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Latest round of major tests completed on Vogtle Unit 3 containment vessel
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Latest round of major tests completed on Vogtle Unit 3 containment vessel

ATLANTA , July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A major testing milestone on the Vogtle Unit 3 co…

July 13, 2020 - 12:42 pm Nuclear, Power Generation, Press Releases
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

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Announces Maryland PSC Approval of Elkton Gas Acquisition

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation Announces Maryland PSC Approval of Elkton Gas Acquisition

DOVER, Del. , July 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (Chesape…

BP to invest $70 million in India’s Green Growth Equity Fund

BP to invest $70 million in India’s Green Growth Equity Fund

EnergyWorld


With this BP would become a limited partner in the equity fund, have representation on its advisory committee, and also the rights to co-invest in projects alongside GGEF

New Delhi: BP, UK-based oil and gas firm, on Tuesday …

July 9, 2020 - 2:30 pm International, Power Generation, Solar, Sustainability, Wind
Oil Pipelines Hit A Dead End. So Do Power Lines Needed For Renewable Energy

Oil Pipelines Hit A Dead End. So Do Power Lines Needed For Renewable Energy

Forbes


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Sometimes when people make decisions, they do not look at the unintended consequences. Stopping the oil and gas pipelines will hurt the renewable markets – oops…

Builders of oil and gas pipelines suffered

Duke Energy reaffirms capital investments in renewables and grid projects to deliver cleaner energy, economic growth
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Duke Energy reaffirms capital investments in renewables and grid projects to deliver cleaner energy, economic growth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , July 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today said that th…

Minesto to Complete Vestmannasund Installation During Upcoming Tidal Windows

Minesto to Complete Vestmannasund Installation During Upcoming Tidal Windows

STOCKHOLM , July 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Onshore and offshore installation work has…

The 360 Digital Closing Bell Look Ahead– 6-29-2020

The 360 Digital Closing Bell Look Ahead– 6-29-2020

​Another Week Ahead in Energy from the duo at Oil and Gas 360!! 

 

Another Monday, Another 360 Digital Closing Bell Podcast, brought to you by www.oilandgas360.com. Another Monday, Another 360 Digital Closing Bell! Michael Tanner and Stuart Turley cover

Main building of Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station as seen from the Beloyarskoye Reservoir near Zarechny, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia. Beloyarsk has the largest fast breeder reactor (BN-600) of the world and is currently building another one (BN-800). As of 2007 it is the only commercial nuclear powerplant of the Urals and the oldest Russian commercial nuclear powerplant still in use. Besides the BN-600 it also has 2 older graphite reactors, which were shutdown in the 1980s and 1990s.

Beloyarsk Nuclear Power Station -BN-600 Life Extension to Seek 2040 Date

Energy Central


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Providing energy while being good stewards of the environment extremely is important. Elevating humanity from poverty with available, low cost, energy is one of the key reasons look at a market driven

Ethiopia rejects UN Security Council’s role in dam dispute

Ethiopia rejects UN Security Council’s role in dam dispute

Energy Mix

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: This is a far reaching and interesting political issue in Ethiopia and their Nile dam for power generation.   

Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Gedu Andargachew has rejected Egypt’s call to refer the dispute over …

Fortis Utility Tucson Electric Power Sets Target to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80 Percent by 2035

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland and Labrador, June 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fortis Inc. (“Fortis” or the “Corporation”) (TSX/NYSE: FTS) today announced that its utility Tucson Electric Power (“TEP”) in Arizona has set a target to reduce carbon emissions by 80% …

June 26, 2020 - 9:00 am Power Generation, Press Releases, Renewable Energy
Wind turbines tower over a building on a farm in Colorado City, Texas, on Jan. 21, 2016. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Deep in the Heart of Texas, a Chinese Wind Farm Raises Eyebrows

FP 


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Ok now you really have my attention: “You have to be kidding me”. Allowing a Chinese owned wind farm next to our air base in Texas? I may be calling Governor Abbot on this

Azelio Signs a MoU With Trimark Associates in the US for Energy Storage Projects Across North America

STOCKHOLMJune 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Azelio’s MoU with US-based company Trimark Associates Inc. (Trimark) covers a collaboration over 45 MW capacity of Azelio’s energy storage until 2025 on the North American market, where Trimark will be the system

Gore Street acquires 50MW Scottish storage project

Gore Street acquires 50MW Scottish storage project

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: One of the energy topics we are watching is energy storage. Storage is critical for renewable energy projects. 

Energy storage investment fund Gore Street has reached a deal to acquire 100% of the 50MW …

A Utility In The Middle Of Coal Country Opts For Renewable Energy

CleanTechnica


Indiana is coal country. According to the Energy Information Agency, in 2018, 70% of the electricity in the state came from coal-fired generating stations. Vectren is the largest utility company in the southern part of the state, which snuggles …

June 17, 2020 - 7:06 pm Coal News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy
The 360 Digital Closing Bell Look Ahead– 6-15-2020

The 360 Digital Closing Bell Look Ahead– 6-15-2020

​Another Week Ahead in Energy from the duo at Oil and Gas 360!! 

