• 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 […]

  • Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm Officially Opens in South Wales

    Posted On August 30, 2018 - 3:43 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Hannah Blythyn, Minister for Environment at Welsh Government and Hans Bünting, COO Renewables of innogy SE, will officially open Brechfa Forest West; a new onshore wind farm, located north of Carmarthen, South Wales. The renewable energy project has an installed capacity of 57.4MW and can generate enough energy to meet the equivalent electricity needs of […]

  • NNPC Calls on Nigeria’s Mechanical Engineers to Sharpen Skills on Renewable Technology

    Posted On July 26, 2018 - 1:30 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru has challenged mechanical engineers in the country with interest in renewable energy technology to up their skills and expertise to support current initiative by the corporation to create a non-fossil fuel driven economy. The NNPC GMD stated this in Abuja on […]

  • 40MW photovoltaic power station project in Kazakhstan

    Posted On July 19, 2018 - 2:59 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Risen Energy Co., Ltd. recently signed a financing agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for a 40MW photovoltaic power station project in Kazakhstan. Under the agreement, the financing program will provide three loans: US$22 million converted at Kazakhstan local exchange rate, US$5.8 million from the Clean Energy Technology Fund and US$4.2 […]

  • GE acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center in Netherlands

    Posted On July 19, 2018 - 1:33 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks’ time subject to certain pre-completion conditions. The facility will provide rotor hub testing for new GE turbines and also continue to offer blade and other testing, […]

  • Papua New Guinea To Expand Renewable Energy In Port Moresby

    Posted On June 28, 2018 - 1:30 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and PNG Power Limited have begun consultations with business on expanding renewable energy sources in Papua New Guinea with a proposal for a pilot rooftop solar program in the capital, Port Moresby. The move follows a request by PNG Power for IFC to build on its successful […]

  • Wind XII project positions MidAmerican Energy to hit 100 percent renewable goal

    Posted On June 5, 2018 - 3:41 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    MidAmerican Energy Company will be the first investor-owned electric utility in the country to generate renewable energy equal to 100 percent of its customers’ usage on an annual basis, upon completing its newest proposed wind energy project. MidAmerican Energy proposed an additional investment of $922 million with the announcement of its Wind XII project that […]

  • EverSource Capital invests in green infrastructure in India

    Posted On May 23, 2018 - 12:22 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    One of India’s leading private equity funds and a renewable energy industry leader has teamed up to create a major fund management platform for green energy infrastructure in India to be called EverSource Capital. The Everstone Group, a premier India and Southeast Asia business group and multi asset investment firm, and Lightsource BP, a global […]

  • BP’s first battery storage project at U.S. wind farm

    Posted On May 23, 2018 - 12:17 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    BP Wind Energy, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Rolling Thunder I Power Partners LLC, has signed a purchase agreement to install a high-storage battery at its Titan 1 Wind Farm in South Dakota. The project is the first of its kind in BP’s U.S. operated wind business and a potential step forward in the performance and […]

  • OVO Energy is solving future energy challenges

    Posted On May 21, 2018 - 2:52 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    OVO unveiled a range of products that together with its intelligent platform VCharge will form the components of a distributed, domestic energy system for the future. The range includes the world’s first widely available, domestic electric vehicle-to-grid charger, designed and manufactured in the UK. The charger will accelerate the global transition to electric vehicles and […]

  • U.S. DoE Announces $72 Million to Advance High-Temperature Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    Posted On May 15, 2018 - 9:36 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $72 million for new projects to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. These projects will extend previous research on high-temperature components, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range of operational conditions. CSP technologies use mirrors to reflect and […]

  • GE exceeds 40 GW of onshore wind in North America

    Posted On May 9, 2018 - 12:05 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy announced from AWEA Windpower Conference in Chicago that it has reached 40 GW of onshore wind capacity in North America1, powering the equivalent of over 11 million homes and representing a significant amount of the total onshore wind installed capacity on the continent. In the United States only, GE Renewable Energy has […]

