Climate Change

After the Bushfires and Amid the Pandemic, Australia’s Fossil Fuel Industry Is Gaining Steam

After the Bushfires and Amid the Pandemic, Australia’s Fossil Fuel Industry Is Gaining Steam

Jacobin


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: There are some key takeaways from this article from Zacharlas Szumer in Australia. The country was devastated by wildfires, then Covid, and now on to recovery. They are undergoing a typical “push-me-pullu” (Spelling from

Crews install one of two turbines for Dominion Energy's Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va. Dominion Energy plans to invest billions in offshore wind as it pivots away from natural gas pipelines and slashes greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: Dominion Energy Inc.

Dominion points to ESG as key factor in decision to off-load gas assets

S&P Global


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: We have been seeing that ESG is being tied to capital, investor confidence, and public opinion. We also see that if you do not have a well articulated ESG program you (as

Source: Reuters

U.N. chief urges end to coal financing to spur clean energy shift

Reuters


LONDON – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries on Thursday to stop financing coal and pledge not to build new coal-fired power plants to enable a shift to clean energy.

He spoke at a virtual clean energy transition …

July 9, 2020 - 11:00 am China, Climate Change, Coal News, Energy News
Former reality TV contestants promise ‘instant and long lasting hot water’ in campaign by gas company Jemena

‘Steamy showers’: Australian Instagram influencers post on behalf of natural gas

The Guardian


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: I found this as another interesting example of how strong the loyalties movement for the renewable markets can be. As an opinion piece from The Guardian, we like to post both sides

Source: Forbes

Why central banks are talking up the importance of climate change action — and pouring money into fossil fuels

Forbes


Last year, central bank chiefs in the US and Europe for the first time widely embraced the necessity of taking action on climate change.

Christine Lagarde, the new head of the European Central Bank (ECB), vowed during her confirmation …

Source: Reuters

German hydrogen economy to spark traded market for imports: consultants

Reuters


FRANKFURT  – Germany’s push to increase the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel to meet climate targets will require imports and a traded market to supplement home-produced supplies, a consultancy close to protagonists in the emerging industry said.…

EU defines green investments to boost sustainable finance

EU defines green investments to boost sustainable finance

Modern Diplomacy


To boost the shift towards eco-friendly investment the EU is introducing rules to define what qualifies as green or sustainable activities.

During the June plenary session, MEPs will vote on a framework that determines which activities can be …

Inventor of Wind Turbine Is Trying to Harness Unlimited Power

Inventor of Wind Turbine Is Trying to Harness Unlimited Power

Financial Post


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Ok now I am interested, looking for the next floating wind farm. Call me a skeptic, and we can see it when the tide comes in. Will the blades be recyclable, and

June 7, 2020 - 12:01 pm Climate Change, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Wind
JPMorgan Chase shareholders defeat call for greater climate-change disclosure at world’s largest oil funder

JPMorgan Chase shareholders defeat call for greater climate-change disclosure at world’s largest oil funder

Environmental groups say it’s past time for JPMorgan Chase to catch up with its banking peers and implement a strategy to decarbonize and de-risk its lending portfolio.

Rs 50k-crore investment in coal infra

Rs 50k-crore investment in coal infra

Financial Express


According to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, not just fully explored coal blocks, but even partially explored ones will now be auctioned, and 50 assets will go under the hammer soon.

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: This theme

Source: CNBC

A massive renewable energy scheme in Australia has been recommended for environmental approval

CNBC


A vast renewable energy scheme has been recommended for environmental approval by Western Australia’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

The Asian Renewable Energy Hub is a planned development in the East Pilbara area of Western Australia. Set to cover 6,500 …

Indian Point (Image: Entergy)

Indian Point (Nuclear Plant) closure during pandemic is wrong, says climate group

world nuclear news


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: A well balanced diet is what your mom and Dr. have always told you. I have always said a well balanced energy plan to include nuclear, wind, solar and fossil fuels  is

Source: CNBC

The coronavirus crisis means we may have already reached peak carbon

CNBC


The coronavirus crisis will likely lead to the largest ever decline of global carbon emissions on record, according to research from Goldman Sachs, illuminating the potential for a long-term low carbon recovery.

The Covid-19 outbreak has meant countries around

China Pushes Coal Power To Fight Economic Slump – Analysis

China Pushes Coal Power To Fight Economic Slump – Analysis

eurasia review


Oil and Gas 360 Publishers Note: This is an interesting Op-Ed article that brings the economic power of coal – cheap. With the economic crisis facing China, you may in fact see a regression to more electricity produced

Source: nasdaq.com

Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two

Reuters


LONDON/WASHINGTON – Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions …

April 3, 2020 - 1:30 pm Climate Change, Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
WEIGHING UNDER 500 POUNDS IT’S THE LIGHTEST, BRIGHTEST RIG MOUNTED SITE LIGHTING SYSTEM THAT EXISTS.

Wyoming Oil Field Service company expands to North and South America saving money and the environment along the way

Texas-Crown Jewel Lighting System -oilandgas360

WEIGHING UNDER 500 POUNDS IT’S THE LIGHTEST, BRIGHTEST RIG MOUNTED SITE LIGHTING SYSTEM THAT EXISTS.


