 2019 - 5:19 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    It’s time to submit your ideas for Round 2 of the American-Made Solar Prize! Entrepreneurial teams who can identify a critical issue in U.S. solar manufacturing and create a marketable solution for it should apply by Tuesday, July 16, 2:00 p.m. ET.  In September, 20 to 40 teams will be selected to receive up to $50,000 to […]

  • Eni and the Lombardy Region sign a sustainability and circular economy agreement

    Posted On July 1, 2019 - 2:27 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Attilio Fontana, President of the Lombardy Region, and Giuseppe Ricci, Eni’s Chief Refining & Marketing Officer, signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Eni’s refinery in Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi today. With a low-carbon future in mind, they will implement a joint, circular development process, leading to the study and definition of new industrial models for long-term […]

  • Wood completes work on Shell’s first solar PV plant in the Netherlands

    Posted On June 26, 2019 - 11:28 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Wood has completed work on Shell’s first solar PV plant, located at the Shell Nederland Chemie Moerdijk Chemical Facility in Moerdijk, near Breda in the Netherlands. The 27 MWp Moerdijk Solar PV Plant, which consists of 76,000 solar PV panels, is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Netherlands. The project is […]

  • Fortum wins contract to build 5.6 MW of CSA-supported solar capacity in Russia

    Posted On June 26, 2019 - 11:22 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Fortum has won the right to build 5.6 megawatt (MW) of solar capacity in a Russian Capacity Supply Agreement (CSA) auction. The power plant is to be commissioned during the year 2022 and will receive a guaranteed CSA price corresponding to approximately RUB 15,000 per MWh for a period of 15 years. In June 2018 […]


    Posted On June 24, 2019 - 6:54 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced a $2.5 million prize competition called Waves to Water to spur innovation in wave energy-powered desalination systems. It is the first prize under the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House-initiated, DOE-led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to […]

  • Autonomous Vessels, Drones And Crawling Robots – Future Of Offshore Wind Farm Inspection And Repair

    Posted On June 24, 2019 - 4:40 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A new £4 million cross-sector innovation project is set to develop the world’s first fully autonomous robotic inspection and repair solution for offshore wind farms, which is expected to save the average wind farm approximately £26 million over the course of its lifetime. The Innovate UK-funded MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments) […]

  • MHIET Develops “Triple Hybrid” Stand-alone Power Supply System with Renewable Energy

    Posted On June 24, 2019 - 10:38 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has developed a “Triple Hybrid” stand-alone power supply system that combines renewable energy such as solar power with a reciprocating engine generator and storage battery, allowing for optimal stabilization control. The system’s main advantage is its ability to […]

  • Renewable Natural Gas (Biomethane) – A sustainable Carbon Neutral Fuel option: NextGen Technological Advancements, Professional Survey

    Posted On June 19, 2019 - 10:05 AM | by omkar -

    The global biomethane is on a growth trajectory mainly due to the green gas characteristic of biomethane. Biomethane is produced by the natural breakdown of organic matter, which includes agricultural waste, green waste, household waste, food industry waste, & even industrial waste. The process involves disintegration of organic material in an anaerobic environment to produce […]

  • ABB to support South Korea’s greener future

    Posted On June 18, 2019 - 4:07 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), the country’s largest electric utility, awarded ABB Power Grid’s business with a large order to build two new converter stations. One station on the mainland converts the power from alternative current (AC) to direct current and transfers the electricity by undersea cable with almost no losses to Jeju Island, where […]

  • Neste’s Zero Island project cuts emissions on Lidö by 78%

    Posted On June 14, 2019 - 11:21 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Sweden is aiming to become climate neutral by 2045. However, it has been estimated by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that we may have as little as twelve years to tackle climate change. To examine what it takes to reduce CO2 emissions as fast as possible, Neste and its partners set to turn the […]

  • U.S SW states have better solar resources

    Posted On June 12, 2019 - 12:28 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    On average, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the United States operated at about 25% of their electricity generating capacity, based on an average of annual values from 2014 through 2017. This measurement, known as a plant’s capacity factor, is based on the plant’s electricity generation as a percentage of its summer capacity value […]

