Renewables

  • SABIC CEO ON NEED TO MEET SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

    Posted On November 8, 2019 - 12:37 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    SABIC recently launched TRUCIRCLE™, an initiative that links the company’s innovative circular materials and technologies. It seeks new partners to address one of the world’s most urgent sustainability challenges – the reduction of mixed plastic waste. The program includes bio-based renewable polymers, mechanically recycled polymers, and SABIC’s flagship certified circular polymers, which are made from […]

  • L.A approves largest solar and storage system in the US

    Posted On November 8, 2019 - 11:31 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti is the new chair of C40, a coalition of 94 global city mayors who have committed to a Green New Deal and are recognizing the climate crisis. According to the mayor’s website: Eric Garcetti announced unanimous City Council approval of power purchase agreements for the Eland Solar and Storage Center […]

  • Alternative Ship Fuels – Preparing for IMO Sulphur Cap 2020

    Posted On November 7, 2019 - 10:46 AM | by Maritime Zone -

    IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 is drawing ever closer; and it is already apparent that transition from 3.5% sulphur content to 0.5% will not be a plain sailing all over the world. However, it is eminent now; and Edmund Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency at IMO, expects that 96% of ships, mostly large […]

  • Novasec to Raise €80 Million for Wind Farm in Spain

    Posted On October 31, 2019 - 10:00 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    -Novasec Ltd. announced that it has secured the exclusive rights to raise €80 million to fund the development of Gecama, a ~312-megawatt onshore wind farm in Spain. Gecama is the first of several projects Novasec is setting out to fund using an innovative investment platform focused on achieving the investment objectives of qualified private and […]

  • Origis Energy USA Selects RES to Build 57.5 MW Tanglewood Solar Project in Georgia

    Posted On October 31, 2019 - 9:51 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Origis Energy USA and RES (Renewable Energy Systems) announced the selection of RES to construct the Origis Energy Tanglewood Solar project, a 57.5 MW(ac) solar farm in Mitchell County, Georgia. Origis Energy developed the solar site as one of the facilities under the Georgia Power Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) serving the utility’s customers participating in the Commercial and Industrial REDI […]

  • Solar PV drives expected growth,in renewable capacity additions

    Posted On October 29, 2019 - 11:24 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Renewable power capacity is set to expand by 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar PV. This increase of 1 200 GW is equivalent to the total installed power capacity of the United States today. Solar PV alone accounts for almost 60% of the expected growth, with onshore wind representing one-quarter. Offshore wind contributes […]

  • Renewable Energy’s Inconvenient Truth

    Posted On October 28, 2019 - 9:44 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    The energy needs of the world’s economy seem to be easy to model. Energy consumption is measured in a variety of different ways including kilowatt-hours, barrels of oil equivalent, British thermal units, kilocalories and joules. Two types of energy are equivalent if they produce the same number of units of energy, right? For example, xkcd’s […]

  • New York signs contracts for 1.7 GW of offshore wind

    Posted On October 24, 2019 - 4:03 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Sunrise Wind has now signed a 25-year OREC purchase-and-sale agreement with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Sunrise Wind project has an average all-in development cost of USD80.64 per MWh (2018 prices) with an expected average OREC cost of USD22.62 per MWh. Sunrise Wind is a 50-50 partnership between Ørsted, […]

  • OMV and AustroCel Hallein sign bioethanol supply agreement

    Posted On October 24, 2019 - 11:46 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    OMV and AustroCel Hallein GmbH have recently signed a multi-year agreement to supply advanced bioethanol. The agreement relates to fuel components derived exclusively from cellulose. Their sustainable base leads them to be classified as “advanced biofuels” and in future they will be added to OMV gasoline to fulfil legal additive requirements. The product will play […]

  • Colombian renewables auction closes successfully

    Posted On October 23, 2019 - 12:46 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Colombia on Tuesday successfully granted long-term off-take contracts to 1,298 MW of new wind and solar capacity in the second attempt to hold a renewable energy auction. In total, bids for five wind and three solar projects from seven generators were paired with 22 power retailers, the Colombian mining and energy ministry announced without naming […]

  • GE announces first Cypress onshore contract in Brazil

    Posted On October 21, 2019 - 4:13 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy announced today it has signed an onshore wind contract with EDF Renewables in Brazil. This deal for GE’s Cypress platform — the company’s largest onshore wind turbine — is also GE’s first contract with EDF Renewables in the country. GE will be responsible for the production and delivery of 25 turbines, that […]

  • ‘Imported’ emissions increase environmental impact of UK economy

    Posted On October 21, 2019 - 10:46 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Fresh analysis by the Office for National Statistics suggests the carbon emissions created by the UK economy peaked thirty-five years later than conventional estimates indicate.           Directly produced carbon emissions peaked in 1972. However, once imported emissions – such as those produced when UK imports products that are manufactured abroad – are taken into account, UK […]

  • Solar, Wind Are Now Cheaper Than Coal In Most Of The World

    Posted On October 21, 2019 - 9:17 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    The world’s premiere authority on global warming, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (or IPCC for short), announced in an alarming report at the end of last year that the world is running out of time to curb carbon dioxide emissions. In fact, the data they collected found that in order to keep global temperatures […]

