Climate Change

Source: Reuters

Facing green push on farm, fertilizer makers look to sea for growth

Reuters


WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OSLO – Two of the world’s biggest fertilizer producers, CF Industries Holdings Inc and Yara International Asa, are seeking to cash in on the green energy transition by reconfiguring ammonia plants in the United States and Norway to …

Source: Reuters

EU sees carbon border levy as ‘matter of survival’ for industry

Reuters


BRUSSELS  – The European Union’s proposed carbon border charge is essential to the survival of its own industries and the bloc will impose the levy on non-EU competitors unless they commit to lowering their emissions, the bloc’s climate policy …

Source: Reuters

Total quits top U.S. oil lobby over climate policies

Reuters


LONDON – France’s Total SE on Friday became the first major global energy company to quit the main U.S. oil and gas lobby due to disagreements over its climate policies and support for easing drilling regulations.

Total said it …

Source: Reuters

Congress sets sites on climate change in Covid relief bill

CNBC


The coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress toughens rules around use of a common heat-trapping chemical and funnels billions of dollars into renewable energy.

The measures, attached to a year-end government funding bill, were hailed by some lawmakers as …

December 22, 2020 - 3:00 pm Climate Change, Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Regulatory
Source: Reuters

Analysis-Climate could pay the price as Europe’s nuclear plants age

Reuters


LONDON – Nuclear power capacity able to supply roughly 60 million homes is scheduled to close this decade as utilities struggle to replace northwest Europe’s ageing reactors, raising the risk of higher carbon emissions as fossil fuels plug the …

Source: Reuters

Biden team close to announcing picks for core climate and energy jobs

Reuters


President-elect Joe Biden is close to announcing a slate of Cabinet nominees who will be central to his administration’s sweeping plan to fight climate change, according to sources familiar with the matter.

For the interior secretary post, Biden appears …

December 16, 2020 - 12:30 pm Climate Change, Closing Bell Story‎, CO2 Capture, Crude Oil News, Jobs
Source: Reuters

China’s CO2 emissions will be higher in 2020 than in 2019, says IEA’s Birol

Reuters


OSLO – China’s greenhouse gas emissions will increase in 2020 compared to 2019 as they have rebounded after the COVID-19 outbreak, the head of the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday.

“As of today, Chinese emissions this year, 2020, …

Source: Reuters

EU drafts deal to upgrade 2030 climate change target next month

Reuters


BRUSSELS – The European Union has drafted a deal to curb greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, against 1990 levels, a target it hopes its 27 members will endorse at a summit next month, the document …

Pandemic Causes Record Decline In U.S. Carbon Emissions

Pandemic Causes Record Decline In U.S. Carbon Emissions

Forbs

Last week BloombergNEF (BNEF) published a new report that quantifies the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on U.S. carbon dioxide emissions.

The report estimates that 2020 emissions will be 9.2% lower than in 2019, reaching a level last seen …

November 22, 2020 - 6:08 pm Climate Change, Industry Insights & Opinions
CAPP issues statement on Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act

CAPP issues statement on Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act

CAPP issues statement on Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act Canada …

November 20, 2020 - 4:48 am Canada News, Climate Change, International, Net Zero, Press Releases
Total and ADNOC sign strategic framework agreement on CO2 emissions reduction and CCUS

Total and ADNOC sign strategic framework agreement on CO2 emissions reduction and CCUS

Energy-pedia

Total has signed a strategic framework agreement with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), to explore joint research, development and deployment partnership opportunities in the areas of CO2 emission reductions and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS).…

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell in 2019, mainly in electric generation

U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions fell in 2019, mainly in electric generation

EIA

After rising by 3% in 2018, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell 3% in the United States in 2019. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2019 analysis, total energy-related CO2 emissions in …

Source: Reuters

Australia state unveils $23 billion energy roadmap in renewables push

Reuters


SYDNEY  – Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state said on Monday it would shift toward renewable energy from coal and aimed to lure A$32 billion ($23.3 billion) of private investment into the sector in the next decade.

Australia’s most …

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation Partners with Synthos Green Energy to Develop Micro Reactor-Based Systems to Decarbonize Company Chemical Facilities

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation Partners with Synthos Green Energy to Develop Micro Reactor-Based Systems to Decarbonize Company Chemical Facilities

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation Partners with Synthos Green Energy to Develop Micro Reacto…

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Prachatai/Flickr)

PM Modi underscores 7 key pillars of India’s energy strategy – power to the people

Energyworld

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: We have applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi many times on our daily show for his commitment to use a “Balanced Power Approach” to getting the lowest kWh to his citizens. Great job, and

Italy’s Snam takes first step into Israel with LNG, hydrogen plans – shows strong interdependence of fossil and renewable

Italy’s Snam takes first step into Israel with LNG, hydrogen plans – shows strong interdependence of fossil and renewable

