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YE - Millions of Barrels of Oil Could Soon Spill Into the Red Sea

A massive oil tanker about 5 miles off the coast of Yemen called the FSO Safer could break down in the months ahead — creating an environmental disaster that would dwarf the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill of 1989 — for the simple reason that it has been abandoned, according to Time.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Methane emissions detected over offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico

A team of scientists have used satellite data to detect methane plumes from an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico. This is the first time that individual methane plumes from offshore platforms are mapped from space.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - U.S. LNG surge may have a flood problem

CAMERON, La. — Almost two years ago, Hurricane Laura pushed a 17-foot-high wall of water onto the Louisiana coastline. Hundreds of houses and businesses in this coastal town were simply washed away. The storm tide surged nearly 30 miles up the Calcasieu River and flooded large swaths of Lake Charles. It took weeks to restore the city’s electricity. Two months later, Hurricane Delta hit the same stretch of coastline.

International
Energy

GY - The Most Exciting Oil Frontier On Earth

After two years of regular oil discoveries in Guyana, it seems its deep waters may hold even more crude, adding to its reputation as the next big oil-producing state. But the government will have to get its agreements in order if it wants to ensure the future financial security of the country, as major international players swoop in to reap the rewards.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - The Gulf Of Mexico Is Gearing Up For A Wind Energy Boom

The Biden Administration is considering a giant offshore wind project in the Gulf of Mexico, an area with plenty of potential and a long history of energy production.

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U.S.A. - Renewables 'frenzy' puts land conflicts on corporate radar

As big firms from Apple to PepsiCo target net-zero emissions, there is hot demand for renewable energy projects that reduce the risk of protests over land use or wildlife impact

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Taylor Energy Oil Spill: Stanching the longest-running oil spill you've likely never heard of - 60 Minutes

The hurricanes keep coming –with increased force and increased frequency. Even before hitting land, they're often wreaking havoc. Katrina, Sandy, Ida —name a tropical storm and odds are good it's caused an off-shore oil spill. And these messes aren't easily cleaned up.

West Coast
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CA - Appeals court blocks fracking permits for drilling off Calif. shores

Interior Department must conduct full Environmental Impact Study before issuing permits. Lower court had ordered consultations, but no EIS, in 2018

Mid-Atlantic
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NY - Giant wind turbine ports prepare to transform NYC's coastal woodlands

Fourteen miles off the coast of New York, vast fields of offshore wind turbines will soon be installed in the Atlantic Ocean. Spurred by a recent $4.37 billion federal auction of more than 488,000 acres of offshore leases in the New York Bight, these wind farms will help New York realize its 2019 mandate to generate 70% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

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VA - Environmental Clinic Joins Proposed Agreement with Dominion on Offshore Wind

Clinic’s Caseload Includes Supreme Court Brief and Other Environmental Justice Cases. Professor Cale Jaffe ’01 and his students at the University of Virginia School of Law have gone tilting at — actually, tilting for — windmills off the coast of Virginia Beach.

International
Energy

SCT - Scotland Invites Manufacturers to Homeport at Floating Wind Port Cluster

Scotland’s Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has partnered with Scottish Development International (SDI) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) to launch a global initiative to attract overseas manufacturing companies of scale to the Scottish Floating Wind Port Cluster.

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World - Electricity from the cold ocean depths could one day power island states

In the tropics, the deep sea is cold and the sea surface is very warm. That temperature difference can be harnessed and turned into electricity. If we can improve the technology, this method of producing power could be a godsend for island nations reliant on expensive and polluting diesel for their power.

International
Energy

Taiwan - Ørsted to trial growing corals on offshore wind turbine foundations

Denmark-based energy company Ørsted has developed a technique to support coral reefs by growing corals on offshore wind turbine foundations, and plans to run a proof-of-concept trial in Taiwan in June.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Gulf of Mexico Could Become Hub for Wind Energy

The Gulf of Mexico, a longtime hub for petroleum, could become a primary source for offshore wind energy after a review of the area for potential wind turbines by the Biden administration.

International
Energy

Japan - Japan's Deep Ocean Turbine Trial Offers Hope of Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

Tested in one of the world’s strongest ocean currents, a prototype generator could herald the start of a new stream of renewable energy

Energy

LA - Southwest Louisiana now top exporter of LNG in world

Just as the global economy impacts Southwest Louisiana so, too, does the region affect the world.

Northeast
Energy

ME - Maine leaders to meet with feds about future offshore wind projects

Gov. Janet Mills signed a 2021 law barring turbines in state waters but has said she supports projects further out in federal waters.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - Sempra Explores Decarbonizing Cameron LNG, Louisiana CCS Hub with Potential Partners

Sempra Infrastructure has announced an initial deal with existing equity partnerships to curb emissions at its Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and potentially build a carbon capture hub in coastal Louisiana.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Report: Houston Region Poised to Become a Global Clean Hydrogen Hub | Houston.org

With the U.S. Department of Energy set to announce plans for $8 billion in funding for clean hydrogen hubs across the country, a new report finds that Houston, long considered the “Energy Capital of the World,” is well positioned to leverage Texas’ vast energy resources to become a global clean hydrogen hub.

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USA - CRAZY COOL WIND POWER MAPPING TOOL DEVELOPED BY THE USGS FOR THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES.

It's tough to know what to believe these days as the transformation of the economy begins to a lower carbon future. How's it going? Where are the new wind turbines? Are there a bunch of them? Well, seriously, take a stroll down the path of understanding by taking a first-hand look at where we are in US wind power installations with this great tool developed by the smart folks at the USGS. It'll make you smarter too. - Peter Ravella, Publisher, CNT.

International
Energy

GOM - First-Ever 8th Generation Drillship Named In Singapore

Offshore driller Transocean has named the world’s first 8th generation drillship – the Deepwater Atlas – at a shipyard in Singapore. The ship has been hired by Beacon for drilling operations on the Shenandoah project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to start during the fourth quarter of 2022.

International
Energy

JP - Japan nuclear regulator grants initial nod to Fukushima radioactive water release plan

The government seeks to release nuclear wastewater through a tunnel under the seabed into the Pacific Ocean roughly 1 km away from the Fukushikma plant.