  • UK has made major progress in reducing emissions

    Posted On June 11, 2019 - 2:51 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The International Energy Agency released its latest in-depth review of the United Kingdom’s energy policies on Thursday, welcoming reforms that aim to promote decarbonisation and innovation in clean energy technologies. The review specifically highlights the UK government’s track record in climate action, both at home and globally. “The United Kingdom has shown real results in […]

  • UK’s largest onshore windfarm

    Posted On June 11, 2019 - 12:21 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A decade on from the opening of the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, new research shows it has generated enough clean, green energy to provide almost 90% of total annual household electricity consumed by Scottish households and businesses. An independent report into Whitelee, which lies on the outskirts of Glasgow, has concluded that the windfarm is […]

  • UAE, IRENA sign supplementary accord to headquarters agreement

    Posted On June 10, 2019 - 1:54 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The UAE and the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, today signed a supplementary agreement to the headquarters agreement that was signed in 2012 on hosting the Agency’s permanent headquarters in the UAE capital. The new document outlines the specific conditions governing the occupancy by IRENA of its headquarters premises. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, […]

  • Renewable Energy Group Completes Sale of REG Life Sciences’ Assets

    Posted On June 10, 2019 - 11:36 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) announced today that it completed the sale of substantially all assets of REG Life Sciences’ to Genomatica on May 29, 2019. “We are pleased to be selling our Life Sciences’ assets to Genomatica, who are well positioned to build upon the technical progress we have made, and to advance […]

  • Delaying climate action increases the challenge

    Posted On June 6, 2019 - 12:59 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Current climate actions are far from enough to put the world on a path to keep global warming well below 2 degrees. Global emissions increased in 2018 to reach an all-time high – and the longer this continues, the stronger measures will be necessary to reach common goals. The need is ever more urgent for […]

  • Innovative European “3D” project for the capture and storage of CO2 on an industrial scale

    Posted On May 28, 2019 - 1:51 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A consortium of 11 European stakeholders including ArcelorMittal, Axens, IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) and Total, is launching a project today to demonstrate an innovative process for capturing CO2 from industrial activities—the DMX™ project. It is part of a more comprehensive study dedicated to the development of the future European Dunkirk North Sea Capture and Storage […]

  • Eco-Friendly Airlines

    Posted On May 28, 2019 - 1:21 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Virgin Atlantic has actually won accolades for being the greenest airline for several years in recent history, and they’re leaders in the movement towards eco-friendly air travel. In addition to small things like offering sustainably sourced and organic food on their flights, they also make big changes like funding biofuel research. They also adopt a […]

  • Next-generation Electricity System

    Posted On May 28, 2019 - 1:03 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    TRENDE Inc. , a Tokyo Electric Power Company group company, Toyota Motor Corporation and the University of Tokyo will conduct a joint experiment with a next-generation peer-to-peer (P2P) electricity system that enables homes, businesses, and electric vehicles (EVs) connected to the electricity grid to trade electricity using a blockchain. The test will run from June […]

  • waste to energy power station

    Posted On May 28, 2019 - 12:42 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A £300 million waste to energy power station in North East Lincolnshire which will produce enough electricity to power 500,000 homes has been given the green light. North East Lincolnshire Council gave approval for the site on land next to the South Humber Bank Power Station, Stallingborough, in the region. Developers, EP UK Investments Ltd, […]

  • workshop on outlook for offshore wind energy

    Posted On May 17, 2019 - 1:05 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The IEA held a high-level workshop on the outlook for offshore wind energy on Monday, bringing together 80 senior representatives from government, the private sector, research groups, academia and international organisations. Participants joined from countries around the world, including many from Europe, the United States, Japan and China. Altogether, the countries represented at the workshop […]