 

JCA Companies and it's subsidiary C-MOR Energy Services are experts in oil field safety, and how to prevent slips and trips in the

Source: Houston Chronicle

Man-made natural gas disaster for New England

Energy Central


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Excellent piece by Ron Miller about importing liquefied natural gas from Russia into the New England area, rather than using resources from the United States. 

Boston is importing liquefied natural gas from Russia, …

Environmental conservation law concept of a wooden court gavel lying next to a sign that reads climate change.

Climate change lawsuits collapsing like dominoes

Inside Sources


Climate change activists went to court in California recently trying to halt a long losing streak in their quest to punish energy companies for aiding and abetting the world’s consumption of fossil fuels.

A handful of California cities …

March 7, 2020 - 8:28 pm Climate Change, Energy News, Regulatory
Source: Reuters

U.S. oil boom vs Europe’s renewables focus? Big Oil’s gap widens — in words

Reuters


NEW YORK/LONDON  – Exxon and Chevron boasted to investors this week about booming U.S. oil production, illustrating how the gap has widened – at least in words – between top American oil and gas companies and their European rivals …

Alternative policies cases explore effects of potential legislative and regulatory changes

Alternative policies cases explore effects of potential legislative and regulatory changes

EIA


To explore the uncertainty associated with the assumption of current laws and regulations in its Reference case, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) will release an Issue in Focus article to its Annual Energy Outlook 2020 (AEO2020) later today. …

March 5, 2020 - 7:23 pm Climate Change, EIA News That Matters, Energy News
How long will the slowdown in renewables last?

How long will the slowdown in renewables last?

GreenBiz


Oil & Gas 360 Editors Note: Trevor d’Olier-Lees writes an excellent article looking at the renewable market, and if a downturn is on the horizon.  The key take away’s from the article are surrounding the removal of tax incentives

The Dystopian Lake filled by the world’s tech lust

The Dystopian Lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Pocket


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note:

“The push for “renewable” energy, more Silicon Valley tech and the electrification of everything has a devastating impact on un-voiced communities and the environment.  Wall Street hedge funds managers aren’t writing sternly worded

Wind has surpassed hydro as most-used renewable electricity generation source in U.S.

Wind has surpassed hydro as most-used renewable electricity generation source in U.S.

EIA


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Interesting news from the EIA regarding wind surpassing hydroelectric, but is this a time to celebrate? We are looking at the statistics on renewable energy and the CO2 impact to the environment. The impact

East Bend Station is a 648 megawatt, single turbine plant located near Rabbit Hash in Boone County, Ky.

Northern Kentucky’s electric, gas, water and digital pipelines are ample, sustainable and affordable

The Lane Report


Northern Kentucky’s two major electrical energy suppliers, Owen Electric and Duke Energy, continue to be at the forefront of the movement to clean, renewable energy, with a couple of new or expanding programs.

Cooperatives, of which Owen …

Llanos Orientales oil fields in Colombia see the light, while increasing safety and lowering the environmental impact

Llanos Orientales oil fields in Colombia see the light, while increasing safety and lowering the environmental impact

JCA Companies


Cody, WY., February 24, 2020. JCA Companies (“JCA”) announced today that its subsidiary C-MOR Energy Services has safely installed its first Crown Jewel Rig Mounted Lighting Package for Parex Resources on a Top Drilling Rig in the …

Teck withdraws Regulatory Application for Frontier Project -$1.3 Billion write down

Teck withdraws Regulatory Application for Frontier Project -$1.3 Billion write down

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) today announced it is withdrawing the Frontier Project from the regulatory review process.

Teck CEO and President Don Lindsay has written to …

February 23, 2020 - 9:21 pm Canada, Climate Change, Finance, Oil Sands, Press Releases
Climate change and the coal industry; how are regulations impacting coal production.

Climate change and the coal industry; how are regulations impacting coal production.

WTHI-TV10


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: WTHI-TV10 provides a good report on the coal industry, and some good advice is offered in the report: “We need more diversity on our system that our customers would be hurt if we have

Rep. Bob Latta tours the AEP energy storage system in Bluffton on Wednesday morning. Latta serves on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, specifically on the Energy Subcommittee, where he is focused a number of issues including how we can better work toward energy independence.

Congressman Latta visits Bluffton’s AEP grid battery system

Lima Ohio


BLUFFTON — Congressman Bob Latta said Tuesday while touring an AEP storage system in Bluffton that energy storage technologies have the potential to increase the viability of renewable energy sources.

“It’s about looking at nuclear energy, clean coal …

Toxic coal ash is making its way to Florida from Puerto Rico. Experts warn of its adverse health effects

Toxic coal ash is making its way to Florida from Puerto Rico. Experts warn of its adverse health effects

CBS


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: This story from CBS is an excellent example of bad business practices that give the energy sector a bad name. The energy, and oil & gas producers have enough problems improving their practices to

February 9, 2020 - 12:11 pm Climate Change, Coal News, Oil and Gas 360 Publisher Note:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Sen. Bernie Sanders participate in the Democratic debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, on February 7, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Democratic candidates want to use trade to make other countries act on climate change

VOX


Oil & Gas 360 Publisher’s Note: We as a combined community of humans need to work together to provide a path to lower emissions with the right balance of natural gas, oil, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal. It also