Renewable/Green/Eco Energy

Source: Reuters

Cargill launches U.S. carbon farming program for 2022 season

Nasdaq


Global commodities trader Cargill Inc CARG.UL said on Thursday it is launching a carbon farming program for the 2022 season that will pay growers for production practices that lower emissions and capture more climate-warming carbon in soils.

Cargill’s RegenConnect …

Source: Reuters

Investor group sets tough climate blueprint for Big Oil

Reuters


LONDON – Investors managing more than $10 trillion on Wednesday published an ambitious blueprint for energy companies seeking to tackle climate change, including sharp cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and a winding down of oil and gas production.

The …

Source: Reuters

Despite green talk, pre-COVID oil demand seen returning soon

Nasdaq


LONDON – World oil demand will rise back above 100 million barrels per day, a level last reached in 2019, as soon as the second quarter of next year, according to major forecasters, challenging views that the pandemic may …

Source: Reuters

Shell commits to power Malaysian offshore platform with solar and wind energy

World Oil


Sarawak Shell Berhad, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, announced that it has taken a final investment decision on the Timi gas development project and, together with its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd and Brunei Energy Exploration, …

Source: Baker Hughes.com

Baker Hughes conducts CO2 sequestration study at California ethanol plant sites

World Oil


CUPERTINO, CA – A new study concluded that more than 2 million metric tons (MT) per year of CO2 can be removed from the atmosphere and injected safely into the earth at two ethanol plant sites in California. …

Source: Reuters

Exxon’s Imperial Oil outlines plan to produce plant-based renewable fuel

Reuters


Imperial Oil Ltd, one of Canada’s biggest oil producers and refiners, on Wednesday outlined a plan to process vegetable oil into renewable diesel at its 191,000-barrel-per-day Strathcona refinery.

The project, which still requires final approval, is part of majority-owner …

Exclusive: BKV Corporation Executive Interview with EnerCom

Exclusive: BKV Corporation Executive Interview with EnerCom

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Chris Kalnin, CEO of BKV Corporation, to discuss natural gas prices, BKV’s recent power plant acquisition announcement, net-zero mission and M&A.

BKV is a natural gas exploration & production company and

Exclusive: BKV Corporation Executive Interview with EnerCom

Exclusive: BKV Corporation Executive Interview with EnerCom

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Chris Kalnin, CEO of BKV Corporation, to discuss natural gas prices, BKV’s recent power plant acquisition announcement, net-zero mission and M&A.

BKV is a natural gas exploration & production company and

Source: CNBC

Low wind speeds hurt profits at two of Europe’s major energy firms

CNBC


The chief financial officer of German utility RWE on Thursday acknowledged the importance of weather to its renewables segment, as the company reported “much lower” wind volumes in Northern and Central Europe for the first half of 2021.

In …

Source: Reuters

Droughts shrink hydropower, pose risk to global push to clean energy

Reuters


SACRAMENTO, Calif./BRASILIA/SHANGHAI  – Severe droughts are drying up rivers and reservoirs vital for the production of zero-emissions hydropower in several countries around the globe, in some cases leading governments to rely more heavily on fossil fuels.

The emerging problems

Exclusive: Interview with David S. Havens-SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

Exclusive: Interview with David S. Havens-SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

Publisher's Note: Aaron Vandeford with EnerCom sat down with David S. Havens, Managing Director Energy Research at SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., to talk about what he is seeing in the energy space and what the new era of E&P

Source: Reuters

U.S. House bill would give tax credit for rare earth magnets

Reuters


A Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation on Tuesday extending tax credits to companies that domestically produce rare earth magnets, a sector currently dominated by China.

The bill is the latest in a string of U.S. …

Exclusive: Pioneer Energy Interview with EnerCom on Solution for Clamping Down on Methane Emissions

Exclusive: Pioneer Energy Interview with EnerCom on Solution for Clamping Down on Methane Emissions

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Eyal Aronoff, CEO of Pioneer Energy, to discuss methane emissions management in oil field operations.

Clamping down on methane emissions is considered to be urgent and vital to meeting greenhouse-gas reduction

Exclusive: Synthetic Fuel Plant will Convert Municipal Trash into Aviation Fuel

Exclusive: Synthetic Fuel Plant will Convert Municipal Trash into Aviation Fuel

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Stephen Johnson, President and CEO of Illinois Clean Fuel, to talk about their first-in-the-world synthetic fuel facility that is capable of producing low-cost jet fuel with a below-zero carbon intensity.

Illinois

Exclusive: Focus on Pipeline Safety and Efficiency with WeldFit

Exclusive: Focus on Pipeline Safety and Efficiency with WeldFit

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Adam Murry, Vice-President of Marketing, to discuss WeldFit’s focus on pipeline safety and efficiency.

