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The risky side of solar energy: A perspective on solar waste
June 5, 2021
Source: Energyworld

The risky side of solar energy: A perspective on solar waste

With the rapid increase in India’s solar energy capacity addition, there is a considerable amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) waste that is already being generated and is expected to grow in the coming decades, according to industry analysts. A preliminary analysis by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) estimated 1,359 tonnes of waste by the end of financial year 2020-21 from the current 40 gigawatt (GW) solar capacity.

BOEM kicks off Revolution Wind review
April 30, 2021
Source: Renews.Biz

BOEM kicks off Revolution Wind review

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has begun its environmental review of the 880MW Revolution Wind project off the coast of Rhode Island and Connecticut. BOEM has today issued its notice of intent (NoI) to prepare the required environmental impact statement (EIS) on the project’s construction and operations plan. The publication of the NoI opens a 30-day public comment period.

Renewable energy key part of India's growth programmes, says Javadekar
April 19, 2021
Source: The Hindu

Renewable energy key part of India's growth programmes, says Javadekar

The Environment Minister says the country contributions towards global emissions are as low as 7%. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said India is increasingly leveraging renewable energy to fuel its growing power consumption as it scales programmes like Aatmanirbhar Bharat. India has only 3% contribution in the historical emissions and that the U.S., Europe and other regions have contributed more to harmful emissions over the last 150 years.

Australia's O&G industry faces new indigenous heritage test
Sept. 7, 2020
Source: Reuters

Australia's O&G industry faces new indigenous heritage test

Ancient artefacts have been discovered on the seabed off Australia’s west coast. This discovery has opened up a new frontier for resource companies to look out for in conserving indigenous heritage. In July, archaeologists stumbled upon hundreds of stone tools submerged off the Dampier Archipelago in Western Australia, showing evidence of people living in the area when it was dry land more than 7,000 years ago.

Total resigns from operator role in Foz Do Amazonas Basin
Sept. 7, 2020
Source: Reuters

Total resigns from operator role in Foz Do Amazonas Basin

Total has resigned from its role as operator of five exploration blocks in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, 120 kilometers offshore Brazil. The area may contain as many as 14 billion barrels of petroleum. Environmentalists, however, have tried to prevent oil exploration in the area, which is home to a sizeable reef. A new operator will be appointed for the job in a period of six months.

Greenpeace activists occupy Total oil platform in Danish North Sea
Aug. 19, 2020
Source: Reuters

Greenpeace activists occupy Total oil platform in Danish North Sea

Total has stopped its operations at the Dan Bravo oil production platform in the Danish North Sea, after the Greenpeace activists climbed aboard to protest future oil and gas exploration, four Greenpeace activists swam 500 metres to climb on to the Total operated oil platform affecting the output production. Total declines to mention that how much production had been affected.

Ithaca Energy's Jacky Installation goes 100% renewable
Aug. 18, 2020
Source: Energy Voice

Ithaca Energy's Jacky Installation goes 100% renewable

One of Ithaca Energy's offshore platforms in the North sea has become 100% powered by renewable energy. Ithaca’s Jacky installation is now fully powered by wind and solar energy. Jacky would now have relatively low emissions compared to larger assets in the North Sea. However, now more operators seek to reduce emissions through green energy and electrification of their platforms.

Maersk Drilling to invest in novel technology for carbon reduction
July 30, 2020
Source: World Oil

Maersk Drilling to invest in novel technology for carbon reduction

Maersk Drilling will invest USD $1m in California-based company Clean Energy Systems to develop a new technology called Carbon-Negative Energy. The novel technology will help produce renewable fuel and power and aid to remove greenhouse gases. Maersk Drilling is working to reduce the emissions associated with offshore drilling in multiple ways.

World's fight against climate change by the set up of largest fusion plant
July 27, 2020

World's fight against climate change by the set up of largest fusion plant

This Tuesday history will be made with the start of the machine assembly of the world's largest experimental fusion reactor at ITER facility in southern France. The event will be Live on Youtube in the presence of government officials from seven ITER members, including India. The launch demonstrates the willingness of 30,000 people of the 35 partner countries to join together in an enduring way in their common fight against climate change.

