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International
Energy

UK - CGG Completes First Phase of Largest Ever Seafloor Survey in UK Central North Sea

CGG has announced the completion of the first phase of its largest ever seafloor survey in the UK central North Sea (CNS).

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Virginia Lawmakers Ask Trump for Offshore Drilling Exemption

A group of Democratic congressmembers from Virginia wrote to President Donald Trump this week requesting their state be granted a moratorium on offshore oil and gas development that, so far, as only been granted to states led by Republicans.

Northeast
Energy

ME - Maine Company Looks to Tidal Power as Renewable Energy's Next Generation

After years of development, tidal and river energy supporters say the technology is on the cusp of wider commercial deployment, especially if it can win federal support.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - President to Add North Carolina to Executive Order Barring New Oil Drilling Leases Through 2032

President Donald Trump will reportedly extend a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural gas drilling off the North Carolina coast for at least the next decade.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Louisiana Lawmaker Paid to Push Proposed Pipeline Through Black, Indigenous Communities

Dorothy Ingram is among dozens of Raceland, Louisiana residents who say they’ve received few details about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut through historic Black churches and graveyards in their community, which sits about 40 miles west of New Orleans.

International
Energy

UK - New Windfarm to Create 240 North East Green Jobs

The construction and operation of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, has created 240 green jobs for the North-East.

International
Energy

NOR - Norway to Launch $2.7 Billion Longship Carbon Capture and Storage Project

The Norwegian government has submitted a proposal to Norwegian Parliament to launch “the greatest climate project in Norwegian industry ever” – the carbon capture and storage (CCS) project named Longship.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

ARC - Amid Growing Concern Over Arctic Petroleum, Big European Lenders Have Confidence in Russia's New Grand LNG Project

Green energy transition and industrial pressure on local Arctic environments notwithstanding, major financial institutions from Europe and Asia are ready to grant $9.5 billion to the Arctic LNG 2 project, Reuters reports.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - U.S. Wants Bankrupt Offshore Drillers To Pick Up The Tab For Abandoned Wells

The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing a regulation that will not allow oil producers to avoid picking up their offshore well decommissioning tab when they go bankrupt, the acting director of the department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Walter Cruickshank, told Bloomberg.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - New Jersey Legislators Call to Suspend Offshore Wind Approval

A trio of New Jersey legislators who have promoted offshore wind energy development have called for suspending state approval of Ørsted’s Ocean Wind project, alleging the company has so far “failed to deliver” on its promises of new jobs and economic development in the state.

Northeast
Energy

ME - South Portland, Pipeline Company Square Off Before High Court

The city is fighting to protect an ordinance that would bar the Portland Pipeline Corp. from importing tar sands oil from Canada.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - U.S. LNG Exports Slip in July, Average Prices Rise

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States dropped in June, data from the Department of Energy shows.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Offshore Wind Energy Will Deliver Few U.S. Jobs; Lack of Oversight Means Most Jobs Will Be Overseas

New developments have raised serious questions regarding the economic and job benefits from offshore wind energy projects in U.S. waters.

International
Energy

CAN - Government of Canada Invests in Tidal Power

The Government of Canada is committed to building a clean energy future to strengthen the economy, create good jobs and support the natural resource sectors. This commitment will be more important than ever as the economy is reopened and plans are made for recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Northeast
Energy

NY - Ørsted Agrees to Multi-Million South Fork Community Benefit Package

Ørsted, East Hampton Town, and the East Hampton Town Trustees have reached agreement on the terms of a contract which would allow the installation and maintenance of the South Fork offshore wind farm’s export cable.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - BOEM Planning 2021 O&G Lease Sale in Alaska's Cook Inlet

The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has announced that it intends to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement on new oil and natural gas leasing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet.

Northeast
Energy

NJ - New Jersey Opens Solicitation to Triple Offshore Wind Commitment, Outlines Pathway to 7.5 GW by 2035

New Jersey on Sept. 9 opened a second state offshore wind solicitation that could triple its committed capacity from 1.1 GW to 3.5 GW.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Can Big Oil Save Money AND the Environment?

Carbon capture and storage technologies are seeking to achieve zero net emissions in America by 2050. To that end, a host of legislative initiatives has been proposed at the state and federal levels to research the feasibility of current carbon capture technologies and to determine whether such technologies make economic sense for businesses.

International
Energy

World - Wind partnership with Equinor is first step on long road for BP

Ground-breaking offshore wind partnership between Equinor and BP has different implications for each company, but both are heading in the same direction

Northeast
Energy

NJ - $6 Million Now Available to Support Offshore Wind in New Jersey

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) have approved two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) that will make nearly $6 million available to support offshore wind and other clean energy projects in the state.

Pacific Northwest
Energy

OR - NATURAL GAS: If Lawsuits Don't Kill Ore. LNG Terminal, Pandemic Might

An embattled liquefied natural gas export project in Oregon is facing yet another pitfall — an economic crisis spurred by a pandemic.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - Who Will Clean Up Alaska’s 'Orphaned' Oil Infrastructure?