  • GE and Alliant Energy to add 470 MW of wind capacity in Iowa

    Posted On May 9, 2018 - 12:01 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy (NYSE:GE) and Alliant Energy today announced they are adding 470 MW of wind power capacity to the state of Iowa with two projects. The English Farms and Upland Prairie wind farms with respective 170 MW and 300 MW of installed capacity will be owned and operated by Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company […]

  • ONGC fosters Solar Chulha manufacturing

    Posted On May 2, 2018 - 12:33 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Mr Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship attended the ‘ONGC Solar Chulha Challenge’ exhibition. The challenge is aimed at developing cost effective and efficient solar power stove systems in line with the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi to touch poor lives by providing them […]

  • U.S. Announces $105 Million in New Funding to Advance Solar Technologies

    Posted On April 18, 2018 - 8:13 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced up to $105.5 million to support America’s continued leadership in energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), DOE will fund about 70 projects to advance both solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) technologies, as well as […]

  • Floating Solar

    Posted On April 16, 2018 - 3:12 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Floating solar (the focus of multiple requests for STAT analytical support over the past two years and the topic of a 2017 STAT blog post) is a solar photovoltaic (PV) application in which PV panels are designed and installed to float on bodies of water. Floating solar has many reported benefits, including: PV system efficiency […]

  • New Solar PV Tool Accurately Calculates Degradation Rates

    Posted On April 16, 2018 - 2:46 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    How long a product can be expected to perform at a high level is a fundamental indication of quality and durability. In the solar industry, accurately predicting the longevity of photovoltaic (PV) panels is essential to increase energy production, lower costs, and raise investor and consumer confidence. A new software package developed by the U.S. […]

  • Design for 50MW Offshore Wind Turbine

    Posted On April 16, 2018 - 2:43 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A team of researchers is working to complete the design for a novel 50-megawatt offshore wind turbine, nearly six times more powerful than a record-setting 8.8-megawatt turbine recently deployed off the coast of Scotland. Testing will begin on prototype blades this summer in Colorado. The massive turbine marks an about-face from conventional wind turbine design. […]

  • Pacifico Energy Furukawa Mega Solar Plant in Japan

    Posted On April 12, 2018 - 1:22 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Power (NYSE: GE) recently successfully delivered and commissioned its Brilliance Solar Inverters to Pacifico Energy Osaki GK for the 40.32-megawatt alternating current (AC) mega-solar project in Furukawa, Japan. GE’s Brilliance Solar Inverters meet the customer’s requirements both for reliability and cost competitiveness. Along with the inverters, GE also supplied ring main units and recombiners, […]

  • Shell publishes new report on strategy for energy transition

    Posted On April 12, 2018 - 9:14 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today published a report outlining how its strategy should enable it to thrive as the world transitions to lower-carbon energy. The Shell Energy Transition Report describes its understanding of the transition and what it means for the company. It also explains how Shell has designed its strategy not only to […]

  • Atlas Renewable acquires Guajiro Solar Project

    Posted On April 10, 2018 - 9:03 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Atlas Renewable Energy announced today that it acquired from SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) the Guajiro solar project in Mexico, with a planned capacity of 126.5 megawatts (MWp) peak (101.4 MW), in the municipality of Nopala de Villagran, state of Hidalgo. The project, which is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2019, will […]

  • Solar Park Veendam

    Posted On April 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    From polluted land to a sustainable energy development Astronergy / Chint Solar officially inaugurates a new 15.5 MW solar park in the municipality of Veendam, Province of Groningen, Netherlands. The project, which was the largest solar PV project connected in 2017 in the Netherlands, was acquired end of 2016 from a local developer and was […]

  • Solar power is expanding rapidly in US

    Posted On April 9, 2018 - 2:55 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles has the most installed solar power of any city in America after a 44% increase over the last year, according to a report by the Environment California Research & Policy Center. The Mayor also unveiled a new 2.21 megawatt solar installation on the South Hall roof of the […]