  • “Versalis Revive®” gives new life to recycled plastic

    Posted On October 14, 2019 - 3:21 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    As part of Eni’s strategy for energy transition and sustainable development, Versalis has launched a new line of products made of recycled plastic, called Versalis Revive®. The first range of these products, which have been developed at Versalis’ research laboratories and are based on different polymers, including polysterene and polyethylene, will be presented at the […]

  • GE Renewable Energy to Supply Cypress Units in Turkey

    Posted On October 1, 2019 - 4:24 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy announced that it has been selected by Sanko Enerji to supply GE’s 4.8 MW Cypress Units for the 51 MW Gazi 9 Wind Farm in Turkey and will be providing a 10-years Full-Service Agreement. Located in Çanakkale, Turkey, the 51 MW wind farm will generate enough renewable energy to power the equivalent […]

  • RWE aims to be carbon neutral by 2040

    Posted On October 1, 2019 - 4:01 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Carbon neutral by 2040, one of the world´s leading renewable energy companies, a responsible producer of power from all energy sources – this is the formula behind the new RWE. Based on a three-stage CO2 reduction plan, the company has set itself ambitious goals for its strategic realignment. RWE intends to become a carbon neutral […]

  • JinkoSolar to Supply 300 MW of Ultra-High Efficiency Modules for Utility-Scale Project in Spain

    Posted On September 25, 2019 - 3:38 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS), one of the largest and most innovative solar module manufacturers in the world, today announced that it has signed a module supply contract with METKA EGN, a world-class EPC contractor, for 300 MW of JinkoSolar’s ultra-high efficiency Cheetah modules to be installed at a large-scale solar power plant in […]

  • Eni and Mainstream Renewable Power Sign Renewable Energy Collaboration Agreement

    Posted On September 25, 2019 - 2:33 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    By signing this agreement, Eni and Mainstream will collaborate on potential developments of power generation from renewable sources across Africa and Southeast Asia, with an initial focus on the UK. Luca Cosentino, Executive Vice President of Energy Solutions department in Eni said: “Eni’s commitment towards renewable projects development is one of the main pillars of […]

  • Enel Green Power starts construction at 201 MW Kolskaya wind farm

    Posted On September 24, 2019 - 1:47 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Enel Green Power broke ground today at the Kolskaya wind project, located in the Russian region of Murmansk. With 201 MW of installed capacity, the facility is the largest wind farm currently under construction beyond the Arctic Circle. The project, owned by Enel Russia, will involve a total investment of around 273 million euros. Today’s […]

  • Construction of two 40-MW PV parks in Kenya

    Posted On September 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Dutch development bank FMO have provided financing for the construction and operation of two solar photovoltaic (PV) parks totalling 80 MW in Kenya. Each lender has contributed USD 53 million (EUR 48.2m) in non-recourse project financing to the USD-147-million investment. The remaining cost will be assumed by the project […]

  • Honda unveils 320 MW of US wind, solar VPPAs

    Posted On September 24, 2019 - 1:03 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Honda (TYO:7267) will be buying 320 MW of wind and solar power for its North American manufacturing operations, it announced on Monday. The company said on Monday it has signed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) with German energy group E.on SE (FRA:EOAN) for electricity from a wind park in Oklahoma and a solar photovoltaic […]

  • Generating Light from Darkness

    Posted On September 24, 2019 - 12:14 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A new breakthrough in clean energy, however, could change everything. A new “anti-solar panel” could be able to bridge the gap left by solar energy, collecting energy from the night sky. The thermoelectric generator-based device, developed by a team of researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, harnesses the variance in temperature between Earth […]

  • Eni widens its renewables presence in Kazakhstan

    Posted On September 24, 2019 - 10:37 AM | by Oil and gas press -

     Eni, through its local subsidiary ArmWind LLP, a Joint Venture between Eni and General Electric, was awarded a 48 MW wind project as a result of the online reverse auction for Wind Power Plants in the Kazakhstan Northern Zone. This was the third auction held in the country, after the two previous sessions held in […]

  • Dominion Give Grants to support environmental education and stewardship initiatives in 10 US states

    Posted On September 23, 2019 - 6:20 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Whether it’s cleaning up waterways, developing a community garden, or educating disadvantaged students, this year’s Dominion Energy environmental stewardship grants will support a variety of initiatives benefitting communities across 10 states. Dominion Energy has awarded $1.6 million in grants through its philanthropic arm, the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, to 135 organizations working to improve natural […]

  • Dominion Energy Announces Largest Offshore Wind Project in US

    Posted On September 23, 2019 - 4:35 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Dominion Energy is proposing the largest offshore wind development in the country to provide more renewable energy to its customers in the Commonwealth and provide a boost to the offshore wind industry on the East Coast. The company filed an application with PJM, the regional transmission organization that coordinates the electrical grid in all or […]

  • New CCUS initiative to scale up actions towards climate goals

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

    The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) today announced further initiatives to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and support the goals of the Paris Agreement, ahead of OGCI’s annual event in New York City. First, OGCI launched a new initiative to unlock large-scale investment in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS), a crucial […]

  • 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 FOOTY.com 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 […]

  • U.S DOE PRIZE FOR WAVE ENERGY-POWERED DESALINATION SYSTEMS

    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. […]

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