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Court dismisses New York’s lawsuit against major oil companies

In the beginning of the year, New York sued five major oil companies. Namely, it demanded ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Royal Dutch Shell and ConocoPhillips to pay for the cost of protecting the city from the arising threat that the climate change poses. However, a New York federal judge dismissed the city’s complain.

IEA: 2017 global energy investment fails to keep up with sustainability

Global energy investment totaled USD 1.8 trillion in 2017, a 2% decline in real terms from the previous year, according to IEA’s World Energy Investment 2018 report. The electricity sector attracted the largest share of investments in 2017, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row.

UK reveals strategy to safeguard oceans

The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson revealed an ambitious plan on 22 June, to bring together all of the Government’s international oceans work under a single strategy for the first time. The strategy will provide a blueprint for international action towards the oceans that supports the long-term prosperity of the marine environment.

Ship solar power study announces its findings

A 5 year was conducted to explore the use of solar power to ships. The study included the installation of a trial system on the high speed RoRo Ferry Blue Star Delos, several ship surveys, computer-aided analysis, evaluation of various equipment in a test lab and also at an outdoor evaluation area.

Five fully-electric ferries to join Copenhagen’s inland sector

The multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark has recently contracted Damen Shipyards Group for five fully-electric ferries, to be operated for the Danish public transport agency MOVIA, in the country’s capital city Copenhagen, as the city strives to meet its target of zero emissions in public transport in the years to come.

EU, China sign ocean partnership agreement

During the 20th Summit between the European Union and China, on 16 July, the two parties signed an ocean partnership agreement. EU an China will cooperate to improve  international governance of the oceans in all its aspects, including by combating illegal fishing and promoting a sustainable blue economy.

Dutch partners study shore power feasibility in Port of Rotterdam

Two Dutch-based companies, Heerema Marine Contractors and Eneco, signed a MoU with Port of Rotterdam to jointly perform a feasibility study on the creation of shore power infrastructure in the Calandkanaal. The parties have created a consortium to explore the opportunities for the energy transition. 

Blue whale killed for commercial purposes, first in decades

Sea Shepherd volunteers in Hvalfjordur, Iceland, have documented the slaughter of an endangered Blue whale on the night of 7 July, the 22nd endangered whale killed and butchered for export to Japan by an Icelandic commercial whaling company, since 20 June 2018.

Battery-powered shore power unit to be installed at Port of Shenzhen

As China continues to expand its cruise market, creating more cruise berths, trying at the same time to limit shipping emissions, the Port of Shenzhen will accommodate a self-propelled, battery-powered shore power solution. No additional vehicles will be required to move it around the quay.

Sea level expected to increase costing $14 trillion a year

An international research team from Italy, Greece, the Netherlands and the UK, published a new research in the scientific journal Nature Communications, saying that future global warming will lead to an increase in extreme sea levels, with flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations.


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