Chevron Corporation has established new goals to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emission intensity from upstream oil and natural gas. The company aims to cut upstream oil net GHG emission intensity by 5-10% and upstream natural gas net GHG emission intensity by 2-5% from 2016 to 2023.
The IMO’s GHG targets for 2030 and 2050 may seem unachievable, but Dr Elizabeth Lindstad, Chief Scientist, Energy and Transport, at SINTEF, Norway, believes that a substantial reduction is achievable, even with today’s existing technologies.
Port of Long Beach announced the launch of hydrogen and electric-powered cargo handling equipment at two of its shipping terminals aiming to become the world’s first zero-emissions seaport, in light of California Clean Air Day.
According to IEA, Estonia’s energy supply is one of a kind amongst IEA member countries, as the country relies to its domestically produced oil shale, which dominates electricity generation. Yet, Estonia’s energy independence results to the country being the highest carbon intensity of all IEA countries.
Shell Shipping & Maritime and the University of Southampton launched the Centre for Maritime Futures which will unite university and industry partners to transform the energy shipping industry to be safer, cleaner and more efficient.
During an IMO workshop in Viña del Mar, Chile, September 30 – October 2, participants discussed the challenges on the effective ratification and implementation of MARPOL Annex VI and the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships.
Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content, discusses with Johannah Christensen, Managing Director and Head of Projects & Programmes at the Global Maritime Forum how the shipping industry can move towards a carbon-free environment.
Maritime New Zealand informs that from January 1, 2020, New Zealand flagged vessels that will visit foreign ports of states in line with MARPOL Annex VI – Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships will have to be compliant with two new requirements.
BIMCO submitted a proposal to the IMO that aims to help curb emissions by regulating ships’ power, rather than focusing on raw speed limits, and presents a way to cut emissions based on the average performance of each ship type trading at target operational speeds for the past three years.
Extremely hot temperatures around the world last month made August 2019 the second-hottest August on record and capped off the hottest Northern Hemisphere summer (June through August), tied with 2016, according to data provided by the US NOAA.
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