  • Florida PSC Provides TECO Customers Solar Purchasing Options

    Posted On May 15, 2019 - 3:31 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) cleared the way for Tampa Electric Company’s (TECO) customers wanting to “go solar,” approving the utility’s optional solar energy tariff. This new offering permits electric service customers to purchase energy from a designated TECO solar energy resource to replace all or part of their monthly energy consumption. “We found […]

  • Duke Energy, Siemens team up on advanced natural gas project

    Posted On May 15, 2019 - 3:22 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Inside the massive Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub, technicians are building a 402-megawatt natural gas turbine to serve more than 300,000 Duke Energy customers in the Carolinas. The unit’s engine, generator and main components weigh about four times more than a space shuttle and would snuggly fit inside an Olympic swimming pool. Some components are thinner […]

  • Renewable capacity growth worldwide stalled in 2018 after two decades of strong expansion

    Posted On May 7, 2019 - 9:04 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    After nearly two decades of strong annual growth, renewables around the world added as much net capacity in 2018 as they did in 2017, an unexpected flattening of growth trends that raises concerns about meeting long-term climate goals. Last year was the first time since 2001 that growth in renewable power capacity failed to increase […]

  • Twitter complaints on plastics

    Posted On April 29, 2019 - 11:03 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    SAINSBURY’S received more plastics complaints on Twitter than any of the top four supermarkets last year, Greenpeace analysis shows today. This morning Greenpeace activists visited Sainsbury’s central London HQ to deliver 4,724 Twitter complaints, as well as 2,309 more handwritten messages collected from customers, to urge the supermarket to tackle its plastic problem. It follows […]

  • The future of energy in Europe

    Posted On April 26, 2019 - 11:43 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    On the edge of the Arctic Circle, an environmental revolution is underway. Cleaner, renewable energy. GE is making a wind-powered future possible. Source / More : GE Oil and Gas News Undiluted !!! “Oil is well”

  • solar+storage projects

    Posted On April 26, 2019 - 11:35 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy announced on April 15 that it reached an agreement with Helios Energy to develop two energy storage systems as part of the Lenox Solar/Energy Storage project in upstate New York. The hybrid system in Lenox, New York will be installed at the end of the year and is set to be commercially […]

  • Climate Change — could combustion engines be part of the solution?

    Posted On April 26, 2019 - 9:54 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    In order to tackle climate change, emissions from road transport must also be reduced. There are many ways to cut down transport-related emissions – could combustion engines be part of the solution? Electric vehicles are on their way — but not in the very near future “Electric vehicles are on their way, and it is […]

  • MHI Receives EcoVadis Silver Rating for Overall Sustainability

    Posted On April 26, 2019 - 7:35 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been awarded a Silver rating for overall sustainability from the French independent platform EcoVadis. The 2019 rating reflects the outstanding assessment of MHI Group’s diverse initiatives in all four of EcoVadis’s CSR (corporate social responsibility) criteria categories: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. In receiving a […]

  • Melting permafrost in the Arctic is releasing greenhouse gases, scientists claim

    Posted On April 24, 2019 - 10:54 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Climate change cost up to £54 trillion ($70 trillion) more than previously calculated as the fallout from melting Arctic ice worsens. As the Arctic warms, melting permafrost will release more carbon into the atmosphere while the loss of ice and snow will reflect less sunlight back into space. Together, these effects combine to worsen global […]

  • GE Renewable Energy signs an MOU with Eolien Maritime France

    Posted On April 23, 2019 - 7:06 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy announced that it has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) confirming its commitment to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE’s exclusive supplier status on the two other […]

  • DC-Coupled Solar and Battery Energy Storage Hybrid System in Upstate New York

    Posted On April 23, 2019 - 7:02 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy announced that is has reached an agreement with Helios Energy to deliver two energy storage systems to be integrated with solar arrays for the Lenox Solar / Energy Storage project in Lenox, NY. The hybrid system will be installed in upstate New York at the end of 2019 and is expected to […]

  • Emirates Group helps safeguard wildlife

    Posted On April 23, 2019 - 2:39 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Taking its environmental responsibilities seriously and championing wildlife conservation across different corners of the planet, the Emirates Group is playing its part to support and preserve biodiversity. The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in Australia both illustrate the Group’s long-standing focus on protecting fragile ecosystems and support for sustainable tourism in […]

  • How to use sunlight to produce hydrogen?