EnergyWorld

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: The interdependence of Hydrogen and Natural Gas is being confirmed again. Hydrogen does not become economical with out Natural Gas and it’s infrastructure.  – This is a good thing having the balance to

Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Only a quarter of BP’s 10,000 job cuts to be voluntary

Reuters


LONDON – BP BP.L is set to make around 7,500 compulsory redundancies after roughly 2,500 staff – or just over one in ten of those eligible – applied for voluntary severance, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters …

Source: Reuters

Microsoft in deal with Equinor for Norway CO2 storage project

Reuters


OSLO  – Microsoft Corp on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Equinor to explore the use of a carbon dioxide storage facility as the tech firm seeks to cut its carbon footprint, the Norwegian oil ministry said.…

Supreme Court takes up energy companies’ appeal over Baltimore climate suit

Supreme Court takes up energy companies’ appeal over Baltimore climate suit

Reuters


WASHINGTON  – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by energy companies including BP PLC, Chevron Corp, Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell PLC contesting a lawsuit by the city of Baltimore seeking damages …

Source: CNBC

How Biden’s $1.7 trillion climate plan would change America after Trump’s Big Oil presidency

CNBC


Looking for policy differences between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden? The most stark may be on climate change, the issue that more than any other will shape America’s energy future.

Biden

The Pecos River flows outside Carlsbad, N.M. The river is at the center of a dispute between New Mexico and Texas that the Supreme Court will hear.
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Supreme Court Environmental Cases Could Stretch to Climate, Coal

Bloomberg Law


The U.S. Supreme Court launches its new term with a light environmental docket and a heavy air of uncertainty, with a nomination battle raging and a global pandemic continuing to disrupt the institution’s normal order.

The court sits

September 29, 2020 - 2:07 pm Climate Change, Coal News, Law, US News
Loud Calls For Global Shipping To Ditch Fossil Fuels And Meet Climate Goals

Loud Calls For Global Shipping To Ditch Fossil Fuels And Meet Climate Goals

Hellenic Shipping News


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Very interesting article with some nice nuggets. Don’t agree with  many of the view points, but still an interesting article.  

At UN Climate Week this week, calls have increased for shipping …

Exxon Touts Carbon Capture as a Climate Fix, but Uses It to Maximize Profit and Keep Oil Flowing – follow the money for the true story

Exxon Touts Carbon Capture as a Climate Fix, but Uses It to Maximize Profit and Keep Oil Flowing – follow the money for the true story

inside climate news


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: This is an excellent article by Nicholas Kunetz, and worth your time to read. He covers an excellent discussion of the carbon capture as a bi-partisan supported climate change discussion in the

BP hits 25-year low a week after unveiling a new climate strategy

BP hits 25-year low a week after unveiling a new climate strategy

Offshore


A week after British oil and gas giant BP announced its plan to transition from mainly an oil operator into a clean-energy giant, the company saw its share price drop to a 25-year low.

BP’s shares in London on …

Texas could be poised to lead in carbon capture technology

Texas could be poised to lead in carbon capture technology

Platts


Houston — Texas must take the lead in carbon-capture technologies because the state serves as both a major leader in the oil and gas industry and the petrochemicals sector, panelists said Sept. 24 at the National Clean Energy Week …

September 25, 2020 - 10:00 am Climate Change, Energy News, Tech Corner, Technology
CalBio, Dairy Farmers and Chevron Announce First RNG

CalBio, Dairy Farmers and Chevron Announce First RNG

California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio), Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and local dairy farmers today an…

September 25, 2020 - 4:32 am Climate Change, Press Releases, Renewable Energy
Opinion: China’s national security and carbon-neutral target – “Let’s see some meat on the bone”

Opinion: China’s national security and carbon-neutral target – “Let’s see some meat on the bone”

Economic Times


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: John Kemp has an excellent opinion piece about yesterday’s announcement from China and their “more vigorous policies” on carbon dioxide emissions peak before 2030. Personally I find this kind of an empty

Source: CNBC

President Xi tells UN that China will be ‘carbon neutral’ within four decades

CNBC


China is targeting peak carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by the year 2060, according to President Xi Jinping.

In an address to the United Nations General Assembly delivered remotely, Xi described the Paris Agreement on climate

September 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm China, Climate Change, Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
Energy transition could push oil majors to sell or swap oil and gas assets of more than $100 billion

Energy transition could push oil majors to sell or swap oil and gas assets of more than $100 billion

Oil & Gas


A study by Rystad Energy looked at the Majors+ to examine the impact of the energy transition

The global energy market is on the brink of a major transition to cleaner sources of energy. To adjust and …

September 23, 2020 - 4:39 am Climate Change, Energy News, International, Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $2M to Develop Hydrogen Technologies

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $2M to Develop Hydrogen Technologies

360 Feed Wire


The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $2 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002376, Enabling Gasification of Blended Coal, …