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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

February 26, 2020 - 9:30 am
Source: CNBC

Shell’s new solar farm to help power a natural gas plant in Australia

CNBC


Shell Australia is set to construct and operate a solar farm made up of around 400,000 photovoltaic panels in the state of Queensland.

In an announcement Friday, Shell Australia described the facility as its “first large-scale solar farm” and

February 7, 2020 - 3:00 pm
EIA projects less than a quarter of the world’s electricity generated from coal by 2050

EIA projects less than a quarter of the world’s electricity generated from coal by 2050

EIA


By 2050, coal-fired generation comprises only 5% of the region’s generation mix.

EIA World net electricity by fuel, IEO 2019 Reference case - oilandgas360

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019), global electric power generation from renewable sources will increase more than 20% throughout the …

January 22, 2020 - 1:32 pm
Source: CNBC

Citi explains why there’s an ‘ultimate cap’ on oil prices

CNBC


The cost of producing electricity from solar energy has in the last two years been lower than that of fossil fuels — and that “permanent change” will limit how high oil prices can climb, according to Citi.

That shift is …

January 16, 2020 - 12:00 pm
New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar

EIA


EIA expects 42 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity additions to start commercial operation in 2020. Solar and wind represent almost 32 GW, or 76%, of these additions.

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar - fig 1 -oilandgas360

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric

January 14, 2020 - 10:27 pm
Source: CNBC

An offshore wind farm using huge turbines has started to send electricity to the Belgian grid

CNBC


The first turbine at the Northwester 2 offshore wind farm in the North Sea has started sending electricity to the Belgian grid.

Construction on the 219 megawatt (MW) project is still ongoing, although it is slated to be fully

January 14, 2020 - 1:00 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle

Biodiesel and wind tax credits extended, as Congress prepares to vote

Houston Chronicle


UPDATE:

Tax credits for biodiesel and wind energy were extended under a deal struck by Republicans and Democrats late Monday night, according to sources close to the discussions. With the House expected to vote on the spending plan

December 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle

Baker Hughes to power all of its Texas facilities from renewables

Houston Chronicle


Houston oilfield service and technology company Baker Hughes has entered into a deal to power all of its facilities in Texas from renewable sources such as wind and solar.

In a Wednesday morning statement, Baker Hughes announced signing …

December 11, 2019 - 2:30 pm
Source: Reuters

BP increases stake in solar energy firm Lightsource BP

Reuters


LONDON – BP (BP.L) is increasing its stake in solar energy developer Lightsource BP to 50% from 43% and is aiming for rapid growth over the next few years, the two companies said on Thursday.

European oil …

December 5, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle

Renewables get a boost from lower cost batteries

Houston Chronicle


Lower costs and more capacity helped to drive growth in the renewable energy industry this year, according to a new study.

The lifetime cost of operating utility-scale solar facilities declined by 18 percent and on-shore wind dipped by …

November 22, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Source: Reuters

Growth in global oil demand to slow from 2025: IEA

Reuters


Growth in global oil demand is expected to slow from 2025 as fuel efficiency improves and the use of electric vehicles increases, but consumption is unlikely to peak in the next two decades, the International Energy Agency said on …

November 13, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle

Renewables can’t get grid to net zero alone, MIT scientists say

Source: Houston Chronicle


WASHINGTON – Getting the power grid to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 will be far less costly if nuclear power, along with wind and solar energy, can be expanded, according to scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of …

November 5, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Source: Houston Chronicle

BP building plastic recycling pilot plant in Illinois

Source: Houston Chronicle


The British energy major BP said Thursday it will build a new pilot plant for recycling plastics at its refining complex in Illinois.

The $25 million pilot plant, which is expected to be completed next year, would …

October 24, 2019 - 1:30 pm
First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Project Hits Snag Due to Fishing-Industry Concerns

First Big U.S. Offshore Wind Project Hits Snag Due to Fishing-Industry Concerns

From Reuters


Trump administration infighting is holding up approval of the first major U.S. offshore wind energy project, with agencies sparring over whether the proposal does enough to protect the fishing industry, according to interviews and agency documents.