    Posted On April 17, 2019 - 1:11 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Water splitting by using sunlight is really a form of artificial photosynthesis where sunlight is used to produce hydrogen from water. How does this process work? First we have water splitting devices that are made of light-absorbing materials. These materials are capable to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum ranging from infrared to ultraviolet […]

  • What is the Paris Agreement and its accompanying 2020 targets?

    Posted On April 17, 2019 - 11:12 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Governments across the globe have been joining forces to try to find an answer to our problems. Nearly 200 countries within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) came to a consensus in 2015 to cut greenhouse emissions and have committed to limit temperature rises worldwide by no more than 2C above pre-industrial […]

  • What is stopping offshore wind development in US?

    Posted On April 17, 2019 - 11:10 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    The rapid growth of wind energy installations throughout the United States has been remarkable. In fact, in the last ten years U.S. has tripled its wind power capacity, and wind is together with hydropower the largest source of renewable energy in the country. The only downside of this US wind energy story is the fact […]

  • Schneider Electric launches new digital ecosystem

    Posted On April 16, 2019 - 2:39 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Schneider Electric, the leader of digital transformation in energy management and automation, announced the launch of Schneider Electric Exchange, the world’s first cross-industry open ecosystem dedicated to solving real-world sustainability and efficiency challenges. Schneider Electric Exchange is empowering a diverse community of solvers to create and scale business solutions and seize new market value. As […]

  • Eni and Biogas Consortium to promote Italian advanced biomethane

    Posted On April 10, 2019 - 1:55 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Eni and the Italian Biogas Consortium (CIB) today signed an agreement to promote the production of advanced biomethane from animal waste, agro-industrial byproducts and dedicated winter crops for use in the transport sector. The agreement also involves new opportunities for Consortium member companies by launching business initiatives which will be developed in partnership. A taskforce […]

  • Eni and FCA have developed A20

    Posted On April 10, 2019 - 1:52 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Within the scope of the agreement signed in November 2017, Eni and FCA have teamed up to develop “A20”, a new fuel with a low level of emissions due to its 15% methanol and 5% bio-ethanol alcohol content. By harnessing its low carbon content, bio component and high octane number, the new alternative fuel emits […]

  • Clean drinking water a bigger global threat than climate change, EPA

    Posted On March 21, 2019 - 9:43 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said that “most of the threats from climate change are 50 to 75 years out” in an interview with “CBS This Morning” on Wednesday. The U.S., Wheeler said, has a number of clean water financing programs that provide grants and loans. He wants those to be models for international […]

  • Nevada legislators introduce 100% carbon-free bill

    Posted On March 21, 2019 - 9:34 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    U.S State of Nevada legislators introduced a bill on Monday that would double the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by 2030, and require 100% carbon-free emissions by 2050. The state’s solar potential is “unrivaled” and a number of previous clean energy initiatives have cleared the state’s path to a smooth clean energy transition, […]

  • Gambia receives funding boost for solar project

    Posted On March 18, 2019 - 6:10 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Gambia has received US $161m from a partnership of the European Investment Bank, World Bank and European Union to harness solar power and clean energy. Gambia’s Finance Minister Mamburay Njie confirmed the reports and said the funds will be a boost towards addressing Gambia’s current power shortages. It will also ensure reliable energy supply across […]

  • Zambia commissions solar power plant

    Posted On March 18, 2019 - 6:05 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Zambia has commissioned its largest solar plant project and also the county’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farm, constructed at a cost of US $60m. The project was flagged off by Zambian President Edgar Lungu. The solar plant was developed by a joint venture of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Neoen, a French based […]

  • Nearly a third of British power last year was from renewable sources

    Posted On March 18, 2019 - 11:29 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    The answer to UK’s energy future is blowing in the wind The UK’s offshore wind sector is booming, says Dr Jonathan Marshall, Energy and Climate Intelligence Read more With onshore wind now far cheaper than fossil fuel alternatives, and solar and offshore wind fast catching up, there seems little doubt in where we are heading. […]

  • How is Solar Energy Produced?