You can feel the encroaching decay in the sides of buildings, in the limp remains of a once-proud drill rig slowly rusting into the waterlogged gravel and tundra.

West Coast
Energy

CA - Opinion: Controversy Continues Over Radioactive Waste Storage at San Onofre

The decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been riddled with controversies since it was shuttered in 2013, undermining public confidence in Southern California Edison’s management of highly radioactive nuclear waste which will be stored on-site for the foreseeable future.

Northeast
Energy

NY - As New York Pushes Green Energy, Localities Bristle at Loss of Control

A new law gives New York State government more authority than ever over approvals for large-scale wind and solar energy projects.

Arctic & Antarctica
Energy

ARC - Advance of Russian Oil Could Mean Death to Life in Great Arctic Bay

The unprecedented development of petroleum resources in and around the shallow waters of the Ob Bay threatens a unique ecosystem.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - US Gulf of Mexico Oil Output Remains Lower

U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil output remained down 70%, or 1.29 million barrels per day, according to data released on Sunday by the Department of Interior, as companies continued to return crews to offshore facilities that were evacuated ahead of Hurricane Laura.

International
Energy

Norway - Neptune Setting up World’s Longest Heated Production Pipeline

Installation of the world’s longest heated subsea production pipeline is underway in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.

International
Energy

Japan - Japanese Firms Partner up on Commercialisation of High-Power Fuel Cell Vessels

Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has approved the participation of NYK Line, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, ClassNK, and ENEOS Corporation in a demonstration project for the commercialization of high-power fuel cell (FC) vessels.

International
Energy

World - Solar Panels Are Starting to Die. Will We be Able to Recycle the E-Waste?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert sunlight into energy and continue to play an essential role in the fight to stop the climate crisis.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Severe Storms Are Increasingly Leaving Us Without Power. Microgrids Can Help.

As climate change spurs worsening hurricanes, renewable microgrids have the potential to generate and redistribute power.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Seven Policies to Tap U.S. Offshore Wind’s $166 Billion Economic Growth and Emissions Reduction Potential

As the COVID-19 recession trudges on, governments looking for economic recovery are embracing clean energy’s potential to create near-term jobs and long-term growth – especially when pairing economic recovery goals with climate goals.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

VA - Old Dominion University Awarded $775K Research Grant for Offshore Wind Solution

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Old Dominion University was recently awarded a $775,000 grant from the Department of Defense to continue research efforts on offshore wind technology along the Virginia coast.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

MD - Maryland PSC Approves Larger Turbines for Skipjack Wind Farm

Maryland’s Public Service Commission has approved Danish wind-power company Ørsted’s proposed use of 12-megawatt turbines off the Ocean City, Md., coast for its planned Skipjack wind farm.

Northeast
Energy

NY - New York Environmental Fund Stays Whole Amid Budget Concerns

Potential state budget cuts to cover the financial decline caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are not projected to impact New York's $300 million Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) contained in legislation passed last year to help fight climate change.

International
Energy

World - Green Hydrogen to Be Competitive With Fossil Fuels by 2040

Hydrogen made from renewable power will be compete on price with producing the gas from fossil fuels within two decades, according to analysis by research firm Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - NC Attorney General Files Federal Lawsuit to Block Offshore Drilling

RALEIGH, N.C. (WECT) - Attorney General Josh Stein on Wednesday announced he has filed a lawsuit that seeks to block the Trump Administration from allowing seismic exploration for oil and gas off the North Carolina coast.

Northeast
Energy

NH - Coalition Supporting Offshore Wind Development Set to Launch

Concord, N.H. (AP) — A regional coalition that supports the development of offshore wind power is set to launch later this month.

West Coast
Energy

CA - The Lights Went Out. Now California Might Let These Gas Plants Stay Open

State officials are poised to decide whether four gas-fired power plants along the Southern California coast should keep running past 2020, in the first major energy decision for Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration after this month's blackouts.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Gulf of Mexico - Oil Companies Evacuate Gulf of Mexico Workers Ahead of Hurricane Marco

Offshore companies have started to evacuate workers from production platforms and drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura.

Northeast
Energy

MA - Massachusetts Offshore Wind Projects Book Staging Spot

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has signed lease agreements with Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind to use the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal as the primary staging and deployment base for the construction and installation of their offshore wind projects.

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - The Federal Government Will Hold an ANWR Lease Sale. But Drilling Would Be More Than a Decade Away

The Trump Administration on Monday set the stage for a lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the coming months, but industry observers and Alaska leaders say oil won’t flow for years.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Opinion: Sun, sand and tankers? Port Aransas battles big oil ambitions

PORT ARANSAS — For generations of Texans, our very first memory of summer at the beach begins with driving aboard a tiny ferry at a place called Harbor Island, last stop on the Texas mainland. Turning off the engine and setting the brake, we have rolled down our windows, filling our noses with moist salt air and our ears with the screeches of seagulls. Kids jump out to stare over the side at the frolicking of the little sand trout. The boat docks in Port Aransas only a few minutes later, which means one thing: sunny vacation on the world’s longest barrier island.