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Rotterdam: Energy transition is not only cutting back on coal

Paris agreement objectives mean that by 2030, the Netherlands will need to have reduced its CO₂ emissions by 49% compared to 1990, so CO₂ emissions are not allowed to exceed certain limits. However, the Paris agreement does not include any statements on the actual use or storage of coal itself, the port of Rotterdam noted.

Engie sells its LNG business to Total

ENGIE announced the agreement with Total for the sale of its upstream and midstream LNG activities, liquefaction, shipping and international LNG trading. Additionally, Total and Engie will cooperate to promote the use of biogas and renewable hydrogen.

First of four Baleària eco ferries launched

GONDAN announced it is building four GRP ecofast ferries with a capacity for 350 passengers for Baleària shipping company. The 28m-long vessels have been designed focusing on eco-efficiency and speed during navigation.

Beware the biomass dust, ABTO says

The Association of Bulk Terminal Operators focused on the current challenges that bulk terminal operators are facing with regards to the transition from coal to biomass. During its inaugural conference in London last week, Professor Mike Bradley warned that the accumulation of biomass dust can increase the fire and explosion risks, particularly as some biomass cargoes are self-heating.

New partnership promotes wind technology in shipping

The World Wind Energy Association announced a strategic partnership with the International Windship Association, to further promote the uptake of wind technology by the global shipping fleet. The Associations’ first collaborative steps will be taken during the UN Convention on Climate Change COP23 summit next month.

Statoil’s wind farm to generate up to 1GW power to New York

The 79,350 acre site, secured by Statoil in a federal auction in December 2016, has the potential to generate up to 1GW of offshore wind power, making it a key part of New York State’s plan to deploy renewable energy sources to meet the state’s electricity needs.

World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil announced that Hywind Scotland, world’s first floating wind farm, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. The 30MW wind farm will be operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar.

Queensland announces gas exploration program

More than 19,000 square km of Queensland will be released for exploration for gas to power local manufacturing and generate LNG royalties, and to identify new-age minerals needed for the next technology and renewables boom, the Government of Queensland announced.


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