    Posted On March 4, 2019 - 9:00 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Although there are several different paths to getting energy from sunlight, the photovoltaic effect is the most important to learn about if you want to understand solar panels. The short version is that moving around electrons in the right way creates energy, which can then be turned into usable electricity. The slightly longer version is […]

  • The future of solar energy is utility-scale

    Posted On March 1, 2019 - 11:59 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Powerful economies of scale are pushing down the cost of solar photovoltaic power (PV) to such an extent that utility-scale projects will be 3 times more cost efficient than smaller microgrids by 2020. By the middle of the century, utility scale PV will contribute between 40% and 60% of total installed power, with commercial & […]

  • KBRwyle Awarded $19M to Perform Flight Ops for USGS Satellite

    Posted On March 1, 2019 - 11:03 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced that its global government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a $19 million contract by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to support flight operations for its Landsat 7 satellite. The Landsat 7 satellite is part of the Landsat program, a joint initiative of the USGS and NASA. Landsat satellites provide […]

  • Management of Stormwater Pollution

    Posted On February 28, 2019 - 3:50 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers guidance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to inform the next revision of a permit program that requires industries to manage stormwater to minimize discharges of pollutants to the environment. The report, Improving the EPA Multi-Sector General Permit for Industrial Stormwater Discharges, recommends […]

  • Sonangol to invest in solar energy production

    Posted On February 27, 2019 - 7:29 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A solar energy project, valued at USD 33 million, begins to be implemented in 2020 in the province of Namibe, announced the chairman of the board of the National Fuel Company of Angola (Sonangol), Carlos Saturnino. With capacity to produce 100 MW, in a first phase, the plant will produce 25 megawatts. Already feasibility studies […]

  • UK government funding for Acorn Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) feasibility studies

    Posted On February 27, 2019 - 4:41 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Government of the United Kingdom (UK) recently announced funding of studies for the UK’s first Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project. The Oil and Gas Authority UK has awarded its first carbon dioxide (CO2) appraisal and storage licence as an independent regulator. The award has been made to Pale Blue Dot Energy for the […]

  • Students get a lesson on renewables in visit to Saudi Aramco

    Posted On February 27, 2019 - 4:34 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Saudi Aramco’s Renewables Department recently held an awareness meeting for students from five schools in the Eastern Province. The goal of the meeting was to introduce renewable energy to inspire the students who have a desire to work in this field. Approximately 100 students attended the meeting, which included a number of presentations to introduce […]

  • Plan to develop US’s first major energy facility co-locating wind, solar and battery storage

    Posted On February 14, 2019 - 5:23 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), announced plans to construct a new energy facility in Eastern Oregon combining 300 megawatts of wind generation with 50 megawatts of solar generation and 30 megawatts of battery storage. The new project, called the Wheatridge Renewable […]

  • Citi to Power Texas Operations with Clean, Renewable Energy

    Posted On February 14, 2019 - 9:06 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Citi (NYSE:C) has entered into a new agreement to supply clean, renewable energy for a multi-year term to its operations in Texas. The power adds to Citi’s existing renewable supply, contributing to the bank’s goal to supply 100% renewable energy to power Citi’s facilities globally by 2020. The power and renewable energy credits will come […]

  • 263 new ultra low emission buses for UK cities

    Posted On February 6, 2019 - 2:59 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Communities across the UK will benefit from greener journeys thanks to 263 new low emission buses, Minister Nusrat Ghani will announce today (Wednesday 6 February 2019). A £48 million investment from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles will fund new green vehicles and infrastructure to drive forward government plans to clean up the air in […]

  • Eni and Pertamina sign MoU in the areas of circular economy, low carbon products and renewable energies

    Posted On February 1, 2019 - 9:37 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    The President Director of Pertamina, Nicke Widyawati, and Eni Ceo, Claudio Descalzi, in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ignasius Jonan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to investigates synergies of their respective technologies, expertises and know-how, for jointly evaluating new collaboration opportunities in the areas of circular economy, driver for strategic […]

  • Fuel in the future – What’s in store?

