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Oil giants want to own only the cheapest, cleanest hydrocarbons

By Stephane Bilodeau BP’s eagerness to sell its Alaskan business reflects a broader shift.According to The Economist, the oil industry faces a basic problem. If the price of Brent crude, the global benchmark, surpassed $100 a barrel, about 90% of the world’s oil could be extracted with a return on capital of at least 10%,…

$9 million up for grabs for U.S. offshore wind innovations

By WPED Staff The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium today announced the availability of $9 million through its Innovation in Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0 for offshore wind technology research and development projects. Today’s announcement advances the Consortium’s long-term strategy for identifying innovative technology to further drive down costs of offshore wind development in…

ESG and Sustainable Finance – Redefining Energy Podcast

By Laurent Segalen In Episode 31 of the Redefining Energy podcast, Gerard Reid and Laurent Segalen invite Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research, BNP Paribas Asset Management for a “battle royal”: how ESG and Sustainability are redefining finance. During a great conversation, they analyze the evolution of Green Finance under various angles: the Blackrock’s…

US DOE announces $68m fund for bioenergy crops research

By Marta Ady The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $68 million (€57.8 million) in funding over five years for research aimed at making bioenergy feedstock crops more productive and resilient.The research will cover several common bioenergy feedstocks, including sorghum, pennycress, and poplar. The focus will be on the complex interactions between crops, soil,…

UL recommendations now in after 2019 lithium battery fire in Arizona

By Kelly Pickerel UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) today released a report detailing an April 2019 deflagration incident at a 2.16-MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (ESS) facility in Surprise, Arizona. The report provides a detailed technical account of the explosion and fire service response, along with recommendations on how to improve codes, standards,…

State lawmakers eye new office to look at wind impacts on fisheries #MA

By National Wind Watch BOSTON – House lawmakers unanimously backed the idea of creating a new office within the Department of Fish and Game to specifically study the impacts of offshore wind infrastructure on marine fisheries and ocean life. In a consolidated amendment adopted Tuesday as part of its economic development bill, the House proposes…

If You Build It They Will Plug In: New York Jumpstarts its Electric Vehicle Market with Comprehensive “Make-Ready” Order

By Daniel Spitzer On July 16, 2020, the New York Public Service Commission (“Commission”) authorized more than $700 million in funding so the state’s utilities and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (“NYSERDA”) can implement a wide range of incentives and measures galvanizing the State’s burgeoning electric vehicle (“EV”) market. With.. Click…

Green Motion and Pipistrel Partner on Charging for Electric Planes

Green Motion and Pipistrel are announcing a game-changing partnership to develop a universal, future-proof, environmentally friendly, turnkey charging technology for electric airplanes. This new charging infrastructure will be in line with approvals of EASA, European Union Aviation Safety Agency. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

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