WeldFit has more than 50 years of pipeline industry experience, including providing safe, efficient hot tapping and

Exclusive: EnerCom Interview with Trido Solutions on The Solution to Combating GHG Impact from Pneumatic Devices

Exclusive: EnerCom Interview with Trido Solutions on The Solution to Combating GHG Impact from Pneumatic Devices

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Ru Schaefferkoetter, President and CEO of Trido Solutions, to discuss fugitive methane emissions from pneumatic equipment in the field.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2019, pneumatic devices and

Source: Reuters

Column: IEA’s roadmap shows difficult journey to net zero: Kemp

Reuters


LONDON – Polarised responses to the International Energy Agency report on achieving net zero emissions by 2050 reveal the enormous challenges of the goal and differences about whether it is realistic in the timeframe.

Like the Rorschach inkblot test, …

Exclusive: BloombergNEF Interview with EnerCom on the Rapid Growth of Renewable Natural Gas

Exclusive: BloombergNEF Interview with EnerCom on the Rapid Growth of Renewable Natural Gas

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Jade Patterson with BloombergNEF to discuss Renewable Natural Gas and the RNG panel at The Oil and Gas Conference in Denver, August 16-18.

Investment opportunities in Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) are

Source: Reuters

Low-carbon hydrogen is not cheap and needs support, says major energy organization

CNBC


Low-carbon hydrogen isn’t “cost competitive with other energy supplies in most applications and locations” and the situation is unlikely to change unless there’s “significant support to bridge the price gap,” according to the World Energy Council.

Published Tuesday, the …

Exclusive: Petrolex Investments Executive Interview: Major Tuscaloosa Deep Gas Prospects in South Louisiana

Exclusive: Petrolex Investments Executive Interview: Major Tuscaloosa Deep Gas Prospects in South Louisiana

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Mike Kenney, President of Petrolex Investments, LLC to learn more about them. 

Petrolex is a Louisiana based company funded by a large, multi-national packaging company. Their senior team of global experts

Source: CNBC

Are electric cars ‘green’? The answer is yes, but it’s complicated

CNBC


The number of electric vehicles on the world’s roads is surging, hitting a record number last year.

That would seem to be good news, as the world tries to wean itself off fossil fuels that are wrecking the

Source: mining.com

In push to supply Tesla, Piedmont Lithium irks North Carolina neighbors

mining.com


In its quest to build one of the largest lithium mines in the United States, Piedmont Lithium Inc has overlooked one crucial constituency: its North Carolina neighbors.

Piedmont last autumn signed a deal to supply US electric automaker Tesla
Source: Reuters

ANALYSIS-Helpless bystander? Siemens Energy’s $5.9 billion wind power problem

Nasdaq


FRANKFURT – Siemens Gamesa’s SGREN.MC profit warning last week served as a painful reminder for Christian Bruch, CEO of parent Siemens Energy ENR1n.DE, that there’s a big difference between owning a majority stake in an asset and having …

Source: CNBC

Carbon capture is expected to play a pivotal role in the race to net zero emissions. But not everyone agrees

CNBC


LONDON — Carbon capture technology is often held up as a source of hope in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, featuring prominently in countries’ climate plans as well as the net-zero strategies of some of the world’s largest oil …

Source: Reuters

BP, EnBW enter joint bid in Scottish offshore wind lease round

Reuters


LONDON – BP and Germany’s EnBW said on Monday they had submitted a joint bid for Scottish offshore wind acreage which could support wind projects with 2.9 gigawatts of capacity.

Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind wind leasing tender is its …

Exclusive: Nova Royalty Executive Interview: The Oil & Gas Conference-August 15-18, 2021

Exclusive: Nova Royalty Executive Interview: The Oil & Gas Conference-August 15-18, 2021

Publisher's Note: Dan Genovese with EnerCom sat down with Alex Tsukernik, President and CEO of Nova Royalty (TSXV: NOVR and US OTCQB: NOVRF), to discuss and learn more about them.

Nova Royalty is an essential investment for the

Source: CNBC

Renewable electricity generation is growing — but it’s not enough to meet rising demand, IEA says

CNBC


The planet’s demand for electricity is set for a strong rebound this year and next after dropping by approximately 1% in 2020, according to a new publication from the International Energy Agency.

Released Thursday, the IEA’s Electricity Market Report …

Source: Reuters

Greenvolt raises $177 million in IPO to fund expansion

Nasdaq


LISBON- Portuguese renewable energy firm Greenvolt GVOLT.LS said on Wednesday it had raised 150 million euros ($177.29 million) in an initial public offering to fund its expansion, including in European solar parks and wind farms.

The IPO, which is …

Source: Reuters

Eni to buy Italian wind portfolio from Glennmont in green drive

Reuters


MILAN – Eni ENI.MI has agreed to buy one of the largest onshore wind portfolios in Italy from fund manager Glennmont Partners as part of plans to expand its green energy business.

The Italian energy group will buy a …

Source: Reuters

Renewables surged in 2020 but world not yet on track for climate goals, BP says

Reuters


Wind and solar power capacity expanded rapidly in 2020 while global energy demand cratered because of the pandemic, yet this did not yet reflect a “decisive shift” towards meeting U.N.-backed climate goals, BP said in its annual energy review.…