Global gas flaring hit highest in over a decade
July 22, 2020
Source: Reuters

Global gas flaring hit highest in over a decade

Global gas flaring increased to 150 billion m3 in 2019, the highest level in more than a decade, primarily due to increases in the United States, Venezuela and Russia. Gas flaring, in conflict-affected countries climbed from 2018 to 2019, in Syria by 35%, Venezuela by 16%, 23% in the United States, and 9% in Russia. However, it fell by 10% in the first quarter of 2020, with declines across most of the gas flaring countries.

Oil giants set first joint carbon target
July 17, 2020
Source: Reuters

Oil giants set first joint carbon target

Amidst rising pressure on the oil and gas industry's stance on climate change, the members of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) have agreed to reduce the average carbon intensity of their aggregated upstream operations to ~20-21 kg of CO2e/boe by 2025. The OGCI includes BP, Chevron, Exxon and various other Oil & Gas giants which together account for over 30% of the world’s oil and gas production.

UK O&G sector commits to halve operational emissions by next decade
June 17, 2020

UK O&G sector commits to halve operational emissions by next decade

The UK’s offshore oil and gas sector has announced plans to cut half of its emissions over the next decade. The latest move comes as the fossil fuel sector in the country aims to transition to a net-zero emissions basin by 2050, as part of its commitment to address climate change and help decarbonize the global economy.

"Shell must fall", climate activists declare
May 20, 2020

"Shell must fall", climate activists declare

Donning face masks and abiding by social distancing guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic, climate activists gathered at Royal Dutch Shell's headquarters in The Hague Tuesday during the oil giant's annual shareholders meeting to declare that "Shell must fall." Shell and its investors must now take responsibility," Greenpeace biologist Helena Spiritus told Reuters. "Shell has earned billions from oil exploitation, now these dirty investments must come to an end."

Equinor rejects climate resolution proposals
May 15, 2020
Source: Reuters

Equinor rejects climate resolution proposals

Equinor’s shareholders, dominated by the Norwegian government, rejected all climate resolutions proposed at their annual general meeting on Thursday. One of the resolutions was proposed by “Follow This”, a group that represents about 5,400 green-minded shareholders in oil and gas companies, called for adjusting Equinor’s climate targets in line with the 2005 Paris Agreement on global carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reductions. Their efforts rendered futile.

Total aims net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner
May 5, 2020
Source: Reuters

Total aims net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner

Following its rivals in the energy business, French energy major Total today revealed plans of cutting down carbon emissions, setting the aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. A statement from Chairman and CEO, Total read, “Energy markets are changing, driven by climate change, technology and societal expectations. Total is committed to helping solve the dual challenge of providing more energy with fewer emissions,”.

Carbon dioxide levels to fall to 2010 lows this year: IEA
May 4, 2020

Carbon dioxide levels to fall to 2010 lows this year: IEA

The International Energy Agency has expected global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to decline by 8% to 30.6 gigatonnes (Gt) this year, accomplishing levels last observed in 2010. The Global Energy Review 2020 has credited the sharp decline in emissions to the slump in energy demand during 1Q20. In perspective, the decline is estimated to be almost twice as large as all earlier declines since the end of World War II.

DNV-GL approves Aker Solutions' carbon-capture technology
April 30, 2020
Source: World Oil

DNV-GL approves Aker Solutions' carbon-capture technology

Norwegian accredited registrar, DNV GL has approved Aker Solutions' carbon capture and heat recovery technology as qualified, paving the path for a full-scale demonstration project in Norway to eliminate carbon emissions at a cement plant. The post-combustion technology developed by Aker intends at capturing and liquefying 400,000 tons per year of the released carbon dioxide at the Norcem plant.

Neptune Energy to rope in Gasuine on PosHYdon project
April 22, 2020

Neptune Energy to rope in Gasuine on PosHYdon project

UK-based offshore operator Neptune Energy is all set to rope in Dutch energy infrastructure firm, Gasunie on the PosHYdon green hydrogen project. Claimed to be the world’s first offshore green hydrogen pilot, PosHYdon will be developed in the Dutch region of the North Sea. The project is engineered to combine energy generated from offshore gas, offshore wind, and offshore hydrogen in the Dutch North Sea.

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