    Posted On January 30, 2019 - 4:34 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    With the help of Lookers who offer a variety of car servicing plans, we explore the future of fuel. Recently, diesel has come in for a lot of scrutiny recently due to the levels of Nitrogen Oxide our vehicles emit. So much so that the government in the UK proposed plans to ban any sales […]

  • Eni signs agreement to cultivate agricultural biogas

    Posted On January 28, 2019 - 4:23 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    An alliance has been formed by Eni and Coldiretti to develop the Italian agricultural biomethane supply chain and make mobility more sustainable from a circular economy perspective. Eni and Coldiretti signed the collaboration agreement with the aim of developing an advanced Italian supply chain of biomethane produced from waste for use within the transport sector, […]

  • Research into cellulosic biodiesel

    Posted On January 28, 2019 - 1:18 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced that it has signed a joint research agreement with ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel, which has the potential to play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. […]

  • 2 new Environmental Product Declarations published

    Posted On January 28, 2019 - 12:49 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Alstom places environmental preservation at the heart of its development strategy and is creating the conditions necessary for the emergence of true sustainable mobility. Alstom is thus continuously deploying ecodesign on its solutions: The company is the first train manufacturer to have announced a commitment to reduce the energy consumption of its transport solutions by […]

  • GE signs Agreement with Future Wind

    Posted On January 22, 2019 - 4:07 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind (a Joint Venture between Pondera Development and SIF Holding Netherlands) announced that they have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW wind turbine prototype in Maasvlakte-Rotterdam (NL) during summer 2019. The deal includes five years of testing and a 15-year full service Operation and Maintenance agreement. […]

  • GE EFS and Renewable Energy partner on wind power project in Kenya

    Posted On December 21, 2018 - 2:09 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy and GE Energy Financial Services (“GE EFS”) have partnered to provide technology and advisory support for its flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa. Kipeto Energy Plc’s (“Kipeto”) 100-megawatt (MW) wind power project is located south of Nairobi, in Kajiado, Kenya. GE Renewable Energy will provide 60 of its highly efficient GE […]

  • Equinor deepens in offshore wind in Poland

    Posted On December 20, 2018 - 12:12 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Equinor has exercised an option to acquire a 50 % interest in the offshore wind development project Bałtyk I in Poland from Polenergia. This transaction is a follow-up of the agreement between the two companies which came into force in May 2018 , by which Equinor acquired a 50 % interest in Bałtyk II and […]

  • 2018: A new chapter for climate action

    Posted On December 20, 2018 - 10:35 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    As 2018 comes to a close it is an important time to reflect on what has been a momentous year for the climate agenda. From Europe to the Arctic Circle, North America to Japan, Greece to South Africa, extreme weather events have signalled a new normal brought about by our changing climate. The past four […]

  • Creating the next generation of sustainable mobility

    Posted On December 9, 2018 - 3:22 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The vehicles of tomorrow are tethered to the boundary-pushing science and materials available today, and students of a preeminent engineering program are currently testing those limits as they design an ultra-efficient and sustainable vehicle for the future. Housed at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), engineering students in the program, known as […]

  • Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

    Posted On November 23, 2018 - 11:56 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Juhl Energy announced that it has selected GE Renewable Energy (GE:NYSE) to supply equipment for the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the U.S. The Minnesota-based clean energy company has developed the 2.0MW community-based renewable energy project to provide low-cost, locally generated energy to the Lake Region Electric Cooperative of Pelican Rapids, […]

  • Solar panels installed at Hawaiian International Airport

    Posted On November 23, 2018 - 11:10 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) has completed the installation of 4,260 new solar panels on the 7th floor of the Terminal 1 parking garage at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL). The 346 parking stalls on the 7th floor level have been reopened and were available for public use as of the 16th […]

