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Chevron commits to further reduce GHG emissions

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. 

Slow steaming may increase emissions from LNG engines

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.

IEA proposes Estonia to follow an eco-friendly energy plan

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.

Chile discusses the barriers for MAPROL VI ratification

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. 

Solutions enabling shipping towards a carbon-free path

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.

BIMCO proposes limiting vessels’ power for less shipping emissions

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.

Summer 2019 hottest on record for Northern Hemisphere

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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