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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The challenges and opportunities posed by alternative fuels were discussed at Interferry’s 42nd annual conference in Split, where Mediterranean ferry operators voiced their concerns on meeting the 0.5% sulphur emissions cap due in 2020.
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.
A Dutch consortium, in which DNV GL participates, launched a platform that allows local parts of the grid to disconnect from the central grid and self-heal, aiming to make power grids more resilient to external influences.
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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