  • ENGIE signs 25-year PPA for solar power projects in Senegal

    Posted On November 19, 2018 - 9:55 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    ENGIE, together with investment partners Meridiam consortium and Fonsis, has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Senegalese off-taker Senelec for two solar projects in Senegal. The projects, which have a combined capacity of 60MW, will be developed by the Senegalese government and the International Finance Corporation. They form part of Senegal’s Scaling Solar […]

  • YPF Luz and GE Renewable Energy to construct Wind Farm in Argentina

    Posted On November 16, 2018 - 3:28 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    YPF Luz has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy for the construction of Los Teros Wind Farm, located in Azul, Province of Buenos Aires. The construction will begin in November. The project will employ around 150 people during the construction phase and an investment of US $144 million is expected. Los Teros, which will […]

  • Every U.S candidate who ran on 100% clean, or 100% renewable energy was elected

    Posted On November 13, 2018 - 4:26 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Seven governor’s races flipped blue: Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico and Nevada. The Alaska governor’s seat was the only one to flip Republican, while Florida and Georgia are still pending final vote counts. “It was a great night for clean energy, it was a great night for candidates that had chosen to embrace […]

  • RENAC and IFC partner to green the banking sector

    Posted On November 13, 2018 - 1:20 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Insufficient knowledge about climate-related challenges and opportunities is the main barrier to developing greener banks as concluded by the 2017 “IFC-Green Finance Latin American Survey”, replied by 25% of all LAC commercial banks. The IFC-RENAC alliance focuses on providing educational programs to train bankers in the economic and financial aspects of renewable energy and energy […]

  • Wind Turbine Manufacturers Hit Turbulence

    Posted On November 13, 2018 - 1:15 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The shakeout in wind turbine manufacturing industry is starting to produce winners and losers after increasing competition gutted margins. Wind is one of the lowest-cost forms of energy generation and getting cheaper, with turbine prices down more than 50 percent in the past decade. That has hurt profit and spurred gloomier market outlooks from wind […]

  • San Diego Airport wins ‘Airports Going Green’ award

    Posted On November 13, 2018 - 12:13 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    San Diego International Airport (SAN) has won an international environmental award for three innovative programmes aimed at reducing greenhouse gases, offsetting carbon emissions and diverting food waste from landfills. SAN was one of only eight airports, airlines and individuals worldwide to win an Airports Going Green Award, presented by the Chicago Department of Aviation. The […]

  • Versalis, RadiciGroup and Safitex team up to recycle synthetic grass

    Posted On November 6, 2018 - 4:28 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Versalis (Eni), RadiciGroup and Safitex have joined forces to make synthetic grass for sports fields recyclable in line with the principles of the circular economy. The project was presented today at Ecomondo and is the result of collaboration between Versalis, which supplies the raw material (polyethylene), RadiciGroup, a manufacturer of fibres for sport applications, and […]

  • Schiphol encourages environmentally-friendly planes

    Posted On November 5, 2018 - 3:46 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Airlines are being given a financial incentive to use cleaner, quieter aircraft and a financial disincentive to use noisy aircraft. This forms part of the new airport charges set by Schiphol for the period running from 1st April 2019 until 31st March 2022. The charges for the airlines will be rising by an average of […]

  • NNPC Tasks Engineers on Renewable Energy Development

    Posted On November 1, 2018 - 10:53 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has challenged Nigerian engineers to come up with technologies to help deepen the development of renewable energy in the country. The NNPC helmsman threw the challenge during a courtesy call on him by members of the executive committee of the Nigerian […]

  • ENOC completes fully solar-powered lubricants blending plant in UAE

    Posted On October 29, 2018 - 2:06 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    ENOC Group has recently converted its Lubricants and Grease Manufacturing plant (DLPP) located in Jebel Ali, to fully operate on solar energy. The completion of the first solar powered lubricants blending plant in the UAE underlines ENOC’s efforts to leverage renewable energy to power its assets, in line with the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 […]