 

Another Monday, Another 360 Digital Closing Bell Podcast, brought to you by www.oilandgas360.com. This episode has the duo talking verbiage, specifically recovery vs. rebound and

Global electricity consumption continues to rise faster than population

Global electricity consumption continues to rise faster than population

EIA


Global electricity consumption continues to increase faster than world population, leading to an increase in the average amount of electricity consumed per person (per capita electricity consumption), according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Statistics. …

Minnesota Power Energizes Great Northern Transmission Line to Move Company Closer to 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2021

Minnesota Power Energizes Great Northern Transmission Line to Move Company Closer to 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2021

Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE:ALE), has energized its Great Northern Transmission Line, bringing online an innovative delivery and storage system for renewable energy that spans two states and one Canadian province.

EIA expects 2020 summer U.S. electricity demand to be lowest since 2009

EIA expects 2020 summer U.S. electricity demand to be lowest since 2009

EIA


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. electricity demand to total 998 billion kilowatthours this summer (June through August), the lowest level of summer electricity consumption in the United States since 2009 and 5% less than last summer.…

The 360 Digital Closing Bell Look Ahead– 6-8-2020

The 360 Digital Closing Bell Look Ahead– 6-8-2020

​Another Week Ahead in Energy from the duo at Oil and Gas 360!! 

 

Michael Tanner and Stuart Turley cover everything you need to know about the upcoming week in energy Show starts diving into the story-behind-the-story on last

The “Wooden” Future of Wind Energy

The “Wooden” Future of Wind Energy

EnergyTrend


Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Ok, now you have my attention. Wood towers capable of replacing the steel towers of a wind farm would help eliminate a large pollution side effect from wind farms. 

Wind turbine towers are for …

June 7, 2020 - 12:40 pm International, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Wind
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
Source: Reuters

Massachusetts directs agency to study phase-out of natural gas

Reuters


Massachusetts’ top attorney asked the state’s public utilities regulator on Thursday to probe the future of the natural gas industry as the state moves away from burning fossil fuels because they contribute to climate change.

If the state’s Department …

Schneider Electric 2020 Corporate Energy & Sustainability Progress Report Demonstrates That Flexibility and Resilience Are Critical For Energy And Sustainability Success

BOSTONJune 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Schneider Electric today released its 2020 Corporate Energy & Sustainability Progress Report. The report, the third in an annual series, examines how organizations are addressing the opportunities and challenges presented by a …

India’s solar power generation to fall by 11,943 MW during June solar eclipse; POSOCO prepares power systems

India’s solar power generation to fall by 11,943 MW during June solar eclipse; POSOCO prepares power systems

EnergyWorld


Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Interesting

New Delhi: Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) has started preparing power systems for the 21 June annular solar eclipse as it expects a reduction in solar power generation by 11,943 …

U.S. renewable energy consumption surpasses coal for the first time in over 130 years

U.S. renewable energy consumption surpasses coal for the first time in over 130 years

EIA


In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded coal consumption for the first time since before 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Energy Review. This outcome mainly reflects the continued decline in …

Coronavirus is causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history: IEA

Coronavirus is causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history: IEA

Oil&Gas


Impacts are being felt across the energy world, from fuel and power supply to efficiency, with serious implications for energy security and clean energy transitions

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Carla Sertin writes an excellent summary of the

The 360 Digital Closing Bell Look Ahead– 5-25-2020

The 360 Digital Closing Bell Look Ahead– 5-25-2020

VERY SPECIAL Mega Memorial Day 360 Digital Closing Bell episode #19 back for another week ahead in energy!

Show starts with Michael Tanner talking about what ESG might look like post-COVID19 as it relates to the markets (hint: slight history

NET Power oxy-combustion natural gas facility in La Porte, Texas (Net Power Inc./Wikimedia Commons)

Carbon capture and the Allam Cycle: The future of electricity or a carbon pipe(line) dream? -Can this be the missing bridge?

Atlantic Council 

Oil & Gas Publishers Note: Very interesting technology for natural gas power plants and ESG. Some of the key takeaways are: (1) 100% capture of emissions while being cost, and efficiency competitive, with advanced natural gas plants with

Black Hills Corp. Reaches Agreement-in-Principle for Wygen I Power Purchase Agreement

Rapid City, S.D., May 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) today announced that utility subsidiary Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Co. and power generation subsidiary Black Hills Wyoming reached an agreement-in-principle with the intervenors and participants …

May 21, 2020 - 4:15 pm Natural Gas News, Power Generation, Press Releases