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Asia - Shell to trial first hydrogen fuel cells for ships in Singapore

Shell is carrying out a feasibility study with partners to trial the use of hydrogen fuel cells for ships in Singapore, the first such move for the supermajor and the Southeast Asian city state.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Why every public conversation about climate change policy should include a Texan

When it comes to climate change impacts and energy production, all roads lead to Texas.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Gulf of Mexico - 11 Years After Deepwater Horizon, Safety Efforts Continue

On 20 April 2010, a kick and blowout in the Gulf of Mexico resulted in a series of explosions that killed 11 people and started an environmental disaster. Now, 11 years later, government and industry continue the drive to improve safety.

International
Energy

Japan - Fukushima Ten Years On: Lessons Learned

Ian McKinley, Shinichi Nakayama and Susie Hardie consider how recovery has progressed at Fukushima Daiichi and what lessons can be learned for the future

International
Energy

UK - Tech giant Amazon announces investment in ‘major’ Scottish offshore wind farm

Amazon is to invest in a “major” Scottish offshore wind farm as it ramps up efforts to decarbonise its operations.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

Gulf of Mexico - GAO: Drillers left behind 18,000 miles of old pipelines

Federal regulators have allowed the oil and gas industry to leave more than 97 percent of all decommissioned pipelines on the Gulf of Mexico seafloor since the 1960s, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Experts say renewable energy poses opportunity, not a threat, to Louisiana

In his first week in office, President Joe Biden signed executive orders to eliminate many federal subsidies for fossil fuels starting next year and pause new oil and gas permits on federal lands.

International
Energy

World - Gigawatt-scale: the world's 18 largest green-hydrogen projects

The rapidly rising number of gigawatt-scale renewable H2 developments promise economies of scale that could drive down the cost of the zero-carbon fuel

Hawaii & Alaska
Energy

AK - What Comes Next for ANWR?

Regulatory reversals raise questions about future oil development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Who Wins if the USA Gulf of Mexico Loses Out?

A temporary U.S. federal moratorium on new oil and natural gas leases has been in place since January as part of a Biden administration executive order to review new fossil fuel leasing and permitting practices, amid other climate change initiatives to reduce carbon emissions.

Northeast
Energy

NY - BOEM pulls two areas from New York Bight wind planning

Federal energy planners dropped two areas near Long Island from immediate consideration for offshore wind energy leases, citing potential conflicts with maritime traffic, fishing and seaside views from exclusive New York beach resorts.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC - Bipartisan group pushes for offshore wind energy

A bipartisan group of North Carolina U.S. representatives has strongly endorsed federal efforts to develop offshore wind energy with seven members of Congress – more than half the delegation - requesting a personal briefing later this month and stating they wanted to act quickly and avoid a decade-long moratorium on new wind energy leases imposed by former President Donald Trump set to begin July 2022.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - NOAA’s data sharing with windmill developer could yield ocean insight for both parties

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration signed a first-ever data sharing agreement with a private company – a developer of offshore windmill farms.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - BP strikes oil in delayed deepwater Gulf of Mexico well

Oil major BP has made an oil discovery at the Puma West prospect in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Mid-Atlantic
Energy

NC figures to play a major role as Biden banks on offshore wind to help curb climate change

Two wind turbines, each as tall as the Washington Monument, stand sentinel 27 miles off the Virginia coast, the nation’s first offshore wind installation in federal waters.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Will Houston Be the Energy Transition Epicenter?

(Bloomberg) -- Veteran Silicon Valley venture capitalists Neal Dikeman and Craig Lawrence plan to accelerate the end of the fossil-fuel era from an unlikely perch: Houston.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - The Biden Administration's Offshore Wind Policies: A Tale of Different Coasts?

The Biden Administration's announcement last week of a multi-agency initiative to spur development of offshore wind development is gaining quite a bit of attention, and for good reason.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Bob Marshall: Can we save Louisiana's coast? Here are eight pieces of good news.

When you report on the news affecting a landscape in immediate mortal peril, readers often ask you this: “Is there any good news?” Well, there is. And today I’ll share it.

Northeast
Energy

CT - Offshore wind energy plans brighten State Pier's future

A couple of weeks ago President Biden announced a massive effort to develop offshore wind energy projects, seeing them as the key to a “clean energy revolution.”

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Interior Department reverses offshore wind legal opinion

The Interior Department formally reversed a Trump-era legal opinion on offshore wind energy, in another step toward the Biden administration’s goal of dramatically expanding the industry in U.S. waters.

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Fossil Fuel Tax Programs to Cut Emissions Lead to Lots of Industry Profit, Little Climate Action (with ASPN Podcast)

New calls for market-based approaches to limiting climate pollution raise concerns about these policies’ effectiveness

Coastwide
Energy

USA - NOAA forms first partnership with offshore wind developer

Part of Biden administration plan to increase sustainable energy output, create jobs

Coastwide
Energy

USA - Understanding the New Offshore Wind Farms Initiative

An ambitious $3 billion plan may greatly expand American wind-farm output to 30 GW by 2030. What details of this plan might involve engineers and the renewables market at large?