  • Shell publishes 2017 Sustainability Report

    Posted On April 9, 2018 - 12:17 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Royal Dutch Shell has published its 2017 Sustainability Report. The report outlines Shell’s approach to sustainability and covers the company’s social, safety and environmental performance in 2017. It sets out how Shell is playing a role in the energy transition and details Shell’s contribution to society, which includes providing people with access to energy products. […]

  • Lockheed Martin Delivers Energy Storage Systems to Cypress Creek Renewables

    Posted On April 5, 2018 - 2:41 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Cypress Creek Renewables have commissioned 12 MWh of GridStar™ Lithium energy storage systems for 12 solar-plus-storage projects. The solar-plus-storage system will provide clean electricity to communities served by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) in southeastern North Carolina. Lockheed Martin’s GridStar™ technology ensures that this power is rapidly dispatchable — a […]

  • US National Solar Jobs Census 2017

    Posted On April 4, 2018 - 6:48 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The latest US Solar Jobs Census found that 250,271 Americans work in solar as of 2017. This is a 3.8% decline, or about 9,800 fewer jobs, since 2016, marking the first time that jobs have decreased since the first Solar Jobs Census was released in 2010. At the same time, the long-term trend continues to […]

  • NextEra and LP announces sale of Canadian renewable portfolio

    Posted On April 4, 2018 - 6:32 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NEP) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for the sale of its portfolio of wind and solar generation assets located in Ontario, Canada, for a total consideration of approximately $582.3 million USD, including the net present value of the O&M origination […]

  • Alstom to supply 54 Coradia Stream “Pop” trains to Trenitalia

    Posted On April 4, 2018 - 10:10 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Alstom has been awarded four contracts totalling around €330 million by Trenitalia, the Italian national train operator, for the supply of 54 Coradia Stream regional trains. The trains are destined for the Italian regions of Abruzzo (4 trains), Liguria (15 trains), Marche (4 trains) and Veneto (31 trains) as part of the framework agreement signed […]

  • At least a 100 global cities get majority of electricity from renewables

    Posted On April 4, 2018 - 10:01 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Cities are increasingly reporting that they are powered by renewable electricity, according to data published by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) . The global environmental impact non-profit CDP, holds information from over 570 of the world’s cities and names over 100 now getting at least 70% of their electricity from renewable sources such as hydro, geothermal, […]

  • Quest Launches Floating Wind Energy Platform

    Posted On April 4, 2018 - 8:06 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Quest Offshore Resources, Inc. announced Quest Floating Wind Energy LLC (Q FWE), an innovative data and analytical practice focused entirely on the resources driving the Economics, Technology and Supply Chain encompassing Floating Wind Energy. The delivery of affordable, reliable energy is a fundamental driver of economic growth and advancement. As global energy companies continue to […]

  • Sembcorp Launches New Climate Change Strategy

    Posted On April 3, 2018 - 6:15 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) is pleased to announce the launch of its new Climate Change Strategy. The Climate Change Strategy outlines what Sembcorp sees as key drivers of the energy transition and why climate change matters to Sembcorp. It then explains how the company evaluates and responds to the various risks and opportunities posed by climate […]

  • UK Government feed-in tariff settlements to cost taxpayers £60 million

    Posted On April 3, 2018 - 1:17 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change announced in October 2011 that it would halve the level of subsidies for rooftop solar panels sooner than had been promised after an unexpectedly high take-up. This had disastrous consequences for the UK solar industry, with many companies becoming insolvent and others losing millions of pounds. On Friday […]

  • £260 million of clean air funding launched by UK government

    Posted On March 29, 2018 - 2:40 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    A package of funding worth more than £260 million has been launched by the government to help improve air quality in some of the most polluted areas. The UK Plan for Tackling Roadside Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations was produced by the government in July 2017, and outlined that councils with the worst levels of air pollution […]