  • GE Renewable Energy debuts high-speed blade inspection system

    Posted On October 9, 2018 - 7:58 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Today at Blade O&M Forum in Dallas, GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) announced the availability of a new ground-based blade inspection system, combining thermal imaging technology and wide-band acoustic spectral analysis to detect anomalies on blades across an entire wind fleet, including both GE and non-GE turbines. The system will enable GE’s customers to manage […]

  • Toyota Plans 10 New Electrified Vehicles in China by 2020

    Posted On October 8, 2018 - 11:27 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced that it plans to introduce to the Chinese market plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) versions of its “Corolla” and “Levin” passenger cars in 2019 and a battery electric vehicle (BEV) model based on its “C-HR” / “IZOA”* compact SUV in 2020. Including these, Toyota plans to introduce 10 new electrified […]

  • Study shows record low carbon intensity of Saudi crude oil

    Posted On October 8, 2018 - 11:02 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    In one of the most comprehensive oil field carbon intensity (CI) studies ever published, a global team led by Stanford University has calculated the CI of the world’s active oil fields — with significant results for Saudi Arabia. CI is a measure of the greenhouse gas emissions associated with producing crude oil, from the well […]

  • Renault To Launch Europe’s Largest Energy Storage Project

    Posted On October 8, 2018 - 10:49 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    French company Renault is harnessing its position as the leader in Europe’s electric vehicle market and following Asian and American giants into the lithium ion battery storage market. Renault is launching the biggest energy stationary storage system from EV batteries in Europe. The company just introduced Advanced Battery Storage, a stationary storage system for energy […]

  • China solar industry struggles through sudden subsidy cuts

    Posted On October 8, 2018 - 10:40 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    China’s solar manufacturers are unhappy with recent government policy changes that have put a brake on the sector. “We’ve already halted work on 11 megawatts of industrial and commercial distributed solar PV projects,” says the marketing director for one solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer in Guangdong province. “Without subsidies there’s no return on investment for […]

  • Biofuel collection from used cooking oil begins at the Eni headquarters in Rome

    Posted On October 1, 2018 - 1:42 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Eni and AMA, a public company of Roma Capitale, signed an agreement today to launch collection points for waste cooking oil produced in the homes of its employees at Eni’s Rome offices in Piazzale Mattei and Via Ribotta, which will then be converted into high quality biofuels. In addition to the twelve AMA collection centers […]

  • TRENDE Announces Formation of Advisory Board

    Posted On October 1, 2018 - 10:38 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    TRENDE Inc., an online renewable energy retailer selling electricity to residential customers in Japan, announces the formation of its Advisory Board to provide strategic guidance and advice to management. The members include Yoshiaki Fujimori, Emmy Suzuki Harris, Hiroaki Kitano, Masaakira James Kondo, and Yukiko Muto. “The search for these advisors has been a strategic and […]

  • TCFD Publishes First Status Report

    Posted On September 26, 2018 - 12:47 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published its 2018 Status Report to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) today. The report provides an overview of current disclosure practices and their alignment with the core elements of the TCFD recommendations. In time for the report publication, 513 organizations have expressed their support for the TCFD […]

  • NRG Sells its Interest in NRG Renewables Platform

    Posted On September 5, 2018 - 7:47 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) has closed on the previously announced sale of its interest in NRG Yield and its Renewables platform (the “Transaction”) to Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”). The Transaction resulted in $1.348 billion in cash proceeds to NRG1 and removes $6.7 billion of debt from NRG’s balance sheet2. “The asset sales are a critical […]

  • MHPS to Transfer Thermal Power Facilities Business in Japan to MHPS-IDS

    Posted On August 31, 2018 - 7:32 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has decided to transfer its entire industrial-use “non-reheat” thermal power facilities (equipment that does not utilize a steam reheat cycle) business in Japan to Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Industries Co., Ltd. (MHPS-IDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of MHPS, based in Yokohama. The transfer will be conducted by means of […]


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