Renewable Energy

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.…

Adani Green Energy wins the world’s largest solar award; Leapfrogs towards goal of 25 GW of installed capacity by 2025

Adani Green Energy wins the world’s largest solar award; Leapfrogs towards goal of 25 GW of installed capacity by 2025

DALLAS, June 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL, NSE: ADANIGREEN) has won the first of its kind manufacturing linked solar agreement from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).

June 9, 2020 - 2:16 am International, Press Releases, Renewable Energy, Solar
Exclusive 360 Energy Expert Network Video Interview: Hedi Mckillop – A Stranded Nation – Are you listening Canada and the United States?

Exclusive 360 Energy Expert Network Video Interview: Hedi Mckillop – A Stranded Nation – Are you listening Canada and the United States?

I have to admit that was not prepared for the emotional impact that the documentary "A Stranded Nation"' produced by Hedi Mckilop, had left me with after watching.  This documentary is an excellent look into the energy sector in Canada,

Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Oil major BP to cut 15% of workforce

Reuters


LONDON – BP will cut about 15% of its workforce in response to the coronavirus crisis and as part of Chief Executive Bernard Looney’s plan to shift the oil and gas major to renewable energy, it said on Monday.…

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
The DEC Denied Another Pipeline Permit. Is There More to it Than That?

The DEC Denied Another Pipeline Permit. Is There More to it Than That?

Spectrum News


Oil and Gas 360 Publishers Note: Susan Arbetter brings a story about the regulations on natural gas pipelines in New York. She brings out some great information about the political decision makers not looking at an entire view

Source: CNBC

Hydrogen trains could be on their way to Italy after major firms seal five-year agreement

CNBC


Transport manufacturer Alstom and energy infrastructure firm Snam are to collaborate on the development of hydrogen trains in Italy, the latest example of work being undertaken to integrate the technology into mass-transit systems.

In an announcement Thursday the firms …

Source: CNBC

Helping China cut carbon emissions isn’t a financial game every business can play

CNBC


BEIJING — China has a lot more to worry about at home than its foreign policy. Some energy-related companies in the country have found themselves caught in a business cycle that shows how difficult it can be for stimulus …

Exclusive 360 Energy Expert Network Video Interview: Alex Epstein – Is there a moral case to not use energy in the reduction of poverty?

Exclusive 360 Energy Expert Network Video Interview: Alex Epstein – Is there a moral case to not use energy in the reduction of poverty?

We live in a strange world. Some people believe that there are too many humans, and humanity is destroying the planet. Others are of the opinion that humanity should prosper. All too often people do not want to have 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 …

EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd start construction of the Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm

EDF Renewables, Enbridge and wpd start construction of the Fécamp Offshore Wind Farm

PARISJune 2, 2020 /CNW/ – EDF Renewables, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) (NYSE:ENB), a leading energy infrastructure company in North America, and wpd, a European renewable energy company, announced today the

June 2, 2020 - 2:30 am Press Releases, Renewable Energy, Wind
Source: CNBC

Scandinavian joint venture to specialize in recycling electric vehicle batteries

CNBC


Norsk Hydro and Northvolt have set up a joint venture that will focus on the recycling of both battery materials and aluminum from Norway’s electric vehicle sector.

In an announcement Monday, battery manufacturer Northvolt said the venture, dubbed Hydro …

Source: CNBC

The world’s ‘largest all electric commercial aircraft’ completes its first flight

CNBC


The planet’s “largest all electric commercial aircraft” has completed its maiden flight, the latest example of a zero-emission form of transport taking to the skies.

The Cessna 208B Grand Caravan took off from an airport in Moses Lake, Washington, …

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 …

Source: CNBC

Offshore wind project near Virginia Beach to use giant turbines with 108-meter blades

CNBC


A vast offshore wind project planned for waters off the coast of Virginia Beach looks set to use Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s latest wind turbines, it was announced Tuesday.

The European company said that the 2.64 gigawatt (GW) Dominion …

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

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

IEA: New renewable energy to decline for the first time in 20 years

IEA: New renewable energy to decline for the first time in 20 years

Due to delays in construction caused by lockdown measures, the number of new renewable power installations worldwide will decline in 2020 for first time in 20 years, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday.

May 20, 2020 - 12:45 pm Press Releases, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

Ameresco Again Secures Position as Prequalified Supplier on the Scottish Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency Framework

Ameresco Again Secures Position as Prequalified Supplier on the Scottish Non-Domestic Energy Efficiency Framework

May 20, 2020 - 6:30 am Press Releases, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind
Ministry of Energy Announces Significant International Interest in 100 MW Wind Power Tender

Ministry of Energy Announces Significant International Interest in 100 MW Wind Power Tender

360 Feed Wire


Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 20 2020: The Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan is pleased to announce significant international interest in the tender for the construction of a new 100 MW wind power plant.

 Global, independent private electricity producers

May 20, 2020 - 6:06 am International, Press Releases, 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.

Source: CNBC

Details released of a huge offshore wind turbine that can power 18,000 homes per year

CNBC


Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has released details of a 14-megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine, in the latest example of how technology in the sector is increasing in scale.

With 108-meter-long blades and a rotor diameter of 222 meters, …

Source: Reuters

Coronavirus widens climate rift between European and U.S. oil majors

Reuters


LONDON – Europe’s top oil and gas companies have diverted a larger share of their cash to green energy projects since the coronavirus outbreak in a bet the global health crisis will leave a long-term dent in fossil fuel …

AECOM turns over West Riverside Energy Center to Alliant Energy

AECOM turns over West Riverside Energy Center to Alliant Energy

AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure firm, announced today that it has turned over care, custody and control of the newly completed West Riverside Energy Center located near Beloit, Wisconsin, to Alliant Energy.

 

Canadians want to seize opportunity in Critical Minerals

Canadians want to seize opportunity in Critical Minerals

OTTAWAMay 13, 2020 /CNW/ – Today, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) released a new national poll, which highlights public enthusiasm for Canada to grow market share as a preferred global supplier of critical minerals, based on …

EarthRenew Announces Upgrades to the Power Production Capabilities of its On-Site 4.0 MW Turbine

EarthRenew Inc. (CSE:ERTH) (“EarthRenew” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has upgraded components of its on-site power generation unit and is now capable of producing power 24/7, in time for peak summer demand. The upgrades to the …

EIA: Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA: Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA


Forecast Highlights

 

Global liquid fuels

  • Although all market outlooks are subject to many risks, the May edition of EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook remains subject to heightened levels of uncertainty because the effects on energy markets of mitigation efforts
Source: CNBC

North Dakota’s largest power plant looks set to close as the owner bets on wind energy

CNBC


A 1,151-megawatt (MW) coal power station in North Dakota is set to be retired after it was deemed to have “lost value compared to other alternatives in recent years.”

Announcing the decision at the end of last week, electric