  • Aramco’s Renewable best practice

    Posted On March 21, 2018 - 10:13 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Saudi Aramco’s Power Systems Renewables Department (PSRD) recently hosted its first engagement workshop with domestic joint ventures and relevant Saudi Aramco departments to identify opportunities and share knowledge about renewables and smart energy solutions. Among the 46 attendees were representatives from SAMREF, SASREF, John Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, Sadara, YASREF and Luberef, as well as participants […]

  • ISA vision to contribute to global sustainable development

    Posted On March 19, 2018 - 4:54 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    On the occasion of the founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in New Delhi on 11 March, analysis from the International Energy Agency demonstrates that the ISA’s vision to mobilize more than USD 1000 billion of investment by 2030 for the deployment of solar energy at affordable costs is ambitious yet achievable. The […]

  • GE’s Innovative Energy Storage Platform called, The Reservoir

    Posted On March 14, 2018 - 3:41 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    With a commitment to deliver cleaner, more reliable power where and when it’s needed most, GE (NYSE: GE) today launched the GE Reservoir – a comprehensive energy storage platform that delivers a suite of customized storage solutions to help customers address new challenges and seek new opportunities in a rapidly transforming power grid that is […]

  • NNPC Forays into Renewable Energy

    Posted On March 9, 2018 - 6:20 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Federal Government has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for venturing into the development of renewable energy across the country. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, gave this commendation Thursday during his visit to the NNPC’s pavilion at the ongoing Technology and Innovation Expo 2018 at the Eagles Square in Abuja. […]

  • GE installs 1st offshore wind turbine at Merkur Windfarm

    Posted On March 8, 2018 - 3:34 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy announces today the installation of the first GE HaliadeTM 150-6MW offshore wind turbine at the 396MW Merkur Offshore Windfarm in Germany, located approximately 35km north of the island of Borkum, in the North Sea. Installation vessel SeaFox 5 sailed from Merkur’s logistic hub in Eemshaven (Netherlands) carrying blades, towers, nacelles and other […]

  • GE announces Haliade-X

    Posted On March 8, 2018 - 3:23 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    GE Renewable Energy (NYSE:GE) unveiled its plan to develop the largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine: the Haliade-X. Featuring a 12 MW direct drive generator and an industry leading gross capacity factor of 63 percent1 the Haliade-X will produce 45 percent more energy than any other offshore turbine available today2. GE will invest more than […]

  • Algae Biofuels Program

    Posted On March 7, 2018 - 5:07 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. announced a new phase in their joint algae biofuel research program that could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel per day by 2025. The new phase of research includes an outdoor field study that will grow naturally occurring algae in several contained ponds in […]

  • Neste-lead project verified 50% methane emission reduction at palm oil mills

    Posted On March 5, 2018 - 10:15 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Neste has long been exploring ways to contribute to improving palm oil industry’s environmental performance, particularly how to further reduce greenhouse gas emission from palm oil production. Recently, the focus has been on methane (CH4) emissions at the palm oil mills since milling process accounts for a significant share of life cycle emissions of palm […]

  • NNPC to Help Nigeria Attain Competitive Edge in Non-Oil Sectors

    Posted On March 1, 2018 - 1:51 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its commitment towards providing the necessary assistance for Nigeria to attain competitive edge in non-oil sectors of the economy. Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru stated this while delivering a goodwill message during the ‘NNPC Day’ held at the 39th Kaduna International Trade Fair, […]

  • Is Germany’s Energy Transition Plans Working?

    Posted On February 23, 2018 - 11:24 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Considering the established political imperatives underpinning the German energy transition (Energiewende) and the overall push toward greater use of renewables in the energy mix, let’s look at some of the outcomes of this transition — specifically natural gas imports from Russia and fossil fuel consumption. A boost in renewables would carry these two ostensible goals, […]

  • Cutting EU greenhouse gas emissions

    Posted On February 22, 2018 - 12:51 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Effort Sharing Regulation sets national targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to help the EU meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement. What is effort sharing? To help fight climate change, EU leaders adopted in October 2014 the 2030 climate and energy framework, which includes binding targets to cut emissions in the EU by […]