The delays …

July 29, 2019 - 6:04 am
Senate Confirms McNamee for FERC Commissioner

Senate Confirms McNamee for FERC Commissioner

From The Hill

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s pick for a key energy agency Thursday over Democrats’ objections that he is too biased for the job.

The 50 to 49 vote along party lines means Bernard McNamee, a Republican …

December 7, 2018 - 10:57 am
4 Ballot Initiatives in the Electricity Sector to Watch on Election Day: Forcing Clean Energy, Imposing a Carbon Tax and Deregulation

4 Ballot Initiatives in the Electricity Sector to Watch on Election Day: Forcing Clean Energy, Imposing a Carbon Tax and Deregulation

From Utility Dive

In Washington, Nevada and Arizona, voters will consider a carbon tax, deregulation and 50% renewables requirements.

Across the United States, the general trend is toward clean energy resources and away from carbon-emitting generation. But in some states …

November 5, 2018 - 7:33 pm
Xcel’s $2.5 Billion, 2,200 MW Four-Year Colorado Energy Plan Approved under Bench Order

Xcel’s $2.5 Billion, 2,200 MW Four-Year Colorado Energy Plan Approved under Bench Order

Plan includes gas generation capacity additions to be purchased, not built

From Platts

Plan includes 11 projects, 2,221 MW

PPAs to be signed for 5 solar, 3 wind projects

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Monday gave a preliminary nod …

August 29, 2018 - 11:10 am
Germany’s Reluctant Coalition Govt. Agrees to Coal Phase Out

Germany’s Reluctant Coalition Govt. Agrees to Coal Phase Out

While Germany continues to phase out both nuclear and coal, natural gas will remain a baseload and backup fuel

From Power Magazine

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) members agreed to join their longtime rival and governing partner, the Christian Democratic …

March 13, 2018 - 2:38 pm
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DONG Energy Sells Out of Oil & Gas for $1.3 Billion

DONG sells oil & gas assets to INEOS, making the company the largest private enterprise operating in the North Sea

Petrochemical manufacturer INEOS announced today that it agreed to acquire all of DONG Energy’s oil and gas assets for total …

May 24, 2017 - 4:59 pm
U.S. Energy-related CO2 Emissions Lowest Since 1991

U.S. Energy-related CO2 Emissions Lowest Since 1991

The EIA released data today showing that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions totaled 2,530 million metric tons in the first six months of 2016. This was the lowest emissions level for the first six months of the year since …

October 12, 2016 - 1:59 pm
Mexico Declares Interest to Join the IEA

Mexico Declares Interest to Join the IEA

Mexico hopes to join the IEA as it continues reforming the oil and gas sector

Mexican Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquin Coldwell today presented International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol with an official letter declaring Mexico’s interest in …

November 17, 2015 - 5:52 pm
Das Windprojekt "Hornsdale" entsteht im australischen Capital Territory (ACT) aus 32 direkt angetriebenen Windturbinen vom Typ Siemens SWT-3.2-113.

The Hornsdale wind project, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), will consist of 32 Siemens SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines.

Australia Removes Wind Projects from $2 Billion Renewable Development Fund

The Australian government will no longer allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to invest in wind

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) received a directive from the Australian government to stop investing in future wind power projects. Australian Prime Minister …

August 25, 2015 - 12:59 pm
Where You See a Depleted Oil Well, Quidnet Sees Green Energy Storage

Where You See a Depleted Oil Well, Quidnet Sees Green Energy Storage

With Hollywood seed funding, startup is testing abandoned oil and gas wells as grid-scale energy storage solution for wind and solar generation

“Our goal is to get to a cost point that’s potentially lower by a factor of about ten

June 25, 2015 - 7:09 pm