  • Wood supports South Plains Wind Farm

    Posted On February 20, 2018 - 9:55 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Wood recently supported TerraForm Power with power performance testing (PPT) at South Plains I Wind Farm located near Lockney, Texas. The 200 MW site, which comprises 100 Vestas V100 wind turbine generators (WTGs), has the capacity to generate enough energy for approximately 60,000 households. Wood was appointed to undertake power performance testing as part of […]

  • Australia’s first large scale solar + storage plant connected to grid

    Posted On February 19, 2018 - 7:08 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The first large-scale solar and big battery storage installation in Australia – the Lakeland project near Cooktown in far north Queensland – has been officially connected to the grid. The 10.8MW solar facility, combined with a 1.4MW/5.3MWh battery storage facility is located near the very edge of the grid and when first announced in 2016 […]

  • 13 pure electric BYD Midibuses for Italy

    Posted On February 19, 2018 - 10:15 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Four city operators in the Piedmont Region of Italy have placed orders for a total of 13 BYD pure electric Midibuses, a new model which BYD only unveiled at the Busworld Show in October 2017. GTT, the Turin operator is ordering eight Midibuses (which will join its fleet of 20 12m BYD ebuses), AMAG in […]

  • FPL unveils first solar-plus-storage system in the U.S.

    Posted On February 16, 2018 - 9:56 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Florida Power & Light Company unveiled a new, cutting-edge solar-plus-storage system that is believed to be the first in the country to fully integrate battery technology with a major solar power plant in a way that increases the plant’s overall energy output. DeSoto County Commission Chairman Jim Selph (left), Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) […]

  • Solar industry bankruptcies in 2017

    Posted On February 15, 2018 - 5:44 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    The Solar Foundation, which conducts the annual solar census study, said that while 2017 represents a setback, the trend is short-term rather than indicative of greater peril. Within a broader context, solar employment has grown by 168 percent since 2010. “States are still setting their renewable portfolio standards; they’re still increasing them or talking about […]

  • Can biofuels from algae compete on price with fossil-derived petroleum?

    Posted On February 15, 2018 - 5:16 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    From 2005 to 2012, dozens of companies managed to extract hundreds of millions in cash from VCs in hopes of ultimately extracting fuel oil from algae. CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors were making huge claims about the promise of algae-based biofuels; the U.S. Department of Energy was also making big bets through its bioenergy technologies office; […]

  • APS, First Solar Partner on Arizona’s Largest Battery Storage Project

    Posted On February 14, 2018 - 10:32 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    Two leaders in renewable energy, Arizona Public Service and First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR), are bringing a first-of-its-kind 50-megawatt (MW) solar-fueled battery to the desert to provide clean power to Arizonans on hot summer days. This project will make Arizona home to one of the largest battery storage systems in the country. The innovative design models […]

  • 659 MW Walney offshore wind project

    Posted On February 13, 2018 - 11:01 AM | by Oil and gas press -

    DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, secured a leading role as technical advisor to a group of institutional lenders with their investment of the 659 MW Walney Extension. Located off the coast of North West England at Barrow-in-Furness, the Walney Extension offshore wind farm will bring a unique mix of […]

  • Hornsea Project One

    Posted On February 12, 2018 - 2:00 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    World’s soon-to-be largest offshore wind farm just began construction, expected to deliver 4.1TWh of electricity each year reports Natural News For all of their apparent benefits, it should be no surprise to anyone why many countries have decided to go all in for wind energy by building massive wind farms. Soon, the world’s largest offshore […]

  • Solar on track to become Kenya’s cheapest source of power

    Posted On February 12, 2018 - 12:41 PM | by Oil and gas press -

    Kenya can easily achieve at least 10% solar power in the energy generation mix by 2025 with photovoltaics becoming the cheapest electricity source in the country, renewable energy entrepreneur Sebastian Noethlichs tells SeeNews Renewables in an exclusive interview about doing clean energy business in the country. In terms of added capacity, this